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    Thanks. Yes, Iím trying to put in close to...

    Thanks. Yes, Iím trying to put in close to Tanyard (Red Gate) since the hybrid fishing has been good there. Herrington Marina is only a half mile away so certainly is my preference for launching. ...
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    Herrington Marina fee

    A buddy says the marina has raised their ramp fee from $10 to $20. Ouch. Any advice on the closest nearby public ramp? Kennedy is a bit far with a 6HP.
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    Letís keep emptying those jails.

    Letís keep emptying those jails.
  4. Thread: Boat ramps

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    Donít expect any Ďall clearí signal this summer. ...

    Donít expect any Ďall clearí signal this summer. If the governor believed that social distancing in a boat in the middle of a lake wasnít safe he would close the boat ramps. Staying at home is one...
  5. Thread: Scale?

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    At only $5 I ordered two. Arrives in Sept but...

    At only $5 I ordered two. Arrives in Sept but free shipping. Thanks!
  6. Thread: Scale?

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    Scale?

    My Berkeley digital scale went kaput after only about a year. When the bass bite gets skinny I enjoy a little summer catfishing so something capable of reading up to 50 would meet the need. Anyone...
  7. Is the canal an issue?

    Is the canal an issue?
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    Ohio River catfish guide

    Curious if anyone has used a Cincinnati area guide for catfishing . . .
  9. ďThe program will be fully funded by boat...

    ďThe program will be fully funded by boat registration fees.Ē

    Sounds as though we can expect an increase. Iím good with that. First year in several that I didnít bother to fish Kentucky and...
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    Thanks for the tips. Some days I drag a hair jig...

    Thanks for the tips. Some days I drag a hair jig while bass fishing and pick up a few crappie. I may have to get a little more serious 🙂.

    Nice setup . . . looks efficient. The umbrella was a...
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    The 5hp gasoline engine limit has been in effect...

    The 5hp gasoline engine limit has been in effect for as long as I can remember. Bass boats can use a trolling motor.

    All bass are catch & release. Last time I looked the state had okayed taking...
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    In those 800 years the membership fee has risen...

    In those 800 years the membership fee has risen to $1K the first year ($800 initial + $200 annual). Ouch.
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    Club rules prohibit jug fishing.

    Club rules prohibit jug fishing.
  14. +1 My thoughts exactly. After the winner...

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    My thoughts exactly. After the winner slammed a couple of bass into the boat I turned it off. Bassmasters does not seem inclined to incentivize the proper handling of fish or at least...
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    As a concession to age and arthritis I put an...

    As a concession to age and arthritis I put an electric winch on the trailer. Probably should put a rope ladder in the boat for the 'man overboard' predicament since the hips are not original...
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    The great white herons, also known as egrets, are...

    The great white herons, also known as egrets, are common around the mud flats at the Van Buren ramp but less so on the main lake.
  17. Thread: No respect.

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    Don't know the man but respect runs both ways . ....

    Don't know the man but respect runs both ways . . . rather than light him up on a message board why not give him a call? Should be easy to reach given he is a guide.
  18. Good post. I suppose I need to change my ways...

    Good post. I suppose I need to change my ways too. Which begs the question . . . if only connecting the charger to one battery lengthens the charging time, is the discharge time affected by how,...
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    All resorts??? Certainly not the case at Blue...

    All resorts??? Certainly not the case at Blue Licks SP . . . outstanding buffet at a reasonable price. Nice folks too.
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    This past Monday I emailed Fish & Wildlife...

    This past Monday I emailed Fish & Wildlife regarding the FINS schedule for Jacobson Lake in Lexington & received this reply,

    "The trout stocking has been put on hold until further notice , but...
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    Very optimistic . . . the 15 cat limit is too...

    Very optimistic . . . the 15 cat limit is too little too late. While there are still nice blues to be had their initial stockings have been negatively impacted by the 'fill the boat' attitude that...
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    "Unless one is born to a wealthy family, the use...

    "Unless one is born to a wealthy family, the use of credit is really the only way one can begin to accumulate wealth."

    Not even close. Our grandparents saved, invested, and would never consider...
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    Spot on, George. Make boat payments to...

    Spot on, George.

    Make boat payments to yourself and use them to buy the next upgrade. It's a fundamental lesson we can teach our children . . . you don't build wealth by going into debt. It...
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    PM

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    Thanks for posting, Steve. I'll be catfishing...

    Thanks for posting, Steve. I'll be catfishing Barkley next month and in years past have had some difficulty with snagging snake weights while bottom bouncing. Your method may be the ticket.
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    My first wife was a tennis player. Love meant...

