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    Default 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....

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    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.


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutAssassin View Post
    No luck here below ft. loudon dam saturday either...
    TA,
    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.

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

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    Default Mh

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

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    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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