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Offline GETFISHED

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Tennessee River/Pickwick
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:33:53 AM »
I just spent a week on Pickwick and all I can say is what a sheltered life I have lived. The Tennessee river is very impressive. I didn't do well in the club tx & I also didn't qualify for the state team but I got quite the education. Both of my co anglers were very knowledgeable and we had some great timeson the water. It's been a long and rare time since I caught a bass offshore but we did this week.  I am now looking forward to the upcoming week here on Old Hickory where I get to fish as a non-boater with the PAA. 
   After that...... bankruptcy !  Fishin not only is work but it's expensive .  LOL  :laugh:

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Re: Tennessee River/Pickwick
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 02:06:03 PM »
Glad you had a good time, Get! and Good luck to you in the PAA tx!

Great experience i know...but i agree it do get spensive quick  ;D
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Re: Tennessee River/Pickwick
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 02:48:56 PM »
Good luck Steve! Hope you do well.  ;)
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Re: Tennessee River/Pickwick
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 06:05:26 AM »
Is the fishing a lot different than in KS?  What baits are producing best?
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Re: Tennessee River/Pickwick
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 09:16:55 AM »
OMG yes! It's all about the current. There's a ton of backwater sloughs and trash to fish but the real action is out on the humps and saddles as they relate to the river channel and the current. Shad imitating swimbaits did well as did C-rigs and 3/4 football jigs. In the early hrs the topwater bite in the creeks is quite like Table Rock.   When they are generating the fish are active and when they are not they just loiter aimlessly and you have to really work for a bite. You can take the structure scan after you have waypointed in your driveway and go to those points and begin scanning to look for fish. When they are generating those fish will group up on different structures (humps) and wait for the shad school to come by. It's very interesting and I can't wait to go again.
 
 
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Re: Tennessee River/Pickwick
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 12:37:06 PM »
That is the same thing we have found on upper Bull shoals.  If they are not generating, stay home.

We find fish at the lower end of (humps or old gravel bars) when they are genning.  I have a  bunch of them on my wpt file.  I  check the gen schedule before I go.

Good luck.  Keep us posted.

My 3 week trip was ho hum.  Water was up just enough for flippin and pitchin  (I don't like either) so I did poorly.  Both Pom and Stock have lots of moss that really limits jigs and tubes.  Triged senkos was all I could pull and get fish that weren't in the brush.
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