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    She's right, see link below. Also had a drowning...

    She's right, see link below. Also had a drowning at Burnside and a ski jet back issue airlifted out of Conley Bottom. Bad weekend, and it wasn't even the 4th.

    http://lakercountry.com/
  2. Thread: Man up!

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    Hurricane, I don't reply too much but monitor a...

    Hurricane, I don't reply too much but monitor a fair amount. You and I have got to hook up sometime. That would be a hoot. I go out of Jamestown. If you ever see a 24-foot white Aquasport by the name...
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    In one of the two instances where I felt...

    In one of the two instances where I felt electricity from lightning run through my body, the lightning bolt came out of a clear sky on a golf course. Dark clouds were on the horizon and you could...
  4. Thread: Observation

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    Never belonged to a fishing club or participated...

    Never belonged to a fishing club or participated in a fishing tournament, but have had half a dozen or so similar situations resulting from being at a ramp at put-in or take-out time. Couple of my...
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    Just got back yesterday from a Fri-Tues stay at...

    Just got back yesterday from a Fri-Tues stay at Jamestown. Water temps anywhere from 71-68 degrees, depending on location. Marked fish but still pretty scattered. Fished exclusively with shiners on...
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    With the absence of optional equipment, I would...

    With the absence of optional equipment, I would suggest just getting 4-6 poles (med/hvy) with decent size reels and putting 14-17 lb. test on them. Go down to the mouth of Indian Creek at first light...
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    Tie your lures on away from the edge of the boat....

    Tie your lures on away from the edge of the boat. They still fall in with one bounce.
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    Re: A2O made me good to go!

    I agree with all of the good comments directed at A20. My Minn-Kota Edge 70 had a mishap (Maker's Mark) and damaged the prop. Badly damaged. A20 took it in and had it all fixed on time and at a very...
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    Re: Motor position when towing?

    Sounds like you're getting plenty of help. Once you get the transome saver installed, I would recommend that you tilt it up enough to clear a curb if you happen to cut a corner too tight. Remember to...
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    Re: How did I miss this Reg.

    I thought that as well netboy, but why would it count if you have it on? Maybe I just read that into it. Were they saying you're legal if you were wearing it Rick?
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    Re: New member and a pickerel question

    In my own effort to help the Striper situation at Lake Cumberland, I have started targeting Walleye more and more over the past two years. The best success for me has come using the Bagley Walleye...
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    Re: gotta penn openface reel for Christmas!

    Can't beat an Ugly Stik for the price.
  13. Thread: Dog name

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    Re: Dog name

    Wally
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    Re: Cumberland River Below Wolf Creek Dam

    Check out the website by following the link below. Others can chime in but I feel that the discharge rate needs to be in the 2000-2050 range for wading. However, I haven't waded the river in years so...
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    Re: B&B for Fisherman...Lake Cumberland?

    One more voice regarding the minimal amount of time that would be spent at the facility. Normally fish from first light till sometime late in the evening. Suspect that is fairly normal for most...
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    Re: Buying a boat, need so help!

    I do not own a 150 VMax but I have owned a Yamaha 75HP 4-stroke for 5-years now and have never had one issue. Starts up immediately every time and runs great. Good luck on your purchase.
  17. Re: Treated plywood deck and alum boats-Don't do it!

    Peter, you have a PM.
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    Re: Cumberland River

    mkspw, the link below is to the TVA website that will tell you the flow coming out of Wolf Creek Dam. Keep the following in mind while viewing the data:

    a. The column "Reservoir Elevation (behind...
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    Re: Need Walleye Help

    Bowhunter, I have a Deep V (70HP) as well and my rule of thumb is to go to the website below and check the "Average Hourly Discharge" rate. I don't go if it is less than 2,050 cfs. At 2,050 cfs I can...
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    C-River Water Level

    Heading down to the river later this afternoon. I see where they are currently releasing 6380 cfs. Last time I was down there the release was at 2000 cfs and it was really right at minimal flow for...
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    Re: Emergency Regulations Lake Cumberland-Striper

    A bit off subject but related. Am I the only one that does not expect the lake to ever be brought back up to it's pre-drawdown level of 720? I believe that the powers to be will bring it back up but...
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    Re: Everyone-BE CAREFUL!

    Good to hear. Tell him nothing bigger that a 15-ft Jonboat with a 9.9 HP from here on out. Wait till he's in a better mood before telling him though.
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    Re: Everyone-BE CAREFUL!

