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#1266799 - 03/29/09 06:56 PM Big Blues & Bonus Bass
rsimms
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We had a fun weekend in the Scenic City, even though the weather wasn't very scenic. Here's the weekend report and pics:

March 28, 2009

Once it was clear that deadly thunderstorms weren't going to strike, I headed out with Clayton Cornell to check on some Chickamauga Tailwater Cats today. It wasn't fast and furious, but we poked around and found some quality fish, including one beast that Clayton coaxed into the boat on light tackle. It was quite a battle. That fished tipped the scales at an even 40 lbs.! We had two others 26 and 24 and an assortment of 3-10 lb. fish. A very fun short trip ... we caught some drifting and some from a couple of key holes. All on chicken breast. We also found a good bunch of bluegill hungry for wax worms... a few of them were quite hefty.





March 29, 2009

I had a trip scheduled with Larry Marshall a couple of weeks ago, the Saturday a monsoon hit and we were forced to postpone. Today the monsoons were gone, but the wind wasn't:<( We started out after crappie up on the lake. We managed a handful of keepers on some shallow stumps, plus a big bonus largemouth bass. He gave Larry one serious tussle on the crappie rod. I was proud to see this one slide into the net Larry said it was his personal best bass.



But it wasn't long after the bonus bass that the wind ripped the lake to shreds. We finally figured out it was time to go to Plan B.

Of course Plan B for me always means catfish (when it's not Plan A). So off we went to try and hide from the wind beneath the Dam. When we first arrived the fish were on fire! In almost no time we put four fish in the boat between 20 and 25 lbs. each... plus our big fish today, a 31 lber. It was great fun listening to a catfish newbie exclaim with shock and awe at the power of big blues.






We managed several other solid fish between 5 and 15... then TVA slowed the water flow and the cats shut down like flippin' a switch. We switched over in search of tailwater crappie and found quite a few. But it was tough fishing in the screaming wind. However Larry headed back home with a cooler full of eater blues, some crappie and some bull bream.

And that means life is good and gettin better every day!
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#1266876 - 03/29/09 07:23 PM Re: Big Blues & Bonus Bass [Re: ]
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What did the bass weigh? It looks like a solid 7 to 8 pounder.
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#1267124 - 03/29/09 08:14 PM Re: Big Blues & Bonus Bass [Re: Kirk]
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Wow you guys did good man congrats.
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#1267296 - 03/29/09 08:56 PM Re: Big Blues & Bonus Bass [Re: tophat]
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nice fish
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#1267356 - 03/29/09 09:15 PM Re: Big Blues & Bonus Bass [Re: Umpire]
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Awsome.....
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#1267481 - 03/29/09 10:29 PM Re: Big Blues & Bonus Bass [Re: Kirk]
rsimms
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 Originally Posted By: Kirk
What did the bass weigh? It looks like a solid 7 to 8 pounder.


Trick photography... didn't weigh it but I'm sure it was between 5 & 6.
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#1267493 - 03/29/09 10:37 PM Re: Big Blues & Bonus Bass [Re: rsimms]
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Simms - you are the dern "Fish Whisperer."
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#1267679 - 03/30/09 06:12 AM Re: Big Blues & Bonus Bass [Re: rsimms]
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#1267685 - 03/30/09 06:15 AM Re: Big Blues & Bonus Bass [Re: spitndrum]
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#1268777 - 03/30/09 08:17 PM Re: Big Blues & Bonus Bass [Re: rsimms]
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