March 24, 2006
Water Temp 51
Water Elevation 354.2
Even though we lost about 6 degrees in water temp, the Crappies are biting very good. They seemed to have left the shallows and are stacked on ledges near deep water. I’m catching them on chartreuse curly tails, casting. Most fish I’m catching are coming 10’ to 15’ deep. I’ve caught some as shallow as 6’ and some as deep as 25’.
I’ve talked with people at the cleaning station that are catching their fish 10’ to 20’ deep on minnows.
So, if Crappies are your bag, put on some warm clothes and come to Kentucky Lake for good Crappie action.
The bass are also stacked up at the mouths of bays on ledges. I’ve had reports of good size fish being caught on Jerk baits and Jig & Pig on ledges.
Most people wouldn’t believe it, but right now is the best time to catch huge numbers of Bluegill. They are loaded at the base of ledges on brush in 18’ of water. I’d drop a wax worm to bottom and reel up slow. When you’re on a wad of them, you can catch 300 hand-size gills in a few hours.
Good fishing to all.
See ya on the water.
Capt Kirk, out!