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    The problem with stream fishing is you have to...

    The problem with stream fishing is you have to have landowner permission to cross / fish on their land. Much of my experience in those creeks goes back to my kid / teen years -- which goes back a...
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    Fishpool creek is not much. I lived near...

    Fishpool creek is not much. I lived near Southern HS for years and walked and yes fished Fishpool but it is too small and is channelized (not a natural flow) so although there are some fish and...
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    Geo - you are dead on. My last trip 3 weekends...

    Geo - you are dead on. My last trip 3 weekends ago I fished a half day on Barkley and lots of shad -- school after school after school - were working on rocky flat banks. I actually saw whites in...
  4. Thread: 4 stroke outboards

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    4 stroke outboards

    I can be a desperately frugal guy at times holding on to and fixing things well beyond their time. I have multiple boats - all with many years of service and last year our pontoon with the '83...
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    I have night fished for bass for decades and I...

    I have night fished for bass for decades and I never use lights. Generally at night the fishing is bottom oriented whether with spinners or jigs / plastics and what is best IMO is to develop a keen...
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    1) recliner 2) remote 3) 48" flat screen But...

    1) recliner
    2) remote
    3) 48" flat screen

    But subject to change as the heat wave and drought subside ;-)
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    Geo is spot on with the grass and high water. ...

    Geo is spot on with the grass and high water. Fishing down there regularly since the 80s the grass comes on during years of low flow - drought years - especially when we have dry springs. When...
  8. Thread: Kentucky/Barkley

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    Talk about bursting my bubble. I was hoping...

    Talk about bursting my bubble. I was hoping they were all smallmouth fry and KY would evolve into the next St Clair or Michigan - just the smallies feeding on the juvenile silvers instead of...
  9. Thread: Kentucky/Barkley

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    Just fished the last 2 morning on KY and could...

    Just fished the last 2 morning on KY and could not get a top water bite going early. Lots of small fish feeding on fry but could not get any interest in a sammy or whopper plopper. Lots and lots...
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    I don't have a lot of fishing experience on the...

    I don't have a lot of fishing experience on the Green river but I have floated it various times from roughly 20 miles above Munfordville all the way to the dam at Brownsville. As far as fishing...
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    I saw this post last week just before I went down...

    I saw this post last week just before I went down for a solo weekend trip. I have hesitated to complain or totally blame the asian carp as fishery issues are probably not due to one factor but is...
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    I fished south Barkley last Saturday too and the...

    I fished south Barkley last Saturday too and the water was down but pretty stained. I wouldn't call it muddy but more brown than green - even in the bays. Didn't see any baitfish to speak of and...
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    You know if they jump when hooked like they do...

    You know if they jump when hooked like they do when spooked by a boat and I can figure out that lure puzzle I just may give up fishing for other species. Just imagine and endless supply of 20...
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    Geo, Where to start -- I have caught bluegills...

    Geo,

    Where to start -- I have caught bluegills on the lakes for years and years and yes they should be getting serious about spawning over the next couple of weeks. 2 weeks out might be a little...
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    I am not too worried about tournaments -- that...

    I am not too worried about tournaments -- that might actually be a little positive of the asian invasion if they scare off some of the tournament activity. Those lakes are hammered by tourneys. ...
  16. Thread: Barkley report

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    I feel your pain

    I have been down 4 weekends now in the past 6 weeks or so and have yet to have a decent day on the big lakes. Crazy weather and water so I kind of get it but it just seems the fish are beyond not...
  17. Thread: Boat motor issue

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    Sounds like lower unit to me. Don't have any...

    Sounds like lower unit to me. Don't have any experience working on the lower end but if it starts and idles fine the top end sounds ok but when you put into gear it makes a bad noise that almost...
  18. Thread: FLW Lake Cumberland

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    It is hard to argue with the pro-tournament...

    It is hard to argue with the pro-tournament crowd. In the end it is all about money vs the fishery and we all know what tournaments are about. I agree with you that dropping the size limit as a...
  19. Thread: KY and Barkley

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    Geo - did you go? Find any fish in all that...

    Geo - did you go? Find any fish in all that water and debris? I looked at the lake forecast today and it is peaking tomorrow above 364, 5' above summer pool. Hopefully they will get it down and...
  20. Thread: Peabody WMA

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    Peabody WMA

    Had to get out this weekend but with the big lakes brimming and most other lakes I figured pretty well trashed I thought I would try something different and tossed the canoe in the back of the truck...
  21. Thread: KY and Barkley

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    368 - I guess I was being a little optimistic. I...

    368 - I guess I was being a little optimistic. I have caught fish with the water way up but it is overwhelming so much water and cover. Might try fishing on some flooded lawns - that is one way I...
  22. Thread: KY and Barkley

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    Looking pretty ugly on the big lakes. They have...

    Looking pretty ugly on the big lakes. They have been spilling for days trying to get as much out of the system as possible before the flood on the Ohio made it down that far now they are cutting...
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    Well heck if there are so sensitive about gender...

    Well heck if there are so sensitive about gender just think how bad it must be to give out your eye, hair, and weight. My the horror! ;-)
  24. Amen on brutal. The lakes have fished brutal for...

    Amen on brutal. The lakes have fished brutal for me much of this year. As usual I didn't totally give it a fair shake only fishing 5 hours Saturday and maybe 7 Sunday. Too many chores too little...
  25. Looking forward to the big lake myself. Kind of...

