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  1. let's put it to the test

    I think as units have gotten more powerful to provide higher quality images, they may likely have a negative effect on fishing. Anybody got a kid that needs a science fair project? Get a tank with...
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    slabs are getting harder to catch in Ky Lake

    I sent a PM, but just wanted to say that I have always loved fishing Ky Lake, but have seen the fishing decline. It has gotten to the point that I had planned to buy a lakehouse there, but have now...
  3. All good points

    I have looked at places from St. Clair (too many cold months, but one of my favorite fisheries), to Weiss and G-ville, to Chick, Cherokee, etc., but I am asking for others opinions. Where would be a...
  4. if you were buying a house on a lake to rent out, which lake

    I want to find me a retirement house on a lake, but who can afford that? So I would like to find a place that I could rent out so it pays for itself until I am ready to retire in a few years. I had...
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    hit Wilgreen for a couple hours last night

    Not much time, but wanted to fish. We had two on jig, two on senko and one on a shakey head. We had a nice bonus catfish on the senko too. Lots of topwater action right before dark. Looked like a...
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    went out Saturday evening

    We hit the water around 630p and fished until dark. Water was 87 degrees. We ended up with 5 keepers all on jig or craw imitating baits. Best fish was about 3.5 lbs. Very subtle bite until right...
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    Lake Carnico- anybody fished it lately

    I like to rotate my places I fish and not go to the same waters all the time, but I also don't want to go out of my way to a poor fishery. Just wondering if anybody has done any bass fishing on the...
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    boat was my fault

    Forgot to plug in on board charger after last trip because I plugged in the weed eater and well I'm old and forgetful.... wait, what was I talking about
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    Cedar Creek report from Tuesday

    We got on the water about 530p and quickly discovered the outboard wouldn't start. While this wasn't a good start, I knew we could catch fish anyway. We put in at the dam and immediately started...
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    thanks Pappy

    We ended up on Beaver and caught several fish. Topwater bite was good for 30 minutes after daylight then we caught them dragging worms and occasionally on a fluke.

    Bonus report... went to Cedar...
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    any suggestions where to go?

    I have heard how high most of the lakes are, but want to do a little bass fishing this weekend. Does anybody know a lake that is in good condition and producing any bass? I am in Lexington and prefer...
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    hate to hear this happened

    The leak was after we went, but we launched above the dam at Great Crossings.
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    fished elkhorn creek last night

    We went out of Great Crossings and were hoping to get on a jig bite, but it just wasn't happening. We ended up with a good night once we started throwing stick baits and a tiny brush hog. The key to...
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    Cedar Creek last night

    We went to Lake Ellerslie Friday night, went to Mallard Point on Saturday and last night we went to Cedar Creek. Last night was our most productive trip on Cedar Creek this year. Our best fish was...
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    full moon had them right this past weekend

    I went out after work Friday night 5-9 and caught so many fish my wrist and ribs hurt Saturday morning. We were flipping and I would say had 2-2.5 lb avg with many up to 4lbs. My son had been wanting...
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    bite was on last night at Beaver

    Took my son to Beaver bass fishing last night. He caught one on his first cast and we pretty much caught them from 5-9 before the storm blew in. He was catching them on a fluke and I was catching...
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    any bass biting?

    Looking for a place to take my son bass fishing. We have not been able to get on a decent bass bite and just want to put him on some active fish. Any suggestions? I had heard that there was a good...
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    just a couple updates

    In the past week I went out 3 times and just wanted to give a few reports.

    Cedar Creek- Lake was crowded and most people were fighting over bank runners or panfishing, but we were looking for a...
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    northern KY trip this weekend

    I am trying to decide where to take a friend from Cincinnati fishing this weekend. We do this every year and we have fished Bullock Pen, Corinth and Kincaid in the past. He just wants to catch some...
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    Where to go tomorrow

    Anybody know what Herrington looks like? Want to get out for a little bit tomorrow and looking for any suggestions.
    Thanks
  21. Thread: Cedar creek?

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    I went out Saturday

    We caught 5 bass in total. 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 5 One on top water first thing in the morning. No bites for the next two hours and then moved out and caught the rest in 10-12 ft of water. One on jig and...
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    opposed to Cumberland?

    If not, check out www.cumberlanddrifters.com. He does fly-fishing guided trips on Cumberland River.

    Good luck,
    RJP
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    report from Sunday

    It was a little cool and breezy so we waited until after lunch to get on the water. Caught 3 crappie, probably 15 bass that were 10-12 inches and some really nice bluegill. Most fish were in water...
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    Beaver Lake condition

    Has anybody fished Beaver lately? Just wondering about water level.
    Thanks,
    RJP
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    How did go?

