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Lock D Beaver Lake on Tenn Tom .


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By philmacMS - Posted on 03 August 2011

I fished Lock D on the Tenn Tom yesterday on a whim. Decided I would branch out and try a new lake. Also experimenting with spider rigging jigs which is fairly new for me. I have read that spider trolling was a good search tactic and it definitely is. I haven't fished this lake since I was a teenager over 15 years ago. Quite a humbling experience going to a new lake. I managed to find a school of crappiei on a stump bed in about 19 feet of water. I missed alot of bites I guess because of my inexperience at spider trolling. Minnows would probably have worked better. Caught some small fish then switched over to hand poling a concentrated patch of stumps and caught some keeper fish around 10 to 11 inches and they were all very healthy. Ended up with seven keeper fish before it got super hot. Wasted the good early morning time in the wrong places. Definitely worth a return trip need to do more searching and find some other productive areas on the lake. Might need to sink some tops when I find some good productive areas.

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Lock D used to be a place I enjoyed going but it has been 20 years ago for me as well. I enjoy going to new areas and looking for crappiei from time to time.

Ray

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Alot of those stump beds have rotted down from what I remember. Many of them have become very fishable. Weed beds have really changed this lake. There were big schools of baitfish all over the lake. I have some friends with a house and dock on the lake. He has lots of huckleberry bushes that just need some blocks and tie wire in the right places that he needs cut down to clean up his property, such a shame to waste them.

Helping control the crappiei population one trip at a time.

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A super fishing spot containing a number of big fish; also any place with a large concentration of keeper fish. When you find a honey hole, you'll want to keep the location to yourself or risk someone else catching all your fish!

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