Sauger Time Yet?

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by festus, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. festus

    festus New Member

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    Has anybody caught, seen anyone catch, or heard of anyone catching sauger yet? Monday I saw a fellow fishing for them on the Clinch, but he wasn't having any luck that day. He showed me a picture on his cell phone camera of four keepers he got there last week. He caught them on medium sized shiners bumping the bottom with a floating jighead.
     
  2. Camo Fish

    Camo Fish New Member

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    Only caught a few on the Ohio River here in Henderson, Ky at J.T. Myers dam since Oct 1st. I guide for them on the river and with these cool night's and water temp's creeping toward that 55 deg mark (when they usually turn on) it's fixin' to happen. Next week will be the week I'll start really getting after them 11/9-11/14. The peak here is the last two weeks in Nov and first week of Dec.
     

  3. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    Last time I went a few weeks ago they were tearing them up on live minnows.
     
  4. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Les, where did you go?
     
  5. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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    At that creek that Tnjugger told us about..The name escapes me...I went over there to check it out and they had 2 guys there wearing them out..
    Oh yeah I remember its Cedar Creek..Its not far from my house right here in Lebanon..I think it closes though in November sometime..
     
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  6. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    One of us will have to ask him soon because I would like to know roundabout where its at.
     
  7. festus

    festus New Member

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    I got a few last Feb. and March on crappie jigs. Wasn't really fishing for them intentionally, but I sure was glad to see they're still in the Clinch since the Kingston Steam Plant fly ash disaster. I like their little cousin, the yellow perch. That's some of the prettiest meat there is on a freshwater fish, very little waste, few bones. They don't grow very big in Tennessee, but I sure put em on the stringer if they're big enough to get a couple of fish stick sized fillets from them.
     
  8. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    They been biting pretty good at locks an dam up at Greenup Ky. festus .On jigs tipped with white and charetruse curley tail grubs.
     
  9. TnRivershark

    TnRivershark New Member

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    AJ that is little Cedar Creek that Les is talking about, Nov. 5 is close date.:0a22:
     
  10. Greasy Ham

    Greasy Ham New Member

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    I caught a little bitty one in a castnet at the OH dam 2 weekends ago. So they are there.
     
  11. crappietime

    crappietime New Member

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    You talking about right above 231 bridge.
     
  12. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    Yes thats the place, turn right before you get to the bridge. Follow the road to the white church that is on the right, turn left and the road ends at the creek.
     
  13. festus

    festus New Member

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    I finally got a sauger today at Melton Hill Dam on a 3" shad minnow. It was barely a keeper, only 17" long, but at least it's a start. And I also received a tip a few minutes ago about a hot spot on Fort Loudoun Lake. I also talked to some sauger fishermen today in boats drift fishing for sauger, but didn't ask it they'd caught any yet. It's getting near that time!! :big_smile: