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Well my local Bass Club is heading down to Kentucky Lake for it's annual Club Trip. Were staying at Mansford Island TN and I've never been there. I've been doing some studying of the map we received from the roadtrip and some google earth programs. It seems the PAris Landing cove looks pretty good and offers a fairly wide selection of cover to fish. From reading fishing reports I'd say the LM should be in full spawning mode but didn't know if we had anybody local who might have some more info. We just have a 17ft with a 9.9 at the moment so we won't be running and gunning LOL. We can however trailer up and drive to any boat ramp we want. So I wanted know if anybody had any good suggestions or has any local info that could help us out? I apreciate any help or suggestions! :)

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Simp, what dates?

I know where I would be, but I dont know if that is what the locals will tell you.  I believe those fish will still be in the laydowns and that is what I would hit first, especially in the morning if the water temps are up.

I am sure you will hear about deep cranking ledges in the summer, but many people arent comfortable w/ deep cranking.

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fish the brush.  If you like pitching & Flipping you are in luck.   My partner and myself caught about 45 today.  We had 5 over 5 with  with the largest at 7.71.

We were throwing watermelon red lizard.   Good luck   Bud

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fish the brush. If you like pitching & Flipping you are in luck. My partner and myself caught about 45 today. We had 5 over 5 with with the largest at 7.71.

We were throwing watermelon red lizard. Good luck Bud

Wow thanks for the info guys! I was thinking along the same lines in terms of flipping. When I was done there at the roadtrip Pitchinkid, Jimzee and I sure crushed them one day doing just that. I was hoping the big femailes were finally making there move. We head out at about 3 am so we can "pre fish" all day friday and then Sat and Sunday are two seperate "fish offs" our club is having. I'm just looking forward to a couple free night stays at KY Lake and some AWESOME FISHING. Not to mention the free steak dinner!! Although it would be sweet to beat all these guys who will have Legend and Ranger boats with a old john boat and 9.9  !;D

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We had a club tournament Sunday out of Paris Landing. Paris Landing cove has been giving up some pretty good weights from tournament release fish. However, you'll have a better day finding bushes on flats. Like Bud said, flipping bushes is hot. I've had luck using black neon and watermelon red tubes. I've also had luck swimming jigs in, through, and around buck brush. Better luck with this when there is some grass around. Shamrock/Swan Bay which is just a little farther north of Paris Landing is a good place to start. Also, Standing Rock, Granny's Branch, Lick Creek, and Leatherwood are also good places to check. The topwater bite is also starting to pick up a little bit. Walk the dog baits and poppers worked slow around the same cover. Good luck and let us know how it goes!

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Well we just got back last night and man we are beat. We headed down there at about 4 am and when we got there a cold front and a big thunderstorm had shown up. After checking in we watched the weather channel until a small break appeared. So we headed out and fished the Eagle Creek cove. We flipped deep into all types of flooded trees and bushes and I nailed then in 3 hours of fishing. I probably had 13 or 14 pounds on four keepers. One being a giant three pound spot. I actually quit fishing and just sat there the last hour because I didn't want to pull any more fish out of the area with that pattern.

Well the next morning was a different story the wind kicked up on us and it was a cold night. The wind made it very difficult to position our John boat for what we wanted to do. Despite that I landed a real nice female flipping a jig that almost took big bass on day one. When it calmed down and the bight was still slow I switched up and went to a Black and blue *** trick stick with a new style of hook. The style I'm sure isn't new but I hadn't used it much. It had a little weight on the top of the hook to speed the fall some. This finesse set up seemed to work because I started catching fish but they weren't hitting the 15inch mark. Then we found some rock with a nice big tree running into deeper water, I made a nice long cast and hooked up with a goo 2-3;b fish. I only had 6lb fluro on my spinning real due to the fact I usually fish some pretty clear water. I took my time with the fish and let it pull drag and then it jumped 2 ft out of the water and threw the hook. My dad who was in the front of the boat said well there was your smallie you wanted to catch. Later in the day a few min before weigh in I hooked up with another 3 or so pound fish by a abandoned dock that only had it's support beams left. This fish was going nuts giving me one heck of a fight. I got it close to the boat only to have it dive under. I was in the back and the was no way I could have got it around our motor. I fought it back only for it to pull the drag again and do the same thing. This time though there was no pulling it back the hook popped out and the fish got off. To say I was upset was a understatement. The weigh in was tough for everybody and only a couple teams had a limit. I had big bass until the last fish was weighed in ;D .

Saturday night everybody had there maps out trying to plan for new spots. I told my dad the fish are there where we are at but the got lock jaw and would only take a finesse bait Saturday. The guys with a limit were fishing in deeper water and I don't think there fish were affected as much. With our fish turning on like they did late in the day I didn't really want to move. Nor did I want to travel to far in the boat or truck with possibly getting hit again by some storms. So we stayed in our general area on Sunday. It rained fairly hard early on Sunday and I really felt the rain with out thunder turned the fish on. So instead of using the SEnko style bait I threw a jig. The water a risen easily two feat over night and there was flooded brush evreywhere. I went to my flipping stick that had braid on it with the very muddy conditions and went to a black and blue jig that had some red in it and put on a chartruce rage craw as a trailer. It wasn't long and I had hooked up with my first fish. The problem was it was a half inch shy. It wasn't to long and I pulled a footbal chunk female that was just short of 15inch and I mean just short. So we boxed her until we would measure here on somebody else board (ours doesn't seem to be that acurate). She started bleading some and so when we ran into another angler in our club we used there board to see where she came in at. She was again just shy so we released her. The day continues and we got a ton of 14 inch fish it felt like. We ended up with four solid keepers that final day and we could have easily had a limit except for a hair short and log that cost my pops his second keeper.

We had a great time and felt like we did pretty darn well with out little old john boat and 9.9 against all the Legends and Skeeters.  My pops learned how to pitch and gained some confidence on Sunday with the Jig. We also took pride in others who pitched caught alot less fish that finall day then we did. So I gota give props to the rage craw I used that final day and to JJ magic. It seemed that JJ's really helped those fish locate or at least hold on longer. I never had a tap tap type bight the entire time. It was always a heavy weight or the fish swimming with it. So even though we didn't slaughter them we got plenty of fish and several keepers in some pretty tough rainy cold front conditions. So thanks for all the help guys!!

Well gota run sorry I didn't get a chance to read this over so I hope it all ready correctly.

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Glad ya'll caught some fish and had a good time! Sure wish the lake would've cooperated with ya'll a little more though. You can get into some good 14" fish on Ky Lake. Makes you real mad when you can have 5 fish that weigh 12-13 lbs and all five of those fish are under 15"  :-/

The weather certainly didn't make anything any easier either! We've been getting pounded with rain.

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