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New to Winter Smallies.  HELP!

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Hi, I live on Kentucky Lake, known for its ability to produce huge limits of both largemouth and smallmouth.  Its mostly a clear lake.  Usually clarity of 3ft sometimes up to 8 ft.   This weekend, I went in pursuit of smallmouth, but came up with only largemouth.  A friend of mine, fished brush piles with "grubs".  Grubs?  I'm not really sure exactly what that is.  I hear it all the time, but I've searched the internet to buy some, and can't find them.  He said that the fish were tight in the brush piles, and they had to get hung up, shake the brush, and run the fish out of it in order to get them to bite.  Where do I start looking for places to fish for smallmouth?  And where I can I get some of these grubs?  How do I fish them?  I've seen lots of big smallmouth come out of this lake, with the biggest stringer i've seen beening nearly 30 lbs.  So I know they are there, but where?

Thanks

-Wil

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Best curly tailed grubs going are Kalin's - IMO. Especially the 5" size.  ;)

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I agree with Crestliner. It's hard to beat a 5" Kalins. Try the East side of Kentucky Lake. That is known to produce some of the better smallies there.

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Wow I'll have to pick some up too.

3 strong recommendations...you can't beat that

I throw Rapala slashbaits (blue and orange) on points to locate schools in NE

I also use Yamamotos twin tail grubs blue and black texas pegged in brush all year in clear to stained water

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try a gary yamamoto double tail hula grub fished slowly and popped off the bottom next to dropoffs.  Smallies usually group up in deeper water during the winter.

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try using a 4 inch zoom finesse worm on a 1/4 ounce shakey head and also try the float and fly technique for your winter smallies.  I've heard alot of good things about the float and fly technique on kentucky lake.  you'll need an 8 ft rod a bobber and a 1/32-1/8 ounce hair jig on a 8 ft leader.  It's difficult to cast but supposedly worth it. try going to punisherjigs.com for the float and fly jigs

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