October 17, 2011
Air Temperature: Low 53, High 75
Water Temperature: Low 69, High 70
Water Elevation: 355' (Summer Pool 359'/ Winter Pool 354')
Water Clarity: 3' to 4' Visibility, green stain
October on Kentucky Lake is: chilly mornings followed by comfortably warm afternoons, beautiful scenery with the wooded hillsides in fall foliage surrounding greenish-blue clean water. Abundant wildlife viewing opportunities...we've witnessed a buck swimming the main lake, coyotes scavenging along the shoreline, geese, ducks, loons, raccoons, squirrels, and more this past week. Never mind the humans enjoying the camaraderie of pursuing big Largemouths, big Smallmouths, big Crappies, ferocious Stripers, chunky 9' to 10' Yellow Bass, etc. October is a great time to be on KY Lake! If you haven't been here this month, you are truly missing out.If you'd like to view pictures of recent catches, check 'em out at my "Pictures" web page.
Notes on Action: If you tie on a small jig or get a bucket of minnows and go Crappie
fishing this time of year with me...odds are you'll catch a large percentage of the sport
fishing species in this lake. Lots of by-product along with a good mess of Crappie.
Where to Fish: 6' to 18' deep around wood cover on the main lake and well into the bays.
Notes on Action: We've caught some nice big Smallies and Largemouths lately but overall, the action has been slow with spurts of good action.
What to Use: Small crankbaits, jerk baits, topwater baits, spinner baits, blade baits, and small soft plastic worms in green pumpkin will all produce bass right now.
Where to Fish: 1' to 14' in the bays and on the main lake. Main lake points, ridges, and shallow flats are my favorite this time of year, but shallow flats in the backs of the bays are the easiest places to find action right now.
Notes on Action: In my opinion, October is one of the top three months to catch a good bunch of big Bluegill on KY Lake.
What to Use: Night crawlers, wax worms, crickets and small jigs will get 'em.
Where to Fish: Along steep rocky banks, on shallow main lake ridges and around Crappie brush piles are all good places.
Notes on Action: The Yellow Bass action has been fast and furious with lots of 9" to 10"
fish being caught. Stripers and White Bass can still be caught on occasion.
What to Use: Spoons, spinners, small jigs and minnows will catch you some.
Where to Fish: Gravel rises on the main lake and in the bays.
Notes on Action: Good catches of Blues and Channel Cats are being made.
What to Use: Hot dogs, shrimp or minnows will catch 'em.
Where to Fish: Fish are still being caught on the river channel edge 45' deep but you're liable to catch some anywhere on the lake.
That's all for now. If there are any "Die Hards" that want to "brave the elements" and
experience the best fall fishing (November) drop me a line at 877-354-6017.
See ya on the water!
Captain Kirk, out!