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2 hours ago, Old Hunter said:

Good fishing!  We are battening down the hatches here.  The longer I live, the more I hate a hurricane.  OH

Wishing all the best for you guys OH, be safe! 

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My, my. that is a nice catfish.    Must have put a bend on the rod.

 

 

Hunkering down for the Florence saga. 

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This fish had a big frame. We though it was a 6lber until I took it out of the water. It was so skinny that it had a funny shape to it. She came in at just over 4lbs. 

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Nice catches guys. Especially like the flathead. 

 

I took off to Tennessee for the week in search of some decent striper fishing and just a break in general from Lake Lanier and Georgia for that matter. 

 

Wish me luck....

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Fishing for panfish is getting good in NJ with the cooler temps. Got 3 bluegill and 2 crappie on the beetle spin this evening at the lake. 

Took the crappie home for dinner and it didn't have much flavor ,very mild taste, I honestly like the taste of bluegill more.

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Situation normal Wed evening.   Managed to land three small bass, but lost about five.   They were biting like pan fish on the U Vibe worm.  Just nibbles and made for difficult hook set.  Wind picking up to where I don't wanna take the yak out.

 

 

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Turns out I've been fishing the wrong tailwater the past two days. Fished at dark bother evening and early morning and only had one 8lb striper and a couple 2lbs walleye to shpw.for my efforts at my favorite tailwater. 

 

Got irritated and too the drive over to a different tailwater on the Tennessee river and hooked up with a 12lb striper on my very first cast and 4 more to 15lbs over the next hour. Was gonna head back home tomorrow morning but I think I might reserve my hotel room for one more night and see if I can't end things on a high note. They are releasing heavy water to increase capacity in case that hurricane comes  inland this far and dumps a ton of rain.

 

Wish I had more pics for yall but after a pretty tiring battle in current and 74 degree water the stripers don't hold up well if you extend the time out if water too long.

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Well as luck would have it a friend of mine was also up here staying at a hotel directly across the street from mine. He was fishing further up river and during the day while I was fishing tailwaters at night which is why we never crossed paths until this morning lol

 

 

He hadn't had much luck and I told him about the better fishing I found this morning so we teamed up and went back to the tailwaters.

 

All told we caught around 40 give or take a few and lost about another 20 from 830am to 1pm and left them biting. Top fish was about 20 with most around 10 to 15 with a 20 or so mixed in. All artificial on bucktails and flukes.received_290484338215581.jpeg.d2cebe9dcf857544082cf342a36986fe.jpeg

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