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(TN) Cannonball

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About (TN) Cannonball

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    TN State Chair
  • Birthday 09/11/1947

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    Grandkids,fishing, hunting, reading.

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    Cleveland, TN
  • Who Referred you?
    Willem van Schalkwyk
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  1. Flatten the barb. This makes it much easier to remove the hook. Been doing this for years. Over stressed stripers release a lot of lactic acid, if I recall, that can lead to the demise of the fish.
  2. Other fish have been caught on boilies and field corn. The hook regulation just doesn't make a bit of sense to me. Only fished the South Shore of LI one time with my uncle. We used bloodworms. BTW, we blanked that day. It was preparation for carp fishing.
  3. Interesting and confusing. How do they know if I'm fishing the Hudson River for catfish or another species and use a regular hook? I could put s sign on the line- No striped bass allowed.
  4. Welcome to the addiction. Lots of good info on the main CAG page and here. I like your statement- "All I can do is fish." Tough but someone has to do it.
  5. There was a group who fished the Apalachicola River in the FL panhandle.
  6. I'm in North Cleveland. Went to TWC back after the earth cooled. I get up to Athens to visit Harbor Freight instead of going to Chattanooga. Keep in touch. Tony L. and Barry S. come up from Atlanta to fish a few times a year. Both have lots more experience in carp fishing than I have. Look forward to meeting you sometime. Have a local venue but we need to look for alternatives. I had a fish-in at Fort Loudon but it was in July and advised to schedule in cooler months.
  7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grass_carp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_carp The links will give some details on the taxonomy and relationship of the two. Asian Carp is a catch-all name for black carp, silver carp, bighead carp and grass carp.
  8. Hmmm. Saw a video where the guy Asian carp jump. Only the silver carp jump at boat noise. Turned off the video. Black carp, silver carp, bighead carp and grass carp are the four designated as Asian carp. Wrote a news item for a TV station on this and other invasives.
  9. Looking at the NC map, Moss Lake is just east of Shelby. You also have the Catawba River and Lake Wylie east of Gastonia. Lake Norman is north of Charlotte. Just about any river, lake or stream should have carp. They are one of the most widespread species in the US. Good luck. Something like a DeLorme atlas of NC will have much more detail for fishable waters. The only drawback would be access to the water. We have miles of bank area in the Tennessee Valley but access leaves a lot to be desired. Good luck and tight lines!
  10. Welcome back. Nice capture and with a fat tummy! Now for a new PB?
  11. I recall tying flies to be sent to troops in Iraq who were fishing Hussein's private lakes. Many troops requested fly fishing tackle for the off days.
  12. Welcome! Enjoy the best of three worlds- trout fishing in the mountains, carp fishing in the many lakes in SC and great seafood and saltwater fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Used to live in NC and travel both Carolinas. Miss the fresh seafood!
  13. Welcome back into carp fishing. I think you will find that the USA offers many opportunities for fishing.
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