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  1. 20 points
    EASY EASY! cool the jets. I have no problem with you liking the Ally better, that is fine, great boat. I was just making a comment about your statement "stole the show". That was not a correct comment. Everyone likes different rigs and for different reasons. If you would have just said I like the Ally better then fine but "stole the show was not a factual statement". .
  2. 7 points
  3. 6 points
    People study history. Bass don't. Rather than focusing on where you got bit I recommend spending some over your electronix trying to understand why you got bit. Understanding 'why' will go a long way in helping you decide how to go about catching. Fish essentially do three things - they eat, they reproduce, and they rest (from the first two items). Bass tend to hang out where the food is. You've prob heard folks say "find the bait, find bass" - this is about as gospel as it gets in bass fishing. After you've found the food start looking at the structure and cover in the area. Use your electronix to see how the bass are relating to both. If they're tight to the bottom in 20' of water you're gonna be hard pressed to get them on a crankbait. Yeah, some baits go that deep but they don't stay in the strike zone (where the bass are) very long. A slower, bottom-oriented presentation might be a better choice (jig, c-rig, t-rig, shakyhead). If fish are holding on top of brush or rock piles in 8-10' then you're prob gonna snag a few on moving baits (cranks, spinners, swimbaits). Fish suspending over cover or structure will be a bit more challenging to catch. Suspending jerkbaits and weightless stick baits can be effective. The next time you go out I encourage you to spend some time over your electronix before deciding on what to throw. As you make your decisions spend some time looking at those spots where you get bit so you can understand how the bass are relating to structure, cover, and food. This is the pattern.
  4. 6 points
    The issue with Mr. Coontracker selling items on here has been addressed, Joe. Let it rest. All members are free to post in this forum regarding things they make and pics are always welcome. As far as anything that has taken place on the other site, TNBF would appreciate it if youd leave the drama over there.
  5. 5 points
    "the idiot rig" as i call it, embodies much of whats wrong with our instant gratification society. take the easy way!!!! i want to catch fish now, not LEARN how to FISH, just CATCH them NOW!!!! like shannon said, when people who couldn't catch a 4lber with a dipnet, are bringing 20+lb. bags in, SOMETHING IS WRONG!!!! tx fising should be a test of skill, not a game of chance!!! when i started bass fishing i sucked, bad, real bad! but, i stuck with it, and LEARNED to get better. i'll never be a pro, never fish the bassmaster classic, but i'm a decent fisherman. how did i get that way?......thru EFFORT!!!!! i wanted to get better, i learned to get better, i'm still learning, and most of you guy's did it the same way as i did. thru your own EFFORT!!! now, with this frigging rig, somebody who just leaned how to cast last night can show up and beat us. it's turning tx fishing into bingo. and pro's throwing it.... REALLY, you call yourself a "professional angler" and your throw'n this thing where kids can see you do it??? what kind of message is that sending...."sell out for success, kids!!!" watching a "pro" throw the idiot rig, is like watching jesse james ride a big wheel! no wonder this country has went to heII in a handbasket........no integrity.
  6. 4 points
    Wish I'd taken my boat to my own wedding so I could leave before the wedding......
  7. 4 points
    it's like the mexicans coming across the border, shoot the first two or three, and the rest will quit that chit on their own!
  8. 4 points
    I personally don't like it. When you see people who have never weighed in a limit bring in 20lbs it seems to me it is more about the rig and less about the fisherman. I hate throwing it but if you don't you are at a great disadvantage against people who do use it. I am waiting on warmer temps where the rig is useless and you have to go back to fishing and not just chucking and winding a rig.
  9. 4 points
    Make sure you wear your life jacket and hook up your kill switch............... :poke:
  10. 3 points
    Here's my opinion of what's wrong with the used boat market... My current boat is worth $25 - $28,000... and has no warranty on the motor. If I sold it for $25,000 and the new owner bought it and blew it up they are screwed. A new motor is going to run you around $17,000. Now they are into it $42,000. You can get a heck of a nice boat for $42,000 with warranty. I think about how bad it's going to suck all the time when my motor blows. Trading boats before the warranty goes may be the cheapest insurance policy you can have. There's no reason a boat motor should cost as much as a small car. We are being ripped off and the sad part is we are happy about it and smiling all the way to the lake.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 3 points
    i've yet to understand the logic of making millions off the backs of fishermen and give it to nascar instead of giving back to the people it came from.
