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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Stren Series Kentucky Lake.....

Started Prefishing on monday and put in at Moors to stay on the north end. Fished all day long and only ended up with 1 keeper for the day. Then on Tuesday I put in at Paris,TN to fish around my area I had caught them in for the BFL last weekend and the water down here had turned to mud where I was catching my fish on ledges. So I tried to find some more places in the cleaner water and was unsuccessful. I could not catch a keeper. So Wednesday I stayed north again to try to find some on ledges up here I finally caught a few keepers deep and then went flipping and caught 2 more. I ended up the day with 15lbs, but did not feel good about the tournament.
DAY 1: I went to my ledge on the north end of Kentucky caught a lot of shorts and stripers. We then left and tried a few more without any luck. Then I went flipping in the bay where I caught them on Wednesday and caught 1 keeper in here. We flipped for about 3-4 more hours with no keepers and I decided to go back to my ledge again for the last part of the day. I caught 2 more keepers here and my co angler caught 1 5lber. I ended up with 8lb 8oz for day 1.
Day2: I decided to go fishing and hit as many points as I could until we ran into them. Started on my ledge and caught 1 keeper right away. We then moved across the lake and started to run points finally after the 5th point we hit the mother load. I caught 6 keepers off here and lost another 4lber which would have culled. After a while here we were going to try another point just up from this one, when my trolling motor board went out on foot control so we had to go in and get it repaired. Ron Lappin our Tournament Director was very helpful as I didn't have my trailer at that ramp so he used his vehicle and got us out and taken care of. I just want to say that Scott at the repair trailer was very good and quick about getting us back out on the water. After getting back out we caught more shorties but no more keepers and I thought I would need to cull the one fish out. But I ended the day with 17lb 10 oz and 60th place.
Didn't feel to bad to finish there after the practice I had! I was using a 703 Powell cranking rod with 12lb Triple Fish flourocarbon line and 7'6 cranking rod with 10lb triple fish flourocarbon and for flipping a 766 Powell Flipping rod with 25lb Triple Fish x-rated line. Until next time good fishing and GOD Bless!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ky Lake BFL...

Started practice on thursday and my first stop on a ledge we caught 5 keepers and several other shorties. Went on to some other ledges with some success not as good as the first but caught some more fish. We then started to move north of the Paris bridge to fish a few places up there aand I stopped on a seconday point and caught a 5.10 at this point we had 22lbs and quit for the day. Friday we had a delay starting due to weather. Then we got started at 800 on first stop had a 3pounder. We moved to the next ledge and caught 2 more 3lbers. Then I had a ledge up toward ramp to try and we had several fish here with 4 more keepers and left for the day. Saturday I ran past Paris to my ledge there and immediately started catching fish. I caught 4 keepers here and had to let a 17.5inch smallie go that hurt. Then I started moving up the lake and caught my 5th keeper another 4.5lb fish. This gave me about 14lbs I thought and I needed another 4lber to cull a 15incher out. But it never came and I ended up with 14lb09oz and 10th. I was using a powell 703 glass cranking rod with 12lb triple fish flourocarbon and a 705 jig rod with 15lb triple fish flourcarbon.
Until next time good fishing and God Bless!