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    I have done that trip twice, like you, before the...

    I have done that trip twice, like you, before the dam was taken out (foolishly imo). We always did it with two people/cars and actually paddled back upstream to Houchin's Ferry on the Green.

    I...
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    What are the Taylorsville regs for catfish that...

    What are the Taylorsville regs for catfish that they want to implement on Barren?
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    Barkley is a Cumberland River impoundment. ...

    Barkley is a Cumberland River impoundment. Downstream from Nashville and Clarksville.

    A small flathead is tough to beat. Smaller fish have less time accumulate pollutants in them. Cut out the...
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    Maybe the cormorants will eat the dead silvers...

    Maybe the cormorants will eat the dead silvers and die too.
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    LBL side should be clearer compared to the west...

    LBL side should be clearer compared to the west side no matter.
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    Hair jig under a bobber. Let the waves give it...

    Hair jig under a bobber. Let the waves give it action, bobber adds weight for casting purposes without interfering with jog action. Can hold it in the right spot easier.
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    Check the kdfwr website. It is catch and release...

    Check the kdfwr website. It is catch and release artificial only from Oct 1 to Mar 31, so yes there is holdover. Pick up the new fishing guide and it will tell you what months it will get stocked...
  8. The solution to pollution is dilution.

    The solution to pollution is dilution.
  9. dye trace

    dye trace
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    Depends. No, not the old folks underpants. It...

    Depends. No, not the old folks underpants. It really depends upon how well you know the lake and how well you can keep your rig in the channel.

    You can run all the way to right to the ramp at...
  11. KY is a state plan state. We have the KY DEP not...

    KY is a state plan state. We have the KY DEP not EPA. DEP regs have to be as stringent or more so than EPA REGS.
  12. It is not cost effective because the carp still...

    It is not cost effective because the carp still don't pay per pound what other fish do. Catching the carp is not a problem.

    http://fw.ky.gov/Fish/Pages/Commercial-Fishing.aspx
    Click on the link...
  13. They seem to be the most apt to get in your boat...

    They seem to be the most apt to get in your boat when you are at what I would call a fast idle. About 5-8 mph they get rowdy.

    Had one jump in the boat while hunting backwater this year. bounced...
  14. Come hunting with me. Had them in the boat when...

    Come hunting with me. Had them in the boat when hunting the backwater this year. Had them jump above newburgh and just above uniontown and in the little creek that drains out of hovey lake. Went...
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    I'd check out the Native Ultimate model. Get...

    I'd check out the Native Ultimate model. Get whatever length will accommodate the weights you want to haul. I like them because the are built almost like a pirogue/canoe/kayak love child. A little...
  16. I like Barkley better as the water tends to have...

    I like Barkley better as the water tends to have a little more color to it, and it is closer. I should say I have had better luck with crappie on Barkley than KY.

    You can do pretty good just...
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    Had my first one actually make it into the boat...

    Had my first one actually make it into the boat the other morning. I always forget about them until they start to jumping then I remember. Guy I was with hadn't experienced them before and he was...
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    Blues are active year round. Fresh cut...

    Blues are active year round.

    Fresh cut skipjacks or cut chad.

    Not familiar with that area but you put that bait in an area where the blues are hanging around and you will get bit.
  19. Good opportunity to add in another winter pool...

    Good opportunity to add in another winter pool ramp if they choose and a good opportunity to mark fishing spots.

    Plus you can search for goodies that would normally be under water including...
  20. Tailwaters. Sauger, blues, maybe trout in the...

    Tailwaters. Sauger, blues, maybe trout in the right places.

    Try the fins lakes too. Some lakes the crappie will run up the creeks.
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    Why just those two brands? I get a discount on...

    Why just those two brands?

    I get a discount on Toyo's, their open country line is a very popular AT type tire. But even with my discount they are not better priced than Hercules Terra Trac AT...
  22. Is low water not the best time to extend the ramp?

    Is low water not the best time to extend the ramp?
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    Truck bed liner is not a good option in a boat...

    Truck bed liner is not a good option in a boat imo. It is hot in the summer and is rough on fishing rods and reels as well as barefeet and dogs paws.
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    A heavy epoxy paint or epoxy resin type thing. ...

    A heavy epoxy paint or epoxy resin type thing. Maybe even fiberglass it.
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    Cover water and find shad. Hard to say whether...

    Cover water and find shad. Hard to say whether they have moved towards the backs of creeks or not, I haven't been out there.

    Throw a spinnerbait or rattle trap type bait and cover water. When...
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    Yep. Pretty good ramp too. Nolin is small...

    Yep. Pretty good ramp too.

