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  1. Thread: GIZZ 4

    by Mean Morone
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    Gizz 4

    Stripernut1 pretty much nailed it. We decided to scale back and pretty much start over. We no longer make the Gizz 4 and Gizz 3 crankbaits. We have also stopped production of the Smackjack. Of the...
  2. Bassmasters on Cherokee Lake this weekend

    Any chance we'll be able to see it anywhere on T.V. this spring?
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    March should be a good time for stripers. Birds...

    March should be a good time for stripers. Birds might still be showing where they are. I recommend throwing a-rigs, jigging spoons, and bucktail jigs.
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    I think it depends on the time of year, the body...

    I think it depends on the time of year, the body of water and the type of fish you are fishing for. In streams during the summer, a big popper of some kind that throws a lot of water is just...
  5. Thread: Stripers

    by Mean Morone
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    You are on the right track. Fish below the dams...

    You are on the right track. Fish below the dams for your best shot at hybrids. Stripers don't do as well in the Ohio River. Most guys below Meldahl fish on the KY side. It has changed since I...
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    Jared Harmon

    Jared Harmon
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    We had no choice but to use cut bait. I remember...

    We had no choice but to use cut bait. I remember my buddy catching some nice sized gizzards on our way to the lake one December. Problem was, it took 4 hrs to get there. It was very cold that year...
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    Yes it works! I've never tried it in the warmer...

    Yes it works! I've never tried it in the warmer months because of the issues stripernut just talked about, but when the water cools off it can be very effective. My favorite cut bait is skipjack. ...
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    I would listen to Stripernut. Me, I got nuttin. ...

    I would listen to Stripernut. Me, I got nuttin. I live through others reports. I will say it's good to see someone throw a Gizz 4. I sure wish we were still making them. I might have to borrow...
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    There have been some real dandies on the lake in...

    There have been some real dandies on the lake in the past. I've been threatened before by a guide at Jamestown once or twice over the years. We gave the one guide the nick name "crazy Joe". That...
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    Yes this is a good time of year for the A-rig.

    Yes this is a good time of year for the A-rig.
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    Peter, I can't really help with being able to...

    Peter, I can't really help with being able to tell the difference between catfish and stripers, but I do have a friend that fishes catfish tournaments and he claims that he can tell the difference. ...
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    Colder temps are coming.

    Colder temps are coming.
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    Yep, that's how my buddy and I fish. Everything...

    Yep, that's how my buddy and I fish. Everything off. Had a guy show us in his boat how he does it and it was like a stinkin city all lit up. He kept looking at his fish finder to see bait, and in...
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    I saw a video showing the state putting out gill...

    I saw a video showing the state putting out gill nets to sample the striper population. The guy said the state put 550,000 stripers in there year before last. That lake is huge and has plenty of...
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    Flylie that is the same as we had over the...

    Flylie that is the same as we had over the weekend. Dropped 2 deg. Friday to Monday. Fishing got worse for us too. Friday was the best day. We fished main lake from dam to below Wolf creek. We...
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    Yep, leaves get on the hook all the time and the...

    Yep, leaves get on the hook all the time and the trees on the bank make it nearly impossible to fish without getting just a little fired up. I hate it when every third cast means a trip to the bank....
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    I agree with Peter. A striper over 20 lb out of...

    I agree with Peter. A striper over 20 lb out of the river is huge.
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    LOL, I love the turnover. It fits my type of...

    LOL, I love the turnover. It fits my type of fishing better. Once the turnover takes place the stripers are free to roam anywhere in the water column including 3 ft deep on the banks at night. ;)
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    I'm no expert, but I always waited till around...

    I'm no expert, but I always waited till around Thanksgiving to go night plugging. Different parts of the lake will turnover first, usually the creek arms will turn first.
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    I've fished LC for 20 yrs and have experience...

    I've fished LC for 20 yrs and have experience jumps that lasted more than a few seconds only once. That year we found two different schools that stayed up for a long time. One school stayed up for...
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    I talked to my good friend and guide Jared Harmon...

    I talked to my good friend and guide Jared Harmon who said that the stripers are wanting to come up now. They don't stay up long at all, a few seconds, and then they go right back down to deep...
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    olegreenboat, those are great points. I hate...

    olegreenboat, those are great points. I hate fishing below any dam which results in my buddy going with someone else below Ft. Loudon Dam in TN last week. He had a great time. I think I should...
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    Yes that was hard to watch. My buddy and I had...

    Yes that was hard to watch. My buddy and I had engine trouble below Meldahl dam a few years ago and got caught in a reverse current. I thought for sure we were goners as we were drifting pretty...
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    If you have fished LC at night and have not had a...

    If you have fished LC at night and have not had a beaver nearly scare you out of the boat, then you are doing it wrong.
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    I've been with a guide a couple of times on Lake...

