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    Seriously enjoying this thread. Hired Dave many...

    Seriously enjoying this thread. Hired Dave many years ago for a couple of days. Caught a ton of bass and learned so much about bass fishing. I've applied these concepts as far south as Florida and...
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    Tough time on a KY elk hunt

    I got the coveted golden ticket this past spring--rifle bull elk hunt tag in KY. As you can imagine, I was excited. I reached out to a friend who lives in Jackson about which guide to call. This...
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    Sorry, but I'm probably a couple weeks too late....

    Sorry, but I'm probably a couple weeks too late. I have a similar kayak, the Jackson Kracken 13.5. Mine is a few years old. I think mine was a bit lighter and .5 or 1 inch narrower. I absolutely love...
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    sold

    sold
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    I'm not sure if a Word document attached to this...

    I'm not sure if a Word document attached to this message. If not, send me your email address and I can send it to you. I planned a spring camping and kayaking trip, and the Word doc is the plans for...
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    $1,000?

    $1,000?
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    This boat still hasn't sold. That's not because...

    This boat still hasn't sold. That's not because nobody likes it after seeing it -- it's because nobody has contacted me about seeing it! Let me know if you are interested or have any questions....
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    I was down there with Geofisher on consecutive...

    I was down there with Geofisher on consecutive weekends in late March and early April. Dead silver carp were everywhere. Sick looking ones were slowly swimming around the surface in the shallows. I'd...
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    price reduced to $1,200, which is as low as i can...

    price reduced to $1,200, which is as low as i can go. I'll throw in the fish finder that I never got around to installing. It's an Eagle 320c. Here's what you would be getting:
    - 14' all welded jon...
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    Price reduced to $1600

    Price reduced to $1600
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    14' Jon Boat made into a little bass boat

    I got this 14" Jon boat in 1983. It's a Monarch and it's all welded. A few years ago, I decked it, carpeted it, and installed pedestal seats to make it into a small water bass boat. I put in small...
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    Ditto to fingem (and to too many beers!). I took...

    Ditto to fingem (and to too many beers!). I took Dave's class 5-6 years ago and learned more about bass in that one day than in my previous 30+ years of casting around the edges of farm ponds. I've...
  13. Thread: Fishing line

    by eddie_m
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    Thinner line helps get the lure down deeper with...

    Thinner line helps get the lure down deeper with less resistance so you can fish deeper or with lighter baits and keep the lure on the bottom. It also gives a little smaller vibration in the water,...
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    Grubs and bass jigs with crawdad trailers are my...

    Grubs and bass jigs with crawdad trailers are my go-to baits on small creeks. I use the cheap, unpainted in a fairly light size, maybe 1/8oz. Pretty much, you just want it heavy enough to cast well....
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    It's open. Gotta follow their rules. Check them...

    It's open. Gotta follow their rules. Check them out here:http://www.knox.army.mil/garrison/dpw/emd/huntctrl/documents.aspx
  16. Thread: Goby

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    You mentioned my first choice, tubes. After...

    You mentioned my first choice, tubes. After tubes, curly tailed grubs in white (baitfish imitator) or darker colors like gray, black or green (goby or craw imitators), and small bass jigs when you...
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    A buddy and I took some kayaks out on Elkhorn...

    A buddy and I took some kayaks out on Elkhorn yesterday afternoon. We put in at Stillwaters Campground and fished the mouth where it pours into the (muddy!) KY River up to the first few bends of fast...
  18. Don't worry about those pics. Those bass were...

    Don't worry about those pics. Those bass were plastic! No, I earned those fishing out of the back of the boat all weekend getting the third cast on each spot. It was a magical weekend where we...
  19. Thread: My buck

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    Congratulations! That's a great buck.

    Congratulations! That's a great buck.
  20. Thread: Is it true...

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    May or may not help, but it's free... When...

    May or may not help, but it's free...

    When going to a new lake, the first thing I look for is shore features-- creeks/drains coming in, steep sides indicating deeper water, points, bays, etc. ...
  21. Thread: Rod Reviews

    by eddie_m
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    To name another brand (and temporarily make your...

    To name another brand (and temporarily make your situation worse), I have an American Rodsmith's rod that has been my favorite rod for about five years. It is really sensitive for lightweight...
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    I don't know about safety because I have always...

    I don't know about safety because I have always left my truck at the marina. According to the marina guys, every boat launched into Guist Creek Lake must pay $5 to them. We asked one time when a...
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    I-64 east to exit 35 (I think, but it has a brown...

    I-64 east to exit 35 (I think, but it has a brown attractions interstate sign) north towards Shelbyville. Right on hwy 60, left at the high school then right at the end of that road and right a mile...
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    Guist Creek Lake is a really good lake for...

    Guist Creek Lake is a really good lake for bluegills. It's known for bass, but I've had many days catching 50+ bluegills. Look for any stick-ups and you will find them. I've had much more luck...
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    I agree with others that it depends, but... ...

    I agree with others that it depends, but...

