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    There are weedless varieties of practically every...

    There are weedless varieties of practically every type of hook or lure available. I would look into that. In most areas if you can befriend them there are usually locals that would be happy to share...
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    In October look for shad schools on the surface...

    In October look for shad schools on the surface in the coves and fish around them for bass.

    Muskie fishing can be good especially in the feeder creeks. Most of the time a white spinnerbait is...
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    If you're in the Louisville area and conditions...

    If you're in the Louisville area and conditions allow it's hard to beat The Falls of the Ohio in Clarksville. Easy access and there's usually something that's willing to bite.
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    We used to night fish under lights on GRL quite a...

    We used to night fish under lights on GRL quite a bit. We'd usually anchor and tie up about 50' out from a rock wall over the river channel. Some of the best spots was between the dam and Butler...
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    A live crawfish

    A live crawfish
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    This afternoon the surface temps were mostly in...

    This afternoon the surface temps were mostly in the low 80s. The lake is at summer pool. As is typical for GRL this time of the year night fishing is good, early and late can be decent and the rest...
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    The fossil beds of the Ohio around Clarksville...

    The fossil beds of the Ohio around Clarksville and Jeff are one of my favorite places in the area to visit. Never fished there but I usually wind up talking to someone that is there fishing and more...
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    Your comment reminded me of the time

    I was taking a blue water fishing trip out of Port Canaveral and just as we were getting ready to leave the marina a guy walked up and asked Captain Dan how far out is he going, if he had some good...
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    I like to wake a spinnerbait. You can throw most...

    I like to wake a spinnerbait. You can throw most any spinnerbait you already have. Just lift the rod tip up a bit more then normal and speed up the retrieve enough to make the blades pop out of the...
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    Since you're looking for smallies I'd recommend...

    Since you're looking for smallies I'd recommend you fish in the mid lake area between Butler Creek and Lone Valley ramp.
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    Sorry about the double post. That's what I get...

    Sorry about the double post. That's what I get for using IE.
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    I'd recommend he use the lone valley ramp. No...

    I'd recommend he use the lone valley ramp. No fee, the ramp is wind protected in a small cove, easy enough to find and plenty of parking available within easy walking distance. Only problem I've ever...
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    I'd recommend you use the lone valley ramp. No...

    I'd recommend you use the lone valley ramp. No fee, the ramp is wind protected in a small cove, easy enough to find and plenty of parking available within easy walking distance. Only problem I've...
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    My hubs might do it. Where you going from and to?

    My hubs might do it. Where you going from and to?
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    I know you said only Goodyear and Michelin but we...

    I know you said only Goodyear and Michelin but we have Bridgestone Dueler A/T on the Silverado and Bridgestone Dueler H/T on the SUV. Pulled the boat up the ramp many times with both and never a...
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    My apologizes to Fishin Is Life for answering a...

    My apologizes to Fishin Is Life for answering a question that was meant for him but it's been the same with me the last few trips. Let's just say that if you have any white spinnerbaits that you...
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    I like the hook to have enough clearance from the...

    I like the hook to have enough clearance from the grub so it will stick the fish easily but not so much that it will hang up constantly in the wood and rocks. That's another reason why the trimmed...
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    Mister Twister

    They've been around a long time for a reason, in my opinion it's hard to beat a Mister Twister curly tail grub. 2 or 3 inch size in white, yellow and chartreuse is all you should need. The 1 inch...
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    It's my understanding that as long as you are not...

    It's my understanding that as long as you are not underway it is not illegal to have a light on. Not sure about the bow fishing part. Back home in Bama we used to float clear flowing creeks at night...
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    Section 2, bottom line. ...

    Section 2, bottom line. http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/301/006/020.htm
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    There Is A Good Reason For That Law

    Headlights kinda defeat the purpose of navigation lights at night. Below explains the importance of using navigation lights only for the safety of all boaters instead of the safety of only the boat...
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    If he'd take off some of those darn decals he...

    If he'd take off some of those darn decals he might be able to see where he's going while backing up.
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    Great idea! Along that same line I guess a length...

    Great idea! Along that same line I guess a length of orange or white flag tape with the info written on it and tied onto the limb beside of the line would work too. Kinda like the ones they use for...
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    Suggestions?

    Thanks for posting. While I knew that trotlines (never use em) and jug lines (love em) should be labeled I didn't realize the same was true for limb lines. Anyone have any suggestions on a preferred...
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    It's probably not relevant to your boat but I...

