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    If you had a cast net, you'd probably be able to...

    If you had a cast net, you'd probably be able to use live & cut Shad. From what I'm hearing from a buddy that's been there recently, Shad schools are all over the place, up in the river end (Van...
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    You use chicken livers & you're just as likely to...

    You use chicken livers & you're just as likely to catch a Hybrid Striped Bass as you are a catfish !!
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    You do know that Pushing/Pulling cranks is "the...

    You do know that Pushing/Pulling cranks is "the thang to do" for Summer Crappie at Green (and if you didn't, you do now) LOL !!

    And you're right about #5 ... especially on Summer weekends !!
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    Depends on what you're fishing for, and how...

    Depends on what you're fishing for, and how you're fishing !!
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    I don't fish Barren, but most Crappie guys I know...

    I don't fish Barren, but most Crappie guys I know of are Pushing/Pulling cranks over flats or along channel edges, wherever a high number of Shad schools are located. If that's not possible, then...
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    BUT .....

    Ya'll do realize this thread was started back in 2006, right !!
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    I have fished there for them, years ago. I used...

    I have fished there for them, years ago. I used a 1/16oz black jig head with the brown head portion of a nightcrawler threaded on the hook .... slowly drifted just off the bottom. A couple of other...
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    Crappie are in the same 3 stages. Was there Tues...

    Crappie are in the same 3 stages. Was there Tues and water color was clear to normal .. water temps ran between 65-70deg ... Butler Creek to Casey Creek was where I fished.
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    Not sure, but you "may" get into some White Bass,...

    Not sure, but you "may" get into some White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Saugeye, and any number of catfish or sunfish.

    In-line spinners, jigs, Road Runners, blade baits, and even small crankbaits...
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    Many moons ago, when you could run right up close...

    Many moons ago, when you could run right up close to the dam ... I would run the boat up to near the dam & float back down with the current, bouncing silver Kastmaster spoons (with white bucktail...
  11. https://www.podunkideas.com/ Go to the "Give...

    https://www.podunkideas.com/

    Go to the "Give me a hollar" section and send Rickie a message & see if he can help.
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    Got more info from another Crappie angler : (from...

    Got more info from another Crappie angler : (from 2 days ago)

    River end was muddy
    Poverty Hollow/Mitchell Run area was relatively clear to slightly stained
    Settlers/Dam area had mixed turbidity...
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    Actually, the lake is still pretty turbid most...

    Actually, the lake is still pretty turbid most everywhere. I was there today, Settlers area, and it's pretty dirty still .. so I'd say the Van Buren end is too.
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    http://www.roughfish.com/content/coosa-bass

    http://www.roughfish.com/content/coosa-bass
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    Crappie "usually" start spawning when water temps...

    Crappie "usually" start spawning when water temps get/stay above 60deg ... but pre-spawn fish can be found around the banks feeding when water temps are above 50deg. But, those are ballpark numbers,...
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    That may not even be a factor ... considering...

    That may not even be a factor ... considering whether the jerkbait is plastic or balsa, and has 2 or 3 treble hooks.

    Personally, I don't think the angler would notice any difference, and I doubt...
  17. I've got a 42# thrust Motorguide and have tied...

    I've got a 42# thrust Motorguide and have tied my DF's into its wiring & not had any interference. Used to have a Lowrance Elite 5DSI, and now have a Hook 7.

    I have heard some of my Crappie...
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    No worries .... I've been called worse. LOL !! ...

    No worries .... I've been called worse. LOL !!

    Here's the main page of the website I got that link from : http://www.lakelevels.info/
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    http://barkley.uslakes.info/Level/

    http://barkley.uslakes.info/Level/
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    I would think you'd need a Tenn license to fish...

    I would think you'd need a Tenn license to fish anywhere below the KY/TN line. I don't think we have a reciprocal agreement with Tenn on the Cumberland River.
  21. Thread: Livebait?

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    Far as I know : Backwaters in Lex has minnows...

    Far as I know :

    Backwaters in Lex has minnows

    PDQ Market "used to have minnows" ... but, not sure if they still carry them

    Walmart carries - waxworms, mealworms, red wigglers, nightcrawlers...
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    Might want to marinate them shrimpies in some...

    Might want to marinate them shrimpies in some "flavorings" ..... garlic, anise, strawberry jello mix, or any number of attractants you have in your arsenal.

    You might also consider using .......
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    You also have to understand that when using a...

    You also have to understand that when using a weighted float and a light weight jig ... you might not be able to detect a "lift bite", as when the fish comes up and grabs the jig but doesn't...
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    HAHA!! .... yeah, I've heard tales of people...

    HAHA!! .... yeah, I've heard tales of people catching Hybrids in the Settlers Trace Marina parking lot when Taylorsville gets flooded.
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    I use this site : ...

    I use this site : http://www.lrl-wc.usace.army.mil/reports/lkreport.html for water levels.

    But, I also see the COE Facebook page for Green, and usually they say something like they're pulling the...
  26. Thread: Green

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    Flooded (as per the COE/Green Facebook account)...

    Flooded (as per the COE/Green Facebook account)
    683.3ft (15.3ft over Winter Pool) and still slowly rising (as of today)

    I was there on Feb 9th at Holmes Bend & water was muddy in the area & over...
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    No pics, but these are quotes from some of our...

