Oct 8, 2015
Air Temperature: Low 61 High 82
Water Temperature: Low 69 High 72
Water Elevation: 355' ( 354' Winter pool)
Water Clarity: 2' to 3' visibility green stain
I've mostly been doing half-day Bass and half-day Crappie trips lately. We've had good success with both. Some days have been better than others but that's "fishing". The Crappie action has been better overall, but the Bass fishing has given us some pretty exciting moments. If you'd like to view pictures of recents catches, you can do so on my "Pictures" page.
We've caught Smallmouth Bass over 5Lbs, Crappie over 2Lbs, Sauger over 14", plenty of Yellow Bass, Lake Perch, Catfish over 20Lbs, and Bluegill. The October weather is welcome and we're starting to get a little color in the trees. Winter is just around the corner and according to the black wooley worms I've been seeing, it's going to be a cold one. Better cut plenty of firewood and get some meat in the freezer. I still have good dates open for the end of Oct and Nov. Give me a call at 270-354-6017 and I'll get you some.
Notes on Action: Slow overall but hit the right spot at the right time, with the right bait and it's "Game On".
What to Use: Spinner baits, topwaters, swim baits, lipless cranks and shallow crankbaits, Texas rigged stick worms, and jigs are all producing.
Where to Fish: Shallow cover in less than 8' of water. Ridges, banks, hump points on the mainlake, and in the bays.
Notes on Action: Catching quite a few smaller fish with an occassional big one.
What to use: Smaller swim baits, jerkbaits, crankbaits, or jigs are getting action.
Where to fish: Mainlake banks, shallow ridges, and rocky points.
Notes on Action: Steady action with a couple here and a couple there but hit the right brush pile and you can load up.
What to Use: 1/16 to 1/8 oz jigs with 2 1/2" swim bait or the old split shot/shiner combo will get ya some.
Where to Fish: Wood cover from 4' to 25' deep in the bays and on the mainlake.
Notes on Action: I've seen some nice messes at the cleaning station.
What to Use: It's hard to beat wax worms but night crawlers will get 'em.
Where to Fish: Around docks and shallow wood cover.
CATFISH: not available
Notes on Action: I've caught more Sauger accidentally this year than I have in many years. In the past, I've done well in November and December. Give me a call and we'll try them.
Just to let you know.
I'm comfortable guiding from KY Dam to Blood River (30 miles). I also occassionally guide on Barkley Lake. If you're in the area or planning a trip, let me help you make it a memorable good one!
Thanks for reading my report. Feel free to call me at 877-354-6017
Captain Kirk, out