    Nolin is small enough it is not a long run to just about anywhere except way up river from the state park ramp.
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    You can use a cast net or dip and catch shad to...

    You can use a cast net or dip and catch shad to your heart's content below Barkley. Not as desirable as skip jacks but I froze a bunch of shad that I dipped back in the summer for bait.
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    I used bluegill/redear jigs with fair success...

    I used bluegill/redear jigs with fair success when I went over there. Something that kind of looks like a bug. Had it on a 1/64 oz jig head.

    Cast up stream and bring it back to you close to the...
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    Those weedless slider heads are good too. ...

    Those weedless slider heads are good too.

    Most creeks I fish I am wading or out of a kayak. I rarely lose anything because you can wade or paddle over and get it unhung.

    I use owner or...
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    http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?m=real&r=ky&w=map ...

    http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?m=real&r=ky&w=map

    You just have to go and start you a notebook and keep track of at what levels you can go where and do what. Pretty soon you will have an idea of what...
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    tiny brush hawgs are my go-to lure for stream...

    tiny brush hawgs are my go-to lure for stream fishing. Texas rigged with a wide gap #1 hook and a 1/8 bullet weight.
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    See green river through Mammoth Cave. Similar...

    See green river through Mammoth Cave. Similar deal probably on a smaller scale due to locale and the fact the river will get high pretty easily.

    In summer you can't swing a dead cat without...
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    Don't all trolling motors have fins on the...

    Don't all trolling motors have fins on the bottom? Some are way up front like the minn kota pictured, others are farther back by the blade.

    Get the trolling motor transducer for your sonar and it...
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    Emergency paddle is very important. Never know...

    Emergency paddle is very important. Never know when you may need it to pop some sense into someone.
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    Zip lock bag. Put your phone in it too.

    Zip lock bag. Put your phone in it too.
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    More coming down now.

    More coming down now.
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    Thermocline was about 12'. Extra current on the...

    Thermocline was about 12'. Extra current on the upper end may have negated that up there and mixed the water somewhat. NOAA forecast is for lake to go to 558'.

    In a day or two I bet you will be...
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    I have a sit in. I see the benefits to the...

    I have a sit in. I see the benefits to the sit-on-top styles from a pure fishing perspective. You can stand and cast from them and being a little higher up helps with some lure presentations.

    I...
  39. Thread: New to Jugging

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    Channels should be moving up towards the banks in...

    Channels should be moving up towards the banks in preparation for their spawn. I'd fish 5-10 foot on rip rap or broken rock areas. Just about anything will catch a channel cat.

    I caught one on...
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    If you are fishing it is plenty long enough. ...

    If you are fishing it is plenty long enough. Second creek is a good midway point.
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    Slackwater isn't bad, just different to fish. ...

    Slackwater isn't bad, just different to fish. Where on the upper end fish are going to be on current breaks or right at the head of pools waiting to ambush stuff coming through a riffle, down in the...
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    Dennison to Houchins is your best bet. Be...

    Dennison to Houchins is your best bet. Be mindful that the river gets a lot of action in the summer and especially weekends. If oyu tent camp it can be hard to find a spot that isn't already...
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    I use a side cut from a milk jug with my info...

    I use a side cut from a milk jug with my info written in sharpie on it. You can cut a slit in it and it will slid onto the line.
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    There were boats out below barkley this past...

    There were boats out below barkley this past weekend. Rain was in the cumberland watershed. It was fishable for sure.

    Be careful.
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    https://app.fw.ky.gov/fisheries/waterbodydetail.as...

    https://app.fw.ky.gov/fisheries/waterbodydetail.aspx?wid=416

    Here is a start for you on Trammel. It goes for a good ways before it hits Drakes in Warren co. The upper end is where the trout are....
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    Lake Cumberland, Cumberland River above Lake...

    Lake Cumberland, Cumberland River above Lake Cumberland or Cumberland River below Barkley? That is a lot of water and a lot of different conditions.

    Channels are up in the rocks 6-8' deep on...
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    Cold front slowed the fish down immensely. Would...

    Cold front slowed the fish down immensely. Would have thought I would have had no problem catching as many channels as I wanted but it was somewhat slow. Did see some folks at cleaning station with...
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    All sorts of flat bridges and creeks to try out. ...

    All sorts of flat bridges and creeks to try out. Me personally, unless I was trying to catch a hybrid on a flyrod, I would skip the Barren tailwaters.

    For trout Trammel in allen co has both...
  49. Thread: KY Lake Cats

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    KY Lake Cats

    Planning on taking some young fellers out for their first (as far as I know) camping and catfishing trip. I figure it ought to be getting close to time to be able to catch channels up on the rocks...
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    What lake maybe?

    What lake maybe?
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