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Our initial plan was thwarted by flood water, so we went a few ridges over to another creek that was not flooded and  quite picturesque. We also caught 90 fish between 3 of us, all little smallmouth and rock bass.

 

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Beautiful spot, and sounds like fun.

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Awesome looking area.

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I've got pictures of some pretty spots also, but wouldn't be allowed to post those.  One of my favorite was a volley ball net on a beach in Sicily. 

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Sometimes it's not all about the size of the fish you catch. I love fishing little creeks like that. Getting to watch them bite and trying to trick fish you can see is a blast. 

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I used to do this a lot too out west .... now...ticks, snakes, other critters keep me to a boat.

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Just now, Oregon Native said:

I used to do this a lot too out west .... now...ticks, snakes, other critters keep me to a boat.

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Shoot. I pulled a tick off my neck yesterday....... in Lowe’s!!

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Just now, TnRiver46 said:

Shoot. I pulled a tick off my neck yesterday....... in Lowe’s!!

That's wronnnnnnnnnng

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58 minutes ago, Oregon Native said:

That's wronnnnnnnnnng

I made it out to the parking lot with it and sliced it in half . Made the transaction interesting

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That's what Cutter's is made for.  Not sure about other areas, but in the southeast, damp areas and tall vegetation is a haven for red bugs, (chiggers), and ticks are just about anywhere you have deer.  they seem to be the worst about keeping ticks well distributed.

 

As for the tick in Lowe's, you probably wore him in.  I've been in tick infested areas and not find one for a few days.  I've hunted areas that are so infested, not only did you spray all your clothing and openings with Cutters, you wore flea/tick collors around your ankles.

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Beautiful location. Reminds of a place I fished for redeye bass.

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15 minutes ago, soflabasser said:

Beautiful location. Reminds of a place I fished for redeye bass.

It wasn't far at all from where they live

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42 minutes ago, Way2slow said:

That's what Cutter's is made for.  Not sure about other areas, but in the southeast, damp areas and tall vegetation is a haven for red bugs, (chiggers), and ticks are just about anywhere you have deer.  they seem to be the worst about keeping ticks well distributed.

 

As for the tick in Lowe's, you probably wore him in.  I've been in tick infested areas and not find one for a few days.  I've hunted areas that are so infested, not only did you spray all your clothing and openings with Cutters, you wore flea/tick collors around your ankles.

I'm sure I took him in there, that's why I made sure to take him out. There's deer and dampness in 100 percent of east TN, even behind Lowe's haha. There ain't enough cutter in the world, I would have to mainline it through an IV. Luckily those boogers itch like crazy when they embed, alerting the host to it's presence 

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2 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

It wasn't far at all from where they live

You can have an awesome road trip fishing for all the varieties of redeye bass that live close to you. Tennessee has the Coosa redeye bass, Alabama has the Warrior redeye bass, and Georgia has the most varieties of redeye bass.

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5 minutes ago, soflabasser said:

You can have an awesome road trip fishing for all the varieties of redeye bass that live close to you. Tennessee has the Coosa redeye bass, Alabama has the Warrior redeye bass, and Georgia has the most varieties of redeye bass.

It's quite diverse in these parts! I was just a few clicks north of the micropterus coosae habitat range where the pics were taken. I will have to leave all the road trips and red-eye bass to you though! I detest traveling and I'm more a fan of the micropterus dolomieu.... Haha. 

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I fished the new river once , that runs along the northwest edge of the smokies. Looked a lot like this, but wider. Didn’t catch anything though . I was like a fish out of water there!

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22 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

I fished the new river once , that runs along the northwest edge of the smokies. Looked a lot like this, but wider. Didn’t catch anything though . I was like a fish out of water there!

i think the new river  eventually turns into some class V whitewater! Fishing is easy when the smaller creeks dry out in summer, we caught them non stop. No size though. All you need is some kind of soft plastic and a few hooks and jigheads 

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I love that area. The owner of a fishing store in Gatlinburg told me to use rooster tails and it was some of the best fishing in the area. I didn’t get one bite in 3-4 hours. But the location was so pretty it didn’t bother me too much.

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On 7/12/2019 at 1:07 PM, TnRiver46 said:

It's quite diverse in these parts! I was just a few clicks north of the micropterus coosae habitat range where the pics were taken. I will have to leave all the road trips and red-eye bass to you though! I detest traveling and I'm more a fan of the micropterus dolomieu.... Haha. 

Smallmouth bass are fun to catch but I have already caught a bunch of them from both northern waters and southern waters. I rather catch varieties of redeye bass I have not caught before and other species I have not caught. I enjoy traveling in new locations and adding new species of fish to my list so it is worth the time and effort for me. With that said I will plan a fishing trip to Southern Tennessee for Coosa redeye bass.

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1 hour ago, soflabasser said:

Smallmouth bass are fun to catch but I have already caught a bunch of them from. I rather catch varieties of redeye bass I have not caught before and other species I have not caught. I enjoy traveling in new locations and adding new species of fish to my list so it is worth the time and effort for me. With that said I will plan a fishing trip to Southern Tennessee for Coosa redeye bass.

I know some people that tracked their habitat range pretty closely when I was in college, let me know when you do that and maybe I can help 

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14 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

I know some people that tracked their habitat range pretty closely when I was in college, let me know when you do that and maybe I can help 

Thank you for your offer, I am thinking of visiting next year or the following year. I have done research and know of several locations to catch Coosa redeye bass in Southern Tennessee. Have also done research for other redeye bass varieties. It will take years to catch them all since I have to travel for these fish but it is worth it. Let me know when you plan on visiting South Florida and I will tell you a couple places you should be able to do well with freshwater exotic fish.

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