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#853482 - 08/05/08 06:42 AM anyone been to old hickory? i fished it all wrong.
J Hartman
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SO it takes me a good two hours to get to old hickory. but my wife and i went for my birthday this past weekend... After getting my [censored] pounded with 5 foot high waves and everything in the boat soaking wet in water (just have an aluminum open fishing boat) I decided to pull out of old hickory lake park, and ride further towards the river stayed at cedar creek campgrounds overnight... I didn't find where I wanted to fish until about dark saturday night, but it was about a 100 acre spot, close to 2'-5' in depth great cover under water and good shade over... Fished it hard until dark with only one fish caught.

I went back out to that spot again the following morning to see what would happen there in the morning time, I figured the water was just too hot, even in the evening. In the morning, not even a bite... well I found another cove under a bridge, prolly the next cove up from my previous "great spot" but I didn't get there til around noon... OK so at NOON in about 2'-3' of water, I was NAILING the bass on a WACKY WORM, with no weights, not even a jig head, just letting it float on a hook, Then my wife started catching them on a texas rig... SO we were on top and bottom catching fish in the shallow water with the wrong stuff... I thought that the fish go deep when it is hot?
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#853817 - 08/05/08 09:31 AM Re: anyone been to old hickory? i fished it all wrong. [Re: J Hartman]
bowriter
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Nah, you didn't fish it wrong. You fished it wrong for big fish. Surprised you didn't get in to the stripe in that spot. It usually holds a lot of them. It's about 5 mins. from my house. But the left bank before the bridge is a notorious summer bank for good fish.
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#854128 - 08/05/08 11:56 AM Re: anyone been to old hickory? i fished it all wrong. [Re: bowriter]
J Hartman
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bowriter, I need to get out on the lake with you sometime? I really enjoy fishing, but I enjoy catching even more. ;-) I don't want my woman to lose interest in fishing big lakes either. We usually fish the duck river, and so far it's been alot better to us. But I enjoy bigger lakes because there are bigger fish. \:\)
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#854132 - 08/05/08 11:58 AM Re: anyone been to old hickory? i fished it all wrong. [Re: J Hartman]
J Hartman
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oh, what is the difference between a stripe, and a striper... I had some guy trying to explain it to me, but I don't think I ever understood the man.
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#854236 - 08/05/08 12:50 PM Re: anyone been to old hickory? i fished it all wrong. [Re: J Hartman]
trealtree
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 Originally Posted By: Interlunium
oh, what is the difference between a stripe, and a striper... I had some guy trying to explain it to me, but I don't think I ever understood the man.


lol I remember this debate a while back.. It was alot of fun
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#854240 - 08/05/08 12:51 PM Re: anyone been to old hickory? i fished it all wrong. [Re: J Hartman]
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stripe is a white bass from what I understand.

And a striper is a true striped bass. I know that for sure
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#854251 - 08/05/08 01:00 PM Re: anyone been to old hickory? i fished it all wrong. [Re: Buckblaster]
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It's just semantics...what one person or another calls them.

To me a stirpe, which is actually a white bass, aka barfish, sand trout etc., is a just a miniture striper, The striper, aka rockfish is a freshwater version of the saltwater fish of the same name. Biggest difference is about 40 pounds. In the middle is the hybrid, aka cherokee bass and a couple things I can't put on this forum \:\)
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#854960 - 08/05/08 07:30 PM Re: anyone been to old hickory? i fished it all wrong. [Re: bowriter]
ol 'rube
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no size in shallow water right now its hard to take a person out this tim of year that dont fish a whole lot and teach them how to catch good fish in reel deep water try staying on the river until spring or fall then u will have a blast
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#859080 - 08/08/08 07:47 AM Re: anyone been to old hickory? i fished it all wrong. [Re: ol 'rube]
J Hartman
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Well I did catch around a two pounder, which happens to be my biggest fish, I haven't caught a monster yet, I'm still waiting for my chance.
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