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#1278315 - 04/06/09 12:41 PM Scenic City Saturday
rsimms
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Spent a LONG day on the Tennessee River Saturday. Started out at daylight shooting photographs for a magazine article of a kayak excursion with folks from Outdoor Chattanooga. BEAUTIFUL morning for pics... sorry, you'll have to wait for May Issue of Chattanooga Magazine to see them. I was NOT in a kayak, BTW.

But after I got through "working," it was time to fish. Started out downriver harassing some of the spotted bass. They usually turn on real good in April. In an hour or two, I caught about a dozen... all on a white Excaliber Fat Free Fry crankbait. Several of the bigger ones are in my freezer right now. \:\)

After that I headed back upstream and messed around with catfish. I only caught two... an 18 lb. blue and an 8 lb. channel. Then about 1 o'clock I went in search of crappie. Found a bunch! Probably caught 30 or 40 although most were shorts... but I scraped out a dozen big slabs, including one TARP crappie. Of course I stuck a few eater cats throwing the crappie jigs as well.

I'm no good at self-portraits, so no pics of me, HOWEVER, I ran across a friend, Tony Smith who had his son, and his grandson, Jade, out on the river. And take a LOOK BELOW at what Jade caught! Holy Moly! Neither Tony nor I had a scale ... but we're sure it went six-plus. He caught it on one of those non-imitation shiner lures (otherwise known as live bait). Tony is a man after my own heart. And that means life is good and gettin' better every day.
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#1278343 - 04/06/09 01:09 PM Re: Scenic City Saturday [Re: rsimms]
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VERY cool. \:D
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#1278381 - 04/06/09 01:38 PM Re: Scenic City Saturday [Re: RUGER]
mike243
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,great fish & picture,mike243
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#1278850 - 04/06/09 07:06 PM Re: Scenic City Saturday [Re: mike243]
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cool
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#1279034 - 04/06/09 08:12 PM Re: Scenic City Saturday [Re: Bertman]
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Oh, one of the best pics. ever!!!!
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#1279062 - 04/06/09 08:21 PM Re: Scenic City Saturday [Re: gil1]
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awesome smally!
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#1279104 - 04/06/09 08:31 PM Re: Scenic City Saturday [Re: Kimberman]
Umpire
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nice fish
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#1279846 - 04/07/09 09:10 AM Re: Scenic City Saturday [Re: Umpire]
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wow, great smallmouth
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#1280441 - 04/07/09 02:57 PM Re: Scenic City Saturday [Re: easy45]
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nice
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#1280981 - 04/07/09 08:14 PM Re: Scenic City Saturday [Re: rsimms]
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