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#3181647 - 03/02/13 08:40 PM Stones River (pics)
northeasthunter
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JDC11 and I fished below the dam at Percy Priest today for some trout, it was cold but we still did ok. They didnt bite nearly as good as the trout at Pinkerton Park. Also found some birds pecking away at an old fish carcass that was pretty darn big.






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#3181723 - 03/02/13 10:06 PM Re: Stones River (pics) [Re: northeasthunter]
stik
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Registered: 03/12/99
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Loc: lenoir city,tn

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drum carcass
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#3181725 - 03/02/13 10:07 PM Re: Stones River (pics) [Re: northeasthunter]
catman529
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Nice fish. Yeah they bite good in the harpeth, less room to roam.

The big fish carcass is a carp or a buffalo.

edit - could be a drum too... hard to tell. it's pretty far gone

edit again.... looked at some pics. Not a buffalo, looks most like a common carp to me, could still be a drum....

either way, big fish \:D


Edited by catman529 (03/02/13 10:11 PM)
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#3181732 - 03/02/13 10:14 PM Re: Stones River (pics) [Re: catman529]
Outdoor life
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Nice fish! I'm not sure what the dead one is, but looks more like a carp. If it's a drum look for the otoliths, I get them out of every drum I gut hook or find dead.
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#3181733 - 03/02/13 10:16 PM Re: Stones River (pics) [Re: Outdoor life]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
Nice fish! I'm not sure what the dead one is, but looks more like a carp. If it's a drum look for the otoliths, I get them out of every drum I gut hook or find dead.
I have caught so many drum and never saved an otolith or even seen one. They say drum is good eating too... maybe one day.... hmmm
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#3181745 - 03/02/13 10:27 PM Re: Stones River (pics) [Re: catman529]
Outdoor life
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Outdoor life
Nice fish! I'm not sure what the dead one is, but looks more like a carp. If it's a drum look for the otoliths, I get them out of every drum I gut hook or find dead.
I have caught so many drum and never saved an otolith or even seen one. They say drum is good eating too... maybe one day.... hmmm


I've never ate one, but will probably try it this year. Getting the otolith out of a drum is the easiest of any other fish (largest otoliths for fish around here), a 20 inch drum will usually have an otolith the size of a half dollar. I've done it so many times for classes, and just finding one or gut hooking one, that it's very easy. Follow the ridge on the gill plate and cut striaght down to it from the top of the head, open it up and the otoliths (2 largest) should be right there....also known as "lucky rocks"...evidenty not so lucky for the fish though haha
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#3181821 - 03/03/13 04:48 AM Re: Stones River (pics) [Re: catman529]
stik
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
Nice fish. Yeah they bite good in the harpeth, less room to roam.

The big fish carcass is a carp or a buffalo.

edit - could be a drum too... hard to tell. it's pretty far gone

edit again.... looked at some pics. Not a buffalo, looks most like a common carp to me, could still be a drum....

either way, big fish \:D


i am basing my opinion on the rounded tail. it could just be rotted that way.
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#3181932 - 03/03/13 08:41 AM Re: Stones River (pics) [Re: stik]
easy45
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#3182806 - 03/04/13 08:04 AM Re: Stones River (pics) [Re: easy45]
RF270
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I know you said you were fishing with someone and combined you aren't over your limit but I would be careful sharing a stringer. You run across the wrong TWRA agent and someone gonna have some explainin' to do. Trust me I've been on that end.
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#3182854 - 03/04/13 08:51 AM Re: Stones River (pics) [Re: RF270]
SES
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 Originally Posted By: RF270
I know you said you were fishing with someone and combined you aren't over your limit but I would be careful sharing a stringer. You run across the wrong TWRA agent and someone gonna have some explainin' to do. Trust me I've been on that end.
x2. I've heard of this happening before. It would definitely be cheaper to buy another stringer than to pay pay a fine for being in possession of more than your limit.

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