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    New floater... 2018 Ranger Z520L

    Thread Starter: 18RangerZ520L

    Picked her up this week, now if the weather would cooperate so I can get her out on the water! - 2018 Ranger Z520L w/G2 - Upgraded...

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    Cumberland winter stripes

    Thread Starter: bsg2121

    Before my kids came i did a lot of winter stripe fishing......but havent been in i think 11 yrs. anyway i think i might try to get down...

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    Replica mount layout options...

    Thread Starter: 18RangerZ520L

    My taxidermist sent me 3 options for the layout of my PB (12lb 8oz) replica mount. Which do you like? #1, #2 or #3.....? All 3 are...

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    Okeechobee Fl.

    Thread Starter: waterdog101

    I'm sure someone on here has been there and done what I've been thinking of doing for a long time, fishing lake Okeechobee, and Lake...

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    Shad die off on Cumberland ??

    Thread Starter: jlperk

    Heard some guys said there was some large amounts of dead shad, in several different creeks. anyone seen this, I'am going in the morning...

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    Judy Helmey


    This is a picture that I found on the web of some World War II bags of shark repellent. I looked for a picture of the copper can that daddy had in the old refrigerator, which was located in the salon of the old wooden Miss Jerry. However, I could not find it. I guess I should... read more
    Judy Helmey 2 Days Ago
    Judy Helmey

    Marine Radios, Dirt Daubers & Sea Rations

    What do marine radios, dirt daubers, and sea rations have in common? This story!

    Here’s a picture of the old style VHF marine radio that was on the wooden Miss Jerry. I asked my good friend/computer whiz Captain Steve Triple Trouble Howell... read more
    Judy Helmey 1 Week Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Hard Rocky Bottoms

    As we get into the best of the winter fishing the one thing that becomes very evident is the need to find hard cover, rocky bottom structure and vertical structure. One typical area that comes to mind and is common in all lakes is bridges. Bridge fishing is a common community... read more
    Mike Gerry 1 Week Ago
    Judy Helmey

    Little Miss Judy Believe It or Not - Miss Jerry!

    This is the only picture that I have of my father’s wooden boat named after my mother “Miss Jerry!” And as you can see he did paint it “no passing lane yellow!” I know this for a fact, because the highway department gave him a 50 gallon drum full of this “no passing lane... read more
    Judy Helmey 2 Weeks Ago
    Mike Gerry

    The Magic of Lipless Crankbaits

    With the best of the rattle bait time of year upon us; it’s good to understand how and what makes this a magical bait, what presentations work and when is it most effective. These are conditions and presentations that will benefit you for a long time.
    The first thing to... read more
    Mike Gerry 2 Weeks Ago
    Judy Helmey

    The Whistle that had to be blown!

    I spend a lot of my childhood days with my father, Captain Sherman Helmey, being his so-called “Striker.” That is what we called a boat helper back in the old days. Today they are called “First Mates.” Most of the first mates of today that work with charters boat companies... read more
    Judy Helmey 3 Weeks Ago
    Mike Gerry

    Winter Jig Adjustments for Jig Fisherman

    With some recent success with a jig and the fact that it is one of my favorite baits, I thought I would pass on a few adjustments that I like to make when fishing a jig during the cold days and cold water-temperatures of winter. The first thing I like to do is show a smaller... read more
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    Michael Savedow

    Feb2018 New Smyrna Daytona Beach OrlandoArea Mosquito Lagoon

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    Anyone fishing strip mine lakes in KY?

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