View Full Version : Kentucky Lake trip with Chaunc and the guys 5-11-16

M R Dux
05-12-2016, 04:00 PM
Chaunc, his brother Rich, and their buddy Lenny were down for a few days this week. Chaunc missed his usually early April trip this year so I finally got to get them out for some crankbait action on KY Lake.

We started out slow except for Lenny. He was puttin a hurtin on the rest of us with a 16+inch sauger and a bunch of channel catfish that couldn't live without jumping on his John Deere green crankbait. It took the rest of us a while to get going but once we found the crappie, we had good action.

These guys are some of the best fishermen I have ever had to pleasure to sit in a boat with but I put them out of their comfort zone with the cranks for crappie. It didn't take long for them to catch on and it made for the most pleasurable day we could have hoped for. They are extended family.

I had to get Chaunc to show off one of my custom crankbaits. Most of the fish were caught on them but a couple fell to factory pattern Bandit 250s.

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/mrdux/Chaunc%205-11-16%201_zpswnd1mwtc.jpg (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/mrdux/media/Chaunc%205-11-16%201_zpswnd1mwtc.jpg.html)

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http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/mrdux/Lenny%205-11-16%201_zpsqj9ytiug.jpg (http://s101.photobucket.com/user/mrdux/media/Lenny%205-11-16%201_zpsqj9ytiug.jpg.html)

05-12-2016, 04:08 PM
Nice fish, looks like a good trip.

05-12-2016, 04:10 PM
Good report.....congrats

05-12-2016, 04:13 PM
Good to see our Pa. Brothers from other Mothers back :fish & healthy enough to make the long trip. Glad they had a large time !!

05-12-2016, 04:50 PM
Very nice pics, fish, and great report.

05-12-2016, 05:58 PM
Congrats on a great outing. Good friends, good fellowship, and good food are the big 3 to a great day. The caught fish are just icing on the cake. Glad you had your cake with icing also today buddy.

05-12-2016, 06:11 PM
Nice to see you guys getting it done. Good pics.

05-12-2016, 11:11 PM
Sounds like fun.

05-13-2016, 03:10 AM
Some good slabs capt dux.

05-13-2016, 04:07 AM
Sounds like a good time,nice catch.

05-13-2016, 06:16 AM
the smiles tell the tale .....very nice yawl ....them are some nice fish right there

05-13-2016, 06:21 AM
Glad to see my brother from another mother. Chaunc gets to see what real crappies look like down here in the south. He likes the Pittsburgh Steelers and I like the Cleveland Browns....but we have been very good friends the past ten years or so thanks to this forum. Happy that he was able to hook up with you mrdux and go to KY Lake. These are some awesome photos. Congratulations.


05-13-2016, 06:38 AM
Looks like a lot of fun. Good fish....

05-13-2016, 08:24 AM
Looks like a great time. Congratulations on some fine fish!

05-13-2016, 08:58 AM
good times

05-13-2016, 09:07 AM
Good times with good people

05-13-2016, 10:56 AM
Man that sure does look good!!!! Those are some TOADS!

05-13-2016, 07:56 PM
Thanks for taking us out big guy. Had a great time pullin those custom cranks with you. Just got back to PA. Thanks also to Cuzzin Ricki, Brother Dean, and Mark the wiz. Enjoyed breakfast and all the new gadgets for my boat. Looking forward to our July walleye trip on the Great Lake Erie. Thanks again Doug. And Rickie, thanks for selecting me to be pro staff member for Podunk. I'm the only one up north so far. Gonna get that stuff on the boat Monday.

05-13-2016, 08:14 PM
Great pics. Looks like a fish catching bunch . Good going guys. Great job mrdux.

05-14-2016, 03:50 AM
Good job Dux, that new boat is working fine for you. Those are some nice fish.
Chaunc, you're looking good these days. That time with friends and out in the sun is agreeing with you. Glad to hear y'all had a good trip.

05-14-2016, 04:46 AM
Great to see you were able to finally make the trip to the big lakes. I know it was killing you to miss the early trip in April.
Getting to catch a few fish is a big plus but getting some time to renew old friendships is what makes that trip so special.