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Old 12-22-2009, 04:13 PM
elishaman elishaman is offline
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Default Beginner on Lake Cumberland, KY

I just inherited a 19' bass boat ( 1996 Ranger 690vs w/ 175 Mariner) from my brother due to him having alzheimer's. I would like to learn to fish for stripers on Lake Cumberland in KY. I know that a lot of people cast for them when the shad are spawning but I am not sure when that is. I also know people troll using planer boards but I am not sure of the type of lure to use. I know live thread fin shad are the best but I have never thrown a cast net and I do not know how to locate the shad when they are on top of the water so they can be caught. I have planer boards and down riggers and the boat is equipped with a 9.9 hp kicker engine for trolling. My brother fished a LOT. all of his life but unfortunately I never got to fish with him. I have a very nice fishing rig I just need some initial guidance. Any info will be greatly appreciated. If anyone knows of books or videos on striper fishing that would be appreciated also. Thanks
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