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  1. Thread: cormorants

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    TWRA can't do anything without permission from...

    TWRA can't do anything without permission from the Feds. Cormorants are protected by the migratory bird treaty act and fall under USFWS jurisdiction too, and theirs supercedes TWRAs. Cormorants can...
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    I've heard it quoted that when wildlife officers...

    I've heard it quoted that when wildlife officers do compliance checks, something like 95+% of contacts are doing it right. The point being, if you see that other 5%, let the guys responsible for...
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    The first rule of fight club and fly fishing...

    Many of the lakes, rivers, and creeks we fish are pretty darn sensitive to pressure, and fishermen prefer to keep their spots secret, so don't take a lack of responses personally. Like Troutman said,...
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    Stay out of my creek! I can literally picture...

    Stay out of my creek! I can literally picture cast for cast where you fished. Those little pools and chutes right above the mouth never look like much but always hold fish.How far up the trib did you...
  5. Thread: Deer Attack

    by MickT
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    Does are giving birth right now, and she very...

    Does are giving birth right now, and she very likely saw your dog as a potential threat and was going to stomp a mud hole in it to protect her fawn.
  6. Thread: Smallie fishing

    by MickT
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    Dave, also consider what these fish are eating....

    Dave, also consider what these fish are eating. Trout make their living eating lots of tiny bugs, but a smallmouth is an ambush predator- they lay in wait for a decent sized meal and strike. While a...
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    Gary, do you ever get out on any of the bigger...

    Gary, do you ever get out on any of the bigger rivers this time of year? I grew up on the Duck in middle TN, and from now til Thanksgiving was prime time for some big smallies in the big bluff holes....
  8. Thread: 8 wt reel

    by MickT
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    I got a Lamson Konic at LRO. So far, I've just...

    I got a Lamson Konic at LRO. So far, I've just caught smallies on it, but it seems like a really good match to my 7 wt. You won't need much drag for the bass, but stripers and carp are runners...
  9. Thread: smallmouth

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    Beetle spin with nightcrawler on the hook instead...

    Beetle spin with nightcrawler on the hook instead of the little plastic body that comes with it. Cast it out and reel it in. It catches fish. period. As far as artificials, 4" plastic lizards in...
  10. Thread: smallmouth

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    I would concentrate on the lower stretches closer...

    I would concentrate on the lower stretches closer to Maryville. I usually catch smallies on 2'' to 4'' minnow and crawfish imitations (clousers, slumpbusters, etc) and gawdy surface flies(hoppers,...
  11. Thread: smallmouth

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    How far are you wanting to go? The Little River...

    How far are you wanting to go? The Little River anywhere from Townsend to Maryville or Little Pigeon around Sevierville would be good options. The Holston or French Broad are closer, but you will...
  12. Thread: Shame, shame...

    by MickT
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    AA, I understand how you feel about targetting...

    AA, I understand how you feel about targetting "guards" on beds. However, I saw nothing in the fishing report that actually encouraged people to target fish on beds. It's a personal ethical decision,...
  13. Thread: Shame, shame...

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    Plain and simple- bass fishing is about big fish,...

    Plain and simple- bass fishing is about big fish, and the spring is the most consistent time to catch big bass, especially in rivers. Not all of the fish spawn at once- the first wave moved in with...
  14. Thread: Fb 4-10

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    There's also a ramp under the 66 bridge. Dam to...

    There's also a ramp under the 66 bridge. Dam to 66 would be a decent 4-5 mile float. From 66 to 7 Islands is 15+ miles- not doable in a drift boat unless you row downstream the whole time. I usually...
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    No Hackle, do you park at the bridge there at 411?

    No Hackle, do you park at the bridge there at 411?
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    Matt, there's always the LR- it's got a healthy...

    Matt, there's always the LR- it's got a healthy smallmouth population on down from the park.
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    Parts can be bankable from the WMA down there,...

    Parts can be bankable from the WMA down there, but if they are schooling on the other side, you're just gonna get a lot of casting practice. The other key is current. It's been my experience that you...
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    Big Max- Flies or hardware? bank or boat? I...

    Big Max-
    Flies or hardware? bank or boat?
    I used to chase them below cheatham dam on the cumberland. Fast action, hard fighting- what more could you want from a fish?
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    19.25" Little Pigeon, 3-18 Half & Half This...

    19.25" Little Pigeon, 3-18 Half & Half

    This was the only fish of the day, but it certainly made the trip!

    http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/Michael_McCord/100_1802.jpg
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    I find it easier. I can slip my bodkin between...

    I find it easier. I can slip my bodkin between the barbs and seperate the exact width I want, then cut it to length. The barbs won't seperate, flair, or twist when I tie them in.

    How do you...
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    Prepping turkey tail for nymph backs...

    Tying a couple of ChemE's BUTs (Big Ugly Tellico) got me thinking. Why do I treat a small piece of tail feather with nail polish at a time? So, I got out the spray can of laquer, and now I have an...
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    The LP in Sevierville. I go there b/c I can cast...

    The LP in Sevierville. I go there b/c I can cast from the bank. The river is just too swift to wade right now.
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    Fish S-L-O-w and deep right now. The water is...

    Fish S-L-O-w and deep right now. The water is still cold- 52* where I was at yesterday at 4 pm. I like bigger flies- the meal has to be worth moving for. I have caught a few on in a couple of short...
  24. Thread: Big Ugly Tellico

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    I may have to steal this one for smallmouth this...

    I may have to steal this one for smallmouth this summer!
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    Exactly! Grouse favor what a forester calls...

    Exactly! Grouse favor what a forester calls pole-sized timber- stands that are 15-45ish years old. Active timber management (and harvest) is often wildlife's best friend in extensively forested areas.
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