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ChemEAngler 03-08-2009 10:06 PM

White Bass Run
Made it out yesterday looking for some white bass and stripers below a local dam, and found zero action. I guess the temps are still a bit too cold, but with a few days of 60 degree rainfall we should begin to see a change. Looking forward to some fast action on big streamers.

Spring is a wonderful time to be in East Tennessee. So many species options and so many places to go....

Troutman 03-08-2009 10:28 PM

I went out looking for stripes and smallies yesterday also. Floated a local warm tailwater. Water temps stayed below 45 degrees all day, wind was blowing upstream so hard, it was whitecapping at times. Fished shoals and the deep water with a variety of tackle. No smallmouth or stripes (white bass) yet but did finally catch a little largemouth on a puglisi streamer. Some warm rains would sure be good for the water temps and maybe get things in gear.
maybe in a couple more weeks I'll try for them again.

ChemEAngler 03-08-2009 10:38 PM

Nice Troutman.

TroutAssassin 03-10-2009 10:59 AM

No luck here below ft. loudon dam saturday either...:frown:

ChemEAngler 03-10-2009 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by TroutAssassin (Post 64273)
No luck here below ft. loudon dam saturday either...:frown:

My wife and I drove over there after we left Melton Hill Saturday. It was just such a nice day to be out, I wanted to drive around. I was surprised at the lack of people fishing there too.

TroutAssassin 03-11-2009 08:41 PM

Yeah, it was pretty freaking windy as well. What people that were there were not hooking up either.

asummitt 03-12-2009 08:42 AM

I fished for several hours below Melton Hill on Sunday and Monday with no action at all.

No Hackle 03-13-2009 12:07 PM

hey guys you should try my home town Loudon and fish the beach in front of Viscase. There should be some action there pretty easy casting and there are 2 drop offs between the car bridge and the guard shack. Your probly get into a mixed bag of stipper, hybrid and yellows(they tend to run small) and maybe some big skipjack aka Tennessee Tarpon. Also of note there is a warm water discharge near the guard shack.
Have a good one, No Hackle ><>

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