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  • creekcrappie

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    October 30, 2013 at 12:13 am

    1.7 knots with bandit 300s in 17 foot of water worked for us this summer at smith springs.

  • l-pitman-comcast-net

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    October 30, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Thanks for the info. Sounds like fun. Were you covering lots of water or finding fish and staying in a particular vicinity?

  • creekcrappie

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    October 30, 2013 at 1:33 am

    We covered lots of water untill we got one, then we would pass back through the same area. If we got another one, we tossed a marker buoy way to the side of it and trolled back by the same area. You will catch a lot of yellow bass doing the same thing. The best colors were tennessee shad, natural shad, and white. Sometimes the bright colors turned them on, but only sometimes.

  • l-pitman-comcast-net

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    October 30, 2013 at 1:51 am

    That’s great, thanks. I heard a guy in Murfreesboro Outdoors saying that his favorite color was Mad Cow. So you just covered lots of water around Smith Springs staying in 17′ as best you could, right?

  • creekcrappie

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    October 30, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Yep the only reason we did it up there is my uncle’s friend lives near there. I am sure it would work other areas of the lake, but we have not tried it. I have heard about the mad cow color, just not tried it yet. When the water reaches 75 degrees F, the bite really slows down.

  • crappiemaxx

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    October 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I use 10lb florocarbon, about 110 to 125′ out and will start hitting bottom 14′ down. 15 to 22 feet is a good depth to try to stay in. I pull 4 at a time and can get real interesting when drag over a hump and have serveral get hung up at once. But a great way to cover lots of water and learn the lake all at same time. Suprising how many types of fish will hit this pattern

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