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  1. 4 points
    Wish I'd taken my boat to my own wedding so I could leave before the wedding......
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 2 points
    I can remedy that situation for you Steve.
  6. 2 points
    LOL on the bright side just think it saves everybody 8 hrs misery on the dead sea. And i do mean dead sea.
  7. 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
  8. 2 points
    You just had to go there. I add one to my shopping cart every week...... then log off before I spend 2700.
  9. 2 points
    Softy and Brwnbass both offer some sound, sage advice. Like any other style, it takes time to learn how to sync up map, what you're seeing on sonar, bait, and presentation. Practice, practice, practice. I use buoys religiously if I'm fishing offshore structure. My failures usually come at the end of those outings - you gotta remember to pick the dang things up! Just sayin' . . . If this becomes something you end up doing a lot, the investment in the spot-lock technology is a must. It eliminates all of the guesswork and margins for error and optimizes your time on the target area. This gizmo is a game-changer for offshore fishermen.
  10. 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.
  11. 2 points
    Wow....I"m finally in! Thanks a HEAP to all that helped. I love bass fish'n and I know I'm gonna love this place. Randall
  12. 2 points
    HEY He made it!!! Welcome to the site.
  13. 2 points
    Lol. Were you fishing for carp?
  14. 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.
  15. 2 points
    Back to live trout again.......
  16. 2 points
    All I can say is I hate black dually fords.
  17. 2 points
    with the rate the water is rising, id bet we will all be lucky to catch 10 lbs
  18. 2 points
    Team Mountain Zombie?!?! Lol
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  20. 2 points
    Team X-Files will be there if I can get back in town
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  22. 2 points
    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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 2 points
    My advice would be to get more fishing stuff and don't worry about the girls
  26. 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.
  27. 2 points
    Very nice, Airborne. You're a good dad. Keep them kids on the water.
  28. 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 .
  29. 1 point
    check PM, Doug. happy holidays! B
  30. 1 point
    Basically a fancy one but about the same thing. A small football head jig will stand up about as good probably with a good soft floating bait...............JMHO
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  32. 1 point
    +1 on the timing thing. Offshore has been very erratic this year
  33. 1 point
    The bite has been slow for me on worms this year. IDK why..... seems like its been 15x slower than a normal time.
  34. 1 point
    I'm guessing you bought a used boat so just a few questions? 1 being did the boat ever have a trolling motor? If so the wires may still be in place in the boat and you just need to find them. Most people don't take all the wiring out of a boat when they removed a unit. They just take the necessary wiring and leave the rest. That goes for electronics like fish finders and other electronics. I have owned several used boats over the years and never had to pull wire for Trolling motor and most times for electronics either! Just a thought but might want to check and see if the wiring may still be hid and still there..........JMHO I know you said you looked but many times it's there and just hid!!! If it is really gone any of the ideas above will work well for you.
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    Welcome to TNBF. Are you on the Zombie Response Team, also??
  37. 1 point
    I learned how to fish off shore back about 6 or 8 years into my bass fishing experience by an older gentleman that offered to take me fishing that lived just down the road from me. We took his old V-hull aluminum boat with a 20 horse tiller steer motor on. We were fishing Old Hickory lake and the boat had no graph what so every on it. He fished with all spinning gear and his baits of choice was t-rigged soft plastics, worms and lizards mostly but he also fished small finesse jigs with zoom small swiming chunks. First thing he would do is look at the main channel markers to see if there was any current. There was a small amount of current moving past the markers so he digs out a topo map and picks the spot he wants to start and pulls the rope and the motor fires right up and up river we go. When we get where he planned to fish he shows me how the river current will be pushing bait fish up against the outside curve and the ledges(Contours) we would be fishing. We where sitting in 30 foot of water throwing up in 5 foot of water and walking our baits down the ledges. No trolling motor but a really serious anchor to hold the boat in place. It took me about 2 hours to learn how he was doing it and he had already caught about 5 nice fish with one about 4 lbs. I finally caught one about 3 lbs on a jig with an Uncle josh eel trailer on it. As the current changed we would change locations according the how it changed. Only one time did his boat ever anchor closer than 30 yards off a bank and that was when the creek channel swung in close to the bank and we only caught 3 small fish there. All in all that day I think we caught about 30+ bass in assorted sizes but in the mix was several in the 5 to 7 lb range. During the day he kept 8 fish. 2 flat head cats, 3 Saugers and 3 Walleye. I asked him why he didn't keep any bass since I thought he was a meat angler and he said bass taste nasty and have a really fishy taste to them. As I began fishing out of my own boat which of course did have all of the lastest electronics on it I began focusing more and more on my off shore fishing. The more I fished off shore the better I became until I reached a point that the only time I fished shallow water was in the Spring of the year when I was forced to because the bass are all shallow. I taught my son in law (Tommy) how to fish off shore and he spends about half the time of shore fishing. Now that he has added that new Helix9 to the Skeeter and can now locate a lot more off shore structure I am guessing he will spend even more time fishing off shore. I think over the years as bass have become more pressured they have learned to spend more time off shore than they did probably 40+ years ago..........JMHO
  38. 1 point
    Y'all need to hook up and go fishing lol
  39. 1 point
    Whj I bought a Raker yesterday and got it on. The boat is plugged into the wall now and I'm taking the kids after work. I had different experience with east tn propeller. The first time I had him order me a thrust washer he told me it would be there Monday. So I left work and went to get it and he never even ordered it. The last time I dealed with him I called about a prop, he said he had it and priced it to me. So I left work and went down there it was a reconditioned prop that was priced like a new one and I'd had to buy a hub kit which he didn't mention on the phone. So from now on I'll just use the shop I used in North Carolina. And it may be me, I maybe the A hole, I've been told that before.
  40. 1 point
    Pretty cool. Let us know how it does in water.
  41. 1 point
    It is OMC, it says that on the bottom of the head next to the serial number. I'm pretty excited, lol. Curious if the quietness will help me catch more fish, it's for sure the quietest one I've ever had. Now to get a depth finder for the bow....
  42. 1 point
    Dang I had some 30# sacks coming from the pond this week
  43. 1 point
    Congrats on the win fellas
  44. 1 point
    Welcome to the site
  45. 1 point
    Once you win you can't fish anymore
  46. 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.
  47. 1 point
    Puts us in for Boone Bassfisher45 and Cranker46
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  49. 1 point
    I wanna see a Cherokee video Eric. Preferably with shots of your gps.....
  50. 1 point
    Yeah I like the fishing videos more than anything and people explaining what's going on at the lake. My fishing videos do better than any other. I had a fishing video with TNBassin and it done tremendously well so have my last few fishing videos. The tips,unboxings,vlogs don't do so well most of the time but they help stay active since I'm only able to be on the water 1-2 days a week