    Geofisher PUT IT ON us one day on KY Lake. Three in the boat, he caught 17lbs with 20+- fish total. We caught two dinks total. Using same baits,...
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    I read an article, I think in In-Fisherman...

    I read an article, I think in In-Fisherman magazine a number of years ago, where they discussed the use of red hooks. They showed how bass learn not to eat lures that they have been hooked on...
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    i throw shakey head a lot. I use spinning gear...

    i throw shakey head a lot. I use spinning gear only because it's easier for me to throw lighter weights longer distances than with my baitcasting gear. I mainly use it when the bass seem sluggish. ...
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    I agree that 7 guides sounds light, but I've been...

    I agree that 7 guides sounds light, but I've been using microguides. St. Croix should have the guide spacing on their website somewhere. I just looked for blanks info on their site this week, and I...
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    I already absentee-ballot voted (because I'll be at KY Lake!) and voted yes on this. That said, I don't really like it, because I think it opens up questions about whether the constitutional...
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    Now, THAT'S funny, from a guy whose caught more...

    Now, THAT'S funny, from a guy whose caught more big bass (6lb+) than most on the board (ESPECIALLY me!).
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    I like your spirit!!

    I like your spirit!!
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    Slow day at Lake Shelby

    Had a rough morning at Lake Shelby today. The lake and especially the creek are covered with mats of string algae to the extent that the algae completely covered the creek at many spots. One of the...
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    Re: Sunglasses.. Cheap vs expensive

    I always scoffed at spending money on sunglasses. I got a pair of Oakley's a a while back for riding a bicycle, and I cannot believe how much better than vision is. Cheap sunglasses don't allow you...
  34. Thread: Mounting Fish

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    Re: Mounting Fish

    Clearwater has done some beautiful replicas that are hand painted just like their skin mounts. I would Always consider a replica.
  35. Re: I'm looking for a couple G.Loomis Spinning rods

    I've got a 6'6" IMX that I'll sell cheap, but you have to pick it up. It's in 20' of water in North Bay, Quetico Canoe Area, Canada. I'll draw up a treasure map for you.
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    Re: Guist Creek Lake

    The last time I rented a John boat at Guist, it was about $45 for the day. I think they have off season rates that are lower this time of the year.
  37. Thread: New in KY

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    Re: New in KY

    Welcome, SPY. In Etown, you are very close to Fort Knox, where they have tons of fishing access from small ponds to larger lakes to rushing trout streams. Also, Otter Creek provides access to the...
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    Re: I need a good mechanic

    I know you have had a solid response from this, but I need to second Geo's recommendation of Rob Embry. Great guy, great mechanic, and very fair.
  39. Re: Reading the Signs: Can Wildlife Predict Fishing Success?

    A guy went to a famous dog breeder to get the best retriever he could. The breeder told him the price and it made his jaw drop, but the breeder said, "It's high, but this is a special dog that can...
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    Re: Best fishing poles

    My recommendation is to go to BPS or some other store with a good selection and hold the rod while gently dragging the tip across a crack in the floor. This is about the only way to really compare...
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    Re: anyone know where to get hair for fnf jigs

    There's an actual fly fishing shop in St. Matthews called Forward Cast. It's near the intersection of Breckinridge & Shelbyville.

    Geo, sent you a PM.
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    Re: Pay Lakes for Children

    If you want to spend some $ for a special occasion, you can rent boats at Guist Creek Lake in Shelbyville. It's something like $45 for the day. Then, you can putt around the lake a bit, which is...
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    Re: 2011 KY Elk Camp Pics

    Congratulations and thanks for posting the pics. What an amazing trip! Did you ambush the big bull elk near the water hole?
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    Re: What line is dominate?

    10lb Vicious flouro or 10lb fireline braid.
  45. Thread: Trout

    by eddie_m
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    Re: Trout

    BFB, I don't do too much trout fishing either, but I've caught trout at otter creek, and some of the FINS lakes locally. Go to KDFWR's website for the FINS lake info.
  46. Thread: Jig rod?

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    Re: Jig rod?

    I'll be the first to admit that I don't know as much as most posting on this, but...

    I fish shaky heads & light jigs all the time. I virtually never go over 5/16 oz. I also almost never fish...
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    Re: Fishing and Hunting from boat

    A number of years ago, I called the KDFWR to ask specifically about fishing while squirrel hunting from a boat at Taylorsville. They said it's OK as long as you're doing it safely. They also...
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    Re: My Wyoming Antelope Hunt

    That's cool. I've seen antelope often when driving through the west. The seem ridiculously plentiful, but their great vision in the wide open spaces out there point to long shots and hard hunts. ...
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    Re: snake identification

    The good thing is that there are only four poisonous snakes in the US--cottonmouths (also known as water moccasins), rattlesnakes, coral snakes, and copperheads. None of them have stripes of any...
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    Re: New To Fly Fishing. Need Help With Knots

    I use a uni knot to connect two lines. do an internet search and you'll find great knot-tying demos. you'll find that there are two uni knots--one for connecting two lines and another for terminal...
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