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    Definitely weren't carp! I know a smallmouth...

    Definitely weren't carp! I know a smallmouth when I see one!

    Besides, carp don't eat fry or baitfish, they have no stomach to digest them!
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    I watched smallmouth after smallmouth surface and...

    I watched smallmouth after smallmouth surface and roll yesterday morning eating those tiny fry.......and would not touch a lure......it "didn't excite or rest the soul" but instead FRUSTRATED the...
  3. Thread: Elwood

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    I don't know if I'm still on lock-down or not...

    I don't know if I'm still on lock-down or not here on Fishin.com, as I haven't posted in years since Peter pretty well shut me down after getting into it with Elwood over some goofy basketball game...
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    The marinas in which the land was dug/dregged out...

    The marinas in which the land was dug/dregged out are the ones that usually have a leg to stand on in keeping you out. As for the others, have at it...anyone can put a sign up that says "no fishing"...
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    It is electric motor only in there, as it is park...

    It is electric motor only in there, as it is park of the state park. I have seen and been checked by an IDNR boat that hides in there from time to time to write tickets.
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    The key word is "protected," not "endangered." ...

    The key word is "protected," not "endangered."

    Completely remove the word "endangered" from any of this discussion as it does not apply at all.


    All species of fish and animals in KY are...
  7. Re: Wednesday - May 23rd - COX PARK - $20 winner take all

    It's on for tonight - June 6th
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    Re: Fluorocarbon problems

    I don't think fluoro is a good choice on spinning reels, no matter what the brand is.

    I use braid on my spinning reels, with a fluoro leader. Try that somethime and see what kind of casting...
  9. Re: Nickel Branch v. Gobblers Knob for tournament launching ramp

    One problem I foresee with Nickel Branch would be the requirement of a special use permit. If enough tournaments start going out of there, it wouldn't surprise me at all to see the price of it go up...
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    Re: Fluorocarbon problems

    Seaguar Red Label is the best value. I've been using it for 3 years now without any issues.
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    Re: Smith bay

    You'll be just fine. I camp there in the fall when the lake is on the way down. Also, the lake has come up some recently making it less of an issue.

    But if you're too worried, Sugar Bay is another...
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    Re: Ranger trailer cool hubs

    A marine grade grease works fine. Walmart has a Pennzoil Marine grease I've used for years.

    I too switched my cool hubs to grease. The cool hubs were not a good application for boat trailers, and...
  13. Re: Wednesday - May 23rd - COX PARK - $20 winner take all

    Not sure of his screen name. He was in a white/gray stratos.
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    Had 7 boats

    John Smith and his son won with 3 fish weighing 4 lbs. 8 oz.

    From what I heard, it sounded like everyone was catching fish, but just couldn't quite get them to go 12", which is the...
  15. Re: Wednesday - May 23rd - COX PARK - $20 winner take all

    I think we've got 6 all together now. :)
  16. Re: Ky Fish and Wildlife News: New boat ramp, fishing piers for Kentucky Lake area

    I've been using that Sledd Creek area for years - used to ride 4wheelers back there, have bonfires, high school parties, etc. in the late 90s. Man were those some good times!

    After TVA gave up...
  17. Re: Wednesday - May 23rd - COX PARK - $20 winner take all

    Good deal!

    I'll be there - will be coming over from Duffy's

    A guy in a Skeeter named Steve will be holding the money tonight
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    Re: fishing etiquette

    I think everyone's definition of etiquette/courtesy is different. What is considered the norm. on one body of water may be completely frowned up on the next.

    I know here in Louisville on the Ohio...
  19. Re: Wednesday - May 23rd - COX PARK - $20 winner take all

    Anyone planning on coming? We've got two boats that I know of for sure.
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    Re: Ky lake report

    Glad to hear about the catfish! I assume you caught them while trying for bluegill?

    Those catfish should be in full swing with their spawn, in about 4 ft of water or so around rip rap - was this...
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    Re: Anybody of any ideas on where to buy

    Just do some shopping online. Most novelty stores have them dirt cheap.

    I think commercial fishermen use them, so maybe check a fishing supply store as well.
    ...
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    Re: Crankbait/ fishing line question

    It's plenty heavy enough. I use 8 to get down deep enough on my favorite spots.

    You have to have the correct rod for deep cranking; the correct rod won't break 8 lb test

    I use Seaguar Red Label
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    Re: Sunglasses.. Cheap vs expensive

    The price of high dollar sunglasses is not related to the frames, but the lenses themselves.

    High quality lenses reduce eye fatigue and help enhance your time spent on the water. I too used to...
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    Re: Poplar Creek Ramp - North Barkley

    That ramp has been notorious for theft over the years. I always make sure to never leave before daylight and be back in before dark when using that ramp...but then again theft in broad daylight has...
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    Re: Post spawn bass

    Topwater early in areas near deep water.

    Then DT16 or swimbait on main points/ledges, as well as a carolina rig/big texas rigged worm/jig if they want something slower.