    No pics, but these are quotes from some of our Crappie guys (on another site) from the 12th & 14th:

    "Its a compete mess right now,alligator 2 parking lot covered, bad muddy. Plus been a...
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    Yeah, a good digital onboard charger is a good...

    Yeah, a good digital onboard charger is a good investment. (especially if you travel and dock your boat in a slip overnight)

    One with 10A per lead will charge the battery up quickly, & then...
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    For more information, contact CHS fishing team...

    For more information, contact CHS fishing team coach Richard Dicken at (270) 469-0141. (copied from CHS website : http://www.cville.k12.ky.us/1/News/32696#sthash.7hu2x4ZG.dpbs )
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    There's one in Campbellsville on the 9th ......

    There's one in Campbellsville on the 9th ... other than the Richmond meet, that's the only one I know about, and this is all I know about it .....

    THE CAMPBELLSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL FISHING TEAM IS...
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    If you're referring to Spring, when we start...

    If you're referring to Spring, when we start getting a bit more sunshine, then ... yes. And in most cases, the open West & North West banks are usually the first to warm up ... simply because they...
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    Due to all the recent rains, Cumberland Lake is...

    Due to all the recent rains, Cumberland Lake is only a couple of feet below SUMMER POOL at 721 .... when it should be down around 673 (Winter Pool). Although, it never got below 697 last year and...
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    Many decades ago we'd do the same thing .......

    Many decades ago we'd do the same thing .... bouncing a Kastmaster spoon off the bottom, as the boat drifted away from the dam. Trolling motor was just used to keep the boat positioned - big motor...
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    BassHunter82 is correct. Also, you can keep...

    BassHunter82 is correct.

    Also, you can keep track of the Louisville District COE Lakes with this website : http://www.lrl-wc.usace.army.mil/reports/lkreport.html
  35. FWIW .... FYI : FINs Lakes Trout Stocking Delay

    There will be a temporary delay in trout stockings scheduled for November. The delay is due to current poor conditions at the hatchery and a shortage of fish ready to stock because of the...
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    COE website for Louisville District states that...

    COE website for Louisville District states that "temps" are only taken during the time frame that a thermocline would potentially set up in that lake. So I'm not sure that any site will take water...
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    If you have a boat : Cumberland is giving up...

    If you have a boat :

    Cumberland is giving up some nice fish from ~25fow off brush/trees.

    Green River Lake is giving up some decent sized fish, spider rigging over brush piles.

    Taylorsville...
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    The only place "close" to Lexington I know of...

    The only place "close" to Lexington I know of that has trout waters is the Dix River (below Herrington Lake). But, you better know what you're doing and the situation of the river before attempting...
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    Robert, I doubt any "stocking" fish would be...

    Robert, I doubt any "stocking" fish would be keeper size, unless they were stocked in a FINs lake.

    I know they stock Taylorsville with Saugeye, because I've caught one there. (not legal keeper...
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    COE chart says water is about 1.5ft above Summer...

    COE chart says water is about 1.5ft above Summer Pool & falling (today's reading) ... water temp at dam is ~ 71deg (as of the 16th).

    Surface water temps may have fallen a few degrees since then. ...
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    Uhhhh, you're not likely to be seeing ME out on...

    Uhhhh, you're not likely to be seeing ME out on the water in Dec. LOL !!! But, Spider Rigging minnows/jigs down close to the bridge has been known to produce Crappie during that time of year.
    ...
  42. Be advised that the Crappie USA Classic is 10/3 -...

    Be advised that the Crappie USA Classic is 10/3 - 10/6 ... with the Weigh-in at the Pulaski County Park.
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    I haven't been there, but 12ft over pool will get...

    I haven't been there, but 12ft over pool will get the lake murky to muddy & definitely "trashy" (but I bet there were still people out there fishing !! )

    Two weeks ago, according to the COE chart...
  44. What species are you after ?? (asked pursuant to...

    What species are you after ?? (asked pursuant to your designation of 1-2lb size & 25 dinks in a couple of hours)

    1.5hrs from Lex leaves you plenty of places, but that size lake is limited. Cedar...
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    It might depend on how you like to fish or are...

    It might depend on how you like to fish or are set up to fish. I know almost nothing about Rough, and have only fished Green in the Fall a few times (and not within the last few years). Best I can...
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    Depends on what brand/model they are, their...

    Depends on what brand/model they are, their condition, and if they're still in the original box. Sometimes the box is worth more than the lure, because they're usually thrown away & thus are in...
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    I haven't been there, but with the lake only a...

    I haven't been there, but with the lake only a foot over pool (after 2" of rain) & the dam output level still in the 300's cfs .... I wouldn't think the water would be muddy anywhere other than up...
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    They don't eat other fish .... but, they've sure...

    They don't eat other fish .... but, they've sure made a mess out of KY & Barkley Lake. It's bad enough that just their presence interrupts spawning, but by eating all the phytoplankton from the...
  49. Page 9 of the KY Fishing & Boating Guide : GRASS...

    Page 9 of the KY Fishing & Boating Guide : GRASS CARP HARVEST PROHIBITED in any lake owned or managed by the KDFWR, because they're stocked in those waters to control aquatic vegetation. Signs...
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    Probably "cleaner" fish there, than downstream...

    Probably "cleaner" fish there, than downstream from there. Jus' sayin' .... LOL !!!
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