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    I don't think the eggs have to "stay afloat" (as...

    I don't think the eggs have to "stay afloat" (as in floating on the surface) ... but they do have to stay moving along with the current & not settle to the bottom. They originated from the large...
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    Been to Taylorsville Lake a couple of times (late...

    Been to Taylorsville Lake a couple of times (late Oct) and only saw a couple of people at the spillway back then. The low output they've been releasing for the last couple of months has probably...
  3. I've only caught 2 .... one little one out on the...

    I've only caught 2 .... one little one out on the main lake (left bank as you're going towards the dam) and one keeper (that I didn't keep) back in the back end of Little Beech. Had a guy tell me he...
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    Green lights ?? Are you fishing for Crappie ??

    Green lights ?? Are you fishing for Crappie ??
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    Not so good ....

    I was there last Thur. and the lake is down 15ft and the water is blackish (turnover) at Chimney Rock Marina & in Tanyard Branch. Had motor trim problems & did not launch, so no idea on water temps....
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    You can sweeten up the taste a little by leaving...

    You can sweeten up the taste a little by leaving the skin on, and maybe even have the meat be a little more flaky. Fillets just aren't going to be flaky, unless maybe if you dip them in a wet...
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    Last time I went they were still down around the...

    Last time I went they were still down around the 15ft depths, schooled on trees with branches at that level. Most fish were shorts, but did manage three 11" fish on jigs tipped with small minnow. ...
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    According to the COE .... drawdown starts Nov 1st...

    According to the COE .... drawdown starts Nov 1st and hits Winter Pool Dec 1st ( https://www.lrl-wc.usace.army.mil/plots/grr.html ) .... but of course that's all weather dependent, as is very...
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    And just as a "warning" ... if you're going to be...

    And just as a "warning" ... if you're going to be casting around the standing trees at Taylorsville it's a good idea to be using 1/32oz & 1/16oz weedless jig heads. Either that or take a couple...
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    Can't tell you anything about Wilgreen or Cedar...

    Can't tell you anything about Wilgreen or Cedar Creek ... but the Taylorsville Crappie are hanging around standing timber at about 15-20ft deep. They will hit a jig, but like a jig/minnow a little...
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    Only one I know about is : ...

    Only one I know about is : http://cumberland.uslakes.info/Level/
  12. Another monkey wrench in the equation is ..... is...

    Another monkey wrench in the equation is ..... is it the depth finder noise, close presence of the boat, or just the current mood of the fish ?? Livescope tells me that "they ain't skeerd", even...
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    That is correct ... and the time zone split is...

    That is correct ... and the time zone split is around the Butler Creek area. And FWIW .. I was there Monday and water temps in the Holmes Bend area averaged 80deg. Water around Holmes Bend was a...
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    I've fished for them on the mudline technique...

    I've fished for them on the mudline technique before, but do not remember catching any with that method. Only time I have caught Walleye at C-land was fishing cranks around flooded brush in the...
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    DOH !!! I forgot all about Kenny Patterson. ...

    DOH !!! I forgot all about Kenny Patterson. I've met him a time or two, just forgot he started guiding.
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    I know Tim Marple & David Jones, personally ......

    I know Tim Marple & David Jones, personally ... both are Crappie guides on Green. I know of Steve Spitzer, who also guides on Green/Cumberland/Dale Hollow, just not on a personal basis. I can give...
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    My buddy Tim, that guides on GRL, has been doing...

    My buddy Tim, that guides on GRL, has been doing the same ... Pushing/Longlining jigs, though in a little deeper water. Not sure about how deep he had his jigs running, though, as he didn't say.
    ...
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    Oh yeah, Rookie .... I forgot to mention that...

    Oh yeah, Rookie .... I forgot to mention that back in the day when I was using the Moon Glow lights, I was also using 17# test Cortland braid (white with a green strip around it). I had to, so that...
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    At Cumberland it might be a different scenario,...

    At Cumberland it might be a different scenario, what with the extra clear water it sometimes has .... but:

    In the distant past we used to use Moon Glow lights, which were basically just small...
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    Since you asked about using "green" lights, I...

    Since you asked about using "green" lights, I will assume you are referring to night fishing for Crappie. With that in mind, these are my answers to your questions :

    #1 - the bite can be better,...
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    Site comes up just fine, but does not show me as being logged in. I don't use it as my main browser ... I use Chrome.
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    The Tenn forum doesn't usually have much info on...

    The Tenn forum doesn't usually have much info on ANY lake. But I did see a good SM report from Dale on another fishing forum, back on 7/2/20 ... topwater bite day & evening, spinnerbaits, jigs &...
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    I'd say The Cove Marina in Tanyard Branch would...

    I'd say The Cove Marina in Tanyard Branch would be the closest. (it's the marina formerly known as Red Gate Marina) But I don't know if they still have a launch ramp, and I fear it's become more of...
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    Haven't been to the Jacobson Park lake in some...

    Haven't been to the Jacobson Park lake in some time, so I don't know about the general populace being all that into the social distancing thing out there. But I'm sure a bucket of wax worms would...
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    Also may depend on from what depth they were...

    Also may depend on from what depth they were taken.
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    Robert ... I don't know if the White Bass "stay"...

    Robert ... I don't know if the White Bass "stay" in the upper river area all Summer, but having caught my fair share of them in most all areas of the "lake" I'd have to say that they probably migrate...
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    Tacklebag is correct .... they are stocking...