    It's probably not relevant to your boat but I have a tournament edition ZX that has a jack plate on it. It came out of the factory that way. I have a 150 Yamaha on it but the hull is rated up to a...
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    We always have one on our boat. It comes in handy...

    We always have one on our boat. It comes in handy as a push pole once in awhile.
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    I think this should be mandatory for all...

    I think this should be mandatory for all tournaments held in the summer months.
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    Try this site instead. ...

    Try this site instead. http://155.80.93.250/wc/reports/lkreport.html

    Even if the gates are opened to where there is a high outflow you can still catch fish up the old river channel on the...
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    Besides the high cost does anyone have any...

    Besides the high cost does anyone have any experience with the Carolina Ready Rig at Cabelas?
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    Sorry about going OS but I love old cars. What...

    Sorry about going OS but I love old cars. What kind of convertible do you have?
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    If the hull is made of aluminum I'd make sure...

    If the hull is made of aluminum I'd make sure that any stainless steel components used are not in direct contact with the hull. Galvanic corrosion could damage it severely.
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    I know there are variables but on a GRL flat...

    I know there are variables but on a GRL flat around 6-8 feet deep what size weight would you recommend starting with?
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    Carolina Rig

    Every year I pick one type of fishing rig that I want to work at improving my skills on. Last year was spinnerbaits (I did quite well with them) and the year before was wacky worms. This year I have...
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    MacGyvered It Baby

    I've rarely had the chance to go saltwater fishing since I got married and moved to Ky. I keep the salt fishing tackle that I used mostly in my younger days stored seperately from the freshwater...
  35. You are right, you do have to be wearing them at...

    You are right, you do have to be wearing them at all times for it to count as a legal PFD. I think you have to be 16 or older for them to count as well. The USCG also recommends that non-swimmers...
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    There are other members on here that know more about them than I do so I'll punt your question to them. I am sure that besides the inflatable you are still required to have the appropriate type and...
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    Good Luck Gentlemen

    Dave Shuffett (Mudcat) from Green County was the host of Ky Afield before Tim. I understand Dave has retired from KET's Ky Life effective this month. Both Tim and Dave are true gentlemen and good...
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    Yeah I agree. We were out last Sunday and it was...

    Yeah I agree. We were out last Sunday and it was very slow. Maybe because of the cold front or something but most of the bait balls we saw were suspended on the deep side of offshore drop-offs that...
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    Are you planning on rebuilding the engine after...

    Are you planning on rebuilding the engine after every 1000 ft. run like they do in NHRA events? Lol.

    Rest in peace Scott Kalitta, 2/18/1962 6/21/2008
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    -New 200 HP Yamaha outboard made on an assembly...

    -New 200 HP Yamaha outboard made on an assembly line with mostly OEM parts. $16,000

    -New 950 HP Sprint Cup car engine hand build buy a professional engine builder with practically every part being...
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    Q. Do you know how to double the value of a Ford...

    Q. Do you know how to double the value of a Ford Focus?

    A. Fill the tank with gas.
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    Come back in about a month and cast white...

    Come back in about a month and cast white spinnerbaits in the back of the small feeder creeks and latch onto a big muskie that is pretty common in October.
  43. Those fish appear to have a forked tail. A gar...

    Those fish appear to have a forked tail. A gar does not have a forked tail. A carp's tail is somewhat forked but they are much broader in the shoulders then these fish appear to be. My guess would be...
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    Yum

    Grilled gator tail. Mmm mm good.
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    Pre-Stretched Mono

    I use mono on everything mainly because I am a recreational fisherman and flouro can break the bank in a hurry if you're not careful. If you pre-stretch mono line right after you spool it you'll find...
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    I think Dave's post was very informative and I...

    I think Dave's post was very informative and I appreciate the fact that he took the time to write a response from a professional guide's point of view.
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    As we all know, we cannot make a fish bite so...

    As we all know, we cannot make a fish bite so tipping your guide should have nothing to do with whether you catch fish or not. Tipping should have everything to do with the friendliness and efforts...
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    If you're wanting to do a little fishing just to...

    If you're wanting to do a little fishing just to catch something you could stop at tackle store and buy a few pre-tied 2 or 3 hook pompano rigs, a few 2 or 3 ounce pyramid sinkers and some frozen...
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    I was thinking the keel roller on the stern of...

    I was thinking the keel roller on the stern of the trailer. I've always called the roller in the pic a bow roller. Lol. What R19 said is exactly the way we unload and the same for loading. Even the...
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    There's a lot of members on here that could help...

    There's a lot of members on here that could help you out I'm sure but there are so many different types and designs of keel rollers and trailers that a pic would be really helpful. For example my...
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