Eclispe Angling was HOT! JusT I was not

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Mack in N.C.
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Eclispe Angling was HOT! JusT I was not

Peak of the Eclispe here in my part of NC was 244 pm.  I left work at 2 made it home grabbed some gear and headed to Jordan Lake to see the Eclispe.   Pretty cool but what I saw here was only 94 percent .  Left there at 250 or so an d by 315 I was at a Bowfin spot.  The Eclispe was at least partially going on for anoter hour and I can tell you the bite was incredible for 315 to 415 then it died.  I have no Idea if it was form the eclispe ending of them all a=haveing sore mouths but the fish were very active rolling and chasing in that hour.  I have no clue what it was like from 2-3 but would assume it was awesome as well.      

Now I only caught 2 , 1  reason being I took a carp rod and I think i wasn't getting a good hook set on them but I lost probably 10-12 fish,   2 big ones broke me off on wood,   3 or 4 just broke me off.  I have to keep hard pressure on them as water in full of timber.   1 even broke 30 lb braid.   the rest the hooks just pulled.    this was all in that 1 hr period when i first got there.

I would cast out, set the rod and with 30 seconds the line would start going out.  I should of done a video on all the lost fish I had but you woud not want to here me.    anyway here is a video on it that doesnt do it justice.

Oh, 1st part was done the day before to see how the fishing was and it was only ok,   2nd part was during the eclispe

https://youtu.be/oTAVcMwnNkI

Graceclaw
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Bowfin!

Bowfin are annoying bastards normally - I can't imagine trying to keep them hooked from a bridge.

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