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Forgot to add description....durn these Smallies can mess with your head!

Caught my PB and first documented 4 pounder on the Cumberland River yesterday near Nashville.

weighed on my new Rapala digital scale. 4 lb 7 oz and 21-1/2 inches long. The little ones were biting like sharks and caught tons of dinks but only three quality fish. Now I'm really ruint!

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14 minutes ago, Blue Raider Bob said:

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Forgot to add description....durn these Smallies can mess with your head!

Caught my PB and first documented 4 pounder on the Cumberland River yesterday near Nashville.

weighed on my new Rapala digital scale. 4 lb 7 oz and 21-1/2 inches long. The little ones were biting like sharks and caught tons of dinks but only three quality fish. Now I'm really ruint!

Thanks A-Jay! Funny thing about this was when she hit and dove deep, I assumed it was a big drum so I did not get overly excited. I just drifted down the river leisurely applying pressure. When I got tired of fooling with the "drum" I pulled her up and saw brown! Dang!!! Then I panicked. First off I fish medium light spinning gear so there was no dragging that fish to the boat. Second she came up and wrapped my trolling motor so I was in a real bad way. She freed herself and hauled buns down the side of my boat right into my net! Hooyah! My new PB. Appreciate all you guys for teaching me how to get where I am! I lost one just as big a couple hours later in the SAME Spot. Evidently there was a school. The one I lost went airborne and that was that!

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1 hour ago, Spankey said:

Nice fish. ? Good and dark, caught in grass?

No,

Caught along a rock bluff wall in eight feet of water in 1.6 MPH current. Tossed a ned rig Zman Ticklr against rock wall and pulled off with drift. The water has real good clarity. Lots of hang ups with the rocks, current, and exposed hook, but lots of fish as well. Lost one just as big that went airborne! The river current smashes against this rock wall. It is hard to fish but usually holds fish. Going back Wednesday. Can't hep it!

35 minutes ago, Deleted account said:

Congrats, maybe a waxing club next...

Yeah I know....missing link right? I've heard it all. If I would have had one more arm I would have put my shirt on. I was born looking like a gorilla! I started shaving in day care.

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2 hours ago, Dwight Hottle said:

Congrats on the new PB & welcome to the 4lb club. Hope to see you at the 5lb club shortly. 

Thanks Dwight! Went back yesterday and caught lots more dinks. Went with Chris Catignani from this site. Took him to where I caught my big one and durn if he didn't hook a pig! He had trouble getting it up and finally she left the bottom for the bright skies. She jumped a couple times and .......well we all know what happens when they jump.....she was gone! She was over four pounds easy. He lost a real good green fish later that crushed his buzzbait, and I lost another quality brown one that jumped. Hate it when they do that!

The little spots were crushing his 1/8 oz buzzbait he tossed along the rock walls. They seemed real mad at it! We still managed over 50. Had a ball.

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1 minute ago, Chris Catignani said:

For what it's worth, @Blue Raider Bob put on a clinic with the TRD Ticklerz.

It wasn't me Chris, all you have to do is toss it into the water and they attack like sharks! Just like that Gar I was foolish enough to tease. He ATE IT! Hell I can't concentrate on work today thinking about all them fish we lost! I'm having visions of big brown fish airborne! DURN!!!! When that line starts rising, so does the blood pressure!

If I ever hook an AJay bass, I'll either get it in and have a stroke or loose it and have two!

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17 minutes ago, Blue Raider Bob said:

It wasn't me Chris, all you have to do is toss it into the water and they attack like sharks! Just like that Gar I was foolish enough to tease. He ATE IT! Hell I can't concentrate on work today thinking about all them fish we lost! I'm having visions of big brown fish airborne! DURN!!!! When that line starts rising, so does the blood pressure!

If I ever hook an AJay bass, I'll either get it in and have a stroke or loose it and have two!

 

Two suggestions that have helped me when they start the upward move to the line before jumping. You can bury the rod tip or rod up to the reel depending on depth & keep winding to prevent them from jumping. If you can't stop them then pull off to the side hard just as they start to clear the water so they can't shake their heads with your bait moving giving them leverage. 

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14 hours ago, GRiver said:

Congratulations!

what did ya catch it on?

1/8 oz Ned Rig Jig head with Zman TicklrZ Soft Bait in "The Deal" color. This color, I believe, mimics they shad in the river although I'm doubtful color has much to do with it. I caught lots Wednesday on a pearl white color and I have caught lots on the Laguna shrimp pink. They just love those profiles. The 1/8 oz gets hung up alot so I often go with 1/16 and let the rig drift off the bank with the current. Chris Catignani hooked a big on on blue.

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