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#2941561 - 09/12/12 10:04 PM Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others
catman529
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The big one was the last smallie I caught of the day, so it's at the bottom of the post, but I just waded a creek for a few hours using mainly live minnows for bait.

Here are all of the bass I caught today...















I caught 2 on a lizard. The rest were on live minnows.






Here is the big one. If my memory is correct, it ties my previous personal best which I caught 5 years ago at 18.25 inches. This one was weighed though, unlike the last one. 2 lbs 9 oz. I was hoping it would break 3. Well I still got higher goals, and will be fishing for smallmouth plenty more in the future.



After that, I had to go and catch one of the big shiners that I had been watching.

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#2941572 - 09/12/12 10:10 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: catman529]
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Awesome creek smallies. I used to do a lot of that in the Stones River around Murfreesboro, I need to get back to it sometime...A 2pound 9oz smallie puts up a heck of a fight! Did you catch your minnows or buy some and bring em with you.
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#2941584 - 09/12/12 10:23 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: Dbllunger]
catman529
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Good ole cast net. There is only one species of minnow I will use for bait and the rest are thrown back. I even caught a baby smallmouth in the cast net.
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#2941588 - 09/12/12 10:26 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: catman529]
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#2941662 - 09/12/12 11:49 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: easy45]
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That's a good one. Too bad you didn't show off the shirt a little more. LOL. I'll have to steal the photo if that's ok with you for the website.
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#2941694 - 09/13/12 04:35 AM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: SilverFox]
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 Originally Posted By: SilverFox
That's a good one. Too bad you didn't show off the shirt a little more. LOL. I'll have to steal the photo if that's ok with you for the website.
Feel free to use it. didn't even think of the shirt, I just had a big smallmouth on my mind at the time.
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#2942130 - 09/13/12 01:05 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: catman529]
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is there any black perch in those creeks? Numbers seem to be fading here in wayne county
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#2942170 - 09/13/12 01:35 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: elkman]
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Pretty Smallies, congrats!
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#2942520 - 09/13/12 07:18 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: Winchester]
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nice group of fish you caught there. sounds like you had a good day.
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#2942797 - 09/13/12 10:26 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: Inkstainz]
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#2942803 - 09/13/12 10:31 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: spitndrum]
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Very nice, looks like you had a good day!
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#2942817 - 09/13/12 10:48 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: elkman]
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 Originally Posted By: elkman
is there any black perch in those creeks? Numbers seem to be fading here in wayne county
yes they are in there, but I was fishing with baits that they don't usually hit so I didn't catch any. Normally I see a lot of those in any of the creeks around here. Assuming you are referring to rock bass as a black perch.
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#2943361 - 09/14/12 11:47 AM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: spitndrum]
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nice fish
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#2943571 - 09/14/12 03:55 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: browning glock]
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Cat I didn't mail that reel today. The traffic was terrible and I didn't want to drive up towards Sevierville to mail it. I'll send it off Monday.
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#2943584 - 09/14/12 04:10 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: SilverFox]
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no rush man it's all good, may take some time to get to learn it anyway because I will be hunting more than fishing soon
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#2943922 - 09/14/12 09:53 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: elkman]
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 Originally Posted By: elkman
is there any black perch in those creeks? Numbers seem to be fading here in wayne county


Interesting ive noticed the same in Lawrence
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#2945099 - 09/16/12 10:49 AM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: spitndrum]
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Is this on the Harpeth?
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#2945788 - 09/17/12 07:22 AM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: elkman
is there any black perch in those creeks? Numbers seem to be fading here in wayne county
yes they are in there, but I was fishing with baits that they don't usually hit so I didn't catch any. Normally I see a lot of those in any of the creeks around here. Assuming you are referring to rock bass as a black perch.



i was, rockfish, black perch, goggle eye, etc. thanks
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#2946185 - 09/17/12 12:48 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: MidTN]
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 Originally Posted By: MidTN
Is this on the Harpeth?
that is a good guess but the location is classified... ;\)
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#2946361 - 09/17/12 02:28 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: catman529]
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nice one
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#2946648 - 09/17/12 05:25 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: Rockhound]
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 Originally Posted By: Rockhound
 Originally Posted By: elkman
is there any black perch in those creeks? Numbers seem to be fading here in wayne county


Interesting ive noticed the same in Lawrence


yeah me too, i used to fish factory, chisolm, etc.
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#2947987 - 09/18/12 05:29 PM Re: Tied personal best Smallmouth... and a few others [Re: spitndrum]
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nice catch!
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