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As expected, I hate highland reservoirs.
« on: December 02, 2017, 06:31:49 PM »
I've never had a good day on center hill proper. Never. I've had decent luck up in the rivers just not the lake. I wonder what is considered a good day on this lake? Dave and I decided to put in around davies island. The only fish we got was a spot and I get him vertical jigging 30' at the narrows. I'd sure love to fish this place with a veteran. 
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Re: As expected, I hate highland reservoirs.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2017, 08:38:17 AM »
Two words...trout minnows.
Jay and his buddy have been slaying big fish on a similar reservoir. Find a hatchery that sells them, then, cast to the bank with a split shot.
Here’s what they caught yesterday.








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Re: As expected, I hate highland reservoirs.
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2017, 04:17:53 PM »
I'll be trying live bait for sure. I wonder what the temps on those lakes up there are. We were at almost 60 degrees yesterday and that can make fall fishing tough from what I've read. 55 and below is when they get more easy to pattern this time of year supposedly. .
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Re: As expected, I hate highland reservoirs.
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 04:22:10 PM »
Eeeesh,
60 sounds miserable. Just got done wading a flat and will be eating flounder tonight.

Gonna get down to 48 on Friday. I am going find my thermals so I can take the trash out. Brrrrr

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Re: As expected, I hate highland reservoirs.
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 01:59:55 PM »
Pulled some traps today....

A good bounty, 9 claws and one big blue crab. 


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Re: As expected, I hate highland reservoirs.
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 05:23:09 PM »
You might want to take a look at this thread.

http://www.fishingtn.com/showthread.php?t=12335

Apparently, spinnerbaits were the ticket.

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Re: As expected, I hate highland reservoirs.
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 03:26:40 PM »
You know, at the end of the day there were some birds diving near the end of a major bluff wall. It was about a mile and a half away from where we were (the retreat) and that meant about 4 miles from the ramp. In my boat that makes a long ride and it was getting cold as the sun settled below the hills. I knew we should have hit it, but I think the lake had beat us down so bad we were just ready to call it, so we did.
I told Dave I wouldn't drag him out to that hell hole again anytime soon (he's 2 and 0) but I'm already thinking about going Sat and fishing in the flurries...
The challenge of that place overwhelming, but the beauty of it, and the promise that one of these days it will reveal it's secrets to me, keeps me wanting more.
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Re: As expected, I hate highland reservoirs.
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 05:36:02 PM »
In Jan and Feb, on the lower end of reservoirs closer to me, while float'n'fly fishing…..when the generators kick on, bites increase.  Same can be said for summer time fishing. 

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Re: As expected, I hate highland reservoirs.
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 10:51:59 AM »
It's impressive to actually see the current mid lake in the narrows.
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