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We got there just after daylight and where we fished, I had never fished it this high. Didn't hardly recognize it. It dropped about a foot while we was there. Never have had any luck when they drop it that fast. A guy that lives there and checks it everyday said he was told that they were going to continue to drop it for the next 3 weeks. He said aint no need trying to catch'em when they do that. Only see 1 boat the whole time we was there. Guess we'll have to wait til they get it figured out what level they want it. No fish but a day fishing is always better than 1 at work...lol


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We got there just after daylight and where we fished, I had never fished it this high. Didn't hardly recognize it. It dropped about a foot while we was there. Never have had any luck when they drop it that fast. A guy that lives there and checks it everyday said he was told that they were going to continue to drop it for the next 3 weeks. He said aint no need trying to catch'em when they do that. Only see 1 boat the whole time we was there. Guess we'll have to wait til they get it figured out what level they want it. No fish but a day fishing is always better than 1 at work...lol


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Glad you finished that post the way you did, Donnie, because you're absolutely right. I was sitting inside a big office building staring at a computer monitor all day; you were enjoying nature and being with Tucker.

As for falling water, I agree that it usually puts the bite off. Were y'all hoping to catch white bass, hybrids, sauger, walleye or all of the above? All those species and more tend to make a spring run.

With the water high but falling, did it look like chocolate milk? I never had much luck in running water that had too much color. I think those running-water fish tend to be sight feeders and when it gets too muddy it's really tough to catch 'em.

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Kermit I sure hope ya dont mind, I looked
at Mikeys fishin report.
I have spent many hrs fishing below Barkley and Ky
dams. When the current flow tapers off, so does
the bite.
Water elevation in both lakes is still falling. Then
on April 1 if things are normal the slow rise to summer
pool to end on May 1. LDS
 

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Kermit I sure hope ya dont mind, I looked
at Mikeys fishin report.
I have spent many hrs fishing below Barkley and Ky
dams. When the current flow tapers off, so does
the bite.
Water elevation in both lakes is still falling. Then
on April 1 if things are normal the slow rise to summer
pool to end on May 1. LDS
Scotty, are the black crappie continuing to increase in Barkley and Kentucky? My impression lately has been that they may in fact outnumber white crappie in Kentucky Lake already. I've never fished specifically for black specks, but I understand they spawn earlier, somewhat deeper, and will hit an artificial more readily than a white. Both are handsome fish and eat the same as best I can tell.

I grew up camping and fishing at Taylor Bay in the LBL when I was a kid, like from 1958 until around 1970. My paternal grandparents had a camping trailer, a jon boat and loved to fish. It was a great childhood ... except for the times we'd get caught waaaay back in a bay when the wind got up and turned the lake upside down. Back in some of those bays the water would still be flat, sun shining and the birds singing. Ha!

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Mike, we try for what's biting. Usually we try for walleye first and then the on something for rock, hybird, or the stripe. Every now and then, when we catch a crappie, we'll start fishing for them. I don't really care as long as it seems the rod...lol


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Scotty, are the black crappie continuing to increase in Barkley and Kentucky? My impression lately has been that they may in fact outnumber white crappie in Kentucky Lake already. I've never fished specifically for black specks, but I understand they spawn earlier, somewhat deeper, and will hit an artificial more readily than a white. Both are handsome fish and eat the same as best I can tell.

I grew up camping and fishing at Taylor Bay in the LBL when I was a kid, like from 1958 until around 1970. My paternal grandparents had a camping trailer, a jon boat and loved to fish. It was a great childhood ... except for the times we'd get caught waaaay back in a bay when the wind got up and turned the lake upside down. Back in some of those bays the water would still be flat, sun shining and the birds singing. Ha!

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I never fished a day in 18 only 4 times in 17 and 3 of those were a bust.
I really have no interest, because I feel like w/the carp situation, its in vain.
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