Trying for a BigUn

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by canepole, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Well I'm sitting here waiting on the clock, I got to bed around five o'Clock and got some sleep, and I plan on being on the river at four o'Clock, I found a place where a great big cat lives and I have tried for several weeks to interest him in a big skipjack head, and I have fished for him in the evening all the way up till around midnight or 0100, and have planned to be out there when the sun comes up, But have thrown in the towel and went home,
    I talked to my good friend and catter wild Bill from alabama about the bigun and he agreed that the morning bite would be the time to try for him, And I am hoping he is right, I will leave another post on here when I get back and let you feller's know how I did.
     
  2. yellowcat

    yellowcat New Member

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    Canepole, I hope the big one bites for you this morning, Good luck. Sounds like you know where he lives and it's just a matter of time before you're there when he's hungry. Again Good luck and let us know how it goes.
     

  3. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Well I got out there and sit up around four O"clock and fished the hole till around fifteen to five and never got a bite, then we moved to another area and I had a decent run, But lost him., I sure will be glad when fall comes back in, The commercial fisherman were out there today and I don't think they were doing to good either.
     
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    hey canepole; have you tried other bait ?maybe the bigun wants live bait or take the big skippy lay down on his side stick yer knife in behind his head and split him open half way thru (sort of like fellette him) but dont cut thru the belly skin turn him inside out . i have seen this work.good luck
     
  5. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll have to try that the next time I'm out there.
     
  6. skip_jack

    skip_jack New Member

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    Tom, just got around to checking out the new site here. Let me know when you want to get together. I left you a post on the other site on when I'll be available. Hopefully we run into that biggun.... ;) . Anyone having any luck catchin skipjask? If so, where and what on?
     
  7. Jamey

    Jamey New Member

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    Jason, have you tried for the skippies at Cheatham Dam? I caught about ten or so for the freezer in a fairly short period of time a couple of weeks ago. I was using my standard rig for big skippies: two 1/8oz white curly-tailed crappie jigs, about 12" apart (sometimes with a 1/2 oz bank singer tied another 12" up the line, depending on the direction/speed of the current and distance I need to cast). The skippy action died down pretty quickly when they shut down the generators, but that doesn't happen very often. Good luck!
     
  8. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    My son has been up at Cheatham a few times lately. Sometimes he comes home empty handed and sometimes he has a bucket full.
     
  9. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    I wished cheatham dam was closer, its about a 35 mile drive for me, I need to go over and try to get some bait I've got about six frozen skips left....
     
  10. visualtec

    visualtec New Member

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    I am fishing this weekend in the New Johnsonville area of Kentucky lake. Can anyone give me some spots to fish for a monster? I catch and release. I would appreciate any help.
     
  11. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Hey Don, I was sitting here wondering how you did at N.Johnsonville, I would have been glad to help you, But I never have fished that area,
     
  12. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Me and John are heading out on the Cumberland next weekend, I am not sure of where we will be fishing or the details, I sure am in bad need of hanging into another bigun, its about to kill me, hahaha Been along time and I'm ready for the big fight, if any of you all are fishing next w/end let me know and we will keep a eye out for you, I'll let you all know where and when,

    When I find out,,,,,,,,,
    :rolleyes:
     
  13. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    We will be putting in a The Steam Plant and heading down river if any of you all are out give us a shout. We will launch at 0700 sharp,,,,, :)
     
  14. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Good luck Tom hope you catch a big one.
    May be around cumberland city my self in a few days.
    PEte
     
  15. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Pete I will be looking forward to seeing you out yonder....
     
  16. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    I caught one little one and had several good hits,And one good run on a gutt pocket, The one that ran with the gutt pocket got all of the G/Pocket, but didn't get any hook,,,,,,There's alway's next w/end,,,,,,
     
  17. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Here's a picture of John Stevens driving his boat down the cumberland , The big boat is the delta Queen.
     

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  18. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    One thing we can count on Tom is that you will keep on swingin the bat. LOL!
     
  19. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Yep Big George, sooner or later one of those big blues will mess up and get his Picture taken, With Me..
     
  20. canepole

    canepole New Member

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    Well, Its 0458 here in Woodlawn Tennessee and I got the boat all hooked up and got everything just about ready for a good day of catting, I'm going to a Area on the river Where I am sure with out a doubt there will be a bigun just waiting on my hook, I just got to find him, the place is along ways from a boat ramp and I'm probably going to freeze my a$$ off, I just hope the trip pay's off,I think they are running one generater at the dam, and I hope there's alittle current. If I get lucky and find a bigun I will let you feller's know and will post a picture.