  14. 3 points
    But Chris' all time favorite "plug" came from a different mystery place & resembles a spook with no hooks.......
  15. 3 points
    Don't bother with the whopper plopper....its useless. Ill take it off your hands for you.
  16. 3 points
  17. 3 points
    I'll pass along one that a member here once shared with me.....go to Lowes & buy a roll of static cling window tinting. Cut a piece to fit your electronics screen, stick it on after dark. Not only does it dim the light, but it also cuts the glare down
  18. 3 points
    First, welcome to the site. That's a heckuva first post. Very controversial topic. I am in no way a huge fan of the A rig....mostly because I can't seem to do much good with it.......but how does an A rig, which is 100% artificial, compare to using a live deer or turkey decoy? I would think that correlation would be between live bait & live decoys...... As for it not being "sporting" to use them, I disagree there too. You still have to find the fish & get em to eat. Most.....and I stress MOST not ALL......of the folks that dislike the rig are guys like me that can't figure out how to properly use it.
  19. 3 points
    I blame Obama, holebeaters and Alabama rigs!.........now there's an "axis of evil" for ya.
  20. 3 points
    Its not possible... Math doesn't add up. LOL
  21. 3 points
    +1 wish they would ban the stupid thing.
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    Congratulations to the winners!!!!!! I love fishing this trail, there is never a dull moment before, during or after a tourney. How may tournaments do you fish where during the course of a tournament you get texts and pictures from the other guys rubbing it in what they are catching? And if ya run into someone on the water while you're out there you talk and give each other crap while your fishing near each other. If any of you have thought about fishing with us, but haven't come on out, I promise you'll have a blast and meet some really good guys.
  24. 2 points
    I can remedy that situation for you Steve.
  25. 2 points
    Hello Wesley, Welcome to TN Bass Fishing. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. The more you participate, the better your experience here will be. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Wesley joined on the 07/11/2017. View Member
  26. 2 points
    Sufix Neon Fire braid lights up like the 4th under black light. Pretty tough stuff too. Haven't changed my line in over 2 years and still holding up well.
  27. 2 points
    Lol. Were you fishing for carp?
  28. 2 points
    Team X-Files will be there if I can get back in town
  29. 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 .
  30. 2 points
    Naaah, just send everything you bought from Doug to me. I'll send you some store-bought stuff in exchange. jk +1 on shakyhead for Doug's stick baits. Wacky rig is another good set-up. I fish his swim baits on finesse jigheads, swim bait heads, and underspins. Doug's bigger worms are good matches for t-rig and c-rig.
  31. 2 points
    Donnie - recommend picking Knowing Bass: The Scientific Approach to Catching More Fish by Keith Jones. While parts of read like a college marine biology text book, it explains what bass can and cannot see. Color is a big piece of that discussion. Jones' discussion on the construct and capabilities of a bass' eye is revealing. Essentially, it throws out conventional wisdom on secret colors and focuses the choice on contrast. Think about that for a minute. Nothing in nature looks like a black/blue jig yet that color pattern out-produces just about every other jig color. According to Jones it's because bass have an easier time picking it up against background. There's also a physics lesson in this - different colors of light have different energy levels. The short story here is that after about 10' or so everything is black or shades of grey to a bass. Here's where the secret color theory starts to fall apart according to Jones. Rather than focusing on reds, blues, or greens he suggests we should focus on colors that offer the most contrast in the conditions we're fishing. So, finally, to your question - for me, reds have been most effective in ~clear water. Clear reds like cherry seed and plum have worked best for me in gin clear water. Red shad has been best in stained or murky water. I routinely use bright blue trailers and craws when fishing tidal waters because they come very close to matching the color patterns of blue crabs. Some crawfish have a brilliant blue color to them in mid summer so a straight blue works well here, too.
  32. 2 points
    Got me a new bird last week. This was a life long dream finally come true. I have been truly blessed. Just wanted to share a photo or two.
  33. 2 points
    This is something I definitely need to work on. Have only once or twice been able to nail a pattern, and it's been on sheer dumb luck. Very easy to get caught up in tossing the "usual" baits the usual way and praying for strikes.
  34. 2 points
    if ya'll will remember, all the other public access areas at John Sevier being closed to the public was part of the " sequester" deal. their are two groups of people to blame for the "sequester" deal, the worthless steaming pile of feces that parades himself as our president, and the republicans in congress who let him by with it....
  35. 2 points
    Did it look like this? Nope, never heard of one either.
