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I'll be in durham from the 19th to the 22nd. Is there any easily accessed places for me to shore fish around this area. I'll prolly only have the early evening hours to do some fishing. Anyone who wants to show me around that would be appreciated also. Not sure where I'll be staying yet as the school has not notified me of this.
 

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i'M Here in durham and wanting to fish wednesday and thursday. gonna ask the front desk about the closest fishing locations. I'm just off of page road near the I 40 exit. Did find a little muddy creek just off of page road up the road. Might se about that little creek tomorrow.
 

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R U free for lunch any day you're in town? I might be able to run out sometime.

You can fish at Crabtree Lake county park if you like, although it's the famous subject of our famous PCB cleanup.

I've heard good things about "the big lake" at Umstead State Park as well -- take 540 past the airport, head east on US 70, and enter the park a mile or two from the interstate. take that driveway all the way back, and then from the last parking lot, head down the trail on the downhill side of the parking lot. It's only a tenth of a mile from the parking lot.

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It would be a bit more drive and I dont know how much time you have but Falls Lake would be great place if you have time.
 

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Coach D,

I apologize! I have been in Norfolk, VA on business the last three days and didn't know you were coming. I am back in Durham today but I will be tied up all day Thursday and Friday. Visitors are coming to my facility. Umstead would be a good place to go as suggested by BankandSurf. There are a couple of other places to go but would take some explaining and might be time prohibitive. I will PM you with my cell # and you can call for directions.

Mark
 

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thanks so much guys. i will have to check out some of these. My buddy will be coming up tomorrow. I'm tied up with homework until tomorrow. Forget about it tomorrow it won't be done!!!:eek::D I'll have to take another few days and come back up to this area. Won't be able to stay where I am now. School paying for this one and I can't afford it on my own. (Homewood suites by hilton...WOW!!!) Nice area though.
 

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There any bait shops near the umstead lake?? or the eno river?
 

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okay. what do you use there if you are shore fishing for panfish??
 

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You could swing by Walmart at Briar Creek (just west of I-540 and US-70) and pick up a tub of nightcrawlers for $2.88. Last year about this time, my son hauled in one panfish after another, just dragging the nightcrawlers across the bottom, about 8" below a split-shot.
 
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The Walmart does not sell them any more:(. But there is a Pet store beside it and you can pick up some waxworms(My choice), meal worms, crickets and gold fish.
 

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Hm.. I did not know that.

Might have to try some of that variety from the pet store...
Thx
 
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