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  Topic: Merry Christmas Folks !!
Tony Hughes

Replies: 2
Views: 3066

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:40 am   Subject: Merry Christmas Folks !!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qdb6wC0Iz4&feature=player_embedded#!
  Topic: Pay it FORWARD
Tony Hughes

Replies: 5
Views: 4100

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:17 am   Subject: Pay it FORWARD
The fishing fraternity needs to sit up and take notice - fishing license sales are declining nationwide year over year now.

We need to be ambassadors to our heritages before we lose them.

Teach ...
  Topic: Way to go Soupers
Tony Hughes

Replies: 11
Views: 6816

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:39 am   Subject: Who says ya need water
To go fishing -- thats what I enjoy most about ANY fishing message board, even if I am behind a desk, I catch fish and LEARN - thats the beauty of fishing talk --

Thanks for the forum Shawn -- its ...
  Topic: Hi folks
Tony Hughes

Replies: 16
Views: 9905

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:13 am   Subject: Now ya done it -- eight ball?
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
ok . I probably fit that monicker at times ---
  Topic: Hi folks
Tony Hughes

Replies: 16
Views: 9905

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:29 pm   Subject: Always the bridesmaid
but never the bride -- that 2# seperation seems impossible to get over Mad Mad

Had my shots back in June, them rocks is sharp.

Fish where big fish are Laughing Laughing Laughing Lady lucks gotta cut ...
  Topic: Hi folks
Tony Hughes

Replies: 16
Views: 9905

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:59 pm   Subject: Thanks fellers
Here is a JULY- SUMMER hog from 55 degree water on the Arkansas/MO border which was claimed as the new MO record this summer -- thats TWO broken records in TWO years

55#10OZ -- not bad from west of ...
  Topic: Hi folks
Tony Hughes

Replies: 16
Views: 9905

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:11 am   Subject: Hi folks
Been super busy the last year, too many irons in the fire, fishing a little, found a population of wall hangers in a lake thats not supposed to have Striper in it in Arkansas, have witnessed three 50+ ...
  Topic: Pluggin ya
Tony Hughes

Replies: 1
Views: 2089

PostForum: Striper Smackers   Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:04 pm   Subject: Pluggin ya
On Fishing-notebook.com -- hope it gets ya some bidness. Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: Dead Sticking
Tony Hughes

Replies: 4
Views: 4290

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:48 am   Subject: I wrote an article for the defunct NSBA magazine
That covered deadsticking -- can't remember what issue -- but deadstik does work and is another tool in a fishermans arsenal -

Its basically ice fishing without the ice Shocked

Short Synopsis ...
  Topic: ANNUAL DUES FOR 2010
Tony Hughes

Replies: 86
Views: 50229

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:29 am   Subject: Shawn
Been reading all this -- you want unpaid traffic -- this is how you will keep the site growing -- you also want sections LOCKED to those who are not PAYING fraternity members -- you have a TON of grea ...
  Topic: Gettin out of Jet Boat -- for sale
Tony Hughes

Replies: 1
Views: 2040

PostForum: Swap 'n' Sell   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:46 pm   Subject: Gettin out of Jet Boat -- for sale
Job is going away -- so I will be forced to sell some of my toys

I willl be selling for payoff of $12,900 - 2004 Scorpion jetboat, 5086 marine grade -3/16 plate bottom hull, .125 sides, with exten ...
  Topic: Fall patterns
Tony Hughes

Replies: 5
Views: 3595

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:25 am   Subject: YA better leave that gray haired Triton owner alone
If ya saw a Triton ya "might " have been in the correct area code -- and yes I know the guy in the Blue Wave -- retired American Airline mechanic -- The state record holder showed him how t ...
  Topic: Fall patterns
Tony Hughes

Replies: 5
Views: 3595

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:49 am   Subject: From my experience on the C Land
For about twenty years now, come the first of Deer Gun season, I can count on 30-50# fish gettin as far up the river as they can go -- mainly due to monster sized Alewives gathering in big schools -- ...
  Topic: Need information on fish growers
Tony Hughes

Replies: 3
Views: 2265

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:22 am   Subject: Contact Mammoth Springs
mammothspring@fws.gov
-- they may be able to put you on a batchery that might have a few.
  Topic: Summer is very quiet
Tony Hughes

Replies: 13
Views: 6280

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:22 am   Subject: The old Black gentleman
Was right - If I fish for Striper now they are TOAST out here --been catchin tons of hybrids, Striper season starts back for me the last of September.
  Topic: I think Triumph boats should hire some our seeinstripes ...
Tony Hughes

Replies: 1
Views: 1990

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:08 pm   Subject: I actually begged Genmar
To build me a ropeleyne hull to put a jet inboard in -- talked to George Blaisdell at the rotomolding factory in SC and tried REAL hard to get them to make one - he told me just tooling up was around ...
  Topic: Do we have any boat thumpers?...
Tony Hughes

