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Kentucky Lake Fishing Guide

Kentucky Lake Fishing in Fall

A big hello to all our fishing friends and followers out there! We hope that August went out in fine fashion for each of you, and September has treated you well. As always we want to thank you all that fished with us this year.

After some unseasonable hot weather, it looks as if things are turning to more fall-like conditions. I am enjoying turning off the air conditioner and opening the windows. I even had to dig out a jacket for the early morning and late afternoon hours the last two days.

Another front looks to move through the area. The winds are forecast to blow at a pretty good rate from the northwest and then settle to more fishing friendly speed.

The rest of the week looks to have temperatures in the 70s with some clouds and a pretty good chance of showers.

The weekend looks to be partly cloudy with the temperatures in the 70s with a slight chance of rain and light north winds. The extended forecast calls for the temperatures to move back into the 80s.

As far as the lake levels and conditions this morning, Kentucky was at 355.35 and Barkley at 355.1.

Very little current was being generated at either dam. Both lakes were listed as being 82 degrees with those recordings coming from each dam.

I cannot stress enough that while navigating both bodies of water at these levels use extreme caution. There is a purpose for the red and green channel markers.

I am not trying to scare you, just save you some trouble and expense. If you do not know where you are stay between the boat navigation markers or idle.

Our fishing efforts continue to revolve around chasing the White and Yellow Bass. The whites have scattered and we are not currently catching them in the numbers like we were.

The yellows have been pretty consistent. Some days we have to move around to find them. But we have been pretty consistent on having respectable catches.

As usual it is not uncommon to pick up a few catfish and sometimes a bass or two while we are fishing with ultralight spinning reels. We continue to look for our fish along the river channel areas and mouths of major creeks.

The prime baits of choice continue to be the rooster tail and jigging spoon. We have not seen many jumps of late, so the topwater bite has not been part of our plan recently.

The cooler temperatures have ignited our desire to start a more aggressive search for the Crappie.

We have fished for them on two different occasions for a short period of time. The bites were few and we switched to other species to find some faster action.

We have a friend who tells us that he had a good catch the other day of over 20 keepers. Based on this, if a person really got after it and stuck to their guns they could probably catch a nice mess.

You can bet we are soon going to try. We are hoping some of the short fish we caught this spring have grown into keepers over the summer.

With the cooler temperatures and shorter days the Crappie fishing will continue to improve as we move into the deeper part of Fall.

For any of you out there that have not had a chance to visit the area, now is the time to do so. The temperatures are getting nice. Soon the leaves will be changing and beautiful fall colors will be everywhere.

Thanks again to all that fished with us. For anyone out there that would like to get on the water and try to get a tug on the line we still have time.

We promise we will show you a good time and do our best to put you on some fish to take home with you. For anyone interested cell numbers are 270-559-6252 and 270-331-3519. We hope to hear from you.

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Kentucky Lake Fishing Guide

Kentucky Lake Fishing in Spring

Welcome to all of our Kentucky Lake fishing fans. Duck season is over. Our wounds are healing from the spankings they gave us. The decoys are cleaned and stored. It is time now to get ready for fishing.

Hope you all are doing well. We feel the need to let you know what has been going on in preparation for the upcoming season of spring fishing on Kentucky Lake.

Most recently what has been taking place has been rain, rain, and more rain. The Tennessee, Cumberland, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers are all in flood mode.

Local towns and residents are fighting the water with sandbags, and pumps. Ohio at Cairo, Paducah, and the Mississippi at Cape Girardeau are forecast to crest.

Fishing is important to all of us. But the rain and floodwaters are out of our control. We can say some prayers that the rain will subside, people will remain safe, and any impact will be minimal.

While on the subject of control, I want to take a minute and discuss a few things. First, things fishing guides cannot control. Weather, wind, temperature, water fluctuations, fishery cycle, whether fish will bite when we are on the water, etc.

What we can control is effort, professional treatment, preparation, and honesty. Anyone that thinks a fishing guide just hops in a boat, leaves the dock, goes out, and catches fish is misinformed.

We all spend a lot of time working on our fishing equipment and keeping it in working order. We keep up to date on the latest fishing gear and the best bass fishing rod and reel combos out there. We spend countless hours looking for new spots, and fish for our customers.

If we are not guiding we are fishing sometimes going hours without a bite. Hoping to find that one new area that will reward a customer by having a spring fishing trip to remember.

This is our job, and we enjoy doing what we do. It is not always rainbows and unicorns. But when everything comes together, and you see the smile on someone’s face when they catch their first 2-pound Crappie, it makes it worth it.

In recent days when the weather was suitable, we completed our yearly chore of sinking brush piles to take our customers looking for a Crappie.

The work is hard, but we have a good time doing it together. When we are able to catch some fish as a result of the work we reap the benefits.

We always try to put our structure in different areas of the lake, at various depths, and for different wind directions. We have a brush in the main lake, bays, creek channel ledges, flats, deep banks, and spawning banