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  2. I was wondering if its a decent area to check out. I think there is another unit south of there as well. Both with lake access. Maybe I could use my boat to get there ?
  3. bigsmallie

    East TN Crappie Club Nov 17th Cherokee Lake Tournament

    Just confirmed, they’re under events or timeline. Found the first tournament Me and the grandson fished, we’re in the middle of the pack,Kirkland/Heaton. That was one miserable weather day. Me and the boy had a blast and learned a few things in the process. He can fillet pretty decent now(that was a year and a half ago) Tight lines and remember, ......Life’s too short to fish with dead Minners!
  4. bigsmallie

    East TN Crappie Club Nov 17th Cherokee Lake Tournament

    They post results on their web site
  5. OldRH

    Douglas report

    I watched some youtube of fizzing techniques. They describe the technique very well and it looked like it saved fish. I don't tournament fish though, so if l do catch a bass it goes back in the lake.
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  7. dada

    Douglas report

    Tubejig, good report on clips, but crappie usually don't expire too fast when pulled from the deeper waters. Fizzing on bass usually means using a small needle (diabetic type) to draw air from the bladder, but 1/2 gallon plastic bottles of ice keeps the bass for the weigh-ins. DON'T USE ICE. Most ice has some chlorine when made & will kill the fish! dada 11-16-18 8:36 AM
  8. Tubejig

    Douglas report

    My problem is catching! I usually don't catch fish that deep. But I use clips instead of fizzing. Not sure why I didn't mention this before, getting old ain't for the faint of heart, but I find it easier to use clips on the bottom fins to keep the fish from floating upside down. If the bladder gets full of air too quickly, bring to surface quickly will cause this, a good way to keep them alive is to use alligator clips. The clips keep the fish weighed down on bottom forcing the fish to stay upright. Staying upright keeps fish from bloating and choking to death. Remember these methods are for survival of fish that are going to be in live well for some time before going to weigh in. Dead fish don't do anyone any good unless you are going to have them for supper! I've never heard of the crappie guys doing this, maybe they do and maybe they don't. The crappie tourney guys may be helpful in learning if they have "tricks". Most guys and gals that I know keep their crappie catch or release immediately which eliminates fizzing or clipping. Going to fish Sat and Monday. Happy Turkey Day!
  9. OldRH

    Douglas report

    Thanks for info. Hope l can save some fish l don't eat.
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  11. Tubejig

    Douglas report

    Youtube has a bunch of vids on this subject. When a bass gets hooked in deep water ,in summer months especially, then get brought to the surface the bladder can swell. This air bladder swelling up can cause survival issues. Fizzing is the way to go id you do not release immediately . Tournament guys in the summer do it to save the fish. Search it on youtube. Very Interesting
  12. AirTNret

    AirTNret has joined us!

    I live in Maryville. Father of three boys 18, 17, & 14. Retired from the Air Force. Fish at Ft. Loudon, Watts Bar, Tellico, Douglas, Cherokee and Chickamauga. Love to Bass fish, but sometimes change it up for the youngest and go bluegill and catfish. 17yr old loves to trout fish and the oldest does it all no matter what we are fishing for. I spend most of my time in the Wispering Cove, Singleton Station and Ish creek area. Did real well this year logging in a 10lb, multiple 7 & 8 lb, and few 5 & 6 lb. Mostly fish with soft plastics and crank baits. At this time I am remodling my boat with new lights, electronics, and rebuilding my carbs. have a 19'1" stratos 189V with 150 Gt. I fish all year around, rain, snow, & shine. Have been know to go to Dale hollow this time of year if I can find the time between kid sports and hunting. Thanks David
  13. OldRH

    Douglas report

    Just looking at old reports to keep in mind for later use. Was interested in you comments on a caught fish being fizzed. Don't know what it is and never heard of it. Could you tell me what it involves, don't want to kill fish that l won't eat.
  14. OldRH

    East TN Crappie Club Nov 17th Cherokee Lake Tournament

    Any info on how the fishing went on this tournament? Never fished Cherokee before.
  15. smallieking

    AirTNret has joined us!

    Welcome Aboard!! Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
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  18. MuskyMan

    Creating Cover

    I have planted cover before, though not in this state. You have the right idea, do it at night or during this time of year, less people on the water. And plant it in deeper water for draw downs. GPS your spots too. And I found out the hard way, it takes more weight to weigh down your cover than you think.
  19. Troutgirl

    Hello from Alabama

    Welcome to the fish tank!
  20. I had the same question a week ago. I have Browning A-Bolt Stalker 300 WSM. I searched a lot and kept going back to the Zeiss opening 4.5-14X44 RZ-800 best long range scopes at 1000+ yards. I had to ask about it, so being in. I am waiting, but not with patience.
  21. OldRH

    Creating Cover

    I used to put out brush where l fish, but fishermen would watch me so l started putting it out at night. But l guess with electronics now they can find them anytime.
  22. OldRH

    Norris Walleye

    Thanks for the info. I guess l better get back on the Clinch River.
  23. Loopy

    Norris Walleye

    Yes down below Peach Orchard. I was fishing for trout but did better on walleye lol.
  24. rusty50576

    Norris Walleye

    The walleyes are also caught with 2 generators and usually with stick baits
  25. OldRH

    Norris Walleye

    Thanks rusty. I guess the reason l never caught any on the Clinch was because l was fishing for trout. We would drift fish with live bait, throw spinners/spoons, very seldom throw small rapala/rebel stick bait with 2 generators on. Mainly when it got hot and you got cooled off up there. Used to catch a lot of stockers from weir to below Masingil bridge. When they opened Peach Orchard ramp we would float down more to the big shoals and catch bigger fish, but not as many.
  26. rusty50576

    Norris Walleye

    They are still in the clinch , winter is a good time to get them
  27. OldRH

    Norris Walleye

    Do you mean below Norris Dam on Clinch river? I used to fish there for trout, but never caught a Walleye/Sauger. I think l heard a story one time about trolling against the current below Norris Dam for Sauger/Walleye. That was before the weir dam was construction. I wonder if weir dam messed that up?
  28. I would like to put a good long range scope on my 300. wsm for under 1000 dollars before tax. With tax would be awesome but doesn't seem like it will happen. So before tax is due able. someone said that the Vortex viper pst FFP is what im looking for? anyone care to share
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