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fiddlefarter
10-17-2005, 07:10 PM
Could someone tell me some results and maybe some of the winning tactics. I searched a couple times today and could not come up with anything.

crappiecrazy
10-17-2005, 07:32 PM
I attended the weigh in. Trolling crankbaits, bagleys/bandits was the key. I think alot of the fish came from Drakes Creek. A team from Dyersburg Tn won with a 2 day weight of 19+ lbs. Alot of the teams said fishing was very tough on this lake.

labill
10-17-2005, 07:34 PM
My fishing buddy Dave is a good fisherman, and he never weighed in. Everything he caught was below length limit. Yeah, I'd say it was tough!

fiddlefarter
10-17-2005, 07:46 PM
My fishing buddy Dave is a good fisherman, and he never weighed in. Everything he caught was below length limit. Yeah, I'd say it was tough!

I wanted to help anyone that I could. But it was tough and I knew it would be. I fished about 5 or 6 days and I didn't catch a keeper. i approached it as if I were going to fish a tournament there, lots of areas, covering water trying different things, and it just sucked so much that I drove the opposite way and fished the other nearby lake. Well I caught some and I decided for my sanity I would rather catch me some fish... To anyone I offered help to: if you didn't do well, my apologies, it was a tough time to be fishin' the Scumberland river and Ol' Slickery Lake. I figured if you had 20lbs in 2 days you would win. Maybe I should go troll cranks... Naa I think I'll just go to Percy Priest and jig stakebeds and stumps 7' deep and catch some fish. Over there, they are where they should be.

Big George
10-18-2005, 02:45 AM
I was there and I can tell you this I wouldnt walk across the street to fish Old Hickory again and I eve caught some fish alot of teams left and went to CUSA on Grenada on the first morning we did catch fish about 25 but only 2-3 would have measured I didnt waste my time weighin in I had had enough of this lake by then 5 days there I cut out and drove back to Okie Land and went Sun to a lake and had more fish caught in 30 minutes than in a week down there

callshy
10-18-2005, 10:26 AM
Trolling crankbaits was a good method for many people and something we should have stuck with but decided not to on the first day. We did not do to well the first day (1 keeper) but we went back the second day and made up some ground. Not enough to get in the money but enough to make me feel better. We already had money tied up in the trip and saw no sense in leaving. Staying on that lake during the tough time was a great learning experience for us, we learned that we can troll crankbaits with success. Anyway, there was always that chance to catch the one big fish that paid good money!

TAE73
10-18-2005, 12:02 PM
Trolling crankbaits was a good method for many people and something we should have stuck with but decided not to on the first day. We did not do to well the first day (1 keeper) but we went back the second day and made up some ground. Not enough to get in the money but enough to make me feel better. We already had money tied up in the trip and saw no sense in leaving. Staying on that lake during the tough time was a great learning experience for us, we learned that we can troll crankbaits with success. Anyway, there was always that chance to catch the one big fish that paid good money!


Callshy, you have a good attitude about the whole situation. I know its tough not to just give up and head for home. You never know when you might hook a good one. I gave out on Rippla when he and I fished, after what was a crazy day, Tim falling out of the boat, trolling motor going up in smoke and other things. I gave up on fishing all the while he stuck to it. Thinking about it later, I should of stuck it becuase u just never know. I have learned some days you win other days the fish win, I always hope that its me that wins.

I heard a story from a team that fished, they got to this one dock at 4 in the morning Friday. Only after to see about 10-15 others to show up to fish the same dock. Kind of funny must have been good dock, I think they where 19th after the first day and fell to mid 30's the next day.

callshy
10-18-2005, 04:07 PM
Callshy, you have a good attitude about the whole situation. I know its tough not to just give up and head for home. You never know when you might hook a good one. I gave out on Rippla when he and I fished, after what was a crazy day, Tim falling out of the boat, trolling motor going up in smoke and other things. I gave up on fishing all the while he stuck to it. Thinking about it later, I should of stuck it becuase u just never know. I have learned some days you win other days the fish win, I always hope that its me that wins.