    Tacklebag is correct .... they are stocking Saugeye in Taylorsville Lake. I've caught two out of there myself, one dink and one keeper sized fish, and put both of them back.
    Also caught plenty of...
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    I've caught several Muskie out of Cave Run Lake...

    I've caught several Muskie out of Cave Run Lake ... trolling cranks & casting jerkbaits, but that was eons ago (& around the Alfrey Ramp area). I have always heard that it is "dangerous" to throw a...
  29. I believe he's referring to the yearly day use...

    I believe he's referring to the yearly day use permits where you pay $30 up front and can launch as many times in that year as you want, at any COE ramp throughout the state that normally charges a...
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    Rick ... I've fished in a buddy's boat that has...

    Rick ... I've fished in a buddy's boat that has LS & the 93sv (which seems to be a popular size, but that may be due to price). I had no problems seeing what was going on on the screen. His is...
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    "Livescope" is a transducer & blackbox ... it...

    "Livescope" is a transducer & blackbox ... it will only work on certain Garmin units : Compatible with GPSMAP® 8400/8600 series MFDs, GPSMAP 7400/7600, 1002/1202, GPSMAP 1202/1202xsv Touch, 702/902...
  32. Yeah, I doubt it's any steeper than any of the...

    Yeah, I doubt it's any steeper than any of the other ramps on the lake. Pretty sure they were all made at a consistent angle and placed in accordance with normal pool water levels.

    I've used...
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    Kenny Patterson posted on his FB page a couple...

    Kenny Patterson posted on his FB page a couple days ago, so I'd say he's open ... but you'd probably best call ahead to see if he has minnows. (270) 465-3804

    Old man Kenny at the GRB&G is...
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    https://app.fw.ky.gov/fisheries/waterbodydetail.as...

    https://app.fw.ky.gov/fisheries/waterbodydetail.aspx?wid=325

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpKfuaLVB0o&list=PLlNuDMM0pA5io4aT4_q2aAxXCLmZA8BSV&index=52&t=0s (Cedar Creek fishing starts around...
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    Friends of mine were catching them up around the...

    Friends of mine were catching them up around the King's Mill area last week, so they should still be moving towards the riffles. They might hang back for awhile after this rain/snow/cold spell, but...
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    OOPS ... you're correct, my bad ... I misread the...

    OOPS ... you're correct, my bad ... I misread the COE website chart.

    But :
    The Browns Ford boat ramp has been re-opened for boat launch, so now there's three ramps open.
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    I heard tell that the ramp at the state...

    I heard tell that the ramp at the state campground was being used, but you did have to go wading to get boat launched. If they keep pulling it down @ 1ft/day thru most of this week, then there may...
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    If you can find a parking spot you can catch some...

    If you can find a parking spot you can catch some fish. I've seen several reports of limits being caught, but no one has mentioned depth except one & they said 12-16fow close to the bottom (with a...
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    You can actually launch at Holmes Bend ramp at a...

    You can actually launch at Holmes Bend ramp at a water level of 680 (I think the turnaround should be dry), but yeah ... all this rain on top of a flooded lake is not a good sign for the near future.
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    I'd call the COE in your district and ask !! I...

    I'd call the COE in your district and ask !! I talked to the COE Green River Lake office & they have closed all ramps except the one at Holmes Bend Marina. It will remain open, but designated as...
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    I use the Lake Levels link and this one : ...

    I use the Lake Levels link and this one : https://www.lrl-wc.usace.army.mil/reports/lkreport.html
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    Can't say for certain, as I haven't been there in...

    Can't say for certain, as I haven't been there in a long time, but the lake is 1.6ft above Summer Pool ... so you'd have to take that into consideration.
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    Thanks for the explanation on the reason why the...

    Thanks for the explanation on the reason why the COE waited to do the spillway work.

    And if we're on the same trajectory as last year ... we're HOSED !! LOL !! This time last year we were at...
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    If you have Marine Sta-bil or Seafoam in your...

    If you have Marine Sta-bil or Seafoam in your gas, you should be OK. I keep Seafoam in my gas, year around, and my boat sits idle from Nov-March (if not longer, sometimes) and my 90 Merc 2strk will...
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    The only "negative" thing the COE has done is...

    The only "negative" thing the COE has done is wait until so late in the year to work on the spill basin (IMHO) ... when they should have done it back in the late Summer / early Fall period, when the...
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    I called the COE Lake Information ... they're...

    I called the COE Lake Information ... they're saying 49deg water temp (they take temp at dam FYI)

    Lake is still 19ft above Winter Pool & falling at around 1ft/day (currently) from a discharge...
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    Back to Summer Pool & falling according to the...

    Back to Summer Pool & falling according to the COE lake level chart. Spilling at a little over 2000cfs which is bringing the level down about 1ft/day. Winter Pool is only 2ft lower than Summer...
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    Look down the page ... there's one in Richmond on...

    Look down the page ... there's one in Richmond on Feb 29th.
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    I haven't done much night Crappie fishing in...

    I haven't done much night Crappie fishing in recent years, but here's my experience :

    Is the bite better ? .... not necessarily, but it can be. It's definitely quieter, cooler, and the water is...
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    Yeah ... Holmes Bend has water up to the roof of...

    Yeah ... Holmes Bend has water up to the roof of the COE fee collection building. I don't think the guides are even fishing. He'd be better off going to Cumberland, and fishing in the backs of...
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