Oct 24, 2013
Air Temperature: Low 43 High 55
Water Temperature: Low 64 High 68
Water Elevation: 354' (Winter pool - Summer pool is 359')
Water Clarity: Fairly clear with green stain. Visibility 3' to 4'
The warmth of the suns' rays are more welcome now than they've been for many months. The leaves in the trees are getting more colorful each day now and will soon fall. There are fewer people on the lake. Wildlife sightings are becoming more frequent. The size and quantity of fish coming aboard my boat has definitely increased! It's Fall on Kentucky Lake!
See recent pictures of my clients' catches on my "Pictures" page. Be sure to check out Ann Horens' 2 Lb 6 oz Crappie, caught on October 21, 2013!
Notes on Action: The numbers and size of fish have increased with the cooler water temps! A Crappie's favorite water temp is 60 degrees. We're almost there!
Where to Fish: Any wood cover from 3' to 25' deep is a good location for Crappie. I've mostly been fishing "Man Made" brush piles in 10' to 20' of water.
What to Use: I've caught the majority of my fish on jigs and minnows. Casting jigs and retrieving has become more effective lately and will probably continue to get better for the next month.
LARGEMOUTH & SMALLMOUTH BASS
Notes on Action: Bass action can be great this time of year. Generally the action is great is short bursts as the fish are feeding on the abundant baitfish we have in the lake right now.
Where to Fish: Shallow gravel bars in the back of bays, at the mouth of bays, and on the main lake are producers. Plenty of fish are still deeper and almost any pattern can produce fish this time of year.
What to Use: Weightless flukes, small jerk baits, shallow cranks, football jigs, spinner baits, A-rig and top waters are all producing.
Notes on Action: October is one of the best times of year to "load up" on Bluegill.
Where to Fish: Big schools of Brim can be found around wood cover in 8' to 25' of water.
What to Use: Small jigs tipped with a little meat or the split shot and night crawler method can get you a bunch right now!
WHITE BASS & YELLOW BASS:
Notes on Action: Great action on Yellow Bass, and at times White Bass, can be found now.
Where to Fish: Brush piles for Crappie are often full of Yellow Bass. Yellow and White Bass can also be found schooling on bait in the shallows.
What to Use: Spoons, spinners, blade baits, crankbaits, swim baits, or minnows will get you a good mess.
Notes on Action: We've had some really good catches while Crappie fishing lately.
Where to Fish: Humps and ledges from 10' to 35'.
What to Use: Minnows, shrimp, or night crawlers will get 'em. Some of the best Crappie and Smallmouth Bass fishing is still ahead of us. I have some good available dates for November. Give me a call and I'll work out a great package for ya!
See ya on the water.
Captain Kirk, out!