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Need your advice/opinions please
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Troy Dorman Dec 5, 2012.

The Blue Moon is tomorrow night and Saturday
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg McWilliams Aug 30, 2012.

Shellcracker lakes that seem to be HOT right now
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Big Kitties From The Coastal Marsh.......7/8/2020

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"Horse of a fish"
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Banged Up Warrior......6/5/2020

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More Crackers Without The Distinctive Ear Tabs...May 2020

"That fish is a thick fish! They get pretty darn thick, an attribute that allows them to fight so well."
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More Crackers Without The Distinctive Ear Tabs...May 2020

"That tannic water seems to affect their ear flap from brightening up into the cherry red flap that we associate with these fish...I've personally never caught redear from tannic waters here in Kentucky. "
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Tuxedo Cracker........5/30/2020

"I "think" the tannic water that Jeff fishes sometimes robs the big male redear of the very prominent cherry ear tab we associate with these fish...I know the ones I catch here on Ky and Barkley display prominent red flaps on their ear and…"
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Our Barkley Lake trip

First a little history and then I'll tell you what worked so well for us. I've been looking for a trophy redear fishery to take my family to for quite some time and Barkley Lake's fairly close to where we live at 190 miles. I booked the trip way back in January and have been chomping at the bit to get down there. As the day approached for us to leave, I was wondering if the high water they were having would ruin our trip, not to mention weather being on the cool side. I knew monster redear…

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At 2:35pm on June 25, 2011, Jeffrey D. Abney said…
Thanks for the comments Troy. I have a hard time targeting the Big Shells when the Coppernose are busting up shallow. The fight on light tackle is awesome! I get down to the Francis-Marion lakes in S.C. when I want to concentrate on nice Shellcrackers. Although it sounds inviting to back into a shady spot and put some red wigglers on the bottom. Good luck to you up in Indiana Troy.
At 8:29am on November 18, 2010, Jim Gronaw said…
Troy...Richmond Mill is owned and operated by the King Fisher Society and offers a variety of hunting and fishing packages. The lake was drained and rebuilt back in 2000 and they installed a food supplement system with the help of Bob Lusk ( on this site). It was refilled and stocked in 2005 and there are a few shellcrackers in there but I have caught none. For more info check their website at kingfishersociety.com.
At 10:52pm on March 12, 2010, Dalisay said…
well well I hope you are the One! I hope you remember me cuz i still remember ya But dont give me wrong I just Like to know what its going on in your life and share my Happines with you if you want to be in touch!!, I have facebook you can find me Under my name Dalisay Picache!!! or my Email is dalisay30@yahoo.com
At 9:14am on March 9, 2010, Ed Harmon said…
The Temp. in southern Michigan was about 28 when I was fishing this morn. Now its about 45 and they say rain tonight. My ice fishing days are no. I was fishing in about 12' of water.
At 12:13pm on February 19, 2010, Ed Harmon said…
Caught these redears on a public lake about 85 arces in size. I had two mounted and have three more that is being mounted so I will have a 5 fish stringer. Its the first redears I have ever caught that was over 11". Not sure whats up but I sure am haven fun.
At 5:55am on June 22, 2009, Kiana Fitzpatrick said…
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