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A friend and I went to upper end of Cherokee today (point 29 and above). We just wanted to get out for the day and limber up the boat and our gear. Didn't really thinkit would be that great of a day with the blue bird skies (weather report said partly cloudy this AM--I can't believe those guys missed it
) and dingy to muddy water. Well it turned out much better than we expected. Started trolling shad-raps in about 10-12 feet and caught a 20" striper in about 20 minutes (boy was he skinny though). Then it slowed down some. A little later (about 11 AM) we started casting shad-raps to the north bank in about 5 feet of water and caught a nice 1 1/2 lb crappie and a coupleof decent largemouths. We then went further up and trolled some more and caught about a 7 lb. hybrid. Came back down about 4 PM and stopped at a creek mouth and ended up catching 9 more largemouths with several over 3 pounds and I even caught one about 5 lbs. Just goes to show you how good God is to give us this great area to use and even blesses us with some nice fish!!!! I'll try to post some photos later when my friend emails them to me. Have a great weekend.
 

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Thanks for the
report. Sounds as if you had a very good day on the big indian. Do you have any idea of the water temp? Also, what is the color of the water? Thanks again!
 

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Hey Tracker,

The water was pretty murky but not boiling muddy. You could only see a firetiger shad-rap down for a about a foot. BTW, I was using the RS (rattlin' suspendin') model, not the standard, but my friend was using an orange crawfish balsa shad-rap. Not sure about the temp (we were in his boat and he doesn't have a temp gauge) but the TWRA fishing report for today said that Cherokee was about 50.
 

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Thanks for the reply on the water conditions. I was thinking about trying to catch a few on the bobber in the morning maybe. Thanks again for the report and congrats on the fish!
 

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Glad you had a good day. I'm going to try it myself tomorrow. Thanks for the report.
 

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Great report, thanks for sharing it with everyone.
 
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