I heard a story from a team that fished, they got to this one dock at 4 in the morning Friday. Only after to see about 10-15 others to show up to fish the same dock. Kind of funny must have been good dock, I think they where 19th after the first day and fell to mid 30's the next day.


Our first day was not quite that bad, we bothed stayed dry at least. I have learned to except the fact that sometimes my decisions are not the best and that if I make mistakes, I need to learn from them. This attitude just came about in the past few years. To me it used to be all about winning and I would get discouraged when I was not near the top (which happened very often). I now know that I have alot to learn before I can be one of the guy's that are often at the top.

Big Crappie
10-18-2005, 06:43 PM
TAE73,
You think Callshy's attitude is great, just wait till you meet him! Great guy!!!!!!!!





Callshy, you have a good attitude about the whole situation. I know its tough not to just give up and head for home. You never know when you might hook a good one. I gave out on Rippla when he and I fished, after what was a crazy day, Tim falling out of the boat, trolling motor going up in smoke and other things. I gave up on fishing all the while he stuck to it. Thinking about it later, I should of stuck it becuase u just never know. I have learned some days you win other days the fish win, I always hope that its me that wins.

I heard a story from a team that fished, they got to this one dock at 4 in the morning Friday. Only after to see about 10-15 others to show up to fish the same dock. Kind of funny must have been good dock, I think they where 19th after the first day and fell to mid 30's the next day.

Big Crappie
10-18-2005, 06:44 PM
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Could someone tell me some results and maybe some of the winning tactics. I searched a couple times today and could not come up with anything.

callshy
10-20-2005, 05:00 PM
TAE73,
You think Callshy's attitude is great, just wait till you meet him! Great guy!!!!!!!!


Thanks man, you just caught me in a good mood.

You and your wife are the great one's, fished better than we did and then let us claim a chain saw for the door prize. Bad thing is that I will have to put it to use now!! Had a great time talking with y'all!! If you ever want to catch some Wheeler Lake slabs let me know.

Big Crappie
10-20-2005, 06:55 PM
Thanks man, you just caught me in a good mood.

You and your wife are the great one's, fished better than we did and then let us claim a chain saw for the door prize. Bad thing is that I will have to put it to use now!! Had a great time talking with y'all!! If you ever want to catch some Wheeler Lake slabs let me know.

Jerry Blake
10-20-2005, 07:10 PM
We want the details on Tim falling out of boat! :)

TAE73
10-20-2005, 11:16 PM
Lets just say this............

2 fat men up on the front of the boat + 74lb thrust trolling motor on high + stuck on stump/tree = boat lurching to one side quickly as it came off = Tim out of the boat.


Luckly he wasnt hurt, and it only went down hill from there. All in all it was still a fun day.

Tim The Lippa Rippa Mon
10-24-2005, 09:52 PM
Yep! Made a big ole splash too!! I'm just a tad bit top heavy. When I start to go over, it's a done deal. :eek: It happened pretty early in the day too, I think before 10am. The weather was so hot & humid that day though, I never did get dry, even when we were zooming around with the big motor.

Any one cast could catch the biggest fish of the tournament. One bite could turn into 10, in just a matter of minutes. Never give up until you have absolutely nothing left to give. - Relationship advise a wise person once gave me. At the very end of the tourny, Ted and I did finally get to an area that might of improved on our day, especially if we still had his trolling motor that did it's best to drown his Fat man anchoring system! :p

Bad things happen, and we all make mistakes, but a good attitude helps to keep possibilities open, and pitfalls a little easier to swallow during a tough day. We walked away winners! We got to fish, lost a little weight, took a free dip in the lake, ate some great barBque, and most importantly, spent time with a new friend. :D

Thanks Ted, I look forward to our next trip together. Maybe it will be us at Crappie Masters next year! :cool:

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