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  1. Any updates on your friends condition?

    Any updates on your friends condition?
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    There is a small campground between Central City...

    There is a small campground between Central City and Madisonville on HWY 70 called Horseshoe Acres Restaurant and Campground.

    It's just off Peabody with no lakes on property but just a quick...
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    Ethanol-Free Gas In Louisville

    I was getting ready to buy gas for my mowers and happened to check the PureGas website. I was surprised to see an E-Free station now listed for Louisville. It is a Mapco station on the corner of Fern...
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    Back in the 80's I think David Fritts and Rick...

    Back in the 80's I think David Fritts and Rick Clunn talked about how the sun faded crankbaits were more natural and the duller colors caught more fish than the bright and shiny ones.

    When I...
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    I noticed the same thing yesterday. I went to...

    I noticed the same thing yesterday.

    I went to Smalljaw to find the name of the guide who was an outfitter on the New River
    in West Virginia. He used to post on there quite a bit.

    Does...
  6. I think that is one of Jim Doom's inventions. ...

    I think that is one of Jim Doom's inventions.

    He used it when I fished with him last year. It works great and it's dang near indestructible too, he told me to step on it and it didn't harm it at...
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    WOW, Great Report. Would love to do that...

    WOW, Great Report.

    Would love to do that sometime...I can't even get a day off in December.
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    I think you will be fine. Remember if they...

    I think you will be fine.

    Remember if they pull the plug it can stack them up on the first breaks where you will still only need one rod...a C-Rig!!!

    Good Luck
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    The majority of my lake fishing are 5-6 day...

    The majority of my lake fishing are 5-6 day trips. I usually plan to check in on Sunday afternoon and check out Friday morning to avoid the craziness.

    I've seen a lot of incredibly rude and unsafe...
  10. Thread: Trailer Steps

    by RayP
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    Trailer Steps

    Has anyone added any steps to their trailer?

    Looking for ideas, I had to launch/load by myself several times last week and I forgot how much fun that can be.

    I think some steps on the trailer...
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    I ended up just using two rods for the jumps. One...

    I ended up just using two rods for the jumps. One had a LC G-Splash 80 and the other had a white Rooster Tail on it. I used spinning reels and had 2-10 Power Pro braid on. The braid really helps when...
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    I fished Nolin Wed evening thru friday afternoon....

    I fished Nolin Wed evening thru friday afternoon. Wednesday evening I fished by myself and I caught about 15 beating the banks, had best luck around deep points.

    Thursday morning we chased the...
  13. Thread: Catfish Hook

    by RayP
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    I have always had good luck with circle hooks....

    I have always had good luck with circle hooks. They don't hangup as much and you seldom get a gut hooked fish. When you get a bite the hook will set itself just start reeling and lean back slowly.
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    Thanks for the info R19. I'm planning to stay at...

    Thanks for the info R19. I'm planning to stay at Holmes Bend for a week. It will be my first time fishing the upper part of the lake.

    If Green River Bait Shop is on Knifley rd (551) it showed up...
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    It's always good to see more stations add ethanol...

    It's always good to see more stations add ethanol free options.

    Here is a good site to find more E-free stations, they also have apps for phones too.

    Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and...
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    Most of the river guys I know like Ambassadors in...

    Most of the river guys I know like Ambassadors in the 6000 series and up.

    I thought you could tighten the spool tension to keep it from free spooling in current?
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    My fish finder just started having noise from the...

    My fish finder just started having noise from the trolling motor as well. I have had the unit three years and never had (or noticed) a problem before.

    I recently fished Dale and thought I was...
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    I hit Taylorsville today (t-giving) 10am-3pm....

    I hit Taylorsville today (t-giving) 10am-3pm. Water temps were 49-53. Had a good time,we caught bass in the creeks and around the mouths of cuts on the main lake. I had 10 or so on a jig and my buddy...
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    I would go with Power Pro Hi-Vis yellow in the...

    I would go with Power Pro Hi-Vis yellow in the 10-2 lb. with a leader of Berkley 100% fluoro. No line twist,long casts, and incredible sensitivity.
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    I have two 7'-11" cranking rods and several 7...

    I have two 7'-11" cranking rods and several 7 footers. I really like the extra distance the longer rods give me, especially with deep divers. They aren't for everybody though, I bought mine used from...
  21. Thread: Ky Lake

    by RayP
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    Re: Ky Lake

    That makes at least two over 11 pounds that Ky. Lake has produced this Spring. Adam Craig caught an 11.05 lber last month. The story is at the bottom of this article:
    ...
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    Re: My new ride...2011 Z522

    That looks awesome Dave. I love the colors. March will be here before you know it. Good Luck with your new rig, I hope it serves you well.
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    Re: I'm looking for a couple G.Loomis Spinning rods

    PM sent
  24. Thread: Cedar Creek?

    by RayP
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    Re: Cedar Creek?

