March 25, 2007
Air Temp: Low 58/ High 82
Water Temp: 57 to 63 degrees
Water Elevation: 355.5
I’ve fished every day for the past two weeks and overall the catching has been good. We’ve had many 100+ fish days catching Crappie, Yellow Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, and Red Ear. We’ve been catching these fish casting 2 1/2" to 3" curly tail and fishing a 1/32 oz jig under a weighted bobber. I’ve noticed an above average number of big Black Crappie (1.5 to 2 LB). With the recent higher temps the Crappie fishing has really heated up! The spawn has begun for Crappie. Smallmouths are starting to show up on spawning sites. Some Largemouths are already shallow but the big flow will soon enter the bays. Bluegills are stacked up 18’ deep on ledges at the mouths of bays, but some are already shallow. Red Ears are already on shallow gravel points. Yellow Bass have been spawning on shallow points for some time now. It’s time to get your pole out and go fishing!
I’ve been catching my fish on chartreuse curly tails and tubes. I’ve mostly been fishing points along the shoreline but have caught fish from 2' to 23' deep on the shore, on the flats, and on ledges.
I’ve caught bass on gravel points and on shallow ridges at the mouths of bays. Rattle traps, small crank baits, jerk baits, spinner baits, and 4” grubs are all productive.
The mother-load of Bluegills are located 18ft deep at the mouths of bays. Fish wax worms on a split-shot rig. Drop your bait to the bottom and reel up thru the school of fish on your sonar and you won’t get to the surface with out a fish!
Fish a 1/32oz hair jig tipped with a wax worm on dark rock shallows.
A phrase I sometimes use at the end of a day of fishing is:
”You’re not paying for the fish, you’re paying for the experience”.
Lately the experiences we’ve been having on the lake are especially good. Kentucky Lake is blessed with an abundance of wildlife, and I’ve been blessed with an abundance of wonderful people to share experiences with. This past week some of the wildlife (other than fish) we’ve viewed along the shore are: Otters, mink, beaver, coyotes, deer, squirrels, eagles, herons, white pelicans, ducks, geese, turkeys, and numerous other little critters. I thank you and I thank God for giving us these experiences.
Capt Kirk, out