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#1407939 - 07/14/09 06:43 PM Center Hill Question
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Never spent a day in my life on the lake. Going tomorrow evening to see if I can find some Smallies or Largemouth. I'm sick of catchin 12-14' bass on OH and JPP. Maybe I can find some larger fish somewhere else.

I've got a 14' Jon with electronics. I've also got a map of the lake. But I'm like a blind dog in a meat house in not knowing where to get started.

Where should I launch to get started (driving in from Nashville). Not trying find out where your honey holes are -- just an area of the lake to get started.

Thanks for the help!!

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#1408087 - 07/14/09 08:19 PM Re: Center Hill Question [Re: Back Home]
RF270
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Spend a few days on Center Hill & you will appreciate OH and JPP. It is one tough lake, especially this time of the year. Go to Kentucky Lake or Guntersville, longer drives but a lot more and better bass.
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#1408100 - 07/14/09 08:26 PM Re: Center Hill Question [Re: RF270]
ShaneHallum
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Take the Smithville/McMinnville exit. If you have a GPS.. type in Pates Ford Marina. if not, PM for complete directions.

Put in at Pates Ford, pulling out of the marina, take a right hand turn.. go up into the creek, it's called Sink creek. Wonderful bass fishing up in that area.


Or you could take a left coming out of the marina and stay to the left at the big split(you will notice it) go around 3 curves and you will come 2 a place called Pin Hook.. really good fishing along the banks. Eagle creek runs out into the main channel and it's a limit spot everytime.

I went to this area last week, we picked thru all our fish and found 5 that we wanted 2 keep. Also caught 2 big walleye in the same hole.

This lower end of the lake doesn't get much boat traffic at all.
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#1408197 - 07/14/09 08:58 PM Re: Center Hill Question [Re: ShaneHallum]
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Good luck,never had much luck on Center Hill
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#1408203 - 07/14/09 09:00 PM Re: Center Hill Question [Re: Football Hunter]
ShaneHallum
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This end of the lake has came alive in the past few weeks.
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#1408417 - 07/14/09 10:27 PM Re: Center Hill Question [Re: ShaneHallum]
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CH is one of the toughest lakes I have ever fished. In the early 80's, I lived at Cove Hollow and fished the almost daily. If my life depended on it, I couldn't begin to tell you where to start.
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#1408452 - 07/14/09 10:45 PM Re: Center Hill Question [Re: bowriter]
ShaneHallum
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
CH is one of the toughest lakes I have ever fished. In the early 80's, I lived at Cove Hollow and fished the almost daily. If my life depended on it, I couldn't begin to tell you where to start.



Hit or miss. big lake with an even bigger failure rate.


I actually went today to get some bluegill to run some noodles, I didn't even catch 10 bluegil. Like I said, hit or miss. \:D
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#1408455 - 07/14/09 10:51 PM Re: Center Hill Question [Re: bowriter]
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Been catching some good ones aaround the ramp at Johnsons Chapel, carolina rig lizards and CH worms on the gravel banks. Dry creek and Mine Lick are always fairly good need a map to find Mine Lick tho.the big island hasn't been very nice too me this past week,on the deeper banks fish a jig 1/2oz is what i like or a craw/lizzard/CH worn texas rigged with whatever weight you prefer.If you go on a weekend go up a creek, you wont be able to fish the main channel for the pleasure boaters.if you catch 10 fish during the day you'll be doin good, better at night.... fished edds saturday night and 22 won it... only had 15 \:\( hard place to fish.
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#1408459 - 07/14/09 10:53 PM Re: Center Hill Question [Re: jh]
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Which end Shane ? Rock Island,Webbs end ?
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#1408498 - 07/15/09 12:54 AM Re: Center Hill Question [Re: jh]
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Thanks for all the tips and bewares. It'll be nice to have a change of scenery. Would love to hang a walleye. Haven't caught one in years.
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