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  1. Gaylen & I fished Melton Hill on 1-7-19 for crappie. No crappie, but caught 1 catfish & a dozen , or so, LARGE white bass on fly/minnows. My question- At 2-3 # each, were these ROCKFISH? I didn't check the bumps on the tongue , but they were caught 2 at a time. These were caught out from Carbide (now Clark) Park. Does anyone have any knowledge on how to ID these fish? Melton used to have plenty of yellow perch & crappie & this is the first time I fished that area. dada 1-11-19 9:46 AM
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    White bass vs Rockfish

    Derrick, turtles have to eat too! Now you know why I don.t fish Cherokee & Norris anymore----SO MANY HUNGRY TURTLES! dada 1-11-19 3:43 PM
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    Any Truck Drivers Here?

    Today, Lenoir Museum between Norris dam & weir dam-2-4:30-- free music. dada 1-6-19 12:30 PM
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    Any Truck Drivers Here?

    Had a video but computer wouldn't allow more than 10 MB & I'm too dumb to figure it out! dada 1-6-19 9:21 AM
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    Any Truck Drivers Here?

    Mon-6-8 PM-Rickard's Barbq-Cove lake. Thurs-9-12 AM-So Knox sr ctr (off John Sevier Hwy). Thurs-7-9 PM-Escapee's Racoon Valley RV (1/4 mile west of I-75). AND OTHER PLACES. ALL FREE> But gotta fish sometimes! Protek, I made a VCR tape, but my grand daughter took back her little pink recorder & erased it---LOL dada 1-6-19 9AM
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    Any Truck Drivers Here?

    Shucks! The ONLY fan I've got, took a picture of me when I wasn't looking---- dada 1-5-19 1:22 PM
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    Any Truck Drivers Here?

    Tubejig, When I went backstage & asked "how are you, Grandpa?" , he would answer "what the hell do you care" & walk away." On stage, he was a sweet old boy, great banjo player, etc. Last time I played 'Old Mtn Dew' in his presense, he gave me the thumbs up. He died that year & Ramona died 2 years later. I miss her---- dada 1-4-19 5:08 PM
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    Any Truck Drivers Here?

    Thanks, fellas but Grandpa Jones & Ralph Stanley made a million bucks before they left here. I never made a dime! However, my "claim to fame" was when Ramona Jones asked me to play back-up banjo once at Museum of Appalachia. I did, she gave me a big hug. I haven't washed my face since----LOL dada 1-4-19 7:38 AM
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    New Years fishin

    Tubejig, On 1-1 19, Douglas didn't give us ONE BITE for crappie , long lining, planer boards, etc. with various jigs, grubs, & minnows. Water was too dirty even downstream. We didn't want to clean them anyhow! LOL Only 1 boat reported they got one crappie all morning in the sprinkling rain. dada 1-3-19 5:11 PM
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    Any Truck Drivers Here?

    Jamey, Remember that very few go back north after they lived in Tennessee-lower house taxes, NO state income taxes, houses still sold for less, etc. On the minus side, Tennessee taxes stocks-- AND dada & Rusty catches the most fish! (But we left you a few if you decide to join us) LOL dada 1-3-19 8:05 AM
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all the great fishermen I have met here. (even if they fish for rockfish!) LOL Here's hoping we all see another year to catch our fishes! "HERE, FISHY, FISHY, FISHY" dada 12-22-18 4:24 pm
  12. Charger1 & I fished Douglas. Cold as a witch's t-- to start but warmed up when we started catching a few. Water temp-46.7, air-still too cold! Long lines & planner boards at slower speeds gave us 8 good crappie to take home. Dandridge area was too murky to fish, so we were downstream. dada 12-19-18 7:07 PM
  13. tHE NEW RAMP IS CLOSE TO BENG BUILT & WAS TOLD THAT IT S FOR THE DISABLED. ALSO, THE NEW BRIDGE IS NEARING COMPLETION. GREAT! BUT ALSO NOTE THAT THE BUZZARDS HAVE TAKEN OVER AROUD THERE, SO TRY TO PROTECT YOUR VEHICLES. AS SAID, THEY WILL BE THERE AS LONG AS THE SUMMER TXS ARE BEING HELD & THE DEAD FISH ARE THERE. TRY TO PARK AWAY FROM THE DOCKS & RIVER BANK., OTHERWISE, YOUR RIG WILL BE --------. dada 7-8-17 8:06 AM
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    What the world