    My first wife was a tennis player. Love meant nothing to her.
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    Almost home . . .

    About a block from the house last week when a lady backed out of her driveway and t-boned the trailer. Hoping that the insurance co. will see fit to replace the trailer with a new one. I've always...
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    If it makes you feel any better I missed the sign...

    If it makes you feel any better I missed the sign last year too. I recall that it was somewhat obscured by a tree that was overdue for a haircut.
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    Seems only fair given that the fish stocked in...

    Seems only fair given that the fish stocked in Ellerslie often find their way to Jacobson. I always thought that the culvert was a one-way street :)
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    "You can launch your jonboat at the ramp for a $3...

    "You can launch your jonboat at the ramp for a $3 fee ... but it cannot have a gas powered motor on it."

    Actually, it can have a gas powered motor on it . . . you just can't use it. No need to...
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    College National Championship

    I was looking at the leaderboard over at bassmaster.com and didn't see UK on the list of teams competing on Day 1. I've seen posts in the past here talking about UK's team so I assume that they have...
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    Sure glad that you didn't catch a fish on that...

    Sure glad that you didn't catch a fish on that first cast or otherwise it might have turned out differently . . . :)
  33. Re: Who wants to use this live bait to catch a giant bass?

    Oh, great. Now I have to buy a snake rod to go along with the frog rod.
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    Re: Strange things that happen on the lake

    An owl in full stealth mode came in from behind and plucked my buzzbait off the surface about 20' in front of the boat. As he banked and flew back past I shouted and he released it. Thankfully,...
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    Re: Louisville Boat and Sportshow

    The Cincy boat/travel/fishing show is also next weekend . . . odd that they would be on the same weekend.
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    Re: BASS elite series

    I used to fish it when my son was young. We would rent a lakeside cabin and spend the day fishing while the wife would shop Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg. One of those great vacation spots where there is...
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    Re: Kentucky Hunting, Fishing and ATV Expo

    You musta read my mind. Since I don't hunt (and the website looks to be 90% hunting related) is it really worth the gas and the admission $ for fishermen who don't care to look at antlers? Besides...
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    Re: Bass Pro Shops

    You want the front bait to nip at the surface from time to time so I don't weight it. On the trailing bait I use a hook lightly weighted near the front of the hook. No hard and fast rules on rigging,...
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    Re: Bass Pro Shops

    Also called the 'double fluke' . . . most fish will hit the trailing bait. Also experiment with hooking the fluke point side down instead of coming out the back.
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    Re: Clear water baits for creek smallies

    Just back from a guided trip on the New River, WV, which is a top SM fishery. Most productive lures were buzzbaits at the top of rapids, senkos in the ripples, and flukes in the eddies. Hammered the...
  41. Thread: nanofil ?

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    Re: nanofil ?

    Couldn't find it on the shelf at BP yesterday. Is it only available by order?
  42. Thread: Knot Tying

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    Re: Knot Tying

    Here's the best one I've seen. It illustrates and describes the knot as well as showing an animation of how it is tied.

    http://www.netknots.com/html/fishing_knots.html
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    Re: Boneheaded Things You've Done

    As a rookie my habit was to back my Tracker down the ramp until it was half way in and then to give it a good shove to float it off the trailer. At Kincaid I was leaning over the winch while giving...
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    Re: "E" is turning on..

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    Re: KVD is a machine!!!

    There certainly are parallels to Johnson but I think that you will agree that what KVD has accomplished may be even more special. After all, he does not have a crew chief (Knaus) to assist in making...
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    Re: Taylorsville 10-30-2010

    Saw the same action shallow on Beech and Little Beech Creeks on Thursday. Surface temp 63. Nothing other than shad in the coves. Drifted for blues and set a few jugs . . . not a single bite. For...
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    Re: Fatal boat wreck on Barkley this morning

    Now that's a theological question and obviously a personal truth for you, though not necessarily a universal truth. Accidents can be often be avoided and are usually survivable for a variety of...
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    Re: Boats on Jacobson Park Lake

    I have fished it with a trolling motor too. Recently, the local government website said simply that non-motorized boats were allowed. That was new wording. I wrote an email request for a...
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    Re: Locked thread....

    I do agree that if someone is arrested, although not convicted, that would be public information and not libelous. I don't necessarily agree that the board could NOT get into legal trouble. The board...
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    Re: Jacobson Park Lake in Lexington?

    The cats migrate from stocked Lake Ellerslie under Richmond Road by way of a large culvert.
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