A friend and I had planned a fishing trip for this week. This cold snap has got us kind of precautions as where and what to go after. We are looking to go for walleye or crappie at either South Holston or Cherokee. I was wondering if you could point is in the right direction of where would be best to go and what to go after. Any technique tips would be appreciated also.
Guys I live in middle TN and never get over that way anymore so it would be hard for me to tell you what to do, maybe some one who see’s this will have an idea for you. Jim
Was thinking of heading over to pickwick dam to stripe fish in a week or two. Usually I can start catching them pretty decent in mid to late feb. Has the cold weather messed with em? Effected the shad population?
I worked the Nashville fairgrounds boat show this last weekend and talked to a lot of guys down there and it has been slow due to flow and water temp, might want to wait a week or two. Jim Duckworth
Guys I will be at the show and my booths are right at the front door, I am doing winter smallmouth fishing seminars at 6pm Friday and Saturday and 3pm on Sunday so come on by and see us. I have a special boat show price on our DVD’s and have some great tackle to sell also. Jim
Jim thanks for the quick turnaround on the trolling for crappie video great job with it learned a lot Guys if you are looking to hire a guide look no more Jim is an awesome guide and a fun guy to fish with had the pleasure of fishing with him twice once on the Cumberland for sauger and once on priest for hybrid and stripe both trips were in the winter and pretty tough conditions but we caught fish and learned a lot as well Jim understands the fish very well and is a great choice for a guide thanks again Jim . MC
Thank you for the kind words. Jim
the bite is on boys time too saddle up. bs
Message Jim does any bait shops or stores carry your videos? MC
MC the only place to get them is thru my website but I do take personal checks. Jim
Message Any reports on Sauger fishing out there? MW
MW they are running so much water it is almost impossible to get a jig to the bottom, but as you see below those guys caught a few sauger, My bet would be try below 2nd creek where the water is wide enough the current isn’t so bad like it is in the narrow river areas. Jim
Hi jim my brother and i went fishing monday around hartsville and we fished most of the day. caught 4 keepers and lost a few because of short bite. river is starting clear up.better days a head. good luck Charles C.
Got another question for you Jim. I fish mostly Old Hickory and Priest. What’s the best polarized lenses color in you opinion for these lakes. Thanks TC Hermitage.
On most days I wear Moss Green Solar Bats but when the light is low I will use Amber and I also wear a pair of Solar Bats that are moss green at the top 90% of the lense and then an amber color just at the very bottom to help pick out stumps and big rocks in the water. I have a link on the front of my website you can click on and it will take you to Solar Bat site and you can see the colors, plus by using the code from my website in the add it will give you a great discount on the sunglasses and Solar Bats are hands down the best there is. Jim
Hi Jim… I have a Revo winch reel. The older blue model. It has a problem with the bearings behind the handle, in the little plastic cage. I was wondering if you knew a good reel repair guy? Or someone i could have check this thing out. It cost me a pretty penny when i bought it. I bought that villian 6′ 9″ med light rod to go with it. Now i have to get it repaired. I left you the post on the fenwick rod a month or so ago. I hate to hear they made that rod into a two piece rod. That’s terrible. They should correct that. Anyway if you know a good reel guy let me know. TC hermitage.
The best reel repair man out there is Chuck Pippen and I will email you his phone number TC. The Revo reels last and last but some times they need a little love after a few years and Chuck is the man to do it. TC email me your phone number at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you his phone number. Jim