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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. Regrettably, Tennessee recognizes records for rod & reel and other methods as BFing, net, gigging, etc. They are two separate categories. Go to www.tnwildlife.org then to fishing for the complete fishing records which are at the back of the regulations.
  2. Tyler0420, thanks. State record on rod & reel is 62-7; sadly the bowfishing "record" is 68-8.😒 I was a surprise when I netted it. My venue has a decent population of carp and buffs. Even managed to land two mirrors!
  3. There it is- 26 lb. 9 oz. Caught lots more since then but nowhere near that size.
  4. Are the fish hitting light? I'm thinking it might be buffs mouthing the bait and dropping it. FB members, let's help solve this dilemma.
  5. Here's my take on this- drag too tight, trying to "horse" fish to the bank, lightly hooked in lips. What rig are you using? Hair rig? Bait in hook? Others more experienced will contribute here. Losing fish does allow for one to expand on the bankside vocabulary. 🤬
  6. Nice! Good to have the family fishing together. Bit of competition, I bet.
  7. M'lady, congratulations on the nice mirror carp. Is this bigger than hubby's biggest mirror? Just curious.
  8. Welcome! I have both types of reels. For carp, I use a bait runner for about 90% of the time. I have some light spinning rods with 6 lb. line that I use because I know that the carp won't be real big at one venue. Of course, there are always surprises. I recommend a bait runner if the budget will allow. Now...what brand? You will get all kinds of answers.
  9. Got some in red. Needing to use them as cutting back on the stuff I carry to the bank for fishing.
  10. Lil Bird, I remember Jerry and the barber walking along the Olentangy River with Jerry's weinie dog having a good time, skipping ahead of the guys. I recall that, at the time, that someone would actually fish for carp. Will look at the link. Thanks. Our farm is gone; was on the SE corner of US 23 and OH 665. The dairy was on my uncle's farm which is now horse barns for the racetrack.
  11. My local venue has common carp and SM buffs. They are caught on the same rigs, whether a hair rig or feeder cage setup. Recently, a friend fished there and caught 15 buffs to one carp. Later this year, it will be the reverse. Hard to separate them if they are both in the same place, IMHO. It was discovered that buffs are very light on the baits. Line movement is a straighten-tighten-slack without setting off an alarm. Rarely will one take off and set the alarm screaming. As a result, we set the hook when the line straightens. Our hookup rate went up tremendously. We don't care if it's a buff or carp, they are fun to catch and more funner to release to grow.😁
  12. Power Pro 65 lb.- no stretch but not as abrasive resistant as mono. My hair is a braid of about 10 lb. if I recall.
  13. I've never tossed out raw corn. Interesting. Where is the article?
  14. Mo, good start for a fish fry...excluding the carp, of course. One of the best meals I had was crappie filets baked in coals in January. Water temp was about 38-40 degrees.
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