Replies: 25
Views: 23409

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:14 am   Subject: Old tricks
I used to watch a gang of four old men who fished out of a big Lund on a lake every morning -- it sounded like they had a construction crew going -- each one had a wooden mallet that they banged rythm ...
  Topic: Bait Tank / Bait Issues
Tony Hughes

Replies: 21
Views: 13318

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:15 am   Subject: Red Nose bait
You probably cooled the bait down too fast -- red nose is just a sign of stress - normally its temperature stress or oxygen stress that causes red nose --

A good indicator that you water is OK is ...
  Topic: McClintock is hanging up the rods (retired)
Tony Hughes

Replies: 3
Views: 2719

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:32 pm   Subject: I enjoyed fishin with Fred
He got a few of my greenbacks -- and showed me where to catch bait on the upper C. Clarksville ain't far from Celina.
  Topic: R.I.P Evinrude 175
Tony Hughes

Replies: 4
Views: 2578

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 3:03 pm   Subject: Hres one that may direct replace CHEAP
http://classifieds.espnoutdoors.com/category/1378/Engine_Engine_Parts/post/1533066/175-hp-Evinrude-Outboard-Boat-Motor.html


Or this one in Florida
THIS 175HP EVINRUDE (LONGSHAFT) IS CLEAN CLEAN ...
  Topic: Lookin for a boat again!
Tony Hughes

Replies: 3
Views: 2275

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 1:44 pm   Subject: There are pics
Under the heading TWO JET BOATS FOR SALE on this website or under the swap and sell on Fishing-Notebook.com
  Topic: Lookin for a boat again!
Tony Hughes

Replies: 3
Views: 2275

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 11:10 am   Subject: How about a 22'
Jet Bay Flyer? 2001 model though -- Mitch Craft -- 175 Merc Sport Jet two stroke, tandem axle galvanized trailer -- will run in three inches of water or blast thirty miles offshore -- wouldn't be afra ...
  Topic: Guide and state record fish?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 6
Views: 3459

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:04 pm   Subject: Ralph caught it
You must fair fight a fish from start to finish to "legally claim" any record fish anywhere.
  Topic: Thanks Shawn!!
Tony Hughes

Replies: 24
Views: 10569

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:05 pm   Subject: Soup de Jour
Keeps me from having withdrawal and Striper D.Ts, thanks for the site Shawn -- and the best thing is IT AIN'T MINE Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
  Topic: Lowrance Broadband LIVE
Tony Hughes

Replies: 9
Views: 5239

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:11 am   Subject: Yes we were
In a power plant discharge on Sooner lake -- but I won't be in Okie land tomorrow Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing YEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAA Volunteer land Here I comes Laughing Laughing Laughing
  Topic: Lowrance Broadband LIVE
Tony Hughes

Replies: 9
Views: 5239

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:46 am   Subject: Lowrance Broadband LIVE
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r87/okiefishman/3.jpg


A screen shot from recent trip in buds boat -- broadband is a little clearer than the 111 unit -- but I am gonna wait a while yet before c ...
  Topic: ANY Fishing Reports?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 7
Views: 3739

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:24 pm   Subject: Lake Striper Soup
You will get a good report/pics from me Wednesday week, stop by and say hello - we will be fishin 24/7 starting March 26 thru 30th.

Twelve hours of drivin to catch a biggun, hero or zero.
  Topic: ANY Fishing Reports?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 7
Views: 3739

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:14 am   Subject: ANY Fishing Reports?
I don't know about ya'll here on this forum, but this question always makes me laugh -- yep I have tons of reports, I caught em in the water, by the stump or by the bank--

I must get a hundred -E- ...
  Topic: Nottely to Hiwassee
Tony Hughes

Replies: 15
Views: 6502

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:00 pm   Subject: Yep EZ
I hear ya -- and that fellow who told me your quote and I still get a good laugh out of it Laughing Laughing Laughing SO TRUE Very Happy Very Happy

Jerry Clower couldn't a said it better Laughing Laughing
  Topic: Nottely to Hiwassee
Tony Hughes

Replies: 15
Views: 6502

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:32 pm   Subject: Why would it be contradictory Shawn?
Notice , I DIDN'T say what cove or section of lake Hiwassee has been good -- NOW that I agree would be settin the barn on fire Shocked Shocked - its more of a general they are there, now lets see ...
  Topic: Nottely to Hiwassee
Tony Hughes

Replies: 15
Views: 6502

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:44 pm   Subject: Long odds
Long odds to catch a big fish there but its possible if you put in the TIME.
  Topic: Nottely to Hiwassee
Tony Hughes

Replies: 15
Views: 6502

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:29 pm   Subject: Tire slashers are for real
Seen a vehicle or two with flat tires at the Carthage and Upper Watts Ramps -- most always had NC plates. Shocked Shocked

Somebody in TN has a problem with certain NC residents.

