Tenn tom waterway Amory... help

Discussion in 'LOCAL MISSISSIPPI TALK' started by speedy1_36, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. speedy1_36

    speedy1_36 New Member

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    Bruce,Mississippi
    Has anyone on here fished the waterway? I have been wanting to and need some info. The best place to put in. I want to jug fish and would like to have some idea where to go to. I live in Bruce,MS and would go some where else if i have a good chance to catch some fish. I have been fishing Grenada but not catching much(putting in at Gums Crossing) thought i might try below the spillway in the river. We caught a few flatheads there while camping in July. I am open to suggestions just need to catch a few. Hate to strike out!!! Also can anybody tell me where to get the reflective tape for my jugs(pool noodles) I saw a post on how to make them and made 25 but can't find the tape anywhere. Thanks
     
  2. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Southaven,MS
    I haven't fished the waterway in more than a year, then it was at Aberdeen. It was a rainy weekend so not much fishing was done. I did have a nice dinner at the Pickle Barrel while there. I'd like to join you, but would be camping for the weekend. Pick a date in the middle of Oct. and I'll see about making it.
     

  3. fish

    fish Active Member

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    ChattanoogaTenn
    Hey Speedy, have you tried Bay Springs? That is one nice area to fish and camp. Crow's Neck which is at the mouth of Bay Springs is a great place and there is a stump field there. Bay Springs should be a great place to jug fish.
     
  4. juniormathis

    juniormathis New Member

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    verona,ms
    i have fished it for several years from amory to iuka
     
  5. juniormathis

    juniormathis New Member

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    verona,ms
    i have about a 100 and i dont have tape on them use the orange ones they show up real good
     
  6. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    Fairbury, Illin
    I get my reflective tape from our local Wally world, it's in the automotive department.
     
  7. miner

    miner New Member

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    State:
    Sulligent, Alabama
    I have fished on the waterway but never caught much at Amory or Aberdeen. I would like to try Bay springs or Columbus sometime one of these days. Missisippi went up on there license
    fees for us out of staters last year and I just could't see paying
    over a hunderd dollars to fish a few times a year.

    I wouldn't go to Amory you don't have very much water to fish.
    I would go to Aberdeen or Columbus Lake. I have seen lots of people jug fishing at Aberdeen before. They usually have a lot of jugs out where the Tombigbee dumps in to the waterway at Aberdeen. About two miles north of the Becker boat ramp.
    Usually a lot all along the channel down to Aberdeen.
    I hope this helps some.
     
  8. Scott Graves

    Scott Graves New Member

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    I am from Columbus, about 40 miles south of Amory, we fish above and below the Columbus lock and dam. The best fishing is below the lock. I found that Wal-mart has the tape you are looking for. It is the tape that joggers use to put on there jogging outfits. And if you can find it the D.O.T tape on trucks is also good
     
  9. speedy1_36

    speedy1_36 New Member

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    State:
    Bruce,Mississippi
    Thanks guys for the information. I am finally starting back fishing. Deer season put a cramp in my fishing again. I didn't buy my boat till late last year(around the end of July). I never got to fish the waterway. I fished Grenada several times and Enid several times. I was just looking for somewhere close enough it would't cost a arm and leg to go fish. As high as gas got i just fished these lakes because they were close to home. Hope to try the waterway and the Tallahatchie River this year. Also the MS. I bought some Cattracker dip bait and gave it to mother and step dad they were camped on the MS near Rosedale. She caught 5 off the bank(the biggest 18#) one evening using the shrimp dip bait.(guess it works) I did pretty good on the jugs only problem was all the trotlines in the rivers. But they did good at Enid in the lake. Looking forward to trying some new places this year. See ya on the water, Speedy
     
  10. Hootowlc3

    Hootowlc3 New Member

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    Florida
    Speddy, I have had luck when I launch at Becker Bottom. I go out to the old river run and go up stream about 3 miles. There is a old river run that comes off the river on the left. Lots of stumps on the ruver channel. The mouth of the run is too shallow now to enter. I put my jugs in up stream form the mouth of the run and fish the main river.
    Good luck
     
  11. speedy1_36

    speedy1_36 New Member

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    State:
    Bruce,Mississippi
    A friend of mine was telling me today about lauching at Becker Bottom and catching some fish. I will try it this spring. Also I will be coming in to Amory from Oakolona and Wren(can't remember the hwy. #) he said you can also put in the old river at the first bridge before the waterway. I wonder if this correct??? He told me that he caught some good flatheads in the old river trotlining above and below a very deep hole. I just don't know which way he went when he put in(up or down river). Thanks for the information.
     
  12. Hootowlc3

    Hootowlc3 New Member

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    Speddy, Your truck will be much safer at Becker Bottom. I wouldn't leave my truck at the old river launch especially at night.
     
  13. speedy1_36

    speedy1_36 New Member

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    State:
    Bruce,Mississippi
    Thanks Hootowl for the info. That would be all i needed to ruin a trip. Some one break in to my truck. I will try Becker Bottom for sure.