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Jusfishn

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    Finally got on the water...

    Finally made it out for a day on the lake. But before I was able to get the boat wet I had to deal with what seemed like every boat owner in Tennessee on the highway and then once I got out of that nightmare I got to set in line, at daybreak, to get my turn to put in. I know the lake is for everyone but I'd swear if 90 percent of the bass fisherman you deal with just seem like such arrogant jerks. 250 hp motor, 70 mph hole to hole fish 5 minutes and off again. The water was relatively smooth other than the wave pool caused by the bass punks. Anyways off my soapbox. So the crappie are very confused right now. They are there stacked up but not in much of a mood to cooperate. Seemed to be in the top 15 ft of water. I only caught one and missed a bigger fish, drum or white bass I figure. Fished lower end of lake. Planer boards, jigs and plastic. 53.5 water temp with dingy water. Maybe when the water stabilizes they will do better. Oh and for the funny of the day..... so I'm setting there around 930 just watching the poles. Got my German shepherd with me who is only 9 months old and this is his 2nd time on boat. As I pay attention to poles I hear a loud curplump... lol.... like a big rock being dropped from a bridge. Yep it was the dog. He thought there would be a bottom under there. Down he goes for what seemed like 5 minutes and when he came up u could tell he regretted it lol. Luckily he had his collar on and I was able to get him back in. Once back in the boat he had the funniest look like, oh boy did I make a stupid decision lol.
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    Finally got on the water...

    Lol, I'm a very easy going guy that as I've aged takes quite a bit to get me going. But when u pull in to a public ramp such as Dandridge and u have 3 rigs setting side by side blocking the whole left lane shooting the breeze holding up 5 rigs in a line I think that's pretty ridiculous. Then if that isn't good enough you are on the lake coming out of a cove into the main body and swerve 3 times to avoid a collision and finally just shut your boat down and stop because instead of watching where they are going they are watching there speedometer to see if they have hit 70mph yet and then have the tenacity to throw their arms up in the air like it's my fault and proceed to warp it around and come be confrontational then change their mind when it's a big man with a German shepherd and they are young bass punks. It's just ridiculous that most of them guys cant act like they have a brain and slow down and be respectful. Those fish aren't going no where and as bad as they wanna pretend like they are in the bassmaster they aint. So like you said, they need to slow down and enjoy life. As far as the old men taking their time and just making sure they have everything, if I never get in the water I'm fine as long as they make it out there safely and enjoy themselves. They have earned the right to take their time. No doubt I used the generalization of 90 percent of bass fisherman too quickly. But it only takes one or two idiots to give a bad taste. Their are good and bad in all of us. But I've never had a crappie,cat,striper fisherman nearly run me over or put me in a wave pool b4. Most will agree.....
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    Finally got on the water...

    Is bassmaster on douglas? Thought it was on tn river or loudon .... bass punks is my PC term. I have worse I whisper silently lol
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    Finally got on the water...

    Lol would've been some helpful insight huh? Lol Yea I was on doogles. Fished the lower half of lake. Figured it would be the clearest part.
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    Trailcam Pics

    Never heard of em doing that. Up in north carolina on a hunting lease we had a few years ago, we worked with the game wardens and they set up a remote controlled cage and lured em in with corn. Once we caught all we could we killed em. Only catch was no one could keep any of them to eat. We ended up with 53 in 2 days.
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    Trailcam Pics

    Boy u sure got plenty of hogs....them things are a pain in the butt if u are putting out corn
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    Rusty said... .

    Any body get out and try Douglas for crappie today? I know I didnt. When I seen it Thursday from I40 bridge it look like a battle field with logs floating. Itching to go but sometimes u gotta weigh out the pros and cons. Rusty is the only one I know that sees all this rain as a positive. But of course hes a bass fisherman so he dont really count.
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    Rusty said... .

    Lol I know rusty....I know buddy
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    Who knows...

    Well Hartwell trip is on hold due to...RAIN. Go figure. So whats doogles looking like. Like to try Saturday if its gonna be in decent shape. Do tell.....
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    Wind turbine help...

