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Shellcracker Fishing and New Lake Record......High Water Levels That Is!

Hi everyone,

Just got back from a one day trip to Lake Barkley in Kentucky (5/10/2011). Despite record high water levels, the fishing was great. Both Kentucky and Barkley lakes are dropping pretty fast, so things should improve even more once levels begin to stabilize. And water clarity in the bays are currently very good, which always helps.

 

My son Tyler and I spent the day with Jim Doom from "Between The Rivers Guide Service". Jim is a very good guide and an all-around great guy. I would highly recommend him! If you want to get in on some great Shellcracker and Bluegill action contact jim at the following: e-mail -  jdoom26@yahoo.com or by phone: 270-703-7337 or 270-508-1251. 

 

Below are some Shellcracker pics from the trip. Tyler caught his personal best with a large 13 inch male. We did not weigh it, but as you will see in the pics it was a FATTY. We also caught a bunch of nice Bluegills on the trip.

 

Tight Lines,

Greg

 

 

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Comment by John Sheehan on May 17, 2011 at 11:46am
Of course they are Greg! I'm  flippin' through too many fish images . Nothing moved up shallower than that  huh ,I see.
Comment by Greg Wade on May 17, 2011 at 11:12am

Thanks John!

However, these are actually Shellcrackers. The lake had just set a new all-time high water mark, and we were fishing a flooded campground area. The fish had moved shallow, but not too shallow, as they were caught in 9-11 feet of water. The lake was dropping and the fish were moving out with the water.

Comment by Jim Gronaw on May 17, 2011 at 11:07am
Those are huge fish! Congrats!
Comment by John Sheehan on May 17, 2011 at 10:49am
Great catches!! Those crappie were very shallow I guess and moving up on new submerged vegetation.Was that the case  Greg?

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