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#1192615 - 02/20/09 01:24 PM Smith Springs on Percy Priest
drrxnupe
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Registered: 02/15/09
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Loc: Nashville, TN & Oxford, MS

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Despite it being 19 degrees this morning, I decided to head out to Smith Springs this am. Needed to reward myself after working 7 days in a row. I've heard people say that there's decent crappie fishing in the multiple coves from the ramp onward towards the Anderson Rd ramp.

Water temp was still 45-47 degrees. I tried trolling 1/8, 1/16, and 1/32 oz jigs with no luck. I jigged and fished minnows with slip floats on submerged structure in 12 to 20 feet of water with no luck. Not even a single nibble all day.

Does anyone here ever fish in this area? Any suggested spots?

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#1194748 - 02/22/09 07:10 AM Re: Smith Springs on Percy Priest [Re: drrxnupe]
J Hartman
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No, but I went to percy priest yesterday, and put in at the us army corps of engineers ramp... And it got too windy for my little boat.
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#1195216 - 02/22/09 01:49 PM Re: Smith Springs on Percy Priest [Re: J Hartman]
B.D.
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Loc: Hendersonville TN

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I used to bank fish that area back when I lived in Antioch. It doesn't seem to really heat up until April.

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#1195246 - 02/22/09 02:13 PM Re: Smith Springs on Percy Priest [Re: drrxnupe]
drrxnupe
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I tried again today with no luck. The wind was just brutal. I too have a very small boat (Bantam 3X) therefore I didnt last long. Water temp has dropped a few(43-45 degrees). I'll wait and try that area again in the spring.
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#1195434 - 02/22/09 05:32 PM Re: Smith Springs on Percy Priest [Re: drrxnupe]
trealtree
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Registered: 09/29/04
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No fish left in that area. ;\)
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