June 13, 2011
Air Temperature: Low 65, High 86
Water Temperature: Low 85, High 88
Water Elevation: 359.3' (Summer Pool 359')
Water Clarity: 4' to 5' Visibility, green stain
The heat has been on here at Kentucky Lake and with the increased water temps., the fish have really schooled up near or in deep water. This coming week the air temps are supposed to be much milder but with the FLW boys in town, the heat will really be put on these bass. Boy, I'm glad I'm not a bass!
This time of year, 90% of my fishing is done offshore on mainlake ledges, ridges, humps, shell beds, or neck-down areas of the main river channel. Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Stripers, Catfish, Sauger, and Bluegill school in certain areas and this is where I like to be. There is still good action shallow, especially in the larger bays and at night, but I get most fired-up when I know there is current in the middle of the day in the middle of the lake on a big school of fish!
If you'd like me to get you in on some of this exciting offshore action, email or call me at 877-354-6017.
Notes on Action: The action on Largemouths has been great at times with plenty of big fish, and slow at other times where you have to beg for them. That's fishing. Catching some real nice Smallies but more Largemouths.
What to Use: Large spinner baits, big cranks, blades, big worms, jigs, and spoons are all producing.
Where to Fish: Mainlake points, ledges, humps, shell beds, and ridges near deep water 10' to 30'.
WHITE BASS & STRIPERS
Notes on Action: Sporadic good action on extra good sized fish.
What to Use: Inline spinners, spoons and minnows will get 'em.
Where to Fish: Mainlake ridges 10' to 25' deep.
Notes on Action: Catching some good sized fish, but not large numbers.
What to Use: Blade baits, spoons, crankbaits, and jig & minnow will get some.
Where to Fish: Mainlake ridges 14' to 25' deep.
Notes on Action: Action a little slow, but can be productive with persistence on big fish.
What to Use: Jigs or minnows.
Where to Fish: 10' to 28' deep at the mouths of bays.
Notes on Action: Slower than a month ago.
What to Use: Split shot and crawler,
Where to Fish: 8' to 14' on ridges.
Notes on Action: Good action on all size fish.
What to Use: Shrimp, leeches, crawlers etc.
Where to Fish: 20' to 30' deep in channel neck-down areas.
Now's a good time to book a summer White Bass trip. July and August are the best months on KY Lake. The fish seem to be running larger this year! If I can help get you out on KY Lake for a great fishing experience, e-mail Info@CaptainKirksGuideService.com or call 877-354-6017.
If you'd like to view pictures of past and recent catches, check 'em out at my "Pictures" web page.
Thanks, Chuck Smick, for the nice article in "Kentucky Outdoors" magazine - June 2011 issue.
See ya on the water!
Captain Kirk, out!