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  2. Broken----Again---Grrrrrr

    So did you break your femur?
  3. Winter Fishing

    Catfish spawn in June/july
  4. Dbcb1961 has joined us!

    DB, Welcome to TN Anglers. Post your 10 ,read other posts, Enjoy. Lots of info here & great fishing partners, too. dada 12-12-17 8:17 AM
  5. Winter Fishing

    HFF, Banjo & Guitar only. Had a fiddle & mandolin & gave them away. dada 12-12-17 8:09 AM
  6. Broken----Again---Grrrrrr

    TNKen, Things COULD be worse. Right after retirement from the FD & teaching Ladder safety for 20+ years, I had a STEP ladder crumble while working on my siding. Broke my arm in THREE places, Doc said not to never try to play a banjo ,etc., then 2 heart attacks & 2 rounds of cancer later, I should play a tune for the doc! LOL. I am still catching crappie (sometimes!) & playing music 3 times a week & getting bye. Things can always get worse but springtime is just around the corner & the crappie are going to jump in the boat! dada 12-12-17 8:06 AM
  7. Winter Fishing

    Winter is a great time to fish. No idiots on sea doos either lol. I fish for crappie, walleye-sauger and the colder the water the better the fillets.
  8. Broken----Again---Grrrrrr

    Get Well! I hope Santa brings you a nursing staff and a goldfish to feed.....
  9. Winter Fishing

    Tubejig - You shouldn't doubt yourself about making a lure or two. It is fun and extremely satisfying to catch a fish on one. In regards to those tournament guys they need to relax. I fish to find peace not to compete but I suppose it is kind of neat to catch bigger/more fish than someone else. Those ALX rods seem very nice. Are they custom Hydra blanks? It won't be for a while but eventually I need a quality medium heavy rod and the no scrim, moderate fast action type of thing is very appealing. You're in sales though so I bet them ALX rods are the best thing ever, haha. dave57 - I reckon anywhere I catch skippies and find them big gizzard shad would be a great place for cats. I heard they spawn in the fall so there should be a lot going on during Winter. My catfish rig is broke though and I need to fix it.
  10. Winter Fishing

    Winter time is also a great time for some big ole cats. look for deep pockets and on main lakes and above the dams.
  11. Broken----Again---Grrrrrr

    You may recall that I am on ski patrol at Beech Mountain, NC and have volunteered there as a patroller for pushing 20 years. I'm not bad on a pair of skis. About 6 months ago, I elected to have both of my hips resurfaced because of arthritis and my desire to remain active. Heck, the primary reason I scheduled the timing was for ski season this year. We opened the Friday after thanksgiving. I was a little out of kilter, because of the drastic change in geometry in my stance resulting from the hip surgery. Basically my feet now point forward as opposed to outward like a duck as they have been for about the last 10 years or so. Anyway, on my second run, things were starting to work well. Was on a flat part of the hill and I was making a turn to the left at relatively slow speed to pull along side a group of fellow patrollers. Had a ski edge run up under me, and I toppled over. Landed squarely on the point of my femur and heard the pop. Sled ride by my crew to the bottom, ambulance ride to the hospital, and a helicopter ride back to the hospital in South Carolina. The femur popped near, but did not involve the resurfacing implant. Surgery on Sunday morning by a great team. Out on Tuesday, and homebound for 6-8 weeks. No weight bearing on the left leg. Bumbling around in a wheelchair and have graduated to crutches. Staples out today. Both the orthopedic trauma surgeon and my personal doc said the implant had nothing to do with the break. I just had an unlucky fall on exactly the wrong spot. Get to ski next season. Recon I'll be the dispatcher for the crew after Christmas when I get to start weight bearing. Oh yeah, my fishing buddy and I were going to fish the Striper Challenge January 5-6 on Lake Hartwell. Fortunately they were nice enough to refund my entry fee. Oh well, next year. Ken
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  13. Winter Fishing

    No. No one would want a custom lure I built--includung me LOL Small friendly tournaments on occasion until spring at least--then they all get unfriendly!!!!! Sales. Archery mostly. ALX Rods--check them out--good stuff. Winter work means more time in spring. Rep a few knife lines. Wife owns an agency and makes me work for my supper LOL
  14. Winter Fishing