    Thanks for the info Pappy.
  25. Thread: Cedar Creek?

    by RayP
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    Cedar Creek?

    I hope to hit CC this week. I have only fished it once way back when it first opened. If I remember right, the state tried to kill the shad in the lake years ago but they didn't get them all. Do you...
  26. Thread: Gun Cleaning

    by RayP
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    Re: Gun Cleaning

    Firearm Service Center is at the corner of Bardstown road and Watterson Trail in the Eastland shopping center.
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    Re: WANTED UMCO Possum Belly tackle box

    Pm sent
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    Re: Kentucky lake!!!!!!!!

    I just got back from a week trip to Ky lake and Friday was our best day for quality fish. We were way up in Big Sandy and hit wind protected cuts and coves.
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    Re: I'm in serious NEED of fishin lessons

    I'm down in the Paris area until the end of the week and the fishing has been tougher than a two dollar steak. We can find baitfish everywhere but finding the bass is another story. Chasing fish in...
  30. Thread: Taylorsville

    by RayP
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    Re: Taylorsville

    I went there yesterday (Tues) for a few hours. I only caught three bass but one was about 4 1/2 pounds on a swimbait. I should have fished for bluegill. I could have easily caught a mess of them.
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    Re: hotels close to fenton ramp (ky lake)

    Aurora is real close to there and has a few small hotels. I have stayed at Ken-Oak in Aurora and it's maybe three miles from the Fenton ramp.
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    Paris Landing Ky Lake

    I have a weeklong trip in a couple weeks and will be staying down in Paris. I don't know this area well at all. I stayed down there in May (Hurricane Season) and the winds kept us off the main lake...
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    Re: Bait shop expectations

    I wish the local stores near me had more selection of stuff made this century. Stocking crankbaits is a thing of the past and most now only stock one line of plastics. I try my best not to go to BPS...
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    Anyone notice a winter fishkill in small ponds?

    My friends have a two acre pond in the Louisville area, at it's deepest point it's almost 15 foot deep. I am practically the only person that ever fishes it. The past two Summers it has been...
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    Re: Advice on filleting fish

    Since you already have the Rapala knives you can give this technique a try:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_GGcgIFUlw&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM5AkrZf-Og&feature=related
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    Re: Wanted to let you in on this deal

    I just got the three reels that I ordered. Nice reel for the money. I didn't see how to get it spooled with Sunline when I placed my order though.

    If you bought the shallow/wiffle spool version...
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    I-phone app for boat ramps

    There is a free I-phone app that shows most of the boat ramps around the zip code you punch in. It's just called "Boat Ramps", it may be available on other smart phones too.

    I will be fishing the...
  38. Thread: Primer Bulbs

    by RayP
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    Re: Primer Bulbs

    The bad part is that the older primer bulbs and fuel lines were never designed to carry the levels of Ethanol that we're seeing in today's fuels. The rubber is disintegrating and clogging up fuel...
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    Re: Which jackplate? Where to have installed?

    Sherm's Marine in Wabash, IN
  40. Thread: Prayers sent

    by RayP
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    Re: Prayers sent

    After Katie Hipsher's death, Craig her father, wanted to fish a local Bass Tourny & win it for her. That was 1 of the last things he & Katie talked about before her passing. They were gonna fish it...
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    Re: humminbird customer support review

    Hummingbird's customer service is a big reason I still buy their products. My one experience with Lowrance's CS was a big disappointment and I will not buy another.
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    Re: Anybody Powder Paint?

    If the paint is thick you're using too much heat. I usually use my propane heater in my garage or I put a heat gun in a vise to heat my jigs. I take a pair of long needlenose and hold the jig about...
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    Re: Lakes to hit for 2011

    I keep planning to hit Malone on my way
    to Ky/Barkley but I never have. Is it worth
    fishing?
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    Re: camping at cedar creek

    There is a private campground just down the road from the tackle shop.
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    Re: what to clean boat with

    I would give this a try: http://www.nuhull.com/
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    Re: Crankin on summer nites ???

    Col pretty much nailed my answer...short arm spinner or a bulky jig for me. I try not to use anything with treble (trouble) hooks at night.
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    Re: diseased fish/fungus

    I've seen several largemouths and smallmouths like the one pictured. We labeled one creek at Dale "Mutant Creek" because we have caught so many fish that either had splotches,half a jaw, missing an...
  48. Thread: 96 skeeter zx200

    by RayP
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    Re: 96 skeeter zx200

    E-mail sent
  49. Re: We had a Decent bite after the storms passed through.

    That's good to hear. I hope the front was enough to get the bite going. I saw that Eddyville had 3/4 inch of rain, that's not much but it beats nothing. Good Luck
  50. Thread: Fresh water eels?

    by RayP
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    Re: Fresh water eels?

    My buddy caught one last fall at Ky Lake. We fished the same point last week and caught a sauger,gar,largemouth,smallmouth,and what I think was a musky all on the same point (not the same day). We...
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