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#2904135 - 08/11/12 10:36 PM Bad day below Chicamauga
drawalot
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We drifted below Chicamauga today and did terrible! After 4 hours we had boated 4 small channel cats. We did break off a couple of pretty good ones, but overall a bad day. The weather was perfect, the water was running, they just werent biting! The river level was really low and the flow a little fast, but dang!
Plus, everything we caught today was channel cats, no blues at all...what's with that? I don't know if the the cold front coming through or all the storms washing stuff in the water but something sure messed us up. Ahhh well, I guess that's why they call it fishing and not catching...

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#2904191 - 08/12/12 12:26 AM Re: Bad day below Chicamauga [Re: drawalot]
Hangnail
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Bluebird skies after a front usually doesn't bode well for fishing. But, it's better than not going at all.
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#2904194 - 08/12/12 12:44 AM Re: Bad day below Chicamauga [Re: Hangnail]
Waterfowler22
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Registered: 11/22/11
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You know what they say "bad day of fishin beats a good day at work"
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#2911468 - 08/17/12 04:54 PM Re: Bad day below Chicamauga [Re: drawalot]
rsimms
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 Originally Posted By: drawalot
We drifted below Chicamauga today and did terrible! After 4 hours we had boated 4 small channel cats. We did break off a couple of pretty good ones, but overall a bad day. The weather was perfect, the water was running, they just werent biting! The river level was really low and the flow a little fast, but dang!
Plus, everything we caught today was channel cats, no blues at all...what's with that? I don't know if the the cold front coming through or all the storms washing stuff in the water but something sure messed us up. Ahhh well, I guess that's why they call it fishing and not catching...


It's been tough lately... the blues are just hanging out in "selected" areas. For the right price, I'll tell you which ones. Call me the next time you're heading down.
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#2911489 - 08/17/12 05:16 PM Re: Bad day below Chicamauga [Re: Waterfowler22]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Waterfowler22
You know what they say "bad day of fishin beats a good day at work"

You got that right!

A bad day of fishing beats a good day at work!

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#2911736 - 08/18/12 01:12 AM Re: Bad day below Chicamauga [Re: Wes Parrish]
drawalot
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We're trying to decide if we want to try for cats again or give trolling for crappie a chance. I think the next time we go for cats we'll hit some of the deeper holes first. I don't think it matters a lot when you drift the turbines if they're biting.
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