New to Catfishing

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by tntitans21399, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. tntitans21399

    tntitans21399 New Member

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    I am new to catfishing, well when I was younger I would do some shore fishing and I would catch small ones from time to time but not on purpose just whatever took my hook. Now I am actually trying to go for certain type of fish. I mainly go to Percy Priest Lake and every now and then Old Hickory Lake. I didn't know if anyone could tell me which parts of the lakes are the best, I don't expect for anyone to give away their golden spots. But on Old Hickory which areas are better near (the Gallatin Steam Plant, Cedar Creek, Drakes Creek, or near the Dam) and on Priest (Dam, Seven Points, Cedar of Lebanon, Fate Sanders, etc...) type of areas.
     
  2. e'villeman

    e'villeman New Member

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    not familier with those lakes but these guys are great if theres info. on them your sure to get it ~ Welcome to the B.O.C !
     

  3. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Chris,
    I cant help you with any info about those lakes but did want to just say welcome to the BOC. Just be patient, there are alot of people on here from your state and im sure they have what your asking for. rspd507
     
  4. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Welcome to catfishing and to the BOC!!!:big_smile:
     
  5. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I see you are familiar to the Gallatin Steamplant. I grew up in Gallatin. I moved to Cadiz Kentucky in 1992. I spent over 20 years fishing on Old Hickory Lake. So it really wouldn't be like giving up any hotspots, since I dont get to fish there much anymore. I've caught over 45 stripers that weighed over 20 pounds. The largest was 47 lbs. caught in 1992. If you are targeting large flatheads, blues or channels,there is no better place than Old Hickory Lake. Especially near the Steamplant. There is a place called the Devils Tea Table. Have you heard of it. Probably not. It is a secret, long ago forgotten. But still capable of producing a world record, in my opinion. If you are interested in learning more, give me a holler.
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Chris Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois.
     
  7. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    welcome to a great site.. from dresden ohio...rollo
     
  8. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    I live to mins away from old hickory but I haven't had a ton of luck. But I know there is some decent fish in there. If you want to try it out and look for some holes let me know.
     
  9. smokey

    smokey New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Chris! Make one more post and you can open all of the pic. to see what others in the brotherhood are doing. smokey
     
  10. vaccouple

    vaccouple New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Chris.
    Orrin
     
  11. tntitans21399

    tntitans21399 New Member

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    I am hoping sometime this winter I will be able to have picture of a beast like everyone else. And then be able to enjoy catching & eating my own.