    I hope the HS anglers got on good fish today. Anybody know what it took to win?
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    my spinnerbait success

    I actually don't fish spinnerbait much, but most of my success has come on a white spinnerbait slow rolled in cold water or drug through timber in stained water. I like a big Colorado blade for both...
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    just an idea

    I start super shallow with a jig or square bill. Next I will fish cover in 4-8 feet with a jig or shakey head or a swimbait if I can find gass. Finally I would look for deep water adjacent to shallow...
  28. Thread: Winter fishing

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    trick from the pros

    If you take hand warmers and place them on your wrists, it will warm the blood that feeds your fingers. I have been doing this the last couple years and it works great.

    Last year I tried insoles...
  29. Thread: barkley/ky lake

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    just curious

    How did you do in the tournament?
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    Good luck!

    We always have our best luck pulling crankbaits. This trip was no different. The hot colors were purple tiger in the flicker shad and rainbow trout in the shad rap. By then you might be able to get...
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    KY Lake from last week

    Wow, fishing was as tough as I have seen it. While I spent one day just fishing, not for bass, but just to catch fish and was able to land over 60 fish in an afternoon. It included white bass, yellow...
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    I'll be there too

    Last year the big bags were coming out of the Tn section of Ky Lake. We stayed in Barkley day one and caught our fish on shakey heads and dead sticking small swimbaits in the mouths of creeks. We did...
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    What bait will save the day?

    I've had days where I could get bit on anything and we always come to this question... If your life depended on you catching a keeper bass after fishing all day with no luck and you could only pick...
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    I like Bear Creek on windy days

    I put in in Bear Creek and it kinda fishes like a smaller lake. When it is too windy to get out on the main lake I can usually find a pattern and stay back in the creek. I am sure Jonathan Creek and...
  35. Thread: kincaid lake

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    went out Saturday

    It was slow. I caught one on a dropshot and one on a senko. Only senko fish was barely a keeper. Hmmm wonder where I will go next...
    RJP
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    slow evening of fishing on Cedar

    I don't get out too often, but when I do, I try to share my results here. I went out last night and it was great to be on the water. I was hoping the water would be cooler, but we did find a shaded...
  37. Thread: kincaid lake

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    kincaid lake

    Anybody fished Kincaid this year? Just wondering how the fishery is doing? I am definitely not a guide, but because I have been blessed with a boat and the ability to take people out, I do that on a...
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    Guist Creek... anybody got any reports

    I was wondering what kind of weights have been coming in for the tournaments. Or if anybody knows what the bass bite is like??

    Thinking about changing it up this weekend and giving it a try.
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    Cedar Creek Saturday 7/22

    We got on the water by 6am and it was already hot. We checked out some normal spots and hooked up on two fish that broke us off in trees. I like throwing a swimbait when it is hot and the water temp...
  40. Thread: Cedar Creek

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    too crowded

    At least he didn't pull up and start fishing. That has happened to me a number of times on Cedar Creek. Close enough that they cast over my line and got tangled once. Fishing etiquette doesn't apply...
  41. Thread: cedar creek

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    report from Sunday 6/25

    Thanks for your update. We decided to spend an afternoon on Cedar. Fishing was slow, but we managed 3 nice fish 2-3#. One on a jig, one on a fluke and one on a senko. Heard of a keeper caught on a...
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    it was a good morning

    We did end up going to Wilgreen Lake and caught 86 fish in about 4.5 hours. All sunfish except for two channel cats. Used 6# test and light rods with bobbers. The young I took had a blast. We used a...
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    looking for a productive trip

    I am taking a father/son out fishing this weekend. They fish once or twice a year and I just want to put them on some fish. I usually take them to Dix River below the dam, but am worries that the...
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    Licking River

    I fish the section between Cynthiana and Paris. There is now a canoe and kayak rental place in Ruddle's Mills that has increased the traffic in an area that we rarely saw other fishermen in years...
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    wading the Licking River last night

    Went out with both of my sons last night to do some wading with lightweight rods. When it gets hot, this is the best way to fish. Overall caught about 40 fish and at least half were smallmouth....
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    Fishing report from Guist Creek

    Went out Friday night for a few hours and caught 5. Bounced around to a few different places on the lake, but all bass came on a black and blue jig. 4 of the bass came from wood in 6 feet of water or...
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    in that case do you have a most memorable trip?

    I think my favorite fishing trip was taking my son and dad to Lake St. Clair a few years ago. My dad had always loved smallmouth fishing and I was able to put him on his personal best. Then I taught...
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    if it were me

    I would fish a shakey head or dropshot in 10-12 feet of water. That would be my guess where the thermocline is setting up and you might fine some fish grouped up. I had great success the only time I...
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    Fishing report from Cedar Creek

    Fished for about 4.5 hours Saturday morning. It was crazy crowded as there were 2 tournaments going on. I had one bass that was 19.25" and one that was 14.5". I caught the larger fish in 12 ft on a...
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    awesome creek fun

    Get a Rebel crickethopper and cast it near the bank. Barely move your rod tip so that the bait doesn't move but just makes ripples in the water. We catch bluegill, readeye, rock bass, largemouth and...
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