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Alphahawk
08-15-2017, 04:00 PM
Decided at last minute to hit Nickajack tail race this morning just knowing I would catch a ton of KY bass like I have been doing for the past 4 weeks now. I did not catch the first KY bass. I did however load the boat with crappie. I found them in a break water area on the river holding just out of the current. Caught 4 to 5 dozen fish all in the 11-12 inch range. Rod was a Tict Ice Cube 6' 9" Mebaru UL with a Daiwa Certate 2004 reel spooled up with SOS 2# test line. Lure was a Bison colored Trout Magnet on a 1/16 ounce ball head jig......I was also using about an 2 foot section of 2# test Phantom fluorocarbon leader. I was using a count down of 30 to get it in the zone. The crappie were from 8 feet deep down to almost 17 feet. I was using the twitch method with a very slow retrieve. Had a ton of fun today......using an UL rod...2# test line.....fighting them through the current.....made for a great day. Life is good!

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stormcloud
08-15-2017, 04:18 PM
You had one of those days that you remember for a long time and will tell the story from time to time. You done good.

ghaire
08-15-2017, 04:56 PM
Decided at last minute to hit Nickajack tail race this morning just knowing I would catch a ton of KY bass like I have been doing for the past 4 weeks now. I did not catch the first KY bass. I did however load the boat with crappie. I found them in a break water area on the river holding just out of the current. Caught 4 to 5 dozen fish all in the 11-12 inch range. Rod was a Tict Ice Cube 6' 9" Mebaru UL with a Daiwa Certate 2004 reel spooled up with SOS 2# test line. Lure was a Bison colored Trout Magnet on a 1/16 ounce ball head jig......I was also using about an 2 foot section of 2# test Phantom fluorocarbon leader. I was using a count down of 30 to get it in the zone. The crappie were from 8 feet deep down to almost 17 feet. I was using the twitch method with a very slow retrieve. Had a ton of fun today......using an UL rod...2# test line.....fighting them through the current.....made for a great day. Life is good!

Regards272431272432272433272434


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Very nice catch!


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Ttexastom
08-15-2017, 05:49 PM
Congratulations on a fine day.

skeetbum
08-15-2017, 06:21 PM
A good day from my point of view. Wish it had been me.

JonathonJEB
08-15-2017, 06:32 PM
Congrats and nice catch

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scrat
08-15-2017, 06:38 PM
Wow! Nice crappie. That sonar picture looks like you were on them pretty good. I bet you saved that GPS waypoint for another day, I sure would have.:ThumbsUp

Dollfly
08-15-2017, 08:15 PM
Alphahawk you have done it again, your my hero. I always read your post. wish I could master the trout magnet like you have done, Good job.

BAMA S
08-16-2017, 03:31 AM
Good report. WTG

Slabprowler
08-16-2017, 05:52 AM
Good report! Thanks for sharing!

Crestliner08
08-16-2017, 05:52 AM
Some great catching there! Thanks for the report and pictures.

Coderx37
08-16-2017, 06:35 AM
No kidding...that fish finder image is spot on..... Do you have a high definition transducer or just have the settings dialed in tight?

Alphahawk
08-16-2017, 06:46 AM
Thanks for the comments guys. Yes scrat that waypoint is saved....LOL. I have fished the same spot for 12 trips now. It has produced quiet a few crappie but the numbers of KY bass that have come out of that hole are off the charts. I could be wrong but I feel come October it will be stacked with larger crappie in the 13-14 inch range. Dollfly I am still discovering ways to fish the Trout Magnet. The 2# test line is the key.


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Alphahawk
08-16-2017, 07:35 AM
No kidding...that fish finder image is spot on..... Do you have a high definition transducer or just have the settings dialed in tight?

I have the Helix 10 Mega si. The transducer is the new one they developed for the new Helix units....they do not call it an HD transducer bit it is most assuredly HD. I do check my settings each time on the water to make sure they are optimum for the water conditions.....and I almost always keep sharpness set to low to highlight the fish. A lot of folks object when one calls a sonar unit a fish finder but I use it to find fish....and it does a great job at that. But....using this unit at default settings one would not go wrong. Before this unit I had the HB 899 core unit. The difference is night and day between the two units.

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pescador
08-16-2017, 08:11 AM
Alphahawk,

All I have to say is, Sonar, Fish finder or whatever, YOU sure know how to use it! Great job! Always enjoy your informative posts.:ThumbsUp

Regards

etexbasser
08-16-2017, 08:27 AM
Good report and nice pics. You a patient man to be able to count down to 30, I either lose count or can't be still that long.

later...etex

ET Fish
08-16-2017, 03:36 PM
Awesome!

Ketchn
08-17-2017, 04:57 AM
I Know for sure those helix hummers are real nice , I have several buds running them ....nice post and read sir

Spaceman
08-17-2017, 04:07 PM
Awesome catch! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

trypman1
08-20-2017, 09:12 AM
Wow, very nice, thanks for filling us in!!

1187mg
08-20-2017, 01:08 PM
That was a good day.

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T-roy 120
08-20-2017, 03:53 PM
Fun to catch fish on nice gear. Kudos