Posted by Kerry Grissett on December 05, 2004 at 22:19:01:
In Reply to: Bait Question posted by FlorenceFalcon on December 04, 2004 at 15:07:02:
It really depends on what you are really wanting to catch. The Tennessee river has a large variety of types of fish and fishing opportunities and each type has certain techniques and lures that work well (on average) for each particular fish, depending on the time of year, water conditions, etc. In other words, there is NO best bait for all types of fishing.
If you are just wanting to catch "something", then small jigs will catch just about anything depending on the day. The fish you will likely be able to catch in this area range widely. There are catfish, bass (several varieties), bream (bluegill, shellcracker, etc) sauger (good eating), crappie (also very good eating), white bass, hybrid stripe, saltwater stripe, yellow perch, etc...
As sambo said, you really need to know what you are after before you ask the question of "what bait?". The bait or lure and techniques (depth and presentation are often much more important than lure choice!) will depend on what you want to catch. If this seems too vague, then just get out there and watch the other folks fishing and see that they are catching and using to catch them.
Ask questions!!! Most fishermen are happy to help when approached in a positive and courteous manner when it concerns advice on what to use to catch fish.
In any case, keep reading here as many of your questions most likely will be answered in time.
Good luck and good fishin'
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