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#857609 - 08/07/08 09:19 AM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: Jason Eldridge]
Kirk
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The thing that is baffling me is why they are there. When we got tired of fishing I made several passes over it just to get a good electronic read on whats under there.They are stacked in 6 foot of water, no real structure. The point has semi-gradual drops off in to 20 feet of water. The fish are located about 50 yards off the shore line. From what I can tell they are concentrated in an area about 50 by 50 foot. There must be an underwater spring there or something that cools the water down in that spot. (Although the surface temperature was 87 degrees in every area I checked).
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#857667 - 08/07/08 09:53 AM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: Kirk]
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Hmmm, you may be all over it with the spring idea.
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#857962 - 08/07/08 01:00 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: Kirk]
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#858187 - 08/07/08 02:47 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: Kirk]
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Is that a TVA lake that gets drawn down in the winter? If so, probably not a spring.
May also have to do with the thermocline. I doubt seriously you are on Douglas Lake, but TWRA wewbpage says in summer when water temps are high on Douglas, fish 10 feet or less due to ogygen levels.
Don't really matter why as long as you are catching fish!

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#858233 - 08/07/08 03:21 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: shopson]
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Kirk- I have exactly the same situation in Al. For two years the fish have been stacked in a 20X20 area and I can find no reason for it. I know it is not a spring. These bass weigh between 4-8 pounds. Not a fish under 4. Last summer we caught 50 in the morning and 50 in the afternoon. We did that for a month, fishing that spot two days a week. I know we caught many of the same bass because some of them still had what was left of our purple worms in their mouth.

And yes, I got lots of witnesses. Just a quirk of pescando, I guess.
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#858243 - 08/07/08 03:32 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: bowriter]
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I would like to find out why because if these same conditions exist in other areas of the lake the results should be similar.
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#858945 - 08/08/08 05:58 AM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Kirk- I have exactly the same situation in Al. For two years the fish have been stacked in a 20X20 area and I can find no reason for it. I know it is not a spring. These bass weigh between 4-8 pounds. Not a fish under 4. Last summer we caught 50 in the morning and 50 in the afternoon. We did that for a month, fishing that spot two days a week. I know we caught many of the same bass because some of them still had what was left of our purple worms in their mouth.

And yes, I got lots of witnesses. Just a quirk of pescando, I guess.


Bowriter, as you stated earlier, "And I am not bashing tournament fishing or tournaments. I am simply saying what I recall and believe to be true. These hot weather tournaments are deadly on bass. Yes, they are released alive. But the survival rate is atrocious. No. I can't state facts and figures. This is just what I recall."
Lokk at all those poor wasted 4-8lbers.
As Josey Wales said, "Turtles got to eat, same as the worm.", oh excuse me, he said buzzard.

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#859232 - 08/08/08 09:25 AM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: shopson]
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Shopson- You need to read and comprehend. Better go read my post again, seems you didn't comprehend. These were not tournament fish. They were released immediately. I thought I explained that \:\)

I don't oppose fishing in the summer. I oppose tournament fishing in the summer where the stress level on the fish is magnafied twelvefold. Comprendo?
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#859406 - 08/08/08 10:51 AM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: bowriter]
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I see Dead Fish everywhere!

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#860616 - 08/09/08 02:17 PM Re: My thumbs are raw! [Re: Kirk]
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I think I comprehended. Kirk was catching and releasing and so were you. Only difference is that he was happened to be in a tourney. I am by all means not bad mouthing cause if opportunity knocks, I will do the same thing. I am just saying there is no difference for a tourney fisherman doing it and a common fisherman.
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