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Old 11-13-2012, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I can't seem to catch any crappie on our lakes up in the corner of the state, maybe I'd have better luck chasing walleyes? I doubt it but figured I'd pose the question on here. I live in Johnson City and used to live in Knoxville so when I was younger I could tip jigs with minnows and fish from the bank below Loudon or Melton Hill and catch saugers. Now that I am older, I'm supposed to be wiser but I don't have a clue on walleye fishing in a lake in the fall/early winter. I know Watauga and S. Holston have some in those lakes but is there enough to target specifically? I just read an article about vertical jigging blade baits for walleyes in the colder months. It seems like that would work but people vertical jig spoons all winter long chasing bass, as well as casting silver buddies, so if we had a decent population of walleyes I'd think people would report catching them on accident but I don't hear anything like that. I guess I'm just asking for some advice on if there are enough walleyes up here to make it worth the effort to chase them and any methods that are known to work. I'm not set up for trolling so it would have to be casting or vertical presentations. Any clarity would be much appreciated.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i hear below douglas and possibly cherokee has them???
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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We bass fish but end up catching 3 or 4 walleye a year in the process. We also never fish at night so every one we catch is in daylight, or just as the sun is setting.



A lot of guys that target walleye do it in the spring at night, but a few guys have figured out how to catch them around the calendar. I'm not one of those guys but I can tell you there's a VERY healthy population of walleye in both SoHo and Watauga.
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