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  2. Leadville/Rankin

    I am interested in the conditions there at Walters bridge and at Rogersville as well. Starting Thursday I will be off for 7 days and I am looking at doing some fishing.
  3. Leadville/Rankin

    No walleye at loudoun dam yesterday. Plenty of crappie and white bass and drum
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  5. Leadville/Rankin

    Fisher, Charger 1 reported at 10:30 this AM that there were 12 rigs at Walters Bridge, Water was swift & murkey & did not see anyone catch any while he was viewing the area. WE ARE STILL GOING TOMMORROW THERE! dada 2-18-18 11AM
  6. Leadville/Rankin

    Any luck lately. Been wanting to get out and try for a few.
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  8. Searching for Cardinal 4 spools

    fishman, I'll be in tenn 1st of march will talk then.
  9. Oh and by the way PETA people club,...it,s a support group for people with idealogical eating disorders.
  10. Which Paint for Whopper Ploppers?

    Not a problem! It's a fun way to recolor lures, especially soft plastics. I even take it on vacations just in case I need to do a color change on my swimbaits.
  11. ...of course we pray for the families ,they just salivate and drool over the potential to chip away at our freedoms.
  12. Instead of eliminating the bullseye painted on gun free zones,they are coming after you and me.God forbid they should allow teachers to be armed.the liberal gun haters bring this on themselves and will go to their graves blaming the NRA and all the rest of us who actually understand what the 2nd amendment is really about. But of course we are all in a" bucket of deplorables...what do we know"?.May God.help us.
  13. What do you fish for mostly?

    Got to migrate to a walking cane this week. Getting there, but still slow. And, being that my immune system is shot, managed to get shingles. BUT, I'm on the green side of the grass, new Minn Kota 112 Riptide Ulterra for the boat, few new parts and pieces, and I should be ready to go in a couple of weeks.
  14. Which Paint for Whopper Ploppers?

    I use the Copic Airbrush System for painting lures. It isn't the cheapest method, but it is effective, fast, and requires no cleaning. I just use the cheapest airbrush compressor from Harbor Freight to run the system. Btw, I know this was an old thread, but I noticed you didn't have an answer here, so I thought I'd throw in my two cents
  15. U Rigs

    I've made my own for quite some time, both three arm and five arm. I use the heaviest stainless solid leader I could get, stainless or brass swivels in I believe size 5, and cross-lok snaps. Use an old 1/2 oz egg sinker mold to form a lead head around the junction of all the arms. Put a split ring on the arms before I attach the swivels so that I can pull it pack down for storage purposes.
  16. What do you fish for mostly?

    The man needs to be in a boat soon!!! Hang in there Ken!
  17. Not at all.just checking,we love fresh fish.up here we do not eat the older fish,the top of the foodchain predators.issue up here is slower growth rates.a 15 " perch could be 5 yrd old.a 12" crappie ,the same.obviously not eating a 10 lb. Pike or a 16" plus smallmouth, slow growth,extended exposure to toxin build up.but we have no issues with carcinogenic plutonium,cadmium etc.biggest issue here is pcbs from GE mnfctng transformers back in the 40,s / 50,s.the entire Housatonic river system is "DO NOT EAT"...shame,the bronze backs need some thinning out 10" average,could be much bigger.
  18. Always wandered what was wrong with you dada, now know. LOL Just kidding. I would not eat any large fish that can be old as they collect & add toxins each year especially below Norris & Melton dams down into the Tennessee river at Kingston.. Would also limit fish consumption to those fish that are not very migratory throughout the tailrace & river system that could have consumed bait from radioactive areas like Popular Creek. The trout & crappie are likely clean, with maybe the walleye & Yellow perch. The migration back upstream from the highest contaminated areas below Melton dam is not as likely as when the Lock was opened much more often in years past. I was one of the boats that helped again for the 6th year TWRA & Oak Ridge National Lab collect fish for their annual contamination study Feb. 5th 2018. I do get their (TEDEC) reports of finding from Norris Lake & Kingston Steam Plant. I do believe they numbers are actual. I do not need to eat fish from there. Sure is a long response.
  19. The upper Clinch River feeding Norris Lake, had walleye aplenty, years ago. We ate them all the time. The lower Clinch below Norris Dam is now the home of trout, etc. Both have been said by TWRA- Not many walleye there, especially the river strain walleye. Melton Hill has yellow perch & I 'm still kicking after eating them & not glowing it the dark yet! dada 2-15-2018 4:53 PM
  20. I would rather tell my wife i,m going fishing without her....end result would be the same...one would be more painful and slower.
  21. Agreed with Dada, you may have to release the pressure off and on during storage...dont forget the marine stabil or a like product...but .that is a whole different thread.
  22. People Eating Tasty Animals...enough foolishness,a very large bass over 5 lbs say, that is a lot of stress and weight on the jaw cartiledege.wet hands well, hold the tail and jaw quick pic...back she goes.summer even more important,speed.
  23. I have heard about the k-25, y-12 and the x-10.still some superfund sites etc. My father was a nuclear chemist ,worked on the Manhattan project,as did thousands of others.he didnt work at oak ridge but did go there and soldier field on ocasion...anyway....how starving would you have to be to eat a fish out of there....and in your opinion did the ASTDR task #4 play with the numbers?
  24. What do you fish for mostly?

    Anything that pulls, but in this order, Stripers/hybrids, trout, smallmouth bass on live bait, trout in the river, largemouth/smallmouth on artificial aka bassmaster style.
  25. What do you fish for mostly?

    Crappie, Walleye, Trout, Catfish (sometimes)!
  26. Calderwood Lake questions

    There's Walleyes in there already. I know folks that have picked up a few. The gates were were wide open last winter. Walleyes returned and/or came from Tellico Lake before the gates got closed. They seek shoals to spawn in this time of year. They should of stocked Walleyes by now. There's plenty of jumbo Yellow Perch in there to compliment the Walleyes. Walleyes were first introduced to Chilhowee Lake, illegally, back in the 1980's. Three locals, that I call the 3 amigos brought them from Fontana Lake in their live wells. They told me all about it one day. The Walleyes did really well until the repair draw-down of '08. They fell off in numbers after that. Back in the 1990's I usually caught 1 or 2 every time I went night fishing for Rainbows. One night whilst night fishing tied up under the lights at the dam, we started seeing a H-U-G-E Walleye under the boat. I started jigging Doll Flies for the beast. It made one run at every color I tied on, same for some spoons I jigged. Two or three days later there was a picture of a 13 pound Walleye in the Knoxville News-Sentinel. The caption said the guy caught it tied up to Chilhowee Dam. If only I'd of had some minnows that night, I might have caught that fish....??? This was about 20 years ago.... The biggest Walleye I ever caught in Chilhowee was 22" and 4.25 pounds. It was a fat female. This was about 6-7 years ago. It hit a big plug, trolled.
  27. What happens when you hold a bass

    I try and treat any fish I catch with respect. (They were good enough to get on my line) Before they came up with lip grippers I'd wet my fingers or hands depending on the fish or use a rubberize net. Bass are always held vertically to dehook or If I want a photo,again wet my hand and support the body as I raise to horizontal take the picture than ease back down to vertical and slip back in water. Yeah...I know as a kid they all suffered some abuse,but eventually I realized what I was doing and stopped.I taught my children the right way from the start,and their children too.If it's got teeth or big spines/fins It's all mine so they don't have to take a chance with getting hurt.I make sure they watch how I go about handling them so when I'm not around they can take charge and get it done.
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