    So I'm going to be adding a wind turbine to our hunting cabin soon. We currently have solar but it doesnt seem to be able to keep up with moderate use. Where our cabin is is on the very top of a mountain and almost always windy. I figure wind turbine will work better but I want to use both systems. Hopefully we have someone on here that has more experience than I do that can answer some questions. I'm looking at a 2000 watt turbine. My biggest thought is batteries. I'm not happy with what I currently have and need suggestions.
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    Wind turbine help...

    Thanks we like it. It's a work in progress lol.
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    Headed south...hopefully

    Well the lakes around here aren't or are they gonna be decent for a while so I think I'm gonna run down to Lake Hartwell next weekend. Getting reports of crappie up in top 10 feet of water and striper are very active. Have nothing to lose considering our lakes are like a humongous yoohoo. We will see how it goes.
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    Headed south...hopefully

    I've been reading a fair amount of reports and talking to people that say the sm are doing fair. I'm just not much on bass fishing. My shoulders are wore out from lifting and i dont care much for cast ,retrieve ,repeat type of fishing. But on a side note rusty as much as u fish I think u could catch a limit out of a 5 gallon bucket!!
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    Headed south...hopefully

    Hartwell is in Anderson Sc and extends on into Ga. Big lake with big fish. The weather doesnt ever really seem to affect it I guess due to its sheer size. Leaving Saturday morning about 4am. Get your gear and come on !!
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    almost a limit

    I made the same mistake dada. So I went today (2-8-19 ) regardless. Nary a bite. Windy windy. But I figured as much going in. Water was pretty murky. Only seen 2 other boats. Maybe this weekend will be better.
  16. Well bad as I hate to tell this on myself I'm gonna..... So I bought a new to me trolling motor off of ken this week. One of the there high tech redneck type of trolling motors. Push a button it deploys, push a button it records your track, that sort of thing. I was like a kid at Christmas to try this bad boy out. I install this week, making sure I got everything just how I wanted. Took my time and done it right. So i load up this morning and off i go to Douglas to slay em. Get unloaded and go to where I figure they will be. Sure enuf, fish finder is full of fish. Oh boy good day I tell my ole dog that's with me. Finally the time is here I get to use my high tech redneck trolling motor. I was gonna use spot lock while I get set up. I push button it starts down and stops. WTH!!?? so I push button to retract it and try again. No go. Welp, upon inspection I figure out I put it too far back and its hitting edge of boat as it goes down. Holy crap. I cant believe what u did. No way to fix on water so after we set and soak up some sun back to the trailer we head. So if you need someone to install a trolling motor I'm your man uggggg. Lol
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    Well that didnt go as planned...

    A man can never have enuf duct tape or electrical tape....
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    almost a limit

    How lows the water mama? 2 feet and dropping..... lol
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    almost a limit

    We are already 2 feet lower this year than we was last year this same time.
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    Well that didnt go as planned...

    Yeah I hear ya rusty. I can too if I'm just tossing lines and killing time but if I'm out in open water I gotta be catching fish. Just how I'm programmed lol.
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    Well that didnt go as planned...

    I sure hope not or your luck will suck also.....cant say that possibly this would be a good time for a commercial about not installing a trolling motor while drinking bud lite lol. It just never hit my mind..... go figure...
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    Well that didnt go as planned...

    I know I know but damn it what ya gonna do? Set there and jig for crappie? I'm just not patient enuf. I thought about trolling with big motor for white bass but didnt have right poles. Big motor trolls at 3.1 which is too fast for crappie this time of year. Trust me I wanted to but...... oh well. Another day another dollar lol.
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    Good day at Douglas

    Might see ya out there tomorrow dada. I've got a new trolling motor I wanna put to work. Was going today but got tied up with customers wanting puppies. Like to fill the boat tomorrow lol.
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    UMBRELLA RIGS

    That's a good reminder ecox. Lot of people dont think about that. Me included
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    White bass vs Rockfish

    You're on to something dada. I'd bet they was rockfish and they have ate all the crappie out of there like they did at Cherokee. U may have to start rock fishing.
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