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Well...was blessed once more with an empty parking lot here in East Tennessee.  Arrived at ramp at 7:45 and hit the water.  Was pretty cold....36 to be exact and that's not counting the wind chill.  This little lake had whitecaps today which made the plastic bite kind of tough.  Water temp was 46 I believe.  Fished for about three hours and noticed they were really drawing down the lake....which made me nervousfBqgoENVRq5LuNwFhfpQD06cIfRHhXQj3nytJFbkfQu1U12voP_NvHC52h9UMXh4hUCSDEYiozwYrYAGfor the ramp I was using so left early.  Also forgot my lunch...I like to eat...so came home and touched up three reels that weren't performing to standards and tied some jigs for this weekend.  Ended up with about seven fish...three keeps and this one nice one.

Tight Lines

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Like you, I appreciate having the lake to myself.  I'm glad you caught a few.  Nice pics.

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It sure wasn't empty on Saturday at KY Lake! A boat on every point, secondary point, ledge, channel swing, or back of a pocket. SO MANY BOATS!!!

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16 minutes ago, everythingthatswims said:

It sure wasn't empty on Saturday at KY Lake! A boat on every point, secondary point, ledge, channel swing, or back of a pocket. SO MANY BOATS!!!

That’s pretty much par for the course on chickamauga, guntersville, Pickwick, and ky lake. @Oregon Native frequents the much quieter lakes

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16 hours ago, everythingthatswims said:

It sure wasn't empty on Saturday at KY Lake! A boat on every point, secondary point, ledge, channel swing, or back of a pocket. SO MANY BOATS!!!

You have lots of friends!!

15 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

That’s pretty much par for the course on chickamauga, guntersville, Pickwick, and ky lake. @Oregon Native frequents the much quieter lakes

Did I mention the Hill is my private pond in cold and bad weather....:)

Now that spring is approaching and tourneys are starting I have to share.....:(

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Its interesting to hear what fellow anglers go through in their trips. My little private home lake has very good fishing and My estimate is that I do 95 % of all the fishing thats done on the lake. I rarely see any one fishing when Im on the water. 😏

Its a mystery to me. Why would you live on a lake and never use it?

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23 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

Its interesting to hear what fellow anglers go through in their trips. My little private home lake has very good fishing and My estimate is that I do 95 % of all the fishing thats done on the lake. I rarely see any one fishing when Im on the water. 😏

Its a mystery to me. Why would you live on a lake and never use it?

Great question.....was trying to think of good answer's as I know there's more than one.  Guess the best answer is "your blessed"

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6 minutes ago, N Florida Mike said:

@Oregon Native how far from home are your closest lakes ?  

I can be on the Melton Hill in five minutes if I used the awful ramp at the bottom of our hill....but prefer driving ten minutes to a better ramp.  Other lakes....within a half hour....Ft Louden, and Watts Bar.  Norris....50 min.   Douglas and cherokee an hour.

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Most of our lakes are 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours away., but there's always the St johns river and its tributaries.😎 Closest ramp to the river is 10 minutes.

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20 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

Most of our lakes are 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours away., but there's always the St johns river and its tributaries.😎 Closest ramp to the river is 10 minutes.

Very nice

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On ‎3‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 12:18 PM, everythingthatswims said:

It sure wasn't empty on Saturday at KY Lake! A boat on every point, secondary point, ledge, channel swing, or back of a pocket. SO MANY BOATS!!!

They knew you were going to be there.

 

They were watching you.

 

They were in their boats; in trees; hiding in bushes; under the boat; at the ramp; in their cars watching you with binoculars. Even the ducks were watching you.

 

OK. Just kidding.

 

Good practice for tournament day when you will encounter the same problems with guys all over the place, especially the locations you prefished with success.

 

Good luck in the tournament. Let us know how you do.

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