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(TN) Cannonball

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  1. Got some in red. Needing to use them as cutting back on the stuff I carry to the bank for fishing.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.😁
  4. 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.
  5. I've never tossed out raw corn. Interesting. Where is the article?
  6. 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.
  7. Good idea. I have an idea that would work. Need to look for photos from the past.
  8. Was looking for the river to be fishable but TVA is spilling through Chickamauga Dam in anticipation of the 3 inches of rain expected Sunday and Sunday night.
  9. Put a plastic pipe in the water with no holes or food. Algae will grow on the pipe. This attracts minnows and other critters. Then the predatory fish will come around. Farmers in KY used to toss a square bale of hay in their ponds to do the same thing. The same thing is done with junk cars and concrete in saltwater.
  10. They are already gone.
  11. I'll join you in welcoming John Castellese! Looking for photos of giant fish from y'all. I have a digital camera and love it. Looking to upgrade to one with interchangeable lenses. I download the photos to my laptop and can view them on the screen. Have several hundred photos. Part of the fun is experimenting along with reading the manual and a book by a professional photographer/teacher. BTW, I have a Canon T-70; was told it was worth absolutely nothing. Retired photographer said he had some film cameras that he couldn't give away.
  12. Film? What is that? Congrats on a good day and an outstanding capture.
  13. Good to fish with the kids, no matter what species. This could start a friendly competition among the three of you- who catches the biggest carp.
  14. it will be real low. IMHO, it won't be fishable until the lake is at summer pool and, even then, it is shallow for a ways out from the waterline. Check it out, though. You might go to the dam. Need to have you show me where to fish below the dam. Never fished Chickamauga Dam before.
  15. There have been reports of carp over 30 and 40 but BFers clean them out. Tennessee Wildlife magazine had an article on carp fishing about 10 years ago. The writer pinpointed the place. Bad move. Ran across an ad for BFing guide in Dayton, TN. Fished the Chick a couple of times. Was told that one has to bait real heavy but the time from home isn't conducive to baiting every day when there are places much closer. Problem around here is the lack of access. If you look at an aerial map of the Chick on Google Earth Pro, there are very, very few places that offer access. I printed off the fishing access list for the TWRA. I decided to check on a few of them. One was fishing off a bank of about 8 to 10 feet high. Others were bank areas that were nothing but dirt and/or mud.
  16. I limit my FB views to five FB groups and they all have to do with fishing. A friend told me to sign up on FB when I was the state TU chair. First post...a member's wife was telling she was going to the grocery store. How gives a rodent's rear end? A friend's daughter posted they were going on a 10 day vacation. Her father told her, "Good. Now you have told every burglar within a 100 miles where you will be gone for 10 days so they can clean out everything they can carry."
  17. Spawning? Looking at the tail. Just think how big it is after 10 years!
  18. Can't help specifically but there were several who traveled to Florida for the First Fish Folly. They caught carp and were warm, all at the same time. I think they fished the Apalachicola River just south of the GA state line. I recall seeing an article about them in the NACA magazine- Horace La Favor wrote this in the Winter 2010/2011 issue. Check the archives on the main CAG website. Good carping!
  19. As far as biting, water temps would be a big factor. Here's my advice- go fishing! Good luck!
  20. I would think (scary, isn't it?) that anywhere along the TN River would be possible to catch carp. I have driven from TN across AL on Hwy 72 and see places to fish. However, AL seems to be like TN with very few places to fish from the bank. I recall seeing some parks that might be open enough. Also, places I fish in TN are high and dry right now. Scout around and see what is available. Good luck and let us see some photos of your catches.
  21. Run? Who was chasing you? Thanks for the photos. "And a good time was had by all."
  22. Interesting request. I'm finding now that I creak when playing a fish. Just waiting for something to fall off or break.🤗
  23. As a teacher, I don't think Frank stopped teaching- went from the classroom to bankside where he could teach others to catch carp. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting him but the comments speak highly of the gentleman.
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