Cumberland below Barkley

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  1. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    fun day, beautiful day. no clouds most of the day. several mature eagles and several immature eagles flying the river. drifted about 10 miles. hundreds of silvers along the bank. momma drew first blood then kicked back sipping a beer watching, laughing at son and i flinging arrows. son had several silvers, largest about 20 lbs. had a 13 lb grass carp that went wild, took two arrows to get it calmed down

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  2. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    That's when it's fun.
    I love a balls out, lights blazing, get serious trip, more than anyone, But that there is a good trip.
     
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  3. Nock

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    Water looks good.
     
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  4. Rod S.

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    Relaxing hunt there. Went below Barkley Dam yesterday along the bank. Got tired of shooting, give me night time shooting
     
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  5. 1wildcatfan

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    we didn't go up past the ramp, life jackets required and we didn't feel like trying to shoot with life jackets on. did u happen to see a pontoon with an American flag wrap? that would have been us. got lucky and got the boat on the trailer on second try. no jetty protecting the ramp and 3 mph current made it a bitch to load. when we launched, wife couldn't get in to pick me up. had to use a west ky Uber (catfisherman in a jon boat) to take me out to the wife. :)
    some kind of carp study going on at the dam, couldn't shoot near the locks. may have something to do with the underwater device.
     
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  6. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

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    Is bank shooting below either pretty consistent?
     
  7. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    haven't done it but watched, at Ky there's a lot if people on the weekends shooting fish by the turbines. we shot from the west side of the dam on the high wall.
     
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  8. Rod S.

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    No expert on that area for sure. A bud lets me know when to try it & several good spots up close to dam. it can get crowded for those spots though.
     
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  9. Rod S.

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    Didn't see you there. Lot of boat there to catch that current for sure. We have a 20 72 Sea Ark set up for bowfishing but would like to try it off our pontoon, looks very relaxing.
     
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  10. SmokeShow

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    Never been bowfishing. Something I'd like to try some time.

    Rod, how do you all like your Sea Ark 2072? I'm trying to find a Sea Ark 200 Easy or 240 Big Easy that I believe is based off of their 2072 and 2472 boats, respectively.
     
  11. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    our bassfishing/bowfishing/beer sipping/chilling outfit.
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  12. Rod S.

    Rod S. 8 pointer

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    Love it, very good boat.
     
  13. Rod S.

    Rod S. 8 pointer

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    Perfect, can't beat it imo. We have a 22 ft. Suntracker DLX fishing barge. Can't get in the tight spots but that's ok, I like the rooooom.
     
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