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Looking for someone to teach me how to Bass Fish on Ross Barnett reservoir. I have tried google but cannot find anyone offering guide service, does anyone know anybody who offers guide service or who would? Thanks.
 

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I can tell you one thing for sure.Fish NORTH of Hwy 43 in the river if you want the big boys. I use to fish it before moving South. A white rat on the lily pads works well this time of year. Go during the week when there isn't a bunch of jetskies running around.

Note: Never go Speckled trout fishing. I haven't fished Bass since starting down here. Spec fishing is way more fun and if you want some real fight, fish for Reds.....

Sorry I don't know any guides up there.
 

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use to limit out when we bass fished up there. i am not a guide or anything. I always put in at Goshen Springs. Mainly used spinner baits and rattle traps
 

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Thanks for the responses, but I am sure you can understand that for a newbie like me this information is still very vauge to me. I really need someone to take me out a few times to learn the ropes.
 

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s_irwin23 said:
I havent had any luck finding any guides for Ross Barnett, I guess no one is doing it anymore.
Really do not fish the Barnett much anymore. Just to fish the Pearl up above HWY 43 a good bit ... always managed to catch a few bass but never any of any size. A lot of Kentucky spotted bass in the river ... could catch a boat load of them BUT always under size ... There is bass in that place for sure ... I just never got the hang of it on the Barnett. Plenty of Crappie there too!!
 

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It's not my favorite place to fish , you can fish out there all day and not weigh in a fish ( if you're fishin in a tourney ). I would try to get somebody to take me to a good stocked lake or pond . I've seen guys w/out alot of experience get pretty discouraged fishing the reservoir. Not to say you can't go out there and wear em out but most of the time in my experience you wont . :2c: . . . .
 

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Thats one thing I've learned is that fishing in ponds is very different than lakes. You can be the best pond fisherman in the world and not be able to catch any fish on a lake. On big water like a lake, you have to "find the fish" using fish finders/sonar depth finder and structure and all that that people talk about. This is where I am lost is "finding the fish" on big water. I guess thats what you are talking about getting discouraged b/c thats about where I'm at.

Everyone talks about fishing schooling Bass during the summers at Barnett's and being able to catch lots of fish. How does one find these schools?

People have told me that most tournament or serious bass fishermen dont usually fish the schools because they are small fish, and usually wont hit the size limit. But I would like to learn to find the schools just to catch some fish.
 

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GunOneDown said:
Note: Never go Speckled trout fishing. I haven't fished Bass since starting down here. Spec fishing is way more fun and if you want some real fight, fish for Reds.....
Dang if that ain't the truth. Since I made the switch to saltwater I can't hardly get myself to go fresh water fishing anymore. I have been ruined.
 

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SJ said:
GunOneDown said:
Note: Never go Speckled trout fishing. I haven't fished Bass since starting down here. Spec fishing is way more fun and if you want some real fight, fish for Reds.....
Dang if that ain't the truth. Since I made the switch to saltwater I can't hardly get myself to go fresh water fishing anymore. I have been ruined.
That is 3 of us!!!!! A nice red (like the one SJ posted not long ago) will make you forget about them there bass!!
 

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I've got a boat but the big motor decided to quit last year. Havent got it fixed yet. One weekend when I have the time and the weather settles down I would be glad to go with you and show you a few things. the number one thing to know about the "rez" is it is a shallow lake, and, it can/will get very nasty, very quick when weather moves in. And yes it can be hard to fish at times.
 
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