Anyone catchin skipjack around Henderson?

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by jason berry, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Anyone catchin skipjack around the Henderson and Evansville area. I got some tournaments coming up and need skipjack and shad. Is the Newburgh Dam closed on the Kentucky side where you cant drive to it anymore and fish the wall.
     
  2. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    The access to the wall on the KY side is open, skipjacks can be caught but it takes a while to get them, was there today and the river level is only about a foot from going over the wall. Lots of asian carp in the area right now.
     

  3. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    I didnt think it was closed someone talkn hear say. Ill have to try it, Thanks any other spots helpful we caught a few shad today but would prefer skipjack.
     
  4. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Skipjacks at Newburgh dam were hitting good this morning. Caught over a dozen good size skipjacks in less than hour. Could of gotten several more, but didnt feel the need to take more than what I plan on using the next few days.
     
  5. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Caught about 40# of skipjack today for the Cabelas tourney. Caught them at Newburgh Dam off of Kentucky side using 1/8 ounce red and white jigs using slow retrieve. Caught them in the middle of the day so there really biting. Catchin them at the curve on the wall on the down side of the dam. Thanks for the info.
     
  6. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Thanks for the info they should start turning on below all the dams soon.
     
  7. MoonShine61

    MoonShine61 New Member

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    i catch mine below wolf greek dam ,we brobly caught over 100 2 weeks ago..
     
  8. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Skipjacks at Newburgh dam are in a feeding frenzy last couple days. Was able to catch at least one on every cast today.
     
  9. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Went out there the last two days and your not liein, every cast.