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(TN) Cannonball

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  1. Good advice.
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    2019 CAG CTX Throwdown - *New Format*

    Let the sling drain a bit, hang the sling and set the scale to tare weight if possible, the weigh the fish. The dial scales might not be able to do this but my electronic scale has this feature. I'm trying to figure out to set the tare weight to zero and program it to add three pounds.😈
  3. There are fly rods that have as many as seven pieces for backpacking. With any graphite rod, make sure the ferrules are snug. The least little bit of play will cause the female ferrule to crack. Had a fellow who cracked his rod tip by doing this. He asked if I would fix it. He wrapped it with sewing thread and coated it with super Glue! Totally ruined it.
  4. Can't help with your question but I have advocated a 10-13 foot rod with three pieces. My 13 footers broken down into two pieces fit in my Honda Odyssey van but the little Ford Ecosport is too short.
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    New member..fairly surprised.

    Welcome to the forum. Always room for one more.
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    That is a memorable catch! Your oatmeal packbait mix is interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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    Winter creek carpin!

    Good day on the creek bank. All our lakes and rivers are blown out from all the rain here in the SE. Getting more later this week.
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    Carp: length, girth, weight ?

    Like carp anglers?😊
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    Pack bait help

    I like the oatmeal mix that I posted earlier. If it dries, as Manosteel said, add a bit of lake or river water to moisten it and fish!
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    Tips for river fishing in GA in late 2018

    Same goes for Tennessee. Lakes, rivers, creeks are running full and more rain expected tomorrow and Saturday. If it keeps up, I'm going to start baiting the ditch by my house.
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    CAG website up and running!

    A big thank you to Willem for taking this hiccup and getting us going!👍
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    Georgia - Pay lakes, Lake Lanier etc

    Good luck on your quest for a campground. Down here, we obviously don't get the snow that you get in Canada. I was born and raised in Ohio so snow isn't anything new to me. We get the snow in the form of rain. My father said the difference between snow and rain is that you don't have to shovel rain.😋
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    Unboxing thread

    I'll probably get underwear. 😝 Wife says I have enough carp gear and other fishing gear.
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    NACA - 25th Anniversary Edition

    Not yet but I checked my address and it is OK. My father always said anticipation is greater than realization. Looking forward to the issue and pin. Thanks, CAG!
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    Georgia - Pay lakes, Lake Lanier etc

    I know of people who fish the year around. CAG sponsors an event, First Fish Folly, which is a contest to see who can catch a carp from midnight, Dec. 31st to midnight, January 1st. It is surprising how many carp are caught in the northern states during that time. Surprising that people would actually fish during that time, considering the weather in some places. I'm glad I'm not a koi in your mother's pond. I couldn't think of going all winter without something to eat.😨 Some of the GA folks will chime in here. Where will you be staying in GA? That might give some more definite information.
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    Georgia - Pay lakes, Lake Lanier etc

    Hold on for the latest information. There are a lot of GA carpers! Not as many paylakes as North Carolina but a lot of lakes that are fishable.
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    ct state record

    Why take a chance on the fish while waiting for a scale to be brought to the location? I commend his decision.
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    The Lake with the best fully scaled mirrors in USA!!!

    Dale Hollow Lake on the TN/KY border has a reputation of nice mirror carp. We catch a decent % at Salacoa Creek Park in Ranger, GA. Not big but nice patterns.
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    A Fall quickie.

    Looks like a "fishy" venue. Remember, the dictionary defines fish and doesn't assign a size or weight. Good thing you noticed the frayed line. Murphy's Law- it will break when you hook a PB.
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    Oct 2018 CAG eNews

    Woke up at 3:30 this morning and decided to check emails. This one was most welcome! The design and layout are outstanding. Thanks to our editor and to all who contributed to the newsletter. Keep up the good work. Proud to be a part of CAG!
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    Those are some nice fish. Thanks for sharing the day and the photos. BTW, nice hat!
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    9.25 Walleye

    Might do to research the two fish and compare genus and species. Just a horseback glance says that they are two different fish.
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    GA Fall Fish-in (2018)

    Sort of the "good news, bad news" scenario. Had a good time and able to meet some new friends and see some that have been a part of the GA fish-in in times past. Didn't do much as far as catching fish but already looking forward to spring. That is always a good time at Salacoa Creek Park. This off season will be cleaning reels and rods, tying hair rigs, casting sinkers, etc. Thanks for hosting the fish-in and the lunch!
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    Carp: length, girth, weight ?

    The Ol' Captain, Horace La Favor would say it's between 4 and 40. "Nothing is as big as the fish almost caught."
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    Deep lake carp tactics?

    I got range cubes at Tractor Supply. As an experiment, I put one in a dish of water in the sink. It broke down after a few minutes. I have made a feeder cage mix out of them- soaked the cubes to break down, add canned sweet corn and fish.