March 3, 2005
If you’re waiting for Spring to arrive to get your line wet and experience Kentucky Lake Crappie and Bass fishing, then you’ve waited at least one day too long. Get your gear together and head for the lake!
Today I fished alone. Probably my last chance for several months. The morning bite for crappie was excellent. I caught 30 10” + Crappies on my first stop. The fish were in 8 to 10 foot of water. Swimming a 1/16 oz chartreuse hair jig (hand made by local, Monte Morris) over several small brush piles on a gravel bar was the ticket. I tell you...for a couple hours I felt like I could do no wrong! Most of the fish were 1 1/4 Lb Black Crappies. I visited three other similar spots and caught and released at least 20 more crappie, one 3 LB spotted bass, one small Largemouth Bass and later in the day caught three Small mouth, the largest was about 16 inches. The bite seemed to get slower as the day went on. I blamed it on high skies. Maybe I just didn’t adjust well enough to the conditions, but all in all, I considered this a very good day! Thank you Lord!
I haven’t bass fished this year but I have caught several in the last week that had a good size Drum tail sticking out of their mouths. This confirms my experiences for this time of year. I like a big crank bait like the number 9 Shad Rap or the Big Smithwick Rogue. Start in the morning casting right on the bank, then try sitting your boat in twenty foot of water and casting into five foot. Keep telling yourself ”slow” while reeling.
Don’t rule out deep big cranks, pig & jig, tubes, or spinner baits.
This is the time of year to catch the biggest Kentucky Lake bass of your life.
The time is right NOW!
See ya next week.
Captain Kirk, out.