    Zimmy,

    Saw the results of the accident later the the morning. Not pretty. How's your buddy doing? Nice boat got trashed, but nothing compared to the human factor. Hope he's doing as well as can be...
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    Re: Any reports for Lake Cumberland

    I was down there from Thursday afternoon through Sunday early. Made two trips from Jamestown to Conley Bottom. Once you get about two miles upriver from Conley Bottom the water is really populated...
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    Re: locking thru on the ohio

    The main objective of this pamphlet is YOUR SAFETY when “locking through”!
    Navigation locks and dams on Pittsburgh's three rivers – the Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny – are operated and maintained...
  26. Re: Cumberland river (below wolf creek) water conditions

    I saw your message yesterday afternoon but haven't been to the river in a while so I left it to someone who has been there recently. Since no one has responded, the best I can offer is the link...
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    Re: Pre-Season Boat Maintenance

    Everything stated above. And when you think you've got it all done, take a screwdriver and start tightening everything. Even the screws holding the seats to the pedestals, hinges on the compartment...
  28. Thread: prop guards

    by markmac60
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    Re: prop guards

    Sorry to not have experience on this one Farmer, but I'm throwing it back to the top in hopes that you get an answer. I have the same question myself. I would imaging the ones that look similar to a...
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    Re: wolf creek dam trip

    Barefoot, they're discharging over 27,000 cfs and have been for some time. The lake level is at 701 (21-ft. higher than their target), so they won't be letting up on the discharge rate for some time....
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    Re: Cumberland River, Water Level Question

    Usually put in at Burkesville and go downriver. Might try up closer to the dam though, something different. Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated.
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    Re: clear vs green line-Cumberland Stripers

    Peter, you have a PM
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    Cumberland River, Water Level Question

    I am heading down to CL & CR for a 3-day weekend. Plan is to spend two-days on the lake and one-day on the river. I have been on the river many times but never paid attention to the river levels and...
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    Re: Boat motor problem

    The old pump is much larger than the old style one you'll be replacing it with. The new pump won't have any electric hookups either. Hard to believe the old style (about the size of a deck of cards),...
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    Re: New Boat for me

    Congrats on the new boat. Always nice when you upgrade on something that you spend a lot of time with.
  35. Thread: Cumberland

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    Re: Cumberland

    Sorry that I can't offer any good advice, work is keeping me grounded lately. However, I would rather be soaking wet in my boat on C-Land than sitting in a dry building watching the rain come down,...
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    Re: Cumberland lake/after dam repair

    Personnaly I think the first year they raise the water level back to normal will be the time to leave the boat at home and bank fish. It'll take a year to get all the debris out of the way. Hope I'm...
  37. Re: Just bought my 1st boat, How about some tips.

    Hope I'm not repeating a previous comment but if you buy a vertical spare tire mount, be sure to install it on the starboard side of the trailer. That way you're away from traffic when you're in the...
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    Re: Beautiful day on Cumberland

    The Jamestown Marina shuttle service (Larry) just stopped for the season. Last week was the final week of the service until spring. That is a helluva hill and makes you appreciate the shuttle....
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    Re: The importance of lending assistance

    Good man Steve. Nice to see that type of courtesy still exists, especially when you see the inconsiderate side of people way too often. I'm sure you saved many people great heartache had you not...
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    Re: Cumberland River Conditions

    The lake is still 3-feet above pool right now (683' elev) so they're having to let water out of the dam, and have been for several days now. As of this morning they are still discharging at 9840 cfs,...
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    Re: Hurricane weather!

    I was at Cumberland on Saturday and Sunday. Most of the day spent in Lilly Creek to get away from the wind. Not too bad and caught two stipers, one of which was turned loose due to size. Big water...
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    Re: Striper advice

    Fished Saturday the 26th in Lilly Creek, just past the first right hand bend and just before the second left hand bend coming from the main lake. Multiple blow ups at about 8-9 a.m. Caught two...
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    Re: Cumberland River Below the Dam

    I see that this morning (Friday) they are now letting out 3480 cfs. Is it too fast for good fishing or should I just get down there and fish? I would hate to waste valuable fishing time by driving...
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    Re: Cumberland River Below the Dam

    Sorry RICHYD4U, don't mean to do a rain dance to get above 540. Just trying to figure out if I'll have a prop left if I go down there this weekend. Unfortunately for the CR, 540 is more the norm now...
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    Re: Cumberland River Below the Dam

    Need some help fellas. I used to go to CR quite a bit in my old jonboat but haven't been in a couple of years. I thinking of going down there this coming weekend. Buddy of mine has been a couple of...
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    Another Cumberland Request

    Work has kept me from Cumberland for about a month now and it's way past time to go back. Now that Poker Run is complete, might be perfect timing. Taking a 3-day weekend this Friday and wondering if...
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    Looking for outboard motor trade w/cash

    I have a Yamaha 50-HP 4-stroke, 2005, runs perfect, low miles.

    Looking for a 90-HP 4-stroke. Trade plus cash difference. Out of Louisville.
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    Re: Ramp etiquette for a newbie

    Nothing wrong as far as I can see. Two other points that a lot of people screw up on though. 1. At night, turn headlights off when backing down the ramp and leave them off while loading. Keep parking...
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    Re: just wondering....Cumberland.

    Peter, you have a PM
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    Re: Cumberland Request

    Thanks guys. I'll post next week and let you know the results. Have a great weekend.
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