May 25, 2006
Water Temp: 72 to 75 degrees
Water Elevation: 359.15
With the rising water temps and the summer-like weather the last few days, the bass are definitely moving towards their summer hang-outs. Most bass are post-spawn. There are still fish in the bays on ledges and in grass beds, but the best fishing I’ve found has been ridges at the mouths of bays, humps in the main lake, and deep chuck rock banks on the main lake. The biggest fish to come in my boat the last few days have came off chunk rock, main lake banks. I’ve caught fish from 6’ to 24’ deep. 10” worms, jigs, big cranks, and spinner baits will catch fish.
The Bluegill action has slowed but it is still possible to catch 100 good sized gills in a day’s fishing. Deeper pockets just off the main lake and chunk rock points have been most productive for me. Fish 4’ to 8’ deep with a jig and wax worm.
I’ve seen some Crappie being cleaned at the fish cleaning station and graphed them on ledges in bays 10’ to 15’ deep.
White Bass fishing on Kentucky Lake has been sporadic, but excellent at times. Fish a 3/8 oz Rooster Tail from 24’ deep to surface.
Capt Kirk, Out!