April 19, 2013
Air Temperature: Low 42 High 60
Water Temperature: Low 62 High 66
Water Elevation: 359' (Summer pool)
Water Clarity: 3' Visibility green stain
Listen! Those are leaves in the trees rustling in the breeze. Finally!
An old-timer once told me that when the Oak leaves are the size of a squirrel's ear the
bass start spawning. I tested that theory a few days ago and found that it was correct, the Bluegill and Red Ear will follow shortly. The Dogwood trees are in full bloom right now though and that means the Crappie are laying eggs. That's one of the best things about Spring fishing. You can throw your; depthometer, tempometer, calendar, side-scan, etc. away and just follow the signs to catch fish on Kentucky Lake!
Notes on Action: This has been and continues to be one of the best fish catching springs in my memory. Most days we've caught at least a couple limits (20 fish) of Crappie.
Where to Fish: Fish are being caught from 3' to 30' deep. You can cast to the shore, fish ledges, or deep brush piles and catch plenty of Crappie right now.
What to Use: My boat has been using 1/8 oz jigs with 2 1/2" curly tails. White, blue and
chartreuse. Fish will of course eat minnows, we just haven't needed them YET.
Notes on Action: Decent numbers of 3LB to 5LB fish are being caught.
Where to Fish: Points and deeper pockets.
What to Use: We caught our fish the other day on watermelon lizards and brush hogs rigged Texas with a 3/16 oz or 1/4 oz bullet weight. I've seen them eat spinner baits
and buzz baits. I'd try a big crank bait on shallow humps 8' to 10' and deep points. A
Carolina rigged lizard fished on main lake gravel points will catch a big spawning Smallmouth!
RED EAR & BLUEGILL
We caught a nice mess of Bluegill and Red Ears a couple days ago. The action wasn't
hot & heavy, but decent. A split-shot and night crawler worked best fished in deeper
pockets with grass 4' to 6' deep.
Some channel cats are being caught shallow with night crawlers around rocky banks.
Fish a 1/4 oz spoon on 10' to 20' main lake points for good action. Will get better in
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Call or email me if you need help getting in on some of this Kentucky Lake Spring action!
See ya on the water.
Captain Kirk, out!