    Winter time is fish catching time. By far my favorite
  15. Winter Fishing

    ecox- I been spying them shad where they were and caught me a striper. I ain't fishing below a dam neither. dloveday - That f&f stuff is a TN thing? I love finesse tactics. My bread and butter in fact. Gonna have to set me up some of those bobbers. dada - I used to love playing guitar. Haven't for a while on account I can't sing. Tried playing on a banjo and it is a whole different world. I set my instrument down and leave it to the good guys. I love a good string band. Y'all got a fiddle? Tubejig - What are you doing? Making custom lures and fishing tournaments?
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  17. Winter Fishing

    I like to fish afternoons in winter. I will fish for crappie but I really don't get to fish as much in colder weather. Busy time for us. But the fishing can sometimes be very good. Bass is my preferred prey as I just catch em and toss em back and enjoy the fight. But a good crappie supper is hard to beat.
  18. Winter Fishing

    At my age, retired, don't have to wait for specific days, I fish for crappie whenever the weather warms up enough to go. And I try for walleye going up river to spawn in February, or so. When the line freezes in the rod guides, I stay home or take my banjo & guitar & go pickin' & grinnin' at local "jams". As said, dress warm. I even take a heater along when weather threatens. dada 12-10-17 11:15 AM
  19. Winter Fishing

    Crappie and float and fly smallmouth fishing are mostly what I catch in the winter. You have to dress for the cold and wind and if you have the right clothing you need not be cold and uncomfortable. The fishing can be really good in the winter. The striper guys often do real well in winter also.
  20. Winter Fishing

    I love my selected days of fishing all winter long. Striped Bass on the large reservoirs & Tennessee River mostly. I do very good.
  21. Winter Fishing

    Tried fishing 12/9 with only a few casts. Not so much cold as it was windy. Still cold though, haha. What do y'all do in East TN until Spring in terms of fishing? Where I am from it was all about the trout. Any suggestions for hitting the water before Spring?
  22. Dbcb1961 has joined us!

    Family of anglers, We are located in West TN near the Tn River with Kentucky Lake to the north and Pickwick to the south. We fish out of a Lowe 175st tournament boat. originally from the west coast, looking forward to fishing all species of bass.
  23. Dbcb1961, Welcome to Tennessee Anglers. We would appreciate it it you'd post a reply below telling us about yourself. An introduction of sorts. Maybe answer some questions like: Where do you fish? What do you fish for? What area are you located? How did you find us? If you soon find yourself wondering why you can't find the fishing reports or maybe why you can't post in the classifieds, it's because you need to make 10 posts or replies first. This is something our members voted on. It helps foster lively discussion while at the same time it cuts back on spammers and one post (boat for sale) wonders. Finally, don't be afraid to click those buttons up top. Even though most of the action here is in our forums, there are a lot of cool features and great people here. Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. And if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Don't forget to start your own album in our gallery too. Thanks for joining. ProTek
  24. Water Temperature on Norris Lake

    Nailed it!!! I was off on Douglas though, them boys are getting mid 40s readings last week! Water doesn't get that cold pretty much ever on the main channel of the Tennessee river where I live. I guess that Douglas water must be crazy cold, although I do remember seeing the whole damn thing frozen a few times
  25. Tblanton has joined us!

    Tim here. New member. Retired. Live sharps Chapel Tn on Norris lake Primary fish. Strippers. Move here perm in sept 2017. HOpe to learn a lot about striper fishing by being on the water a whole lot more and tips an info from this site. Fish on TIM
  26. Water Temperature on Norris Lake

    It was 58 on Monday the 4th. your guess was way off Rusty, haha !!
  27. East Tennessee Lakers & Trout Part 2, 2017

    Last week's mild weather gave me the itch to fish. This week, not so much....! I'd like to know something about how Watauga fishes in winter, Anybody out there? Dada, keep at it. You won't see me on Douglas but Chilhowee or Watauga, maybe....???
  28. Tblanton, Welcome to Tennessee Anglers. We would appreciate it it you'd post a reply below telling us about yourself. An introduction of sorts. Maybe answer some questions like: Where do you fish? What do you fish for? What area are you located? How did you find us? If you soon find yourself wondering why you can't find the fishing reports or maybe why you can't post in the classifieds, it's because you need to make 10 posts or replies first. This is something our members voted on. It helps foster lively discussion while at the same time it cuts back on spammers and one post (boat for sale) wonders. Finally, don't be afraid to click those buttons up top. Even though most of the action here is in our forums, there are a lot of cool features and great people here. Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. And if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Don't forget to start your own album in our gallery too. Thanks for joining. ProTek
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