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dada last won the day on September 3

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About dada

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    Crappie Cartel
  • Birthday 08/03/1938

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    Hall's Cross Rds (Knoxville)
  • Interests
    Fishin', Banjo pickin', Fishin', Guitar strummin', Fishin', NO amplifiers!


  • Biography
    74 years old-Married-
  • Location
    Halls Cross rds (Knoxville)
  • Interests
    Banjo jamming & Fishing
  • Occupation
    Retired-FD-Chicago area

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  1. dada


    Thanks for the info, Tube. My fishing partner, Charger 1, wanted to bring minnows yesterday, but I declined to do so because of the heat. NO MINNOWS, NO FISH! LOL dada 9-19-19 7:18 AM
  2. Took Grandson & his son to Walters Bridge -Douglas on 9-1-19. Water high & 79 degrees. Only got 1 bass & a drum. Loaded up & then went to Melton for perch. Water 76 degrees. Couldn't find any! The fish are still waiting for a drop in waters & temp drop. dada 9-3-19 8:44 AM
  3. dada

    Oil Change

    My brother used synthetic in all his vehicles, usually Mobil 1. One he traded to a friend, had a million miles before it rusted away. His last 3 (nissan, toyota, etc) had 2-300,000 & never had trouble. Synthetic may cost more, but is well worth it, no matter in what car, boat , or what ever. Rural King sells synthetic for under $20.00 for 5 quarts. Regular oil -change every 3000 miles, Synthetic oil goes 6000 -9000 mile between changes. YOUR CHOICE! dada 8-26-19 10PM
  4. Cheer up, Syko, This year has been the worst for fishing, no matter who & where you are. I haven't been fishing in over a month! It has been too hot, too full, too quick for spawning, etc. BUT IT WILL CHANGE TO THE BETTER! Today in Knoxville, 99 degrees, next couple of weeks, it is predicted to drop. Then, MAYBE, TVA will let some water out of the dams without flooding downstream areas more & the water temp will also drop. My freezer needs re-filling , same as others around here. dada 8-19-19 4:43 PM
  5. dada


    Rusty, If you marry her, she will catch better fish than you. LOL dada 8-15-19 8:16 AM
  6. Never fished Chick, but friends tell me they catch BIG bass there all the time. dada 8-6-19 10:12 AM
  7. A long statement to read but interesting! But don't be ashamed, each of us has done the same when we started. ha ha. I have been under the weather for weeks but being named "CRAPPIE CARTEL" on this TA, I am sorry to say that I have not kept up my reputation due to the high water & temps here in Knoxville area. Why drive 30 miles to Douglas, catch ( maybe) 1 crappie at 40 feet down, then go home? Remember that practice makes perfect, even fishing------- dada 8-5-19 8:25 AM
  8. dada

    whole house surge protection

    KWK, As a retired fire department officer, I am glad this was posted. Too many have died in this situation with "surges". Tho most fire victims die from smoking in bed, cheap extention cords, overheated furnaces, etc., but even one life saved with this info is well worth this information. dada 7-24-19 7;17 AM
  9. dada

    Done with daytime fishing til Fall

    After high water & 86+ waters, I gave those crappie a break & fished Concord Park, Ft. "Nasty" where there are 3 ramps to launch from, & caught a few bass. At night fall, even those ramps are crowded & slow! dada 7-23-19 8 AM
  10. dada

    Hey Dada

    Tube, Three doctors- no results yet. One says maybe "allergies", another says heart skips a beat, another says possibly lungs,-------- At 81 on aug 3, & too many years on the Fire Dept in Chicago area, maybe that's the problem??? Now, I have to pick my peach trees & the garden today, then finish mowing the grass. AIN'T FINISHED FISHING YET! Thanks. dada 7-14-19 8:46 AM
  11. KwK, All of us are wacky, we fish! My other vise is a banjo & guitar----3 or 4 times a week, but always save a few days for fishing. dada 7-13-19 8:06 PM
  12. dada


    Redarrow, Most pickups only need a ball connected to the bumper, but I don't own a pickup. My Kia Serento needed a hitch so I paid U-haul to install one. $200 to $350 prices. I ordered the wiring connection on the internet for my vehicle & installed it myself. U-haul wanted $50 plus an inflated price to install this. I found that most vehicles have a quick-connect plug that was SIMPLE! Instructions are usually with the kit. Hope this helps. dada 6-28-19 9:12 AM
  13. dada

    New to Walleye Fishing and the Site

    Walleyes are caught BELOW the dams, Ft. Loudon. Douglas, etc. usually in the faster waters below the discharges, with jigs. Also, if you can stay up until 2 AM on Norris, there are a few lake walleyes left . The Clinch river that flows into Norris used to be great for 'eyes, but TWRA says there are no more river strain left there. However, some fishermen says that they catch some on the Clinch, still. ??? dada 6-16-19 7:15 AM
  14. dada

    New to Walleye Fishing and the Site

    Welcome to the site, Knox & Ridge. As said, walleyes are scarce in these parts UNLESS you know someone who fishes for them with the knowledge of where , when, & with what! I have seen TWRA net them above Dandridge years ago, so I tried to catch them there with no luck until I was crappie fishing above Indian Creek with plugs & caught a 7+ pound 'eye. Tho I have fished 16 states, Minn & Wis included, that is the biggest for me---- Right after "ice-out" is the best time & WAY ABOVE Walter's bridge is known to give up a few. dada 6-15-19 9:06 AM
  15. dada

    Ft "Nasty" bass

    Went alone on 6-11-19 to same spots & only had ONE hit! Ft. "Nasty" can change overnight, same as Douglas. Water was dirty & 81. I think that TVA was dumping lots of water & that made the bass scarce. dada 6-15-19 8:48 AM