Snagging spoonbills at Kentucky Dam


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    Jessie
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    Is anyone snaggin below the Ky Dam. Want to come catch some spoonbills in about two weeks. Does anyone know how fishin will be then.
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    Vernon Parrish
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    Jessie, snagging is not like fishing with bait, but it still can be hit or miss. On any given day you can usually snag paddlefish at the tailwaters. All I can say is go for it. If you go and it is not productive at least you went, right? Vern


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    Gary Felkner
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    I was down there a couple of weeks ago and watched the snaggers at work. It seemed like they were averaging 30-45 minutes worth of snagging per spoonbill caught, and the ones they were catching were fairly small, maybe 10-15lbs.

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    Hey thanks for the info guy. I believe I'm deffentally going and if I have any good news when I get back I'll share it and hopefully some pics of some spoonbills.

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    Travis
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    do you guys snag from a boat or the bank? i've never done it or seen anyone else do it, sounds like fun.

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    What do folks do with those paddle fish ?

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    Danny, people eat the paddlefish. They are excellent for the table. White flakey filets. Vern

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    Michael Craig
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    Danny the paddlefish is very easy to clean and good to eat. It's easy to get hooked on snagging when the fish are on the move. What type of equip. do you use?

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    Gary, prefer "Boots", Howell
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    Danny I met a commercial fisherman down here in southern IN that has custom made flatbottom boats, Look like Jon's on steriods with net outriggers, fishes for the giant spoonbills in the real cold of winter when the girlies are full of eggs, sells the eggs to Russia for caviare....I'm talking 150 and over pounders. Showed me some pictures that gave me pause.
    I mean there are big fish & then there are these units.....he had to build a processing plant with overhead trolleys to handle the weight and dressing them out & all that goes into it. Dangerous work, but he makes a good living. Not sure I spelled that right, but you know the stuff rich folk put on crackers to have with their wine before dinner....he showed me a photo of one that went 180 something pounds, said that one fish got him $1200.
    It's good to be king....

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    Well now, I don't live far from there, I would like to see this.


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