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    NMcDonald
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    Red Ear Spawn on KY Lake

    Can anyone give me some help on when and where to plan a trip to KY Lake for the red ear spawn? I want to take my son for the first time. Want to find a hotel at a decent price for the weekend also.

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    Typically, they spawn in late April and early May...have seen it start a little earlier, especially on N. Barkley.

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    Which is better, Barkley or Kentucky? I don't think he will complain either way. I'm going to check the lunar schedule for that time frame, pick a weekend, and hope for good weather. Money is going to be tight, but I want to get a room close to the water.

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    I took my wife last year the first week of May at Big Bear and ended up being too late. But that was because the of super warm spring we had. I do a lot of redear fishing up here. I've seen them go full blown spawn before the full moon when the water is just right for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Stewart View Post
    Typically, they spawn in late April and early May...have seen it start a little earlier, especially on N. Barkley.
    That could make for some delicious rally dinners!


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    Filmed on north Barkley:


  8. NMcDonald
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    I saw that when Tim caught it a while back. So, is the consensus Barkley over KY? Like I said, he will be happy either way, but he already asked me if we could get matching red ear mounted. Lol

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    #8

    caught these in KY lake last april

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    #9
    Full moon the last 2 weeks in April on thru the first 2 weeks in June.

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    #10
    Ky lake hands down!