    I've been with a guide a couple of times on Lake Cumberland fishing for stripers. The first guide was so full of corn you couldn't tell what was true and what was a lie. I actually caught a couple...
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    I find it interesting that Fire Tiger and...

    I find it interesting that Fire Tiger and Chartreuse work well. Those are the worst sellers for my company. We don't even offer them anymore. Can't wait to use the Chartreuse at night on the Ohio...
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    I didn't think grass carp could reproduce. How...

    I didn't think grass carp could reproduce. How could that pond be over run with them. Just curious.
  29. This is one Ohio Navy warrior that never fishes...

    This is one Ohio Navy warrior that never fishes C-land in the warm months. Bring on the cold and the moon. There's been times when I think our boat was the only one on the lake. Of course temps in...
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    First find where the leak is by squeezing the...

    First find where the leak is by squeezing the lure. Water will come out wherever the leak is. Now turn the lure over and take a drill and drill a hole as small as possible in the belly somewhere. ...
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    I'm thinking it may be coming to an end soon. My...

    I'm thinking it may be coming to an end soon. My buddy fished this weekend and said some stripers had spawned out and some still had not spawned. Once they spawn, I assume they will spread out and...
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    My buddy fished this weekend and was doing pretty...

    My buddy fished this weekend and was doing pretty well on smallies fishing rock ledges on the main lake. He was using green punkin soft plastic minnows hooked in the nose. Most smallies were in the...
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    Cherokee water temps

    Anyone have any info on water temps and conditions on Cherokee Lake? I would think by the end of next week all species of fish will be on fire.
  34. Sounds like they have taken advantage of the warm...

    Sounds like they have taken advantage of the warm water discharge. I would think that's the only reason they can survive our winters.
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    My buddy and I have been trying different kinds...

    My buddy and I have been trying different kinds of braid over the years. We have pretty much decided that there isn't much difference between them. Some seem to be stronger than others. Some float...
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    If there is a possibility of fish being stunted...

    If there is a possibility of fish being stunted due to poor water quality, then nothing will help. Those fish will have to die off or be taken and be replaced with stocking and hopefully the size of...
  37. I fished up in Greasy on Friday too. Didn't...

    I fished up in Greasy on Friday too. Didn't catch a fish until after dark. Got one 28-30 inch and a 19 inch.
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    I love that lake. You never know what you will...

    I love that lake. You never know what you will catch. I couldn't tell you how to fish for them this time of year, but my buddy and I got into them real good in March one year. It must have been...
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    I've never done any good with bluegills. I was...

    I've never done any good with bluegills. I was on a massive school of stripers with lines shooting up and crossing everywhere while on a blackout school of shad and couldn't get the first nibbler on...
  40. Thread: GREAT DAY

    by Mean Morone
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    So are you using those suckers whole and alive,...

    So are you using those suckers whole and alive, or as cut bait? Also, have you used those Asian Carp for bait? I've heard they are very bloody and oily. Sounds like they would make excellent cut...
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    Jeff Stanton guided for crappie on LC many years...

    Jeff Stanton guided for crappie on LC many years ago. Saw his picture with nice crappie in some magazines. I have no idea if he is still guiding on LC or if he is still around.
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    That is a beast, skinny or not. I've heard that...

    That is a beast, skinny or not. I've heard that Asian Carp are excellent as cut bait. They are a bloody mess when you cut them up.
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    Hbob, what's the water temp? Seems odd to me...

    Hbob, what's the water temp? Seems odd to me that they would come up and stay up for any length of time.
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    Alewives spawning yet?

    Just curious if the Alewives are spawning at night on Lake Cumberland.
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    Love those TN hybrids

    One I got last week on Cherokee Lake.

    http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg590/scottsmacktackle/Cherokee%20Lake/MeCherokeetrippic18_zpsfc9e2dc7.jpg
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    Never mind. Buddy of mine hit it for a couple of...

    Never mind. Buddy of mine hit it for a couple of days and wore out the stripers. That's all I need to know.
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    Any Lake Cumberland reports?

    I haven't seen many Lake Cumberland reports lately. Just curious if the stripers have started biting good yet. Whats the water temps like now? I might take a short trip down if things are starting...
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    We've learned a new pattern for winter fishing on...

    We've learned a new pattern for winter fishing on the river. When the main river gets up, the hybrids(and most other species) will move to the mouths of tribs and even go up them for a ways, to get...
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    Huge Hybrid

    My buddy got this 14.4lb hybrid striper yesterday from the Ohio River using a 2 inch Flitterbait. Spring is on it's way!...
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    I didn't catch it, a friend of mine did. He said...

    I didn't catch it, a friend of mine did. He said she nearly spooled him before getting her turned. I don't know how long it took him, but the fish fought hard.
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