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Kingston is alive and well as our fish-in proved Saturday. Birbird arrived at the site Friday night and began fishing beside the bridge. By the time I arrived Saturday morning, Bigbird had netted 10 fish and lost about that many others. It is tough battling and netting these strong fish when one is alone, especially in the dark. There are snags and bridge pilings which we have to deal with and recent flooding may have added more snags. Despite the snags, we are sure that the 5 anglers participating landed at least 50 fish.

Vasi and Pavel(Nashville CAGers) were the next anglers to arrive. They decided to set up on the rock pier.post-1716-0-00111700-1304899876.jpg

Brad soon arrived and he set up near Bigbird.

Using some of the same K-1 baits which I had chummed the area with previously gave us some action quickly. I had spooned in some pineapple ice cream boilies whil prebaiting and Bigbird had caught on those during the night. The K-1 raspberry ripple flavored corn also worked a charm.

The first fish of the morning were small. I caught a buff and a small carp under 10 lbs. Bigbird and the Nashville guys also landed some smaller carp.

My third fish of the day struck luckily while I was near my rods. I was fishing near a visible snag where another fish had broken my line the previous weekend. This fish was slow to move and fought like a bulldog to stay on the bottom of the lake. When I had gotten him halfway in he turned to my left and plowed toward the shallows of the bay. I was glad to be fighting this fish with a 12 foot rod because the length was necessary to keep my line out of the limbs of a tree growing on the bank. With some good rod pressure the carp slowly wore down and I pulled him back from the shallows. Brad netted him for me, and I was sure I had a nice fish for the Big Four contest. This beautiful fat common was more than that. At 28 pounds 15 ounces it was also a PB for me. My previous PB was 28 even.post-1716-0-82872800-1304901091.jpg

I will also apply to the TWRA for a certificate on this trophy size fish.

We seemed to catch larger fish at the bridge for the morning then afternoon the pier produced some larger carp. Vasi and Pavel were catching some upper teens while we watched from across the bay. When we saw both of them carrying a netted fish to the mat I knew I needed to get over to their swim to take a photo. Vasi had landed this beautiful 22-1 pound mirror!post-1716-0-46256500-1304901506.jpg

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The action was a little slower by the bridge but we kept catching. Here is one of Brad's giant fish.post-1716-0-85009100-1304901871.jpg

Late in the afternoon, I managed another carp to add to the Big Four contest. This one weighed 17-5.post-1716-0-01994300-1304902098.jpg

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Bigbird kept us laughing when we were not fighting fish. Bigbird is not shy about talking to anyone even non carp fishermen who make errant casts into trees. "Fishing for squirrels?", was something I believe I heard. Bigbird even talked to the carp!post-1716-0-39185800-1304902469.jpg

The buffs took our baits too. Here is a double that Bigbird and I had.post-1716-0-53122800-1304902618.jpg

Brad managed to avoid them. Bigbird also caught a strange one which might have been a bigmouth buff. I hope he can post it up.

We stayed and fished for awhile after dark and were rewarded with a couple of special fish. Brad caught this nice chunk of carp that had muddler scales all over its body.post-1716-0-52534500-1304902906.jpg

Bigbird landed this small mirror with very few scales.post-1716-0-43454400-1304903007.jpg

The guests we invited failed to show up. I need to plan and announce the fish-ins further in advance. But bad weather and a heavy work schedule makes it difficult to plan ahead.

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I was thinking of you guys ALL week-end!!!

Looks like it's been one hellowa week-end!!!

Did anybody try the Steam Plant side this week-end?

Did the rock pier show snags? Did they fish the "bay" or towards the channel from the rock pier?

Congrats on that new PB Charlie. I hope to get me some biguns in 3 weeks. I only have 4 days to try get something for the BIG 4. :D

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I was thinking of you guys ALL week-end!!!

Looks like it's been one hellowa week-end!!!

Did anybody try the Steam Plant side this week-end?

Did the rock pier show snags? Did they fish the "bay" or towards the channel from the rock pier?

Congrats on that new PB Charlie. I hope to get me some biguns in 3 weeks. I only have 4 days to try get something for the BIG 4. :D

No one tried the steamplant side, but we would have if more people had showed up. It is a long walk to get out on the grassy point.

I am sure there are some snags around the pier also, but they may not be visible. I believe they fished more toward the channel.

Thanks Willem. Saw a few turtles already near shore. Fish deeper water to try to avoid the turtles.

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Apparently I took a nap after the mudle :lol:

Very glad to see and net your PB for you Charlie. You have fished long and hard and it was well deserved. Now for your 30lber!

Good to fish with you again BB. Always a good laugh.

Still not sure how I stayed buff free, but I did.

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Kingston has always been special to me as it was the first time that i had ever hauled fish after fish! the Ga crew has always had a special place in our heart for kingston and probablly always will!!

now for my side of this.......... the nashville Cager's (romanians i believe) they fished away from us but i believe i would have taught them some good southern slang. they cant teach me romanian i dont think. it was good to meet them. they are funny guys, i leave it at that for now! LMAO!

brad it is always great to see ya! now i need for you to get zoomie and rodman and yourself to come to chattahoochee florida for about 4 days!! no boats to sink. just a few gators. get to work on that!!

spoon!!!!!!!!!!!! you are a great guy! a lot of work on your part made this fish in a successs! thanks for all you did! congrats on the new PB!!

now as it was told over 50 fish were caught in 24 hours. about that many more broke off or had hook pulls!! i landed 292 lbs with 24 fish to the net. that is a 12lb average! not bad anyday!! there are big fish in here for sure! no 30 yet but they are there! i talked to a couple of locals that said they shot a 48 lber just last month about 1/2 mile down river. why did you shoot it i asked, he said cause i can.and i asked have you ever caught one on a rod and reel? he said nope i can shoot them with a arrow. i leaned down and whispered in his ear that real men dont kill fish they release them to get bigger and make more fish. he and his buddies left. they said something smart ass as they drove off but oh well chicken is chicken.

it is great to have kingston back.

Edited by bigbird

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Bigbird it was great to have you back at Kingston. Could you post up a picture of your strange looking buff...the possible bigmouth buff?

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SMALL MOUTH BUFFALO.....

nice fish......would have expected it to be bigger in those waters , but a very nice fish,,,Buffs are weird aren't they????? Tap, Tap., Tap..drop Back, tap, drop back, tap..nothing....tap, tap, drop back, and if you're lucky then a run....strange fish ??

Edited by Neil Stern

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Yes Neil, we mostly catch smaller buffs which are either smallmouth buffaloes or black buffaloes. Bigbird's strange buff(see pic in his last post) is probably another smallmouth or black buff, it just has a huge head in relation to the rest of its body. See pictures of all 3 species here: http://www.tnfish.org/PhotoGalleryFish_TWRA/FishPhotoGallery_TWRA/TWRAFishPhotoGallery.htm

Edited by Spoon

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That fish that Bigbird caught is either sick or very old. I have seen the same condition in other fish. I hope he treated the old fellow gently.

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i released it out of the weigh sling. no alabama flying fling thing. LOL i think the fish is a hybrid or a mutant between a carp and a buff. it fought good though it weighed 16 lbs or so. ill have to look at my sheet.

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Those are some nice fish. Can you camp over night there??

No, there is a sign near the bridge that prohibits camping.

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