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Old 11-13-2007, 09:37 AM
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Just sounding a call to see who's out there.

I know we don't have the coastal options like the folks over in SC or down in GA, but there are lots of great lakes and rivers here in TN. There have to be more guys getting into this sport in the state.

I fish pretty regularly over on Lake Percy Priest out of my kayak, but I'm the only one of my kind I've seen out that way.

Sound off, TN kayak fishermen!
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:26 AM
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Just sounding a call to see who's out there.

I know we don't have the coastal options like the folks over in SC or down in GA, but there are lots of great lakes and rivers here in TN.
Well, I guess that annual kingfish, wahoo, dolphin tournament won't work out.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:28 PM
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Well, I guess that annual kingfish, wahoo, dolphin tournament won't work out.
Sssshhhhhh...

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Old 11-13-2007, 03:08 PM
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(Hollerin' at the neighbor)

Hey Guyon from Kingston, on the banks of Watts Bar Lake. I've only had my kayak on Watts Bar and Melton Hill, hoping to try some Clinch River trout fishing this fall/winter and maybe some plateau or mountain smallmouth fishing in the spring.

We're blessed with a lot of opportunities, and while the bass boat is still king around here, I know there are a bunch that see me and wish they were doing what I was doing.

Not a lot of kayak fishing company though. Still looking for the occasional partner if anyone happens to chime in.

Caney Fork is not too far west for me if you'd like to try some trout sometime.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:35 PM
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You guys in Tennessee should consider yourself lucky to have such a beautiful state and very little kayaks. Even though boats area kings and there are lots of boats, they still can't get where you guys can. If all those boaters were to switch to kayaks over night, then you'd wish for more secluded private lakes for yourself. Even though I'm located in the middle of north central Texas, more and more kayaks are popping up every week, still got more boats than what we need on our waters. With gas prices steadily climbing, I see our water ways being clogged with yakers in the next 5 years or so....so enjoy the solitude while you can.

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Old 11-14-2007, 10:31 AM
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Not a lot of kayak fishing company though. Still looking for the occasional partner if anyone happens to chime in.

Caney Fork is not too far west for me if you'd like to try some trout sometime.
The Usual Suspect, the Caney Fork sounds good. I've been meaning to get over that way for some time now anyway. We need to get together for some trout fishing.

ORF, overcrowding with yaks sounds odd from my perspective (not having seen any others), but I imagine it could happen in TN in the future. Still, there is something to be said for the comraderie of fishing together in yaks. I belong to the Georgia Kayak Fishing club, and in recent months, I've gone down to striper fish on Lanier (north of Atlanta) with them, and I've taken a road trip to Hunting Island, South Carolina with some of the GKF members. Great times on both occasions. I do wish there were more of a yak fishing base here in TN so that outings would not always be solo.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:15 PM
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Guyon, let me get this deer hunting out of the way, and I'd like to meet you out there after the first of the year. I have fridays off, so if that is a possibility, we could miss the crowds. Always saturdays of course.

I have seen one person kayak fishing (Paul, if you are out there, get an account and sign on), and have seen a couple on trout water. I bought a second kayak to be able to invite someone... lots of people intrigued, but no one willing to pull the trigger on a trip.


It's a solo sport here, at least for now.
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:42 PM
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Guyon,

You can't be more correct when you mentioned commaratery with fellow yakers to fish with!!


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Old 11-14-2007, 04:36 PM
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Guyon, let me get this deer hunting out of the way, and I'd like to meet you out there after the first of the year. I have fridays off, so if that is a possibility, we could miss the crowds. Always saturdays of course.
Just zap me an email when you get ready to go. The Caney Fork is only about an hour's drive from here on I-40. I paddle an OK P13, which is a decent river boat.

As for deer hunting, I won't get to do too much until the last weeks of December, but here's hoping we both have some luck.
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:21 PM
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Just post some reports wit plenty of fish, you'll have plenty of company.
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