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Old 01-24-2007, 08:56 PM
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Hi everyone I'm new here and to the sport of hybrid fishing so bare with me cause I may have some silly questions. I live in tn and I work in a sporting goods store so if I can help anyone with info on some of the east Tn lakes let me know
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:31 PM
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Mickey--welcome aboard. I know you're going to enjoy taking part in this site. It was down for awhile. Had a lot of us worried. It was like losing touch with an old friend.

I have a question. Last March (2006) I fished at Cherokee. It was cold as Alaska and the lake was real low, maybe 20 feet or more below summer pool. We launched at a ramp near the bridge on Highway 25 just to the north of Morristown. The hybrid fishing was great! They were holding in the middle of the lake, hanging close to shad herds, and hoovering near the bottom of about 49 feet of water. When you're talking to folks in the store, would you ask around and find out if that is the normal pattern for Cherokee in the early spring?

Thanks in advance. I appreciate your help and do hope you have a great experience at Stripers 247. They're great folks.

If anyone at the store asks, we used nickel and gold Kastmaster lures or about 3/8 to 1.0 oz to get to the bottom of the lake. We cast, let it drop, then jerked a couple of times when we felt the line go slack and WHAM! Tell them to use braided line of no less than 10 lb. test; at that depth mono stretches like a rubber bank and pops before you know it.

Good fishing. Look forward to talking with you soon.
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:43 PM
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The lake is already coming up, we went about 2 weeks ago and caught about 15 fish with 2 rocks 14 plus lbs and they was around 35 to 40 foot deep.
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Old 01-25-2007, 08:21 AM
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That sounds good! I don't suppose this chill will he help, but spring is just 58 days away. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:41 PM
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Hi !! From Iowa !New to this site...and kind of new to Wiper fishing. One of our local reservoirs has been stocked with white bass and wipers for a few years now. Most the fishermen in the area fish the river below the reservoir. Some fish the white bass in the reservoir. Last summer my son and I did some experimental trolling for Wipers in the reservoir and finally run onto a school of them feeding on the gizzard shad. To our surprise and glee , we got a 3 that day ..21" 23" & 26" and lost another . Although I have fished all my life this is the first taste of Wiper fishing ...Now I must find as much information about this hybrid as I can..( hooked on Wipers )
I hope to learn more about this unique fish and feel that I have found the perfect site for this endeavor.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:12 PM
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:occasion14: Toothfish & Mickey! Wiper fishing can without a doubt become very addictive. You can find some great info here on those striped rockets. Have any questions, just let us know!

Welcome Aboard & Best Fishes!
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:39 AM
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Welcome aboard, Toothfish. As a fellow wiper fishing enthusiast, I have to warn you that after a few months of looking, you will discover you are a member of a pretty limited club. Not a lot of information out there. It is probably because they are a fairly elusive fish, but well worth whatever effort you invest in their finding.

You may want to go onto the Indiana DNR site and look at the tracking efforts Indiana has done over the past year. They are watching and posting seasonal movements of the fish in a 10,000 acre lake. There is also an earlier posting by Little Casino who went out with the biologists one day and sent back a report. That is probably all in last year's reports.

Keep us posted. We'll swap info throughout the upcoming season.

Hope you winter well.

Remember, spring is only 48 days from now.
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Old 02-01-2007, 10:28 AM
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Thanks ...I will definitely check that info out !!
I am an avid multi-species "ice head" as well...so I fish year around.
I have read where wipers are all but impossible to catch through the ice..So I fish for all those other fish .
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:57 PM
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Someday I'd love to try fishing one of these lakes or impoundments for Stripers and Wipers.
What would be the closest one to NJ with a good population of big bass ??
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Old 02-02-2007, 05:08 PM
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What would be the closest one to NJ with a good population of big bass
Lake Hopatcong stocked Hybrids since 1984 . Spruce Run Reservoir in Northern New Jersey and most recently Manasquan Reservoir in Monmouth County all have Hybrid stocking programs. Culver lake in Sussex County holds the NJ record but it's private.
Lake Eldred preserve on the New York NJ border.
Beltsville, Raystown, Wallanpaupack and Nockamixon in Pa. all are stocked with Both.
The Pa record 53 pounder comes out of Raystown
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:44 PM
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Welcome to the site toothfick and mickey!!
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