    Looking forward to the big lake myself. Kind of eyeballing that full moon. I may have to give it a try a few hours Saturday..
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    Early October can be surface bait fishing all day...

    Early October can be surface bait fishing all day on the right days. Some times main lake flats can be better than back in the bays...
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    Geo - are you saying you can see fish with the SI...

    Geo - are you saying you can see fish with the SI while scanning areas picked out on the map? I have limited experience with SI. I had a cousin of a friend last year set up a pair of Lowrance HDS...
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    I think Dave's report this week gave us the...

    I think Dave's report this week gave us the insight. There was flooding above KY lake earlier in the week which started the spilling but with the crazy rains and flooding on the Mississippi,...
  29. Thread: Topwater Colors

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    Honestly, I don't put a lot of consideration on...

    Honestly, I don't put a lot of consideration on top water colors. For bass anything that has shad or baitfish coloration is what I shoot for - silvers, whites, grays, greens. I like to fish...
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    I was down last weekend and noticed the dead...

    I was down last weekend and noticed the dead silvers also. Not by the hundreds but pretty well every bay we went in and noticed them in the water there were dead ones on the bank. They weren't the...
  31. Not a fan of tax increases but I can assure you...

    Not a fan of tax increases but I can assure you there are vast numbers of them on Barkley / KY. Whether you experience the jumpers or not can be a matter of circumstance. First off the bigheads...
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    I'll third the Sammy. It just elicits the most...

    I'll third the Sammy. It just elicits the most vicious strikes and I catch so many big fish on it. Got my son out last month and tossed the sammys that last hour before dark and he got a 5 lb LM...
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    I don't know if this will help but I did get to...

    I don't know if this will help but I did get to fish KY Saturday night. Only fished to 1 am or so but the bite was decent. I caught 15 to 18 all on spinners with 5 or 6 that would keep. All LM...
  34. Thread: Muskie

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    I used to fish the river from Cannelton to...

    I used to fish the river from Cannelton to Markland fairly often for bass, sauger, and stripes and caught many an interesting fish but never a muskie. That said I am sure there are a few strays...
  35. Thread: Barkley Conditions

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    I was down through Friday and the water was fine....

    I was down through Friday and the water was fine. I suspect Little River may have been muddy but the main lake and all of the bays I fished Thursday / Friday were fine. I saw a little color in the...
  36. Thread: Barkley

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    Sure am. I only wish ERPs were as straight...

    Sure am. I only wish ERPs were as straight forward to pattern as the bass bite. Neither is easy to figure out but at least chasing bass is fun...


    kc
  37. Thread: Barkley

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    I heard that on projects and to come clean that...

    I heard that on projects and to come clean that had much to do with last spring for me. We were migrating to new applications starting in May and I didn't make to the lakes from early April to June...
  38. Thread: Barkley

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    I'll throw my .02 cents worth in as one who...

    I'll throw my .02 cents worth in as one who fishes the big lakes fairly often. Last spring and this spring have been tough for me. 2 years back I had a great spring on size and numbers. Fishing...
  39. Thread: Jerk bait

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    Try the 65DD on your next one. Goes down 4 to 5...

    Try the 65DD on your next one. Goes down 4 to 5 feet and has more vibration. A guy on ebay is selling shell white in the 65SP among other colors for 12.49...

    kc
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    It was the same weekend before last (4/16 -...

    It was the same weekend before last (4/16 - 4/17). I caught several bass Saturday but nothing to write home about and crappie were hard to come by as well. Sunday was one of the toughest bass...
  41. Thread: Jerk bait

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    I have only had that issue on the pointer 65. ...

    I have only had that issue on the pointer 65. The easiest thing to do is replace with a small round split ring. If you remove and not have a split ring at all it may change the suspending as...
  42. I use the very small duolock snaps for all 3. ...

    I use the very small duolock snaps for all 3. The convenience is wonderful as I switch depths, colors, and styles of lures frequently as I move around down deeper creek channel banks up to shallow...
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    I am kind of torn on this one. I think the idea...

    I am kind of torn on this one. I think the idea is great but I don't like the thought of promoting the removal of these trophy fish from the lakes. I am sure some of these fish will be taken for...
  44. Thread: snaps for baits

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    I'll second that on duo snaps. I have used them...

    I'll second that on duo snaps. I have used them for many years on cranks and jerks and have done very well. If you fish ultra clear water maybe they would add a negative visual to baits the fish...
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    Thanks for the info Dave and correcting my...

    Thanks for the info Dave and correcting my compass! I am sure there is good grass south of Paris but to the north was the question. I will try down that way later in the month and see if I can...
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    ky lake grass to the south

    Thinking of fishing the grass beds on south KY some this fall but is there good grass south of Paris? I have a KY license and would prefer to stay north of Paris and avoid having to purchase a TN...
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    Ky lake is fished by a fair number of night...

    Ky lake is fished by a fair number of night fisherman but it is nothing like the day. If you night fish during the week you may very well have the lake to yourself. Friday / Saturday night there...
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    My top 3 - Sammy, Sammy, Sammy... kc

    My top 3 - Sammy, Sammy, Sammy...

    kc
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    It is true that tournaments and catch and release...

    It is true that tournaments and catch and release is old news. And there is no doubt that if they kept all of the fish by now our creel limit would be down to 1 or 2 with a 20 inch size limit. ...
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    I think the bottom line is we are past the age of...

    I think the bottom line is we are past the age of the catch, hold in a live well all day, weigh in, parade around on stage, then release model of tournament fishing. Muskie tournaments have adopted...
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