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Old 08-22-2012, 11:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Wife and i are going up on sept 17 for about a week. More of a get away from everyone/thing than a fishing trip. Hope to get into some bigger trout at night and hopefully even a few perch...anyone have any suggestions on where to look for the perch ?
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Wife and i are going up on sept 17 for about a week. More of a get away from everyone/thing than a fishing trip. Hope to get into some bigger trout at night and hopefully even a few perch...anyone have any suggestions on where to look for the perch ?


I've never caught a sizable Yellow Perch in Calderwood. I've caught them all over the lake. They like to hit minnows. A few years back I caught a 14" perch in Calderwood that might have weighed a half pound. It's the skinniest perch I've ever seen. It looked more like a stick painted as a perch. I caught a 14" perch in Chilhowee last year and it weighed over a pound. You'll catch more Redeyes than perch. They'll mostly average smallish too. I think that the perch and redeyes don't compete very well for food against the trout...?



When night fishing for trout, take some minnows. They usually out-fish crawlers, corn, or Powerbait. Calderwood seems not to have as many minnows as, say, Chilhowee. Minnows are my best night bait up there. Take plenty of minnows, the redeyes will relieve you of quite a few of 'em especially in the lower half of the lake. Down near the dam, on the Blount County side, there's a ledge underwater that is the remnant of a road from building the dam, I'd imagine. If you fish that bank shallower you'll lose less bait to redeyes or the occasional perch and the trout cruising by will readily hit it. If you go deeper, you'll get down into the brush lodged on the ledge and get snagged some and the only reward being more redeyes. That's where the Redeyes sit, hiding in those limbs and stuff. The trout always hit for me at 10-15 feet. The Monroe county side, near the dam, seems to have no shallow ledges. I can't make up my mind which side I like fishing better. For trout it probably doesn't matter. I think that they cruise around that area and they will go by ya.



Have a yabba-dabba-doo ole tyme! I might be up there next week....if hurricane remnants don't get in the way...???
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Thanks for the info...cant take minnows as we are coming from nashville. I was planning on taking a seine and trying to get a few in one of the small creeks or slickrock?
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Thanks for the info...cant take minnows as we are coming from nashville. I was planning on taking a seine and trying to get a few in one of the small creeks or slickrock?


If you must catch your own minnows, I'd suggest you stop at Tellico or Chilhowee to catch them. An alternative would be to stop at Louisville Bait & Tackle and get your minnows there. They have minnow buckets that have an aerator to keep minnows alive much longer. Take I-140 over to U.S. 129. Get off I-140 at the Topside exit. Take a left on Topside and Louisville Bait & Tackle is about a half mile on the right.



I think that Calderwood doesn't nearly as many bait fish as most lakes. You don't get near as many around your lantern there as at, say, Chilhowee. Catching bait there might not work out very well. The best place to catch bait would probably be in the Cheoah River just below Cheoah Dam but that's in Carolina. It might not be legal for ya.



I think that minnows work well in Calderwood because they're in short supply in the lake...? I'd take some....you could run up to Fontana Village to get some too...at the marina. I think you'll hard pressed to catch many if you can't get 'em out of Slickrock Creek....???
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Seining minnows in Calderwood sounds like a very cold endeavor......
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No worse than when we used to seine thwm and retunr with our pant legs frozen like a board in mid january !
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The mouth of shaw grave and parsons branch have some perch and spotted bass,these areas also have bait all the way back where the streams enter the lake. Night fishing on calderwood can be slow,stick to day fishing and if you can troll with electric power and small rebel and rapala crankbaits.Parsons branch has a spot to wade and use a seine net in water 2-3 ft deep not as bone chilling cold as up the lake.go right out and fish drop off,perch are small but there could be a state record spotted bass on one of these drop offs.Shaw grave is small but the first part of parsons branch has a few holes with bait one comes to mind as being good for bait below a big waterfall.
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No worse than when we used to seine thwm and retunr with our pant legs frozen like a board in mid january !
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Thanks for the advise ya'll. Wife and i are heading up there wed morning after putting in the last of the foodplots monday and tuesday......will let you know how we do upon return.
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i'm envious. good luck to ya!
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