Please forgive me if this question has been asked, but I am brand new here.
I heard of place somewhere west of Nashville near Dickson, Tn. called Big Bottoms somewhere near a Pump Station on the Tennessee River.
They said the crappie fishing was real good there, but I really can't find anything on the web to support this.
Anyone know anything about it, good or bad?
Also, I have been wanting to find a boat that can get in shallow places fairly easy, can be hauled and is capable of carrying a couple of adults and two kids.
I have been crappie fishing for years, but live within 5 miles of three very nice small compouds that contain a fair amount of good crappie.
I saw a fella pull two 3 pounders and one that was an ounce shy of 4 pounds out of the lake my dad lives on, so we normally just troll in his pontoon boat and fill it up. However, I've been wanting to take my kids to some other places like Reelfoot and possibly Big Bottoms.
Not real fond of the big waters as I don't really have the time to search for crappie. Between the Lord, my family, my work and coyote hunting, time is always at a premium. I wish I could get over my addiction of either Coyote hunting or Crappie fishing, but it doesn't seem like either one is going to ever leave. :D
Thanks in advance for any and all comments. Trust me, I don't mind you shooting it straight with me on any subject. I would rather hear an honest opinion than get a watered down version of what someone "thinks" I want to hear.
I have been there once, but couldnt tell you how to get there now. Its a big area, but you can start fishing where you put the boat in. , its filled with timber.. Part of it is closed during I think is bald eagle mating season and being part of the refuge I think it opens in March and closes in Oct or Nov. If you have time and go to the library do a magazine search on it, one of the fishing mags, did a big story on it 10 or so years ago . Theres ssuppose to be some nice crappie fishing there. I have always wanted to go back but just never have. If you look on map where Duck river enters the Tennessee, its the area inside the bow of the Tennessee River. Or the bottom of the U, to the north of the Duck and Tenn meeting.
I'll be in the New Johnsonville / Camden area this week (Tuesday) and would be thankful for any advice. Shallow ? Deep ? Brush ? Rocky Banks ? We will be staying Tuesday thru Saturday. Thanks in Advance.
quality of fish is okay now,a few years ago they raised the leves and pumped almost dry ,everyone said fish were floating everywhere.but last year lake got over leve and people have been catching some nice fish in what they call ganer slough.no ramp at ganers and you don`t know what the water level will be, kept that in consideration if you go