Folks worry t ...
  Topic: Lead ban in National Parks...State Parks Next?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 11
Views: 4604

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:39 am   Subject: Get the lead out
Bull Crap -- Guess I will just have to be illegal -- I bet the parks enforcement guys are gettin heartburn over this one -- silly world we live in -- at least for four more years Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
  Topic: Nottely to Hiwassee
Tony Hughes

Replies: 15
Views: 6502

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:45 pm   Subject: OH a little birdee
I know in Volunteer land told me about a few that flew under the radar.
  Topic: Nottely to Hiwassee
Tony Hughes

Replies: 15
Views: 6502

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:23 pm   Subject: Nottely to Hiwassee
There are some bigguns in there
  Topic: Favorite late winter, early spring trips
Tony Hughes

Replies: 4
Views: 2602

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:13 am   Subject: Big Drum
Get in the boils thick in Feb, March, pull into the dead hole between the far west generator and the wing wall behind the generator and let a big threadfin down just off the current edge, ya won't wai ...
  Topic: Coosa Striper Travel?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 40
Views: 24710

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:37 pm   Subject: Below Re Reg
FYI they do shut the gates - both me and another guy fishing up there have been SOL when they shut down and we weren't paying attention -- I stayed and he left and tore his boat up trying to get back ...
  Topic: Two Mercury sport jet boats for sale
Tony Hughes

Replies: 24
Views: 14717

PostForum: Swap 'n' Sell   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:46 pm   Subject: The Scorpion
12 degree deadrise, 28" deep, 62" bottom -- 80" across gunnels - it handles choppy water much like a heavy fiberglass rig with the 12degree and pad.

I have caught big coastal and off ...
  Topic: Two Mercury sport jet boats for sale
Tony Hughes

Replies: 24
Views: 14717

PostForum: Swap 'n' Sell   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:02 pm   Subject: With just me
52MPH WOT - at least 21 different species, 254# Bull Shark
  Topic: Two Mercury sport jet boats for sale
Tony Hughes

Replies: 24
Views: 14717

PostForum: Swap 'n' Sell   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:24 am   Subject: 175 carbed engine
Which is still the most bullet proof engine they put on a sport jet -- gas consumption is no worse than the 200 DFI as long as you don't go over 3/4 throttle at WOT they drink gas.
  Topic: Coosa Striper Travel?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 40
Views: 24710

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:41 pm   Subject: It would be impossible from New Echota up
You couldn't get by the shoals and one waterfall (about a two foot drop)- in a prop job, but if you could get a boat in at the re-reg hole there is a stretch of water you can fish for about three mile ...
  Topic: Coosa Striper Travel?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 40
Views: 24710

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:03 pm   Subject: ONE other small detail
WATCH the water level when fishing -- if they close the gates or you notice the water dropping SCRAM -- or YOU WILL BE spending a mosquito infested period in the dark while you wait for the gates to o ...
  Topic: Coosa Striper Travel?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 40
Views: 24710

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:57 pm   Subject: I got a map I made
If I can find it I will post -up -- the water is COLD up there below the Re-reg -- I wonder why they never stocked trout there -- I have seen 55 in July when they are lettin out water -- and two boats ...
  Topic: Coosa Striper Travel?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 40
Views: 24710

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:34 am   Subject: If you want to catch Striper and Spots RIGHT NOW on Weiss
Get over to Little river and fish the ledge in front of the Cave - it drops from five feet to 18' -- right on that drop fish CUT SHAD either without weight or with just a split shot -- sometimes they ...
  Topic: Coosa Striper Travel?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 40
Views: 24710

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:00 pm   Subject: Yea
Just wish I had never left Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

I will retire back out there if we don't get the opportunity before then

Dang Berry College screwed up a good thing
Mad Mad
  Topic: Coosa Striper Travel?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 40
Views: 24710

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:07 pm   Subject: The Re Reg draws off deep
And summer water from the spillway down is usually in high fifties to low sixties for about ten miles before it starts to warm up -- there are springs as well --

I will take the Coosawattee over t ...
  Topic: Coosa Striper Travel?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 40
Views: 24710

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:52 pm   Subject: He He He
I have had my jet boat up IN the pool below the Re-Reg many times- really pixxes off the bank fishermen -- and everyone gets to pucker up when we jump the waterfalls both ways at the railroad trestle ...
  Topic: Coosa Striper Travel?
Tony Hughes

Replies: 40
Views: 24710

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:29 pm   Subject: Well lets see
I fished it daily for five years in addition to all seasons --

MOST* of Striper are concentrated from Mayo's lock down to the lake from November to March, till SOME* of the striper begin to move ...
  Topic: Outboard Jetboaters or potential jetboaters
Tony Hughes

Replies: 7
Views: 3594

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:12 pm   Subject: Brunswick
Has all the cards on the table in this economy -- don't be surprised when they get bought out -- Our Merc inboard plant here in Stillwater is just about gone -- only a few divisions of Brunswick makin ...
  Topic: Outboard Jetboaters or potential jetboaters
Tony Hughes

Replies: 7
Views: 3594

PostForum: Striper Soup   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:32 am   Subject: Yup
Like driving a Ferrari on a twisty slick street Laughing Laughing Then there is the side benefit of Big Fish Too Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Never knew jetboating could be so fun -- it really g ...
 
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