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Troutgirl

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About Troutgirl

  • Birthday 10/23/1954

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    I'm a bitchy old fisher-woman! I'm retired and I can fish weekdays and school nights!
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    South Knoxville
  • Interests
    Fishing, boating, and movie watching
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    retired

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  1. You'll be living on top of the Cumberland Plateau. It's a bit cooler there in summer than in the valley but it's colder and snows more in the winter. You may not like the Central Time Zone. Cumberland County and all the counties west left the Eastern Time Zone during the Radio Wars of the 1920's. The Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, beat out the Mid Day Merry Go Round, in Knoxville as the most popular radio show. Folks didn't wanna be confused about when the Opry was on the air. It gets dark early in Crossville. It ought to be on Eastern Time. Crossville is about 60 miles west of Knoxville. I mostly fish in the mountain lakes to the east in both Tennessee and North Carolina. My lakes are Chilhowee, Calderwood, Cheoah, Santeetlah, Fontana, South Holston, and my favorite, Watauga which serves up fat Lakers like this one.....
  2. What town or county are you moving to? The farther east the better as far as the fishing goes. There's more variety in the east. I'm in Knoxville, right smack in the middle of the east. I'm plotting a trip to Watauga presently. I have Lake Trout on the brain lately. I could use a cabin on Watauga if it was in my budget, which it isn't .....
  3. I am so the same. I cant wait. But still packing, and boy we have a alot of stuff. But all the fishing rods and gear will be in the back of the truck, so i can fish as soon as we park.

    1. Troutgirl

      Troutgirl

      Park and fish...are you gonna be living on a lake or river? I live about 200 yards from the Tennessee River. I don't fish there much anymore. I like all the trout lakes in the mountains of TN and NC.

  4. Are you sure about that? Our earthquakes are so puny and we don't have a single active volcano....
  5. That's a repeat. That's cheating.... Have you any fun pictures of Californie? .....pretty fish? ...anything....
  6. Welcome to the Tennessee Valley! Now you're a big time valley girl armed with a rod and reel. There's more kinds of fish here. Take your pick.
  7. Happy birthday Troutgirl. Sign in my basement says "Looking for a woman who can dig worms & filet fish  & has a good fishing boat---Send picture of boat"   However, my WIFE  won't let me get that picture!   LOL   Hope your birthday is a good one.     dada 10-23-19   8:40 AM

    1. Troutgirl

      Troutgirl

      Thanks!  I'll send the pictures to your address on the Dark Water Web. 

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    2. dada

      dada

      Good lookin rig, Troutgirl. Mine is a 14' -Seamore 1986 model on a yellow trailer.    dada  10-24-19   8:14 AMS

  8. Good luck and prayers for a good outcome of the tests. I hope you get to test some Trout eventually.
  9. The native Brookies are so small that it's difficult to catch one that's legal size. During the 1970's I fly fished all over the Smoky Park streams and the streams in the Tellico Wildlife Management trying to catch a sizable native Brookie. I think I caught and released about 150 natives and never caught one over 6". Most of the streams holding Brookies are tiny and tiny fish is what they mostly produce. It's toy fishing as far as I'm concerned. I caught two native Brookies in Calderwood Lake, also back in the 70's. They apparently got washed down to the lake from either the high reaches of Slickrock Creek or Little Slickrock Creek in the Tellico- Joyce Kilmer Wilderness Area. They were both 8".
  10. That's a nice stringer of 'em....!
  11. There's no minimum size to keep most places. There's special regulations some places. Below Norris Dam, there's a Slot Limit. You can keep Trout below 14". You have to turn loose all the 14 - 20" Trout but you can keep one over 20". In the Smoky Park, I think Trout must be over 7".
  12. I have not caught one too big to taste good yet.
  13. You can fish little Wilbur Lake below Watauga Lake with spinning rods. Watauga's cold discharge makes Wilbur cold, top to bottom. You don't have to fish deep. If you wanna try Watauga, get somebody to guide you. I took my brother to Watauga today. We caught about ten Lakers, 4 small Rainbows.....lost a big Rainbow....darn! I caught a 3 pound Smallmouth. My brother got the biggest Laker today, 23", 4.45 pounds.....
  14. Here's what a bigger one looks like. The first picture is my biggest Laker, 28", 8.1 pounds. They get bigger than this! The state record is a bit over 22 pounds. The second picture is my biggest Rainbow, 26", 6.4 pounds.
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