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  1. 3 points
    Ok.....lots of info to pass along here. First, safe light will be at, or very close to 7:15. Plan to blast off at 7:15. Registration will close at 6:45, so plan accordingly. Blindhawg has graciously volunteered to be blast off boat, so at 7:15, we will mass at the mouth of Turkey Creek (almost directly across from the ramp) for blast off. Be sure that you see a silver & lime green Triton as blast off boat as well as my white & black Phoenix. If neither of these boats are present, you are not in the correct group. I will be taking up money, so look for my my Phoenix & gray tundra at the ramp. I plan to be there by 6. Be sure to bring a waiver form for both you & your partner. I will have a few on hand, but, as your ability to fish tomorrow depends on that waiver, please do not rely on me to have enough for everyone.... I only have approximately 50 on hand. Lastly, there is quite a bit of floating debris between 25e & poor valley, so drive carefully if you go that direction. Look forward to seeing everyone. Drive safely.
  2. 3 points
    This just isn't factual, Doug. Biological fact is that they will find a nest & they will spawn there. Yes, it does cause them some extra stress and there may be some hatchling and/or egg mortality, but rest assured, those fish will still spawn.
  3. 2 points
    Ahhh, another river rat. A good thing. Welcome aboard. Chickamauga and Cherokee are my favs. There's a typo in Softy's post - he's been in Tennessee since 1867. Hims been around a lil bit.
  4. 2 points
    All I can say is I hate black dually fords.
  5. 2 points
    with the rate the water is rising, id bet we will all be lucky to catch 10 lbs
  6. 2 points
    Team Mountain Zombie?!?! Lol
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  8. 2 points
    Team X-Files will be there if I can get back in town
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    The more organized I get, the more stuff I buy, the more I need to organize. I thought buying a bigger house would help, nope just put more stuff in it. However in my man cave closet I have punch board on all the walls. It's a large walk in closet. I have guns hanging on one side, bows hanging in the back with archery accessories. Then the other side I have fish lures. The more I can hang from the walls the less I have in the floor. But I still have stuff in the floor lol.
  11. 2 points
    Mountain Man - if you keep using words like progeny in here you're gonna hafta set up a dictionary section, dood. Geez . . . Airborne doesn't do math or science in public.
  12. 2 points
    I prefer those plastic racks you can get at Walmart. The heavier duty grey ones rated for like 300 pounds. Get component box tote bags from Bass Pro to store you're component boxes. I can't remember the brand of those racks I use, but they also have handy little hooks on the sides you can hang like life jackets from, and the shelves all have slots you can put to use as well. As for the girls though, always remember.......you will always run out of money when you're chasing women, but you will never run out of women when you're chasing money. Take care of numero uno dude.
  13. 2 points
    My advice would be to get more fishing stuff and don't worry about the girls
  14. 2 points
    Well, in 5 yrs studying wildlife/fisheries biology, I never saw or heard of a fish intentionally wasting their progeny. It's just not in their instinct. Their natural drive is to reproduce at all costs. Nor did I see any research in that time frame that was conclusive about negative effects of catching bedded bass. Don't mean to imply that you're intentionally repeating false info, just that maybe tge info you received maybe wasn't accurate.
  15. 2 points
    Very nice, Airborne. You're a good dad. Keep them kids on the water.
  16. 2 points
    I only got to watch your promo and the only thing I can add is wear your PFD . I have 2 small children and want them to see me put mine on when the big motor is on and be safe on the water . Dont get me wrong , when I was younger mine had mold growing on them and never seen the lite of day but if you can get one person to at least think about putting it on the next time they are on a boat you have done a great job .
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    For those of you that don't know him, Travis Shelley over at Mel-Bro's Tacklebox, by the entrance to Boone dam has been making rods for a while now. I've heard nothing but great things, but, until recently, haven't had a need for a new rod. My a-rig rod recently took a poop......couple years old Bass Pro Bionic Blade, 7'6" Heavy, fast tip.........broke about 18" off the tip while fighting a giant boulder. Returned to BPS in Bristol, to a hard time & lots of speculation. Finally, they exchanged it, like for like. Following Saturday, made 3 casts with a 1 3/8 oz total weight a-rig and *snap*...another 6" off the tip. Here's where it gets fishy....returned rod to BPS <again> only to find out that when I exchanged the original 4 days prior, they discounted it on the return receipt to $59 from $79. After vociferously explaining how they were screwing me out of $20, the store manager informed me that they went above & beyond exchanging the original because they are only required to do so within 1 year. My original was 1 year & 8 months from original purchase. Anyhow, I say all that to conclude that I went to Travis, told him what I was after, and in 3 days he had me an excellent MHX 7'9" rod put together that is absolutely awesome for slinging a rig or other large, heavy bait. Fit & finish is as good or better than any factory or custom rod in my boxes. So, if you're in the market for a new rod, go by Mel-Bro's & give Travis a shout......makes a dang good rod for a reasonable price.
  19. 1 point
    Starting to know the back of the woodshed like my own hands. Can't catch a break or a stupid fish
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    As far as fishing, get the Moonlights. The LED's are fine for lighting compartments, but the Moonlights are better UV. As far as fluoro that glows , I haven't found a good one yet. Stren fluorocast is horrible.
  22. 1 point
    Yeah I've not got to fish out of the kayak enough to really know if I'm going to miss the boat or not. It seemed to be the right choice for me because of the small lakes I fish all the time. I'm sure there will be times that I wish I still had my boat but the few times I've fished out of the kayak I've really liked it so far.
  23. 1 point
    Loomis is a great rod. Also hard to go wrong with Dixie Customs. Dewayne makes a great rod and won't break the bank.
  24. 1 point
    BPS is the Wal-Mart of the fishing world. I Don't go in there unless there's no other option and yes I wish they had not bought triton & stratos.
  25. 1 point
    Here's my .02- offer the baits with or without hooks and call it a day. Say price is x with x hook, or if you wish, price is y with no hooks. Then the ones you sell prepackaged just toss standard hooks on em and call it a day. Honestly most guys will change the hooks out to what they like anyways regardless if you put a $500 hook on there. My .02 anyways


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