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Old 05-13-2011, 06:55 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hi, Sorry if we had misunderstanding. I wasn't trying to say you didn't know how to fish. Just that maybe if you haven't tried trout magnet that it might still work. Like I said I've talked to several who catch loads of trout on it they say and one lady even helped me pick out what colors to get at store that her and her husband use exclusively and said don't bother with other stuff.


If I took it the wrong way I apologize. I fish rivers pretty much exclusively and the French Broad, Holston, and the Clinch are my rivers of choice. I don't post much in the lake sections because I have no idea how to catch fish on them. I do, however, know how to catch fish in these tailwaters and am constantly learning more. I rarely rely on what people on the water tell me they're using (if they offer up any info at all) because in my experience fishermen are pretty secretive when they have a lure or pattern that is truly working. I've, instead, surrounded myself with very knowledgeable fishing partners, most of which I've met on this great site. Not only do you get to learn more about specific lures and how to use them, but, more importantly, you also learn the reasoning behind why they were selected as well as why and when they work. I'm FAR from a great fisherman but have had my fair share of success.



Use the search function on the site and check out the posts/topics about the trout magnet, and you'll see that my opinion on the lures isn't mine alone. I'm not saying that the people you talked with are lying. Heck, they might wear 'em out on those things every day. I've just never heard/seen anyone have the same results in my experience.



When you give 'em a try, post your results. I'd love to know how they work for you. I truly hope you catch a boatload and make me eat my words. If you don't and you want to give something else a shot send me a PM, and I'll see if I can steer you in the right direction. Also search for "Spinning Reel Trout Lures". It's a topic I posted a while back that got a lot of good responses from the good people here on ETF. Or, if you'd like, I'll take you out on my boat one day this summer and we'll have a good-natured tournament of sorts. You fish the trout magnet, and I'll fish other lures and we'll see first hand which is the better producer.



Also, which part of the river were you fishing? If it was just below the actual Norris dam (not the weir) I have never caught a fish in that section on spin tackle. I've seen plenty and fished with Wynnsman there on numerous occasions where he wore me out. In my experience a fly rod is needed to have any measurable success in that particular area.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Run into three ppl who swear by trout magnets at Norris. I run into two kinds of people when I'm up at Norris tailwaters...those that catch a bunch of trout and those that catch absolutely nothing. I'd like to be in that group that catches bunches of trout ,so I think I will try what they say. So far have caught only one rainbow up there...a 13 inch. Rest of my Tenn trout, 10 browns, have been down in Clinton. Caught more trout in Arizona than here, these Tennessee trout are even more persnickety.



Was up in Smokies today. Didn't have the permit to fish mtns but hinted around at restaurant in Townsend trying to get permission to fish off river on their property as I could see fish and that area doesn't require the extra permit. They wouldn't ok it though or else didn't get the hint.




this is waaaaay late but the only permit you have to fish the smokies is a tennessee or north carolina fishing license. also as far as trout following and not hitting, i've heard tipping the hook of spinners with a bit of nightcrawler or small bit of plastic worm can help

oh yea and trout magnets work great in the clinch, especially on a fly rod under a strike indicator
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