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 All the way on the other side of the state. Went a couple of times in the last several days and came really close to getting skunked both times. :'(

WELCOME to the forums!!!

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                                      skillet

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Not directed at you skillet, but I've never understood why the W TN anglers feel the need to chime in whenever someone makes a post about E TN.

:-X

TN is a diverse state, 500+ miles across.

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Burley,

Hello from another SW VA hillbilly!

FSU,

I'm curious how the TN smallie limits are going to impact everyone's fishing this year.  I haven't fished South Holston in years but I do fish Douglas once or twice every year.  

We're going to make another push to get license reciprocity between VA and TN on South Holston.  If anyone is interested in this issue, please PM me.

Thanks,

Hillbilly

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Va BAIT was on Cherokee last weekend, only 14 lbs to win and 9 lbs to get a check. That tells me Cherokee was pretty slow........Al

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I would say that the cold front we had push through mid-week had a great deal to do with the slowdown at Cherokee.  I had heard some good things about a chart/brown back crank down there just before the cold snap.

My friend fished that BAIT tourney, I need to see how he did.

BTW Al, you guys need to restock your rod racks.  I was down there last week and barely found anything to buy.  ;)

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I'm curious how the TN smallie limits are going to impact everyone's fishing this year. I haven't fished South Holston in years but I do fish Douglas once or twice every year.

 

It's going to create a huge headache for tourney directors and anglers.  The misinformation going about concerning the new size limits is amazing.

Just in the last week I've heard that the new limits don't apply to this lake or that lake.  Boone, South Holston, and Watauga are the only lakes in NE TN not affected by the change.

Al, have you heard any more concerning Douglas and the smallie limit?  Still 20"?

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Burley,

From talking with the President of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation of TN yesterday, the 20" smallie limit still applies on Douglas and you can only keep 1 smallie.

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"Not directed at you skillet, but I've never understood why the W TN anglers feel the need to chime in whenever someone makes a post about E TN.

:-X

TN is a diverse state, 500+ miles across."

 plus the weather and geography being so different (lakes), what works here probably wouldn't work there :P...

                                    As Ever,

                                     skillet

BTW Actually just wanted to say welcome ;) I guess being in that 96+ percent ya'll were talking about, I'll just read for a while ;)...

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Like I said, it wasn't directed at you.  There are a few who seem to hijack every post made about E TN and turn the thread into their own little SW TN playground.   You're not one of them.  I used your post as an object lesson.

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FSU,

Welcome to the forum.

As you can see, we are passionate about our fishing.

And everyone has an opinion.

So ask your questions and read the posts and you will learn a lot.

And does FSU stand for Florida State Univeristy?  Just wondering.

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I'm curious how the TN smallie limits are going to impact everyone's fishing this year. I haven't fished South Holston in years but I do fish Douglas once or twice every year.

It's going to create a huge headache for tourney directors and anglers. The misinformation going about concerning the new size limits is amazing.

Just in the last week I've heard that the new limits don't apply to this lake or that lake. Boone, South Holston, and Watauga are the only lakes in NE TN not affected by the change.

Al, have you heard any more concerning Douglas and the smallie limit? Still 20"?

Hey Burley- The rodrack situation is caused by slow resupply from the warehouse, Not sure why.

The smallmouth on Douglas remains at 20", I still do not agree with TWRA on this one, But I didn't agree with the 15" largemouth on Cherokee several years ago and that move has payed off very well, so maybe they are right.

There is a larger concern for tournament anglers concerning smallmouth in Tennessee. The new fishing regulation booklet from TWRA has a change that identifies a black bass as a largemouth, smallmouth, spoted bass and the coosa bass. The next line states, any black bass with a tooth patch is to be considered a spotted bass. Recently at a large tournament on Douglas a bass that appeared to be a smallmouth and was well less than 20" was weighted in as a spot because it had a tooth patch. Yes it was allowed and had a large impact on the money winners. Not sure why TWRA changed or added this statement but it will cause some arguements at weighins.......Al

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