    Some folks changed the name to Ftn City "SMUT POND". Knoxville has spent close to a million (?) dollars on trying to make it look cleaner. So far, wasted tax money. Seems the bad stuff began when the water from the spring was diverted from a pipe going under Hotel Avenue to go around the pond by the playground, therefore keeping the duck poo from being flushed downstream a little at a time. Last week, men were seen netting out the weeds & residue so that TWRA's stocking today would look good (?) dada 12-14-18 10:44 AM
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    NEW DANDRDGE RAMP

    12-9-18- As of today, the bridge will (eventually ) have another set of lanes. The crossbeams are in place. The additional parking spaces have been made up on the hill & the new dock has been fortified from wave action. Be advised that parking is being enforced!!!! I got a warning for parking on the grassy area west of the walkway to the dock when a TX filled the parking lot. Been parking there for years- BUT NO MORE. Tho it is patrolled , my 1/2: hitch pin was stolen one day while parked there. My lock on the ball may have saved me from losing my trailer, as the short chains kept the insert from being removed. The $10 for a pin lock is well worth it! dada 8:45 AM
  16. Charger1 & I challenged the fog & wind today & boated 9 crappie & 6 drum. No smaller crappie were caught
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    Douglas again

    Tubejig, I ran out of matches to light the fuses on the flares. LOL dada 12-4-18 11AM
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    Douglas again

    Only 4 today before the wind drove us off the lake. Water temp-49. Air temp-colder. Wind-brutal! Weatherman said 7-8 mph. Who lies the most-weathermen or politicians? Where's Cannonball? We need him to show us how these planeing boards work in high winds. LOL Got 2 on boards & 2 on longlines. dada 12-3-18 7:03 PM
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    Fishing

    Since you don't show your profile, we can't advise as to when, where, etc. Maybe you might list info so we might assist you. , dada 11-28-18 10:17 PM
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    Upper Tellico

    Spare, I can only give info on Douglas Dam. You have to WEAR lifevests from ramp up. Horn sounds when they open another chute. The waters drop within 20 minutes to where you will be stranded if all chutes are shut off while fishing . Also, years ago, men who got OVER the "boils" died when one opened & tore the motor/ transom off their boat at Ft. Loudon dam. BE SAFE! dada 11-28-18 10:11 PM
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    Pics from a few weeks ago

    They look like regular white bass, but some say they taste better. dada 11-28-18 1:47 pm
  22. Those hanging AIN'T CRAPPIE! Been missing you on Douglas. With this cold weather, maybe it's time for hunting today & fishing on Saturday & Sunday---- As you see posted here, the crappie are biting lots better than summer. dada 11-27-18 7:11 AM
  23. Nitro & I fished until we had 18 good crappie in the livewell, longlining. Tried plugs, planer board, heavy sinker, nary a touch! Better than last week by a mile. dada 11-23-18 5:05 PM
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    Douglas report

    Took the "boss" fishing 5-12-18 & she showed me how to catch a bigger crappie. Fact is, I got a 9incher & she got an 11 incher. THAT WAS ALL! Justfishn and 2 other crappie fishermen also failed to catch them. My Hummingbird showed only a few scattered fish. Both fish were caught on long lines with minnow/jigs. I wonder where they all went?????? Water temp was 77 degrees when we left at 10:30 AM. dada 5-13-18 8AM
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    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
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