April 18, 2011
Air Temperature: Low 60, High 78
Water Temperature: Low 62, High 67
Water Elevation: 358.5' (359 Summer Pool)
Water Clarity: Fairly clear (3' - 4' visibility, green stain)
Lately, I've noticed a decrease in the Crappie action and an increase in Largemouth Bass and Bluegill action. It is late April! One of the easiest things you can traditionally do this time of year to find good action on KY Lake is to tie on a 6" watermelon lizard with a 1/4 oz bullet weight and a 3/0 hook and cast the shoreline. Fish your bait from 1' to 10' deep and you will catch lots of Largemouth Bass!
Check out the pictures on my "Pictures" page for recent photos.
Notes on Action: I've caught some big fish with bloody tails lately. The bass are just starting to spawn. I've seen several on shallow beds. Remember though,
Bass may spawn as deep as 10' on this lake. Finding good action on 14" fish with an occasional big fish mixed in.
What to Use: Soft plastics in watermelon, green pumpkin or plum are a mainstay. White spinnerbaits and crankbaits will also catch fish.
Where to Fish: I've caught bass in 1' of water in the back of bays, 15' deep on ledges, and 8' to 10' deep on banks. Deeper pockets have been best for me lately.
BLUEGILL / RED EAR
Notes on Action: I've been catching quite a few while Crappie fishing lately. Best action is yet too come!
What to Use: 1/32 oz spider jigs tipped with a wax worm and fished under a float will get 'em.
Where to Fish: 6' to 10' deep on gravel points in the bays.
Notes on Action: Good catches are still being made. The fish seem to be more scattered.
What to Use: 2 1/2" chartreuse curly tails and a split shot and minnow will get you some.
Where to Fish: Catching them from 3' to 25' deep on wood cover.
If I can help get you out on KY Lake for a great fishing experience, call 877-354-6017. If you'd like to view pictures of past and recent catches, check 'em out at my "Pictures" web page.
See ya on the water!
Captain Kirk, out!