Great Day In Tennessee

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  1. CharlieTN

    CharlieTN Active Member

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    Charles Shepher
    Headed out on Watts Bar Lake early this morning. Anchored up at 4:50 am and had a bite at 5:10 am, nice 10lb blue. Some 20 minutes later I hooked up on a 7lb blue. These were caught in a 62’ deep spot I like to fish where a creek dumps into the original river channel at the end of a long bend. I was using cut bluegill and small gizzard shad.

    The main purpose of the trip was to give my trolling motor a test run as I had been having trouble with it. I also wanted to try out a set of planer boards I had just made. I re-tied for some dragging rigs using the Santee Cooper setup. Headed up out of the hole I was fishing to a ledge that mirrored the outside bend of the main channel. As soon as I made it up on the ledge, roughly 30’ deep, I hooked up on a 22.5lb blue. 200 yards later I caught a 14.9lb blue, then roughly 200 yards even further I caught a very dark 29lb blue. All of these were caught on cut bluegill in around 30-35’ of water.

    I caught a total of 9 fish, the smallest three were less than a pound. I still can’t figure out how they can get the bait and a 8/0 hook in their mouth, but they did.

    All in all it was a great day. Weather was perfect, boat ran great, trolling motor worked flawlessly, planer boards worked good but need a bit of tweaking. Had a great time. Just wanted to share.

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  2. mikecat87

    mikecat87 Active Member

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    Sounds like a good day!
     
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  3. Brackish*Water

    Brackish*Water Well-Known Member

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  4. Herbhome

    Herbhome Well-Known Member

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    Nice catch, Charles. Thanks for sharing.:smile1:
     
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  5. SteveMcK

    SteveMcK Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that was a good one!
     
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  6. hurt locker

    hurt locker Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!!! Spent parts of 2 days Striper fishing at Watts Bar.Great place. Hope to get back for some Cat fishing.
     
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  7. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Nice outing, glad your TM is working again
     
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  8. flyfishingnut

    flyfishingnut Active Member

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    Nice trip, thanks for sharing. Are you fishing off a pontoon?
     
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  9. Thunder head

    Thunder head Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Charles,

    I caught a 16 pound blue Saturday that was almost black. Ready to spawn.
     
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  10. CharlieTN

    CharlieTN Active Member

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    I am. Love the extra space. The wind does tend to move it quite a bit though.
     
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  11. CharlieTN

    CharlieTN Active Member

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    It really is a great lake, expcept for the whole mercury in the fish thing.
     
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  12. lonelyfarmgirl82

    lonelyfarmgirl82 Member

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    That's a huge one. Thanks for sharing
     
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