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Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby waterfowlhunter » Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:03 pm

I am looking at buying a cabin near Gatlinberg. I scouted the area and it seems that there are no real lakes on that side of the state. Do all you Tennessee folk head for the West side of TN for duck season? Just curious.
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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby firedawg1513 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:12 pm

There is some ok hunting on the rivers at times. But don't set expectations too high. If you want quality hunts gotta go west for the most part


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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby waterfowlhunter » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:58 am

firedawg1513 wrote:There is some ok hunting on the rivers at times. But don't set expectations too high. If you want quality hunts gotta go west for the most part


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That is what my scouting and conversations with local CO's has turned up. Not a good thing for someone that spends a lot of time out looking for ducks and geese pre season. how about Knoxville area?
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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby firedawg1513 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:40 pm

Melton hill and the French broad can be good when birds are in. Also the clinch down my way can be good since it has gotten some grass back on it.


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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby waterfowlhunter » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:24 am

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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby TNDuckBoy » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:36 pm

I can tell you right now, east tn is not the place to be when it comes to duck hunting.
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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby shar6822 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:35 am

I just moved from Cleveland TN. I only lived there a year but last waterfowl season was the worst I have ever had by far. I only killed 6 Gadwall the whole season. Most days we went without even seeing a bird.
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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby Weedwacker » Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:50 pm

To tag along on this journey south, west, would that mean the Kingston area and that water shed of like Watts Bar?
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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby firedawg1513 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:41 am

Weedwacker wrote:To tag along on this journey south, west, would that mean the Kingston area and that water shed of like Watts Bar?


Not exactly lol. West of the Mississippi. Although I am curious to see how the sudden onset of milfoil and other aquatic grass growth this year affects hunting on the bar...


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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby Weedwacker » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:44 am

Yes here now visiting friends and they say this is all new here, the amounts of grass in the water.
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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby Weedwacker » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:15 pm

FYI, spent another day on the water today .

Other then geese, never saw a duck on the water , just commorants. Would think ya would see some local birds , nope...
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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby PSUbuzz » Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:16 pm

I haven't seen much at all within a hour of knoxville. Apparently you need to go to either Kentucky lake or west by the Mississippi
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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby firedawg1513 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:52 am

Weedwacker wrote:Yes here now visiting friends and they say this is all new here, the amounts of grass in the water.


I wouldn't say all new. There was grass on the bar years ago until it was killed out. It's back thick now though. Especially down my way around thiefneck


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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby billybob123 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:15 am

Is there any decent duck hunting with say an hour drive of Nashville? I'm interviewing for a new job there and just want to know if there is any duck hunting around there if we do move.
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Re: Any lakes in Eastern TN?

Postby shar6822 » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:06 pm

If you head up to land between the lake or get drawn/jump a blind at cheatham lake WMA or Old hickory. It's not AR but it's not horrible from what I have been told. I just moved to Clarksville so this will be my first season over here. Last season I was in cleveland tn and only fired my gun 6 times the whole season.
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Hunting in NE TN

Postby BigNate » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:23 am

I live in Johnson City, but I kill ducks around here...a few. If I were you I would not hunt here, leave them for me.

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