  36. 2 points
    That's not how it reads.....you can't hit the same lake in back to back years. And we have had a classic on the big 3.....Boone 2011, Cherokee 2012 & Douglas 2013. Those are the 3 lakes the Classic rotates between. But aside from that, if you can guarantee that 1) there will be access to Boone and 2) that there will be enough parking for all of us plus whomever else is using the ramp that day, I'd be glad to keep it on Boone. Since both of those factors are questionable at best & highly unlikely at worst, its in the best interest of all of us to move to Cherokee this year.
  37. 2 points
    yes tha limit... make it simple and make it one size limit!!!!!!
  38. 2 points
    Spoken as only brokebackhumpr can
  39. 2 points
    Next to camo, orange is the greatest color in the world
  40. 2 points
    I'm unfamiliar with this. Can you explain 1) you're level of familiarity with it & 2) how you came to be knowledgeable on the subject? LMAO!
  41. 2 points
    You forgot to fix one mistake......see above by to buy correction. I was hoping someone would be the grammer police on his post. Nice job! I would say you are correct on the yankee. It's a shame someone with so much time on the water and apparently knows how to shake a worm won't help a fellow fisherman out any. I understand that you don't want to give away fishing spots or exactly what type or color worm you drowned today, but this site is about so much more. Post what you catch so other can dream of being on the water while at work day in and day out. With fishing everyday for the past decade, you must have had some boat problems or run in with some pleasure boaters. Come share that boat knowledge of do's and don'ts on and off the water that a new boater may benefit from. Rant and rave about some kid that took 30 minutes to launch his boat or about some jet ski that circled your boat for hours. You could brag about how much better a fisherman than everyone else you are or how you dropped your Obamaphone in the lake. I guess you can always sit back in the shadows and just read the posts. Nothing wrong with that either.
  42. 2 points
    Luke, typically I do not respond to comments such as this. But seeing how you want to complain, I will. The old saying "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all comes to mind". I mean really???? Feel free to purchase a set of scales & run one on Cherokee. Learn to fish a different lake for a change & get off our arses about trying to do something. We can't make everybody happy all the time-we are not happy pill suppliers.
  43. 2 points
    It's not that difficult either!!!! If it was you wouldn't see so many large bags of fish weighed in. Tournaments used to be won by those who put in the time to figure out how to make a fish bite. The learning curve was a long process for each lake but now in the spring you can go to any lake with a rig and catch fish. It makes the puzzle of figuring fish out null and void. I throw one from time to time but would rather not if I can help it. I don't know of any other lure you can throw that will turn a mediocre fisherman into KVD instantly. It definitely has changed the sport but I for one don't think it is for the better. You may not catch as many without it but at least you will know you figured the fish out and not just chucked a lure at them. :2cents:
  44. 2 points
    It's funny that you put Brian on the right side and Jeff on the left. DEMOCRAT!!!! Lol
  45. 2 points
    I think what your referring to is "Blinging it Out". I know Mountainman has done a few mods to his Phoenix & a few others have added some Bling to their boats. I recently mounted an HDS7 in the front & an Elite 7 at the helm Now I currently have the carpet stripped off of my step pads & going back with Diamond Plate. Gotta love the Rustom Line Trailers that came with these Bullets. These are when I first bought the boat, I will try to get a few more current shots in the coming weeks.
  46. 2 points
    Chris-give Craig France a call @ Watsons, he's gonna give you the same advice as I listed above. Also, a keep in mind that lower Octane gas burns hotter than Higher Octane gas. Lower Octane will also cause more dramatic Carbon build up on the rings & head.
  47. 2 points
    I want to say thanks for all of the congratulations that we received after winning the tourament . That doesnt happen very often in other clubs or rodeos . I had a great day fishing with my dad . Tnbassfishing has a special club . Thanks again and looking forward to the next one .
  48. 2 points
    When I fish Patrick Henry there are several f's in it too
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    Here is the schedule for our 2012 year. We did everything we could to work around the bigger trails. Event #3: May 25th - Event #3: Cherokee Lake 25E(Friday night 9pm-3am; 3fish) Event #4: June 23rd - Boone Lake TVA(night) Event #5: July 21st - South Holston Ob Knob(night) Event #6: August 18th - Douglas Lake Dandridge Bridge(night) Event #7: September 29th - Boone Lake TVA Event #8: October 20th - Cherokee Lake 25E Event #9: November 17th - South Holston Ob Knob Event #10: December 15th - Cherokee Lake 25E March 2nd 2013 - Classic