Dale Hollow lake fishing trip 4/20/16

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  1. Bone Head Hunter

    Bone Head Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    For 30 years now I have chased trophy small mouth bass down in TN. Our group of 8 guys ended up catching 15 fish over the 20 inch mark.

    Here are three of the better ones I landed from last week’s trip.

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    Smallmouth is my favorite fish to catch. You have some beauties there.
     
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    Looking good. I think that is where the world record came from? I have fished Pickwick, giants down there.
     
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    Yep- world record came out of Dale Hollow back in 1955.
     
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    My parents used to keep a boat at Pickwick but never fished it. I knew a guy from the area that would come up and fish the Mississippi with me he told me not to bother fishing Pickwick I would be disappointed. Dale Hallow is the home of the world record smallmouth way back in the day.
     
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    What did you catch the bass on? I love throwing cranks and surface baits.
     
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    Most were on swim baits or live bait.. They were just starting to bed :)

    All fish were released to fight another day:)
     
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    Great looking fish!

    You work at NTN?
     
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    Man, those are some nice smallies! I need to add this lake to my kayaking bucket list for sure!
     
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    If you are making a bucket list that involves smallmouth include a trip to Minnesota to fish the Mississippi and the stretch from St. Cloud to Elk River.
     
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    Great looking fish! Just got into swimbait fishing recently and it is awesome for smallies here in MI.
     
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    I plan on it. My buddy went up last year on a week long kayak trip to minn. He had a blast. No telling how many smallies they caught!

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    I would add:

    Pickwick in Tennessee
    Quetico in Ontario
    Lake St Claire in Michigan
     
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    What about Lake Erie?
     
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    The thing about the Mississippi that is crazy is you never are sure what you have hooked could be a smallmouth, northern, musky, walleye, channel cat or carp. I have caught them all on the same medium dive husky jerk in a perch pattern.
     
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    Never been there for smallies.
     
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    If you ever make it to MI for a trip make sure to visit Lake Erie, Lake St.Clair, and Lake Charlevoix.
     
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    That trip looks like a great time. Smallies are dynamite to catch.
     
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    Great smallies! Dale hollow produces great small mouth.
     
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    Yeah :)
     

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