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    I grew up in the mountains of south eastern KY....

    I grew up in the mountains of south eastern KY. We loved fishing & wading the small rivers during the warm months. We didn't use artificial baits; instead we would catch our own.
    We would catch live...
  2. Thread: June Bassin'

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    Sounds like a blast..congrats on the access &...

    Sounds like a blast..congrats on the access & sounds like your on the verge of hooking into a hawg within any given future trip!
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    First off...CONGRATS on the catch!!! I used to...

    First off...CONGRATS on the catch!!!
    I used to fish for bass in the ponds aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune A LOT with my son & wife. I got the most bass on a few techniques/lures.

    A...
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    River Cannon's Ferry & Rockyhock Access/Launch/Ramp

    Does anyone know if Cannon's Ferry boat ramp is good to go for launching a bass boat? I searched this site & found a thread from back in 2012 which talked about the canal at Cannon's Ferry being too...
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    That was an OUTSTANDING write up Speck! I'm...

    That was an OUTSTANDING write up Speck! I'm stationed up in Norfolk, VA now. I don't know the first thing about saltwater fishing as I was born & raised in the mountains of KY. I always sought out...
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    I'm opening up another internet browser tab &...

    I'm opening up another internet browser tab & Google'ing Deep Creek lures as soon as I'm done typing this message!
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    I've not heard of Deep Creek plastics. I agree...

    I've not heard of Deep Creek plastics. I agree that fish will notice/like/prefer different scents, textures, softness, firmness, etc...that may be a staple pf different brands...that's why I owns...
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    As far as stick baits, Senko style soft...

    As far as stick baits, Senko style soft plastics...I prefer the Strike King Shimme Stick. I like it because it has a bunch of action, a quivering type action as it falls. I also like working it like...
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    YEP...100% agreed...I like ZOOM because I am...

    YEP...100% agreed...I like ZOOM because I am usually able to find really good, money saving, deals on them. I'm not a brand snob...my priority is saving money!
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    I mainly fish crankbaits in shallow water so I...

    I mainly fish crankbaits in shallow water so I stick to squarebills. My go-to square bills are the KVD 1.0, 1.5, & 2.5 by Strike King. I also fish Rat-L Traps.

    I have Strike King cranks for most...
  11. * Watermelon/ Pumpkin/ Green Pumpkin & ALL of...

    * Watermelon/ Pumpkin/ Green Pumpkin & ALL of their variations in most water conditions...from clear to stained.

    ** Junebug/ Bama Bug/ Okeechobee Craw for stained to heavy stained waters

    ***...
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    The below list is in no particular order of...

    The below list is in no particular order of favoritism because there is just certain times to use certain soft plastics; details to follow:

    1. Zoom MAG II Worm
    2. Zoom Ol' Monster Worm
    3. Zoom...
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    I'll take what you don't have storage room for.

    I'll take what you don't have storage room for.
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    Got ya...I was gonna say...that fish had to have...

    Got ya...I was gonna say...that fish had to have been pretty hungry to eat one of those python sized Mann's Jelly Worms! lol. Congrats on a beautiful catch!
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    When I was swimming the black/blue jig through...

    When I was swimming the black/blue jig through the pads, I was thinking "I should be swimming a white jig through here." My thinking is that if you're swimming a jig, you're trying to imitate a bait...
  16. Thread: Chowan river

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    River Thanks & 100% agree with you on only using info...

    Thanks & 100% agree with you on only using info from one source. I try to get as much information from as many different sources as I can & then fit that into my knowledge base & style of fishing. A...
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    So the PB&J color, to me, seems to be a color...

    So the PB&J color, to me, seems to be a color that is very versitile & can be used in numerous/ various types of water clarity. Am I correct in that statement? I would imagine that the PB&J color...
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    OUTSTANDING! It's funny that you talk about the...

    OUTSTANDING! It's funny that you talk about the PB&J jig because of all the jig colors that I have, the majority of the colors that I have is black/blue & PB&J. I mostly hear & read about the...
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    That's a good looking KY Bass (Spot)...I call...

    That's a good looking KY Bass (Spot)...I call them KY's because I'm a bit bias...seeing how I was born & raised in KY. Were you using the old school, huge Jelly Worm that Paul Elias put back on the...
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    That was some really, REALLY great info! I just...

    That was some really, REALLY great info! I just got a lesson by reading your post...outstanding!

    By the way...where are you from in KY? I was born & raised in Harlan County (town of Evarts) which...
  21. Thread: Chowan river

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    River Thanks for the reply! That's some really good...

    Thanks for the reply! That's some really good info & has made a couple of light bulbs go off in my "head movie"! One of my mistakes is spending way too much time in straight areas & not concentrating...
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    What kind of color profile do you like in the...

    What kind of color profile do you like in the Chowan when it comes to jigs? Do you go with the typical black/blue with a similar color trailer?

    Also, do you go with lighter or heavier jigs on a...
  23. Thread: Chowan river

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    River We've had some success over the past couple of...

    We've had some success over the past couple of trips to the Chowan & Meherinn...more so on the Meherinn. The reason that we've had more success on the Meherinn is simply because we've spent more of...
  24. Thread: Chowan river

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    River I've only been there twice & one of those times...

    I've only been there twice & one of those times was cut short due to storms rolling our way. I'm stationed in Norfolk at Marine Forces Command, but I live in Suffolk. I'm about 45 minutes away from...
  25. Thread: Chowan river

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    River Only one of the (3) were keepers & it was the...

    Only one of the (3) were keepers & it was the last fish caught. I caught it on a spinner bait. I'm going back to the Chowan Friday & hope that I can find some more areas.

    I'm debating on either...
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