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    Welcome hsvangler

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    Welcome Tinboat

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    Welcome ogsticks

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    Welcome Wilfong9

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    Welcome Massey

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    Welcome thejwalker

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  7. We will have our 3rd tourney of the year on Saturday 4/28/18 from safe light til 3 pm out of Observation Knob Park. With the weather we've had, this could be a sight fishing catch fest. Look forward to seeing everyone. 1) Mountainman & Stratos20 2) trackertxw175 & spinflip 3) challexpress & 4) 97astro & McDaniel3332 5) jamieDeVera & astro180 6) jigflipper & basskicker 7) tnsmallmouth & HDHoppy 😎
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    Welcome TallNate

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    Welcome Littletriton21

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    Cranking

    My 2 cents worth varies a lil bit from what's above. Depth control is the key to getting crankbait bites. I got tired of throwing a dt6 and, with 10# mono, not hitting the bottom in 5 ft of water. I tried flouro & experienced the breakage issues. Tried a few kinds of braid...power pro was the best, but still sucked casting & there's zero give, which makes it right next door to impossible to crawl a crank over stuff like logs. Tried copoly stuff & wasn't impressed with it's abrasion resistance. Back to flouro & tried different brands. In my experience, Seaguar red label or Abraz-X is the best I've found for cranking. It's tougher than most flouro & yes, you do need to trim off 6-10 ft every couple hours. Generally, I check for abrasions every 10-15 casts & when I need to retie, I cut off 10 ft at a whack. This sounds costly, but tackle warehouse typically runs a sale on 1000 yard spools after Christmas. I buy a spool of 10, 12 & 15# every year. Usually go through most of each spool, although I use far less of the 15#, which gets me back to depth control. I typically use 3-4 cranking set ups throughout the year. I spool with different diameter lines to target different depths. I can tell you with proper technique, a good long cast & 10# Seaguar, you can dredge the bottom at 11 ft deep with a stock (unmodified) DT6. The versatility offered by flouro outweighs the line waste & potential breakage with it, in my opinion. As Steve said above, to each their own, but my "own" prefers flouro and good flouro generally isn't prone to breakage, although how you store it can greatly affect this as well.
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    Welcome Jonnieboy1

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    Welcome Rollins77

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    Welcome Peake

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    Welcome Buddy

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    Welcome jbgabb13

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    Welcome Glendon

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    Welcome Putzer5

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    Welcome CodyR

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    Welcome Joey

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    Welcome Kbullock

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  23. Welcome to TNBF. We run a full tourney trail thru the web site here. Just had our 2nd of the season last Saturday on Cherokee. Check out the TNBF Tourney forum for more info.
  24. We had 23 boats brave the incoming cold front to fish this morning. The bite started off good, but tapered down with the weather front moving in. In all, there were 8 limits weighed in and over 162 lbs of fish. I appreciate everyone coming out and big thanks to MtCarmelTriton, tnsmallmouth, and Buckeye83 for helping run the show. Look forward to seeing everyone in 3 weeks on Holston (4/28). Full results are as follows: 1) Buckeye83 & Hatfield75...............5 fish..........15lbs 0.03oz..........BF 3lb 14.06oz LM..........$400 2) basskicker & jigflipper..................5 fish..........14lbs 15.09 oz.......BF 4lb 8.0 oz LM..............$200 + $100 BF 3) tnsmallmouth & HDHOPPY..........5 fish..........14 lbs 11.0oz.........BF 4lb 4.09oz LM.............$100 4) chill19 & cody1997.......................5 fish..........12 lbs 15.08oz 5) Candyman.....................................5 fish...........11lbs 4.09oz 6) jaybo2728 & TheAkers33.............4 fish...........11lbs 4.08oz 6) madvolsfan & Garybass...............5 fish...........11lbs 4.08oz 8) Mountainman & Stratos20...........5 fish...........11lbs 1.5oz 9) Whj812 & FishyJoe.......................5 fish...........9lbs 15.01oz 10) MtcarmelTriton & GlitterRocket...4 fish..........8lbs 3.5oz 11) Blindhawg.....................................3 fish...........7lbs 9.03oz 12) jamiedevera & Astro180...............4 fish...........7lbs 4.7oz 13) Stratosfaction & Jamie.................3 fish...........6lbs 5.09oz 14) Cbass89 & Richard(G)...................3 fish..........5lbs 15.8oz 15) James76.........................................3 fish..........5lbs 10.03oz 16) pitchinpigs & NobbyNobbs............2 fish..........4lbs 0.03oz 17) jvermillion13 & Ron Davis(G).........DNW 17) jigheadworm & ktimbs....................DNW 17) JayR & Steve Vermillion(G)............DNW 17) BassAddict92 & Randy Lane(G)....DNW 17) Fishfinder........................................DNW 17) Tobybol & DonniesHVAC...............DNW 17) Trackertxw175 & Spinflip..............DNW
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    Welcome Cd1

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