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    Default White bass study at Falls Lake

    The NC Wildlife Resources Commission is doing a study on white bass spawning in Falls Lake starting this year. This video shares some info about it and the importance of not messing with the receivers and throwing back the handful of fish that will be tagged so info can be gained.

    Also if anyone has caught some in the Eno in the past few days and you are willing to share the info I will pass it on to them as they are collecting fish this week. PM me if you don't want to post.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNYs...jDjUMQkUx35CRM
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    As I understand it Falls Lake is where the WRC gets all their white bass for making hybrid (Bodie) bass

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    I luv to catch white bass but they are non native and native species should be more important.
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    Except the WRC uses them to spawn the popular Bodie Bass

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    Quote Originally Posted by gambusia View Post
    Except the WRC uses them to spawn the popular Bodie Bass
    and the Bodie Bass Should not be stocked in any lake/river that flows to the the Atlantic. I miss the Hybrids at Jordan and 1 other spot I had for them (my biggest was 13lbs 11oz) BUT IT WAS FOUND thay .5 % can reproduce and the Atlantic States marine fishery commission does not want them stocked in such waters. That is the reason that NC stopped stocking them in Jordan but they still stock a few in small lakes.
    Virginia will not and does not stock any Hybrids that live in a system that flows to the Chesapeake/Atlantic.
    That 1/2 percent can breed with full blooded stripers and they dont want that. Plus the hybrids have a tremendous tendacy in floods just to keep moving downstream eventually to the estuaries where are native stripers live.

    NC needs to stop the bodie bass completely.
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    Its interesting SC still stocks hybrids in the Savannah River

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    Quote Originally Posted by gambusia View Post
    Its interesting SC still stocks hybrids in the Savannah River
    Because the brackish estuary there doesnt really have a striper population. Stripers from the Cape Fear down to the ST Johns River do not go into full salt water. They stay in the brackish water of the river so almost zero fish from Cape fear down move from 1 river system to another.
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    SC spend years trying to bring the stripers back to the Savannah River.

    I guess it did not work?

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    Caught a tagged bass today on the Flat River upstream of where it merges with the Eno.
    ~JOE~
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    Caught a tagged bass today on the Flat River upstream of where it merges with the Eno.~JOE~
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