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NukeFisher last won the day on May 3

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About NukeFisher

  • Birthday 04/20/1981

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  1. NukeFisher

    Perch in Fort Loudoun?

    They are being caught in the Solway Park area on minnows but I don't know if they are there in numbers. Though I don't use live bait I have decided to make one of your minnow traps and catch some minnows (the creek in my apartment complex is *loaded* with minnows) to use out there or maybe even Concord. (Lots of big crappie out at Turkey Creek still). At any rate every time I go to the Solway area across from Haw Ridge perch are being caught. It maybe do to the treatment plant. All I know is that there are lots and lots of bait fish there year round and loads of crawdads as well. Where there is forage there is fish, right? The little one I caught was in maybe 6 or 7 feet or water if that means anything.
  2. Jigging for crappie at Concord Park and was very surprised to bring in this little perch. I didn't think the lake had a population, or at least anymore. Are there a lot of them in the lake?
  3. NukeFisher

    Lightweight umbrella rigs?

    I picked up some of the YUMbrella Ultralight Tripods at Walmart ($2 dollars each on clearance) and they have duo lock snaps which could take a variety of lures or be replaced with stronger duo locks. They could even be replaced with split rings if needed (they are attached to barrel swivels). It seems it would work for bass. The rig without any lures weighs 11.64 grams which is roughly 2/5s of an ounce.
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    New setup I am almost done with.

    I'm not sure what the Tornado Guides look like to be honest. The rod I built has a set of Microwave Guides. The striper does look a bit cyclonic or like a tornado though. It is an odd looking guide but it does actually function well. The handle is odd looking as well but also functional. Here is a picture of the handle. Phenomenal rod though.
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    New setup I am almost done with.

    I haven't checked out the Tornado guides but read the brief piece about winning an award at a fishing show in China for their appearance and that American Tackle has special order colors/finishes. I don't know much about a lot of the components out there though.
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    New setup I am almost done with.

    Sorry for the late reply. I changed some things around so the rod is very simple. I massacred the re-wrap of the guides. It still performs great.
  7. NukeFisher

    Christmas tree fish attractor

    They did this last year around around the place I can't stop mentioning on the Hill. Wonderful thing to do.
  8. NukeFisher

    Fishing License

    It is an absolute fair price for folks who love to fish on a regular basis given the opportunities available in TN. Having lived a great while in Missouri, with its great conservation department, programs, education, and even inexpensive fishing license opportunities it was unfortunate that so few actual fishing opportunities existed. So the large differentiation in price points makes sense to me, all funding aside. I would like to say though that it left me with a bad feeling, when *trying* to catch fish at a city park that is practically next door, the folks there were happy, when I presented myself as a new resident, that "you don't need a fishing license to fish here, TWRA never comes around". Is it because of the price? Not sure. At any rate, next time I am at the park (different park) and see someone with line wrapped around a stick/bottle looking over his/her shoulder I will have to wonder...
  9. NukeFisher

    Fishing License

    As much as I love to fish and as often as I do it isn't a huge problem. 59 dollars for the angler package. Paying 5 dollars for the hard card is OK with me. Was also thinking of getting the wildlife license plate when the time comes to show my support. I appreciate what TWRA does. I did not know that TWRA was forced to give millions of dollars to the state though.
  10. NukeFisher

    Fishing License

    Fixing to renew mine. What are y'all's opinions about TN fishing license policies? Does anyone do auto-renew? Is it sensible to have an 03/01 cutoff regardless of the date purchased? Would TWRA look down on a "Type 198" if applicable because almost all of their funds are from annual purchases of fishing/hunting licenses? I'm going to stop by everyone's favorite store, which ironically does not sell walls, to get my new license, but was wondering what long-time TN residents thought about the fishing license policies in this state.
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    Fishing last weekend

    I was having a terrible time with ice. I re-spooled with copolymer lines (was using braid) and applied KVD Line & Lure Conditioner. These were suggestions made in a previous thread. It has worked well.
  12. NukeFisher

    First Catch of the New Year

    The reel was a fun project during these rainy days. Took it completely apart and cleaned all of the pieces. Flushed the bearings. Polished the ends of the spool shaft, the spool shaft that rides in the pinion gear, part of the pinion gear, and the drag washer. Re-applied grease and oil where necessary and put the reel back together. Not sure what to do with it though. I can't hardly use a right handed casting reel. Maybe sell it or donate it?
  13. NukeFisher

    Flutter/Jigging Spoons

    I've heard of something similar but have never tried it. Modifying it with a streamer or minnow sounds like a good idea.
  14. NukeFisher

    Invitation to East TN Fishing Show

    No offense, man, but if I am going to pay 10 bucks to stop and say hi to someone good looking at a show it's going to be at the Emerald.
  15. NukeFisher

    Flutter/Jigging Spoons

    I looked them up and read a little about them. That is an interesting company. A lot of great things said about their spoons. I don't know if they would work for me though. I was trying to set something up that would cast well and be set on the bottom without so much fear of losing an expensive lure if it somehow got snagged. I actually lost one of the ones I put together recently do to a snag. Just out of curiosity, did you visit the store in Naples? I'm also curious if the modified drop shot you mentioned is the setup with a spoon instead of a weight?