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  1. TNKen

    Spring fever

    My tub is in the shop getting a paint job. Trey was on Boone last weekend. Water temp was 46. Blowing a ton of water out of Holston and Watauga, making trout fishing tough as well.
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    LED Boat Lights

    I have a large LED light bar on my boat that I can never get adjusted to the right height when running. It is on the T-Top. There is no happy medium. II set it so it shines when I am running, then it blinds you from the reflection within the boat. Set it for running at idle, and it is in the stratosphere when the boat is on plane. I mostly use it for docking, and loading, so it is set for a low shine. As far as the LED strips go, I have two blue ones on my T-Top. Wildlife office told me if the boat was bouncing, and giving the appearance of a "flashing" blue light, they would ticket me. I like the blue as it doesn't give blinding light at night. Green or red would probably do well too. My thoughts on the LED stick on strips is they work well. The wiring is the hardest part. The LED strips are in my mind easily replaceable.
  3. dada

    TNKEN, I'm looking for a 48" Trovola . Is it still available, & WHAT PRICE ASKED?  12 V. is wanted, but I always carry 2 batteries for trolling.  Give me a message or call 865-922-4524.  dada 2-26-19  9AM

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      TNKen

      Check your messages, but unfortunately, the motor sold.

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    Rusty

    My wife's motto: Gotta spend it to save it.
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    HOW DO YOU HOOK YOUR BAITFISH?

    I've gotten a few over 6" and one 12" once, but usually like Ezell. Depending on when, where, and the bait I'm using, I'm an octopus hook guy too. Anything from a #6 to a 10/0. We need to make a run for the 7" alewives; tell me when and where.
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    DEEP HOLE CASTING NET

    We began turning off the light at night and really improved the catch.
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    Well that didnt go as planned...

    Main things in my boat are screwdrivers, crescent wrench, vice grips, zip ties and duct tape. And, a bag full of electrical connectors, fuses and a crimp tool. The electrical bag gets used all the time on bait tank wires and pump wires.
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    Well that didnt go as planned...

    Sorry Rusty, Let me know how it does when you get it working. Ken
  9. TNKen

    Watson's Open House

    I can do that!
  10. Site rep. Traveled to Hartwell on Wednesday after New Year. Got set up at the house we rented. Had all kinds of bait with us that needed care. Fished Thursday and Friday. I though we were fishing for decent fish, but, oh no, turns out we were fishing for dinks. Was told two twenty's would easily win. Turns out one twenty would have won. Managed to pick up one fish each on Thursday and Friday 4-5 pounds each. Marked a bunch of fish on various spots. Got ready to go on Saturday. Picked up the striper tubes as this is a live weigh in tourney. Tied rigs and got rods ready to go on Saturday. As it turns out, you don't need many rigs ready when you aren't catching anything. Saturday came. Up at 4:00, on the water by 5:30 for a 7:00 lines in time. Check in is at 3:45. Scouted some spots, and got set up. Did I mention that all the spots we marked on Friday were now unfishable because of a 15-20 mph wind and 2' whitecaps? Found some coves and picked up our first fish around 12:00. A whopping 1.2 pound striper. We are weighing that monster in come hell or high water. Throw him in the bait tank where he seems relatively happy. Move to our last spot which is a series of points that we didn't scout. About 2:30 we pick up a 3.4 pounder, and about 2:50 we pick up a 5.1 pounder. A whopping 8.5 pound bag limit. With the run and the whitecaps, we packed up and headed to the weigh in. Finished 18th out of 62 boats. For a lake we had never seen before, I was OK with the finish. We started in a large cove, and probably should have stayed there. Big fish of the tourney came from there at 16 pounds. Winning bag was 17.4 pounds. Turns out Hartwell apparently had a large die off this spring/summer. Lesson is be happy with the fish we have here in Tennessee. We will try again next year. I now have some spots and techniques I didn't have before. Striper fishing with a number 8 hook being one of them.
  11. I have an Ulterra that is like new and needs a home. Like new with a 48" shaft. Friend of mine passed away and wife is trying to sell it. I can check if you're interested.
  12. Paid the entry fee and have a house rented. Planned on giving it a shot. Tried last year, but somehow a fractured femur got in the way. Anyone else giving it a shot? Ken
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    WHAT FLUOROCARBON LEADER TO USE?

    Where does it break? I spool with braid and use a leader. My experience is that straight floro is somewhat brittle and has little stretch. I have used Seguar and Yo-Zuri. Ended up giving up on it. I could never get a terminal knot that was reliable. I think you have to use several feet of the stuff, i.e. 10-12 before it has enough stretch.
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