    The bass are fragile in...
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    Re: Abandon Boat

    Where at?
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    Re: St George Island

    I love that place!

    We stayed in one of the beach houses by the lighthouse.

    I caught a ton of whiting and sand trout using a carolina rig with fresh bait shrimp. No size limit on the whiting...
  28. Re: Wednesday - May 23rd - COX PARK - $20 winner take all

    Keep an eye on this thread if you are fishing it, as river conditions and weather make this event subject to cancellation.

    The majority of guys that fish the event discuss it here as well:...
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    Wednesday - May 23rd - COX PARK - $20 winner take all
    6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Cox Park - meet in parking lot around 5:30 - 5:45, takeoff at 6:00

    $20 per boat, winner take all
    Choose your...
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    Re: new to ky lake asking info

    Definitely fish in the marina area - the bank directly across from the boat ramp is awesome! The release fish hang out in there, and there are some dandy ones in there too! I've even caught some...
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    Re: 2000 Ranger R93 VS

    Boat is sold. :)
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    Re: Barkley Info/Help

    Try the C rig in these places (try to find the ledge):

    Mouth of Buzzard Rock
    Around the island on the main lake near Buzzard
    Entrance to Kuttawa Harbor
    Pump house and boat ramp by prison
    Mouth...
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    Re: Ky lake bluegill/red ear

    Tried that in past with little success. It's a rock bar with deep water on each side - needs to have 3 to 4 ft of water on it to be good. Right now it only has about 1.5 ft
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    Re: Ky lake bluegill/red ear

    Secondary point. Only fished for bass for about 20 minutes, as we were in a Jon boat with no electronics and limited range. I caught six pretty quick, 5 of which were 14.5" and one was 15.5", I...
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    Re: Ky lake bluegill/red ear

    I couldn't find the redear or catfish like I normally do this time of year. The low water had my usual spots messed up so I basically had to start from scratch.

    Ended up finding lots and lots of...
  36. Re: Wednesday - May 9th - COX PARK - $20 winner take all

    How did you do? Looked like the river was dropping, but still swirling pretty good...
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    Re: St. Pete's Beach, Fl

    For shore fishing, the best I've found to use is a regular old 7' med. heavy rod, and baitcaster with about 15 lb. mono. - tie up a carolina rig with a steel leader. Use fresh shrimp for bait. ...
  38. Re: Kentucky and Barkley Lake Levels ... BE WARNED

    They list winter pool as being 354, but rarely do you ever see it. It usually runs closer to 354.5 to 355 throughout the winter.
  39. Re: Wednesday - May 9th - COX PARK - $20 winner take all

    With the river ripping like it is, most are backing out, myself included.

    I believe we're going to postpone this one to next week, May 16th
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    Re: St. Pete's Beach, Fl

    I stayed a bit north of there years ago, in Crystal River, FL. We went out in a little 18 ft skiff each day, and fished the flats for anything that would bite. Caught lots of speckled trout and...
  41. Re: Kentucky and Barkley Lake Levels ... BE WARNED

    354 is winter pool.

    I navigate those lakes all winter long, without issue. I'm hopeful that the low levels this year might actually make people learn how to navigate.

    With the low levels,...
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    Re: c rig help

    I fish the Ohio River mostly in the Louisville area where I currently live, but grew up on Kentucky Lake (Calvert City to be exact) and fish Kentucky/Barkley Lakes every chance I get. Heading down...
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    Re: c rig help

    What kind of soft shad jerkbait?

    I use a 5/0 EWG Gamakatsu with a Zoom Super Fluke.

    A 2/0 sounds small - it could be that your soft jerk shad is balling up on that smaller hook, and working...
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    2000 Ranger R93 VS

    2000 Ranger R93 VS
    2000 Mercury 200 EFI

    Features and upgrades:
    2000 RangerTrail Trailer, Tandem Axle with surge brakes
    CMC Hydraulic Jackplate
    2000 MinnKota Maxxum 74 - fresh parts and new...
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    Re: Crawdad Question

    Bingo!
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    Re: Bass Lures

    No need to get too fancy.

    You bank fishing or boat fishing?

    Do some looking around on Tackle Warehouse for things you don't see at Wal-Mart.
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    Re: Crawdad Question

    I've never caught enough of a decent size to want to mess with boiling them.

    I gotta have at least a 40 lb sack, as I can eat 10 lbs easy!

    My buddy from Baton Rouge brings up a few sacks during...
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    Re: Favorite Fish to catch?

    Freshwater - Fat Daddy Shellcrackers!

    Saltwater - Big Bull Mahi Mahi
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    Re: Carolina Rigging

    Throw that away. No wonder you're struggling.
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    Re: Carolina Rigging

    Should be the same, if not easier. You aren't using those "fast rig" deals are you? Those are terrible! Allowing the line to move freely through the weight is the most important thing, so that the...
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