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Friday, April 30, 2010

Lake of Egypt...

Well got out on the water yesterday on Lake of Egypt, here in Illinois.  I was planning on going down to Kentucky Lake to practice for the Bass Fishing League (BFL).  But they were calling for 15 to 25 mph winds with 35+ gusts and with a Lake wind advisory for the day.  So I decided to just stay up here and just go fishing for fun.  So I started out fishing a few places that usually hold some post spawn fish and didn't get a bite.  So I went and fished an old roadbed and finally got them started with a Carolina Rigged lizard.  Then I caught 3 Lake keepers on 3 casts with a crankbait and finally later one on a spoon.  I then moved to the next secondary point and caught 3 more lake keepers here on the crankbait.  I went to a few more places that have produced before but no luck at these places either.  On my last stop I caught the biggest fish of the day a 20 3/4 incher on the crankbait.  My biggest 5 probably weighed 16 to 17 lbs every fish I caught was a post spawner.  I was just glad to get to catch some fish, it was a blessing to catch the fish I caught.  For the carolina rig I was using a 804 powell carolina rod, wwith 17lb Triple Fish Flourocarbon line and for the crankbait a powell  753cb, with 12lb Triple Fish flourocarbon.

GOD Bless

Sunday, April 18, 2010

BFL on Barkley.....

Well let me start out by saying that I don't know a whole lot about sight fishing, other than what I,ve been told by a few friends of mine that have a lot of experience Al Thode and Wesley Strader.  So with that on thursday my partner Paul and I found 1 creek with a group of spawning fish and this was from Kentucky dam to the 68 bridge.  And in this cove we seen 4 to 5 3.5 to 4 lb fish and 1 we thought was around 7lb.  We caught 2 of these off the bed 1 was 4.25 and 1 was 3.5 so we left and went to other places with no luck , but thought there was enough fish in this bay to have 18 to 20 lb, we also found fish holding next to wood in every bay.  On Friday Doug and I went down and went south of the 68 bridge to Paris and only found 1 other bay with spawners in it.  We had 3 keepers in this bay and 1 was off a ledge. 
Tournament day I was boat 77 and had to be in at 3:30 which was good since I thought it would be better as the day went on.  We got to my first area and there was no fish anywhere to be seen!  They had dropped the water and my fish were gone from those areas with the beds.  So we started fishing shallow wood with lizards and baby brush hogs xand caught a few keepers here and several shorties.  We then went to the ledge were I had caught a keeper and hooked up in just a few minutes with a keeper and caught another one  in about 15 minutes, with other shorties.  So we both ended up the day with 2 keepers a piece.  I was using a Powell 734 for the Texas rigged Lizard, with 15lb Triple Fish Flourocarbon Line, and the 804 Carolina rig rod with a lizard on the ledges, with  17lb Triple Fish Flourocarbon Line.



Sunday, April 4, 2010

JET A Marina Classic....

Well my partner Doug and I went down to Kentucky Lake on Thursday and put in on Kentucky Lake to pre-fish for the tournament on Saturday. We stayed primarily on the north end of the lake with the wind predictions being around 30 to 40 mph gusts and a sw wind on saturday at about 20 to 25mph. We ended up the day on on Thursday with 5 fish and a little over 16lbs, all on shallow running crankbaits. Friday we started out on Barkley and at 100pm we left Barkley and went back over to Kentucky, since we had'nt caught a keeper by this time. At our first stop on Kentucky we landed a keeper running the same pattern as Thursday. Saturday we took off and it was rough, we could only run about 30mph and were passing boats! After our first stop we had 3 keepers by 10am and thought we might have a good day , but not long after the front went through, our fish just shut down. So we ended up in 16th place out of 305 boats, with 11lbs 5oz. We were throwing the crankbaits on Powell 754,753, and 684 rods with 15 to 12 lb Triple Fish Flourocarbon Line.  I have a BFL on Barkley April 17th so check back for the updates.

GOD Bless!!