April 25, 2007
Air Temp: Low 65/High 78
Water Temp: 65 (and rising)
Water Elevation: 359 (Summer Pool)
If catching ”shallow bass” is your ”bag”, now is the time to come to Kentucky Lake! Today there was a strong move of bass into the shallows intent on spawning, and they seemed like they’d hit almost anything thrown at them. We had good action all day, catching somewhere between 20 and 100 bass (enough I didn’t keep count). Most of the fish were 2 to 2.5 Lbs, but we had one 4 pounder. We caught mostly Largemouth, about 6 Smallmouth, 2 Crappie, 2 Pickerel, and had many Bluegill bites. A beautiful weather day and fun fishing!
I’ve caught bass in 20 ft of water and 1 ft of water, but the best action for us today came 3’ to 5’ deep in the back 1/3 of bays. Soft plastics fished Texas, Carolina, on a jig, and weightless caught most of our fish today, but we also caught fish on a small crank bait, a spinner bait, a rattletrap, and probably could have caught them on top water. The biggest fish had a ”roof over her head” if you ”catch” my drift.
Good sized Crappies are still being caught both shallow and deep, but the fish seem scattered to me and slow to bite. I’m sure some people are finding a good spot now and then. Cast 3” curly tails or fish minnows around shoreline brush and deep brush. Patience and persistence are required. We caught one today on a six inch plastic worm!
The Bluegill are heading to their beds and just starting to spawn. Fish night crawlers, wax worms, or small spinners, in 2 to 5 ft of water on pea gravel for good action.
See you on the water.
Capt Kirk, out!