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    Cranking

    Thanks again guys, I always use either 8-10 lb mono. Might get out for another experiment after work tomorrow
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    Cranking

    Went again last night and caught 2! With a crank! Heck of it was they both bit with 2 ft of line out after the bait had already come off the bottom and was about to hit the boat. Also I ran up the holston thinking I could crank up smallmouth on some flats. The two I caught were a walleye and largemouth, that's what I get for thinking!!!
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    Cranking

    Thanks for all the advice guys, probably going again today to try after work. Had to jig up some white bass yesterday just to feel a fish
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    Cranking

    Went cranking last night with this thread in mind. Kept my boat on the bank and banged the lure off every log rock and rip rap in the TN river, 3 hrs no fish. Picked up a Shakey head and got a bite immediately. I wish I could say this was the first time this has happened. I was quite frustrated until Johnny paycheck "Colorado Kool aid" came on my Bluetooth speaker
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    Cranking

    Doesn’t sound crazy to me, I’m in the same boat. I catch some with them but not many. I have a lot more luck with lipless
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    Football jigs

    If you ever want to break the curse, try swimming one through that eel grass type stuff that grows in the holston river in the late summer/early fall. Or of course flip them under docks!
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    Football jigs

    Surely you jest. They work in clear water too. And everything in between
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    New boat

    Now that's my kind of boat! Congrats! Take that baby up above rankin bridge mid/late summer and throw some big lures and hang on
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    Football jigs

    You probably need to have me test those out for you ..........
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    Damiki Technique

    A tiny tube jig works for me sometimes when I mark one or two on the bow graph
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    Damiki Technique

    I'm guessing the fish are just getting used to it like every other tactic. Good news is they still eat rattle traps spinnerbaits and plastic worms and they have for 50+ yrs
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    Swimbaits

    Doug makes swimbaits that catch the crap out of them. I have to reload frequently. The key to me is the paddle tail and how well it thumps especially at slow speeds. The old sassy shads still work too
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    New “boat”. LOL

    Sweet! Congrats. Those things get great gas mileage and the trailer wheel bearings rarely go out
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    Morristown Marine-Yamaha/Skeeter

    Sweet ride. 4 stroke is also never cold
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    Took the plunge!!!

    Got mine too! Craws and beavers sculpins and little shad grubs. And jigs!!!
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    Ned Rig

    I still have some of those somewhere. 3x or something like that
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    Ultrex

    If you spin it the same direction several revolutions that can happen. Never had spot lock but I twisted my old one up tight a few times
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    Gloves

    I can't fish in gloves either
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    Shaky head

    I use 6 lb mono for Norris, 12-15 lb mono for tn river
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    15 HP Johnson for sale

    No longer need this but still thought about buying it hahaha
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    Order and pricing changes

    GOt me some coming my way!!!!
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    Ned Rig

    I have caught fish with these baits on a ned rig. the paddle tail end of the producto worm and any section of a trick worm has been good so far but more experimenting to come
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    Ned Rig

    It darts around a lot different that a curl tail grub. Also when it's cold you can hold it still (geographically) and make it stand up and wiggle. All that to say I catch a whole lot more on a curl tail grub than a ned rig but I'm getting a little better at it. Works good on a screw lock shakey head too
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    Blackburn Fork 8-11-17

    Fun fishin right there, my fav
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    Soft baits

    I still have a ton of almost all my softy baits. Might need some more grubs soon
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