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(TN) Cannonball

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  1. Prime Spots In East Tennessee?

    Dale, you mention clear water at Wautaga. Aren't carp supposed to muddy the water? Thanks for the report and the photos.
  2. Prime Spots In East Tennessee?

    I wondered about that. That is in the Kefauver Park? Been by there many times on the way to Townsend and the national park. Need to get back up there and toss a few flies. So much water, so little time. Some toss bread wadded up on a hook for grassies and fished freeline. Keep trying! Love to see SWMBO get one!
  3. Prime Spots In East Tennessee?

    Brad, writing a separate post in answer to your post yesterday. I had heard that the pond near the school had grassies. Anything to that?
  4. Prime Spots In East Tennessee?

    Melton Hill sounds like an opportunity for floating bread just under the surface or even a fly rod. Does the area have places to set up rod pods, etc.? I have some carpet yarn that floats like a cork. Need to try and tie something with it. I was below Center Hill Dam many years ago and there were lots of carp swimming around below the dam. So much water, so many carp and so little time! Aaron, looking forward to wetting a line with you and Brad this year. Looks like it's warming up so I need to get my carp gear sorted out and ready to go!
  5. URGENT - CT Regulations!

    Sent a minute ago. Good luck!!!
  6. Prime Spots In East Tennessee?

    R-H scales are a bit pricey for my budget. I bought a digital scale at one of the big box stores, brand is Field & Stream. It goes up to 50 lb. If I catch one that bottoms out, I'm calling TWRA to weigh it and see if it is a new state record which stands at 53 lb. I do have a sling and a tripod which can double as a single rod pod. My wife keeps asking when I'm going to get a cheap hobby.
  7. Prime Spots In East Tennessee?

    Aaron, many thanks for your reply. That makes me feel good about having a fish-in there! I had visited there this past summer but really didn't see any place around Calhoun's where we could fish. Need to get back and look again. A while back, some folks fished by the restaurant (BTW, great BBQ) when the water was down. This was CAG's First fish Folly which is a fish-in open to all to see who can catch the first carp on January 1st of the new year. I am retired so I can come up during the week but let's keep in touch to meet there at the park and fish for a while. I would like to plan a fish-in for late spring. I have been in touch with the fellow who is with the park office and would need to give him a number of anglers to get his OK first. Might even set an appointment with him and explain what we are doing. Never hurts to have friends in high places.
  8. Prime Spots In East Tennessee?

    Aaron, there is Lenoir City Park on the west side of the lake just north of the dam. Across the dam is the Tellico Recreation area, I think that is the correct name. You can see both on Google Earth. That's how I found them. The Tellico boat ramp has a long sidewalk, large parking lot and restrooms. I'm the state chair and considering a fish-in up your way. Below Watts Bar Dam lock is where I caught my PB of 25-0! Keep in touch. Watch for the notice for some fish-ins this year. Waiting for the weather to clear up and the water flows to get back to normal.
  9. Stuart Black - AZ State Chair

    Welcome! It would be good if all state chairs could share ideas, flops, and successes on the forum and FB. We could all use new ideas to attract new carper anglers and spread the word about the World's Greatest Sportfish!
  10. Chad LaFavor

    Our prayers and deepest sympathies at the time of the loss of Chad. The Apostle Paul says, "When we are absent from the body, we are present with the Lord." King David said of his son, "I can't bring him back, but I can go to be with him."
  11. Fly fishing shows

    http://www.flyfishingshow.com Wanted to put this here and on FB. There are several shows that will cover a good portion of the US so it would be convenient for a lot of people to attend. I plan on attending the Atlanta show, depending on what is covered on a particular day. There was one seminar that covered fly fishing for everything but trout. Hopefully, it will cover carp. If not, I will drop a hint to the speaker. FYI, the seminar is by Henry Cowen. It will be Friday, February 2nd, at 4 PM.
  12. Email notifications

    possum, that would be downright embarrassing!
  13. Email notifications

    How do I prevent getting a bunch of email notifications from FB? All I do is delete them and look at them when I check the FB page for CAG. I have checked or unchecked boxes on my account but, so far, nothing has worked.
  14. Email notifications

    But then you miss a lot on the CAG FB page that isn't on the regular website. Hmmmmm. Heck if you do and heck of you don't.
  15. New member

    Welcome to the forum from a former Buckeye. I know all the places that Vince mentions and lived near most of them. That was before I discovered carp fishing. Vince, what about the Licking River that comes into Z'ville? Dillon Lake by Z'ville? Salt River by Cambridge? So much water, so little time!
  16. trout pellets and hemp seed

    Welcome to the forum! Hold on- someone will come to the rescue!
  17. carp season is starting!!

    It's always carp season. We are fortunate here in Tennessee to have open seasons on all fish. The only restrictions would be delayed harvest for designated trout waters and slot limits for other fish.
  18. Do Gobies Disturb Carp Fishing?

    I have never seen a carp around any fish nest- bluegills and newts for sure. I have seen bass swimming around crappie nests. I had the pleasure to hear congressman Bill Brock (TN) speak at my father's Civitan Club years ago. One thing that stood out was his comment that the government has to find an issue or cause or problem so they can throw $$$$$$$ at it. That is our money, BTW. Edit: When I was in grade school in the mid 50s, we were told that the earth was cooling.
  19. Do Gobies Disturb Carp Fishing?

    The November issue of BASS Times magazine has a one page article on gobies. Here are four talking points I will bring out. One, the round goby eats eggs of other fish species. Two, they have contributed to the decline in the total mussel biomass in Oneida Lake. I believe this is in New York state. The research was done by a Cornell University student. Third, the article ends with this, "It (a report by the Aquatic Nuisance Species task force) also warns that gobies "maybe interfere with habitat restoration projects. Round gobies are aggressive toward other fish and may drive native fish away from prime spawning areas." The last sentence. "In the St. Clair River (Michigan), where gobies were first confirmed nearly 30 years ago, populations of native sculpin and logperch have suffered substantial declines. And people are worried about common carp? There are some positives (?) as some places have seen an increase in size of LMB and SMB. I find it hard to see the positive with all the negatives brought out in the article. If you know anyone who is a member of BASS, ask for their copy and read the article in full; page 10.
  20. Fly fishing shows

    Clay34, try this link. I made a goof in the spelling of the link- had flyfishing showS which was wrong. www.flyfishingshow.com
  21. Horseshoes & Carp Grenades

    No video??????
  22. The Upper Most Delaware

    Used to fish the Ten Mile River Scout Camp and caught many SM bass where the Ten Mile River empties into the Delaware. The drift boats show the pursuit of trout there. I didn't fish for carp back then. We lived in Queens for three years and never fished the famous rivers in upstate NY.
  23. MASS Carp last year.....

    Nice winter carp! Or was it caught during a warmer spell? Welcome to the forum as a guest.
  24. Fly fishing shows

    Got it. Thanks.
  25. Fly fishing shows

    I used to have a customer in Chandler, AZ. Didn't fish for carp then. Look at how much time I have wasted in the 15 years! Like to see what is in your fly box.