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tnanney last won the day on November 17 2018

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About tnanney

  • Birthday 10/22/1952

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    Watts Bar


  • Biography
    Stratos 17XL w/ 115 HP Yamaha - bass, stripe, hybrids, rock fish
  • Location
    Jackson, TN & Spring City, TN
  • Interests
    fishing, golf & reading
  • Occupation
    retired from electric utility in West Tennessee

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  1. tnanney

    White bass vs Rockfish

    They possibly are hybrids, which typically run 2 - 3 #. The way to tell (according to the TWRA Fish ID chart) is that the lateral lines on the hybrids are broken. They are also slightly darker than the white bass.
  2. tnanney

    Polls: Best Bass fishing months in TN

    Quality or quantity? In the West end of the State: quality - February, March, April; quantity - June, July, Sept. We've boated over 100 bass in a day during the summer months on Kentucky Lake south of Interstate 40.
  3. tnanney

    Pics from a few weeks ago

    There's a lot of yellow bass in the watershed lakes in West Tennessee, so many that they steal all your bait when crappie fishing. Never saw one big enough to fillet unless you want tater chip fillets. Supposedly pretty bony.
  4. Old ain't always bad. I just swapped out an old Cardinal spinning reel I bought when I was at UT nearly 45 years ago. My grandson used it when we went fishing on the Bar 3 weeks ago and he caught his small jaws and hybrids on it.
  5. tnanney

    Watts Bar report

    The hybrids were where they were supposed to be right at sunset, but they just were not busting bait. I had hoped we might even hang a rock fish since they usually hang around the same area.
  6. I took my grandson fishing on the Bar a couple of weeks ago looking for schooling fish. Didn't find any busting shad. He did get to catch a few nice ones (2 lb smallie, 2 lb 13 oz hybrid).
  7. tnanney

    fall shad and bass

    Any of those lipless crank baits should do the job working them around and through the shad. I also have caught them throwing a crankbait that runs 10-12 ft deep to get to the bass hanging below the school of shad.
  8. tnanney

    we finally made it

    Chrome with a blue back has been my go to bait for many years. Occasionally, I'll use a sexy shad color.
  9. tnanney

    we finally made it

    On Watts Bar, I've seen a lot of folks throwing Rooster Tails (or reasonable facsimile) at the "boils". I'm personally partial to a lipless crank bait. Can catch a variety (smallmouth, Kentuckys/Spots, stripe (white bass) and hybirds. I've even caught a 22 lb rockfish (striper) on the rattletrap chasing shad/boils. Lots of fun.
  10. tnanney

    World record crappie possibly.....

    Are they checking the stomach contents for dog food?
  11. tnanney

    Remembering all who served

    Just wanted to make sure that all that have served and sacrificed all are remembered this day. As one who saw the guys come home, I just wanted to make sure they knew that they also were appreciated then and now. And to the families of those that only returned home under a flag, I really want you to know that they are especially remembered and appreciated. Every time I go to D.C., I make a visit to the Wall, honoring those that went and served.
  12. tnanney

    Woods Reservoir Smackdown!!

    Didn't take long for the word to spread. Pretty soon it'll be covered up with tournaments like the Chick.
  13. tnanney

    Rod repair in Knoxville area?

    I've fixed rods pretty much how rusty50576 described, except I use a epoxy (I used JB Weld) on the piece I slide inside the broken rod, making sure that the piece I use extends a couple of inches either side of the break to give more strength to the broken area.
  14. tnanney

    Woods Reservoir Smackdown!!

    That's a great day for anyone. You don't get many of them unless you're fishing a stocked private lake, so savor the moment. Makes everyone start looking for the closest ramp on Woods.
  15. tnanney

    Fishing License

    I've finally made the move that ecox talked about. I turned 65 in the fall and just got my '"permanent" hunting & fishing license for $50 (could have continued at $5/year). Licenses are worth every penny for the enjoyment (and frustration) of fishing and being on the water.