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August 30, 2006

Water Temp: 84 (and falling)

Water Elevation: 356 (and falling)

Water Clarity: 4 ft visibility

Air Temp: High 78 / Low 63

Well it seems we have finally escaped summer’s high temperatures! Today there was a cool breeze all day and you could feel the heat rising from the water. For the past several weeks I’ve been catching fish relatively deep, but with the cooler temps today, I’ve noticed more activity shallow. We caught Largemouth Bass and White Bass surface busting.

A few days ago I had a good bite 19ft deep on main lake rock flats. Today we caught Largemouth Bass on 6ft deep main lake flats. The bass were breaking surface-busting shad and Seagulls were diving on the injured shad. This is a good time to throw spinner baits, poppers, spooks, spoons, tail spinners, crank baits, or soft plastics. The bite can really be hot and heavy at times throughout September. There is an abundance of grass on the main lake east bank, south of the 68 bridge, and bass were in it! Try top water in the morning, then soft plastics later in the day along outer grass edges.

I’m going to catch a good bunch of Crappie tomorrow using minnows and jigs on main lake brush 8’ to 20’ deep.

September is the best month to catch huge numbers of Blue Cats. Yesterday we caught 34 nice Blues in 3 hours time. Fish live shiners 20’ to 50’ deep along the main river channel.

Limit catches of White Bass are being made on main lake ledges 15’ to 30’ deep, fishing 3/8 oz rooster tails and oz jigging spoons. Action is good and with the cooler temps I expect to see much more surface ”jumps”.

September is one of my favorite months for catching fish on Kentucky Lake. The biggest problem I find with this month is trying to decide which species to fish for: Black Bass, Crappie, White Bass, or Catfish? They’re all biting! Why not take advantage of the good weather and good fishing?

KLVLA is sponsoring a Fishing Derby from September 15th to October 29th. The cash prizes offered make it possible to come fishing for a few days and pay for it with your winnings. Check it out at

Good Fishing!

Capt Kirk, out!

11442 US Hwy 68 East   Benton, KY  42025
270-354-6017 or 877-354-6017