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Hi all. I came across your forum during my research on my family's upcoming move. After this last bit of gun legislation by our dictator Andrew Cuomo here in NY, we have decided that we are leaving NY for good. A little more freedom might be nice for a change!!!

Tennessee is on our short list of states we might want to relocate to. Of course the bass fishing has to be good wherever we go! I am a smallmouth junky so wherever we go there needs to be smallmouth so Tenn. was the first state that came to mind. Between lake Erie, Ontario, the Finger lakes, St. Lawrence river/thousand islands, Oneida lake and Lake Champlain, NY has some world class smallies - but our season is too darn short! Can you guys fish year round in Tenn. or is it still too far north for that?

We need to sell our house and liquidate our family business so we won't be moving sooner than the next two years, however, we are planning some fishing vacations to Tennesse to see how we like it. Any suggestions as to seasons and locations that my wife and two daughters might enjoy most would be greatly appreciated.

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there is no closed season in tennessee for smallmouth. lots of lakes to fish from. upper tva lakes are water storage lakes and lower tva lakes are for navigation. tennessee is also home to the world record smallmouth (Dale Hollow) and there are some healthy largemouth here as well. look forward to the posts on your visits and fishing trips

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First, welcome to the site! There is some excellent smallie fishin here in TN year round. From middle tn(Nashville/cookeville) to east TN (Bristol,Morristown) there are some hawg SM to be caught. Of course, there are the world class lakes of Dale Hollow, Norris, South Holston and Watauga, but there are some very fine populations of SM popping up in lakes like Cherokee, Douglas, Center Hill, and many other TN lakes. If I were you, I would narrow my search of TN areas by where you want to live. Quite literally, anywhere you relocate to in TN there is good fishin within easy driving distance. Good luck on your search and keep us updated as to where you'll be. Theres many good folks on here who will be happy to help you out anywhere you decide on.

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Let us know when you plan on making a trip down. If its gonna me 2 years I would recommend trying to do a spring, summer, fall, and winter trip between now and when you move. Of course living in northeast tenn. I am partial to the lakes on this side of the state, but I don't think you could go wrong moving anywhere down here. Any info that I can share for your trip down I'd be more than glad to try and help you out.

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Thanks so much! That's a good idea to plan a trip in each season to test the waters so to speak! I guess the next step is picking up a state map and start following some of the fishing reports and conversations here to familiarize myself with the areas. Do you have spotted bass as well? I have only caught a few while we lived a winter in Atlanta but it is always interesting going after another black bass species I haven't seen much of.

Thanks again and I look forward to exploring your beautiful state!

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I would like to make a trip up there and fish Champlain, but that's the only reason I'd like to go. We do have some spots, but they are more of a nuisance than anything. The strain around here doesn't get much over 2 lb. Every once in a while someone will come across a good one, but not very often.

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Welcome. Dont forget to post your fishin trips in Ny as well, we love to hear from all over the US. Im from York,PA myself, been here since 91 and would fight to my death if someone tried to take me across the Mason-Dixon line. Absolutely love East Tn. Tight lines to yall and best of luck on your migration south.

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