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  • Fishing a National Guard tournament tomorrow

    Posted by bclifton on July 16, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Hey everyone. Have not been on Old Hickory in a while. Fishing a tournament with some Guard buddies tomorrow. Anyone have any updates on Hickory? Been a while for me.

    bclifton replied 8 years, 11 months ago 4 Members · 9 Replies
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  • blockel

    Member
    July 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    I wish I had something for you but I’ve been getting my butt kicked lately. Where’s the tourney out of, Flippers?

  • whit3240

    Member
    July 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Where is your tourney going out of (ramp)? Hickory has been really tough for the last few weeks. Bass seem to be very scattered. Just going strictly by my trips out last week, I would recommend starting out shallow for the first hour or so throwing buzzbaits near grass. Then, after the sun comes out and it starts getting hot, I would try some deeper points and ledges with big worms and football jigs. If that doesn’t produce I would go back up shallow and starting hitting laydowns and docks.

    Again, this is strictly based on how the lake did for me last week (haven’t been out since last Friday).

  • bclifton

    Member
    July 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks guys. The tournament is out of Davis Corner. I haven’t been our on hickory in a while. I am definitely going shallow to start off with then start with humps and ledges with the plastics and Jigs. I will let all know how it turns out.

  • Brian

    Administrator
    July 17, 2015 at 1:57 am

    Good luck Brian! I haven’t been in 2 weeks. Was going to get out this week, but had too many trips on Priest. Trey and I are going the next free day we have. I have been itching really bad to get out there. I also would stay shallow for a while in the grass. Once the sun comes up maybe try the big point in Station Camp at the duck blind or the mouth of Flippers. I know there has been some fish caught there recently.

  • bclifton

    Member
    July 17, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Thanks Brian. Almost to the water. Getting an early start. Got my arsenal all rigged up. Let’s see how it goes lol. Let you all know how it goes.

  • blockel

    Member
    July 18, 2015 at 2:45 pm
    quote bclifton:

    Thanks Brian. Almost to the water. Getting an early start. Got my arsenal all rigged up. Let’s see how it goes lol. Let you all know how it goes.

    How’d it go, Brian? Hopefully you tore up tackle!

  • bclifton

    Member
    July 20, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Well, it was not a total bust Friday for the tournament. We ended up coming in 2nd place. Luckily for me no one else did great either. I did manage to catch 3 pretty nice keepers. The water is definitely up and there was a lot of debri floating in the channel. Station camp where the duck blind is, is definitely a hot topic. Many boats wanted to fish around that. I ended up catching 2 of my keepers off that blind with a Watermelon colored Jig with a Green Pumpkin Crawl trailer. My partner and I caught a lot of fish overall but just could not limit out. Too short, but all in all a good day on the water.

  • blockel

    Member
    July 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Nice! Did majority of your bites (keepers or not) come on steep ledges?

    I was out on Sunday in the general Cages Bend, Station Camp area. I fished for around 7 hours and only had two keepers, only one good one (3ish pounds). I caught both of them on the steep bank on the right side as you enter Station Camp. Having said that, majority of the fish I caught, though short, came off of shallow wood or grass. Shade seemed to play a BIG factor.

  • bclifton

    Member
    July 29, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Most of my fish were around station Camp. On smaller jigs. I used a 1/8oz green pumpking strike king jig with a netbait summer crawl trailer. There were eating it up. Just could not find the size i was looking for.

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