Dec 5, 2009
Air Temperature: Low of 26°F, High of 40°F
Water Temperature: 52°F and falling
Water Elevation: 355 (354 winter pool)
Water Clarity: 5’ to 6’ visibility (green stain)
I haven’t fished for four days now, but the last day I fished (November 29), here was our catch: forty-three nice slab crappies, one hefty largemouth well over five pounds, two spunky smallmouth around three pounds, a couple other fat largemouth around four pounds apiece, about fifteen nice yellow bass, a few chunky bluegill, and a big ole’ catfish. Oh, yeah, and a partridge in a pear tree!! (Haha...forgive me.)
It’s been colder these past few days, but I’m certain the fish are biting. I just can’t make up my mind what to do; should I work around the yard, go hunting, go Christmas shopping, or go fishing?!?! Decisions, decisions...life is never boring here on Kentucky Lake!!!
To view pictures of recent catches, http://captainkirksguideservice.com/picturesyear.php?year=2009&month=November
Notes on the Action: Catching quite a few smallmouth and some fat largemouth
What to Use: Jerk baits, jigs, Carolina rigs, spoons
Where to Fish: Bluff banks, secondary points in the front half of bays, main lake points, ledges, bottom of creek channels
Good Depth: Anywhere from 8’ to 25’
Notes on the Action: Very good at the moment when in the right location
What to Use: 3/32-oz. hair jigs in chartreuse, blue, and green
Where to Fish: Chunk rock deep banks and ledges
Good Depth: 8’ to 18’
Notes on the Action: Currently finding them in large schools
What to Use: Wax worms, night crawlers, or small jigs
Where to Fish: Main lake ledges
Good Depth: 15’ to 25’
Notes on the Action: Pretty good around the canal, or so I hear
What to Use: 1/4-oz. jigs with minnows
Where to Fish: Main lake creek and river channel points
Good Depth: 30’ to 40’
Notes on the Action: Finding yellow bass, white bass, and stripers
What to Use: Spoons, silver buddies, curly tail jigs, soft jerk baits, minnows
Where to Fish: Ledges or deep points on or near the main lake
Good Depth: 16’ to 23’
Notes on the Action: Catchable if done right
What to Use: Cut bait, night crawlers, minnows
Where to Fish: River channel
Good Depth: 30’ to 50’
As you can see, Kentucky Lake’s got plenty of action right now. If you want a piece of it, don’t hesitate give me a call at (877) 354-6017.
Thanks for reading my report and...
Happy holidays to you!!!
Capt. Kirk out.