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Old 08-12-2009, 07:05 AM
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Regs aren't squat w/o enforcement if a creel or size limit was enforced & more importantly penalized as heavily as a deer poacher, then & only then, we might see some better results. Then there's that other agency(CORPS) that has to be dealt with, for years, they haven't been held accountable for downstream water quality
Steps are being taken for both of these problems, trouble is, at some of our ages, will we see the results?

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Old 08-12-2009, 08:09 AM
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I'm no expert by far, but I do know that rainbows have the least temperature tolerances of the 3 species in the Caney. When I first made it out after the months of nonstop generation, I immediately noticed all I was catching was browns and brooks. The generation wasn't cold water from the bottom of the lake anymore, it was rainwater.
I actually think brook trout are the most water sensitive of the 3, and by far the dumber of the three. Rainbows seem to fall victim to bait slingers faster then the rest, and if the rainbow population shows a sharp decline in conjunction with an increase in pressure, then the answer is crystal clear.
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:53 AM
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Regs aren't squat w/o enforcement if a creel or size limit was enforced & more importantly penalized as heavily as a deer poacher, then & only then, we might see some better results.
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Couldn't agree more. I have never been checked on a Tennessee tailwater. Last time I was leaving the clinch, saw one guy with a dead slot fish, and one kid holding a stringer of 12 fish. We talked to the guy with the slot fish, he said he was unaware of the new regulation.

Speaking of educating the sportsmen, here are my two favorite pictures from kids fish for free day....


Nice trebble hook in the gills.

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:02 AM
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It would be good if they would throw a boat in the water and float the river checking folks out. I have seen them checking out folks fishing for the stockers below Percy Priest dam in the winter. They glass them from the opposite side and then go over and check them out. This year I was one of about 8 folks fishing there when the TWRA startd checking licenses. By the time they were through, only me and one other guy were left. Everyone else packed up and left after the TWRA checked them out. I can only surmise those folks did not have the needed license.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:17 AM
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This is funny and becoming trite...
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