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    Great Crossing Park, Georgetown?

    Last fall, entrance to the park was closed due to construction work. Just wondering if anyone knows whether that work has been completed and if access to the boat ramp is open again. Thanks in...
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    trout carcasses at Helms Landing

    Well, someone had a good day yesterday on the Cumberland. Found many gutted trout lying in the water just below the boat ramp when I got back there at five o'clock. Most likely, this made the...
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    Upper Green River

    Waded a couple spots on the upper Green recently, between the dam and Greensburg. Stream looks great for smallies and other warm water fish: good flow, structure, clean water. Yet I found...
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    Cumberland River Report

    Put the canoe in at Helms today. Flow was 3k, water temperature 55 degrees. The river hasn't been this cold in August in several years. I guess all the rain has kept the lake higher than the Corps...
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    Re: Cumberland River in good shape now?

    Thanks--not encouraging. I'll probably be there on Tuesday as well. Let's hope we have better luck.
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    Cumberland River in good shape now?

    I see the Army Corps has dropped generation way back, to 3.4K. Should be great wading but the water temp is already well into the 60's. Wondered if anyone has tried the river this weekend. Should...
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    Re: Clinch River, Norris TN

    There's usually good wading on the Clinch in April and May, as TVA tends not to release much water from Norris Dam then. Once air-conditioning season hits, you'll get heavy releases from 1 p.m. on. ...
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    Re: Winter reading

    It's already blowing pretty cold out there. The site is always looking for new contributions, so anyone with a story to tell, think of writing it up, one of these winter days.
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    Winter reading

    As the weather closes in, and winter approaches, some of you may wish to continue fishing vicariously by reading about being out there on the water. Roger Stouffe and friends put online a very nice...
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    Re: CR trip was a success!

    Sounds like you did good. I was back on the river between 11 and 5 on Saturday. Action was good early, then tapered off throughout the afternoon. Strong sun in the afternoon warmed things up but...
  11. Re: Insect populations on the below Wolff Creek Dam

    Ask your local public library to request it through interlibrary loan. If EKU has a circulating copy, they'll lend it out through I.L.L. and your local public library.
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    Re: Cumberland River report

    I'm hoping to get down to the river on Saturday. If you see a guy in a funny hat and a green Mohawk Canoe, that'll be me.
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    Cumberland River report

    Fished between Helms and the dam on Friday. Had good action early and late, with a lot of short strikes in the middle of the day when the sun was strong. Caught everything on a bead head nymph....
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    Re: Dix tailwater - water color?

    I was there several weeks ago and also noticed that the color wasn't as clear as it's been in the past, up near the dam. Didn't have a stream thermometer with me, but the water felt somewhat warmer...
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    Re: Cumberland River flow help

    I have found that wading is difficult anytime flow is above 5 K, using a boat is difficult anytime the flow is below 2K. Watch the lake level. When the lake is 685 or above, flow will be 5k+; as the...
  16. Thread: c river today

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    Re: c river today

    Thanks, guys. May give it a try--as long as the Corps doesn't drop generation to 500 cfs.
  17. Thread: c river today

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    Re: c river today

    Thanks for the report. Haven't been down there since April because of the fluctuating water levels. Can't decide whether to put in with my canoe, which I can paddle upstream, or my small boat with...
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    Re: What is weather doing to Elkhorn?

    Fishing on the Elkhorn is excellent right now and has been for the past several weeks. I've been fly fishing with poppers and deerhair bugs and doing quite well. Heat doesn't seem to bother smallies...
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    Re: What is KY River new Harrodsburg like....

    I've used a canoe in the Kentucky around the mouth of the Dix many times. Haven't been recently but I doubt the current would be much of a problem. Boat traffic is usually pretty light. It will...
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    still water fly casting for bass

    I do pretty well on smallmouth in creeks with poppers and streamers but have a tough time getting largemouth to hit the same flies in small lakes like Boltz or slow streams like the Kentucky or North...
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    Re: Broke the tip off my custom 7wt 9' FR!

    Broke the tip off my 15 year old 7 weight from LL Bean. Sent it off to them for repair. They said they couldn't fix it, would I like a brand new one instead? Um...yeah, sure, I said. Showed up on...
  22. Thread: Helms Landing

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    Re: Helms Landing

    Called the daytime number during the day and the night-time number at night. Couldn't speak to a live person either time. Maybe someone else will have better luck.
  23. Thread: Helms Landing

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    Re: Helms Landing

    There's a campground that overlooks the Helms Landing Road. I bet the owners know what's happening with that road. Anyone know the name of that campground? I could give them a call.
  24. Thread: Helms Landing

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    Helms Landing

    Last I heard (on this board) there was a huge sink hole in the middle of the access road to the ramp at Helms. Has anyone been down there lately? Is the hole still there or has it been fixed? Can...
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    Re: Danger...helms landing!!!

    Thanks for posting this. Hope someone will post when the hole gets fixed. Meanwhile, everyone needs to stay away. But with the high water coming through the dam, most people would anyway.
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    Re: Cumberland River Report

    Water was pale green--slightly silty. Visibility was probably 3-4 feet. But when passing over the dam earlier in the day, I noticed the outflow was the same color, so it's not coming from any of...
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    Cumberland River Report

    Fished below Burkesville on Sunday. The hatchery truck must have made a deposit recently. I found a pod of recent stockers and they went crazy over a small chartreuse and white clouser. The bite...
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    Re: Fly Rods & Reels

    For trout, I use two L.L. Bean four-piece travel rods, a five weight and a seven weight; both are 5-10 years old. I throw an Orvis weight-forward floater with the five weight for nymphs and dries...
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    Cumberland River this past weekend

    With the low generation and relatively good weather, I wondered if anyone hit the river this past weekend. I saw that the water temperature was in the low 40's, so the fish might not have been too...
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    Re: colder temps on CR

    Fished upstream of Helms on Friday. Didn't have a stream thermometer with me but the water felt a bit cooler, maybe high 50's. I threw a spoon and Rooster Tail most of the day, a few bumps and...
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    Re: Cumberland River Below the Dam

    There's a gauge in Burkesville that says the water temp is 64 degrees. Generally the temp is cooler, the closer to the dam you get, so maybe we'll make it through this year. Here's a link to the...
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    Re: Kentucky River

    I've seen lots of shad in the river in the fall for the past several years. What I haven't seen is predators chasing them. I've thrown baits on top of the schools of shad, off to one side or...
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    Re: Cumberland at Helms

    Hi Rich,
    Actually, I was fly fishing most of the day. Missed two nice browns on a hopper pattern. Just didn't have the action as when the water was at 10k a few weeks ago.
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    Re: Cumberland at Helms

    I was at Helms on Friday. I found the bite slow but other guys were catching fish, so maybe they knew more than I did. I was able to paddle upstream in my canoe to Black Fish Creek and found lots...
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    Re: Cumberland at Helms

    BurleyDog,
    Thanks for the information. A lot of us have been looking for a shuttle on the Cumberland for quite some time.
    Plan to try the Helms Ferry area tomorrow in my canoe. Will post a...
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    Cumberland at Helms

    I see the flow is dropping down to 1.5k in the next couple days. Has anyone fished the Helms area with a canoe or kayak at this level? I'm wondering if it's possible to buck the current and paddle...
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    Re: Corinth, Boltz, and Bullock Pen

    Boltz offers bank fishing along the dam and from a small dock. Both are near the boat ramp.
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    Lakes at Blue Grass Army Depot

    I've heard that there are some lakes at the Depot south of Richmond and that the fishing can be pretty good. I would think the security would be pretty tight, getting in that place, but wonder if...
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    Cumberland River Report

    Fished the Burkesville area on Sunday. I hoped the sudden temperature drop Friday and Saturday would turn on the trout. Didn't happen. Water temperature was 62 degrees, I believe. If the water...
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    Boat ramp at Helms Landing on Cumberland?

    What's the ramp like at Helms? I've heard it gets pretty rough in low water (1000 cfs and below), which should be coming soon.
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    Re: CR has changed!

    Interesting discussion. I was fly-fishing down below Burkesville last Sunday. Brought my waders but didn't need them--not a good thing. I wet-waded for six hours and never felt chilled. In past...
  42. Thread: Elkhorn?

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    Re: Elkhorn?

    Best fishing is when the creek is at what the Canoe Kentucky people call "summer pool." Five inches above or below summer pool can be OK, too. Problem is, the Elkhorn is at summer pool...
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    Re: Herrington tailwaters

    There's a fairly steep bank made of rip-rap along one side of the rapids. When KU isn't running water you can drag a small boat up through there but better just to carry it along the rip-rap.
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    Re: Camping at Rockhouse (Cumberland River)

    People do camp back behind the parking area at the Rock House, well up above the river. I don't believe it's a state-sponsored or managed in any way.
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    Re: KY Fish & Wildlife info

    Has anyone on this board ever fished Mill Creek Lake at Natural Bridge? I was hardly aware it even existed. (I guess I thought the only body of water at the park was the little pond where you rent...
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    Re: Anybody got recent C-Land report??

    A buddy and I were there this past Saturday. We fished a narrow cove in the Jamestown Marina area. Caught seven or eight largemouth between us, fishing between late morning and late afternoon. ...
  47. Thread: Cedar Creek

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    Re: Cedar Creek

    There's a turn-off for another boat ramp before you get to the embankment. Look for a small sign on the right side of the road. Make a right there, take that road to the end, make a left and you're...
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    Re: KY River Report

    I was on the river myself about 10 days ago. I also noticed all those schools of shad. I picked up a largemouth under one of the laydowns but didn't see anything chasing those shad. Hard to...
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    Re: KY River getting any better yet??

    I was there last Friday for a few hours. Nothing on the Kentucky but did pull a 2 pounder out from from sunken timber a little ways up the Dix. Many schools of baitfish in both the Kentucky and the...
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    Re: Anybody catching anything anywhere?

    About what I figured. We'll all be catching heck from the wives if we keep hanging around the house. Hope the rain in the next couple days wakes up the fix.
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