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By Charlie - Posted on 19 May 2008

Congratulations to John Woods and Tracy McIntosh on a super win on Crappiemasters Kentucky Lake Tournament.They are great fishermen and have turned out to be the team to beat.

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Yea they are the team to beat now, If you can!!!!!!!!!!

FISH ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I think you are right DTG. I just wish I had an idea of what they have figured out that I do not know. I had the opportunity to spend the weekend with the team of Woods and McIntosh so I seen the baits they were fishing with and was told ahead of time the depth they were going to catch fish and the weight they thought they would be able to catch. Needless to say they came to the weigh in with just a little more than they predicted. I have a lot of respect for these guys. They are just good at crappie fishingi and have mastered the art of finding where the slabs are hanging out on tournament day.

Ray

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Yep, I know them both well and it still comes down to one thi ng. Time on the water=big fish. While others are ski boating and snow skiing they are dropping mats. I'm not a big fan of single pole jigging but after fishing sat. tour. i may learn to like it.

FISH ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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thanks for the kind words Ray and DTG. DTG you have hit the nail on the head. we have worked at Potoka Lake with three or four inches of snow on the ground. Worked Grenada Lake when it was 100+ degrees. Run out of Alabama for using a private ramp where we wanted to be on the river. Its a lot to be said for you get out what you put in. woods

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Is ther any way possible to get your GPS coord. for those hard workin days?

FISH ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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they will be sold as part of my estate, just kidding i hope that im here to use them for a long time. woods

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Ok. Since we will never get the GPS coordinates, maybe you could just share a little knowledge on how to make our on fishing spots. It is evident the ones you put out work so how about you start a new topic and explain a little about what kinds of structure you prefer and what areas, what depth and terrain seem to work best. How long does the stuff stay in the water before it does well?

Ray

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RAY, I LOVE TO FISH STAKE BEDS BUT MY STAKE BEDS ARE NOT THE TOMATO STAKE TYPE STICKS. I USE A LOT OF ROUGH CUT SAW MILL TYPE BOARDS UP TO 12 INCHES WIDE AND ABOUT 1 INCH THICK. THESE WIDE BOARDS PROVIDE A LOT OF COVER FOR FISH ATTRACT INSECTS BAIT FISH AND GROW ALGAE.SAW MILL SLABS ARE GOOD TO BUT YOU WILL HANG MORE ON THESE AS THEY STILL HAVE SOME BARK LEFT ON. BUT FOR TOURNAMENT FISHING I PUT OUT TREE TOPS THAT ARE AS THICK AS I CAN FIND EVEN TOPS WITH GRAPE VINES OR OTHER VINES AND STUFF ALL IN THE BRANCHES. THIS TAKES THE TROLLER OUT OF THE PICTURE. YOU HAVE TO HAND POLE THIS TYPE STUFF. I LIKE TO FISH DROPS IN ABOUT 12 FEET OF WATER. THAT GOOD YEAR ROUND DEPTH. FLATS ARE GOOD ALSO EVEN SOME SHALLOW ONES. I ALWAYS PUT MATS CLOSE TO WHERE I HAVE CAUGHT FISH BEFORE. ITS NOT LIKE BUILD A CHURCH AND THEY WILL COME. I HAVE CAUGHT FISH THE NEXT TRIP AFTER PUTTING MATS OUT. ITS ALMOST USELESS TO PUT MATS PLACES WHERE YOU HAVE NEVER CAUGHT ANY FISH BEFORE. AS SOME ONE SAID 90% OF THE FISH ARE IN 10% OF THE WATER. BUT YOU HAVE TO FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND USE IT. SOME ONE ALSO SAID THE HARDEST FISH TO CATCH IS ANOTHER MANS FISH.

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I have been sinking a ton of really thick brush and almost all of it is between 8 and 14 feet deep and on drops close to where I have caught fish. Like you say some of them are doing well but others not at all. I have not had good fish get on my brush piles until they were at least a year old but the same applied to my stake beds. I am going to try putting in stakes that are much wider. I have been using 2 to 3 inch stakes and they work but I bet the wider ones will work better. Any tips on how to make the wide stakes easy to drive? Also have you found a kind of brush the fish like better? Like oak, pine or cedar?

Ray

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there is no easy way to drive wide stakes. take the skill saw and saw a point on them first. my driver looks like a large corn flake box. its really hard work. i have not put any out in a year or so. about all im doing now is draging brush out with the boat and sinking it. GETTING OLD. willows make good mats but the bigger fish seem to like the hard wood.

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Physical features and shapes of the bottom of lakes, rivers, or impoundments, especially those that influence fish behavior. Some examples of structure are humps, depressions, sandbars, ledges, and drop-offs. Some examples that are not structure: a stump, tree, or brush pile (these are cover).

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