March 17, 2011
Air Temperature: Low 48, High 72
Water Temperature: Low 49, High 53
Water Elevation: 362' (354 Normal Winter Pool)
Water Clarity: A little dirty in some areas, very dirty in others.
Mother Nature has dealt us a bit of a dirty hand these past couple of weeks. Higher than normal water levels, dirtier and colder than normal water, and wind and rain has made catching fish more challenging. Yet, we've managed a few very memorable trips lately. With warmer temp on the way, I foresee improvement in the bite!
Notes on Action: Sporadic good action can be found on both Largemouth and Smallmouth.
What to Use: Crank baits, rattle traps, jerk baits, jigs, and swim baits are productive.
Where to Fish: I've caught bass as shallow as 2' deep and as deep as 22' this past week. The best action I found was 16' to 20' deep on a main lake point. Check out the pictures on my "Pictures" web page.
Notes on Action: Even with the "goofed up" water conditions, it's still possible to catch a good mess of Crappie.
What to Use: Hair jigs, curly tails, and tubes cast on 3/32 oz jigs are producing. Orange-pink and blue-chartreuse have been my best colors lately.
Where to Fish: Vertical fishing 20'+ and casting count 5 and reel have been my best two patterns.
Notes on Action: A good number of Bluegill can be caught fishing 3' to 5' deep along the shoreline. A bobber with a 1/32 oz jig set 3' deep tipped with a wax worm will get 'em.
If I can help get you out on KY Lake for a great experience, call 877-354-6017. If you'd like to view pictures of past and recent catches, check 'em out at my "Pictures" page.
See ya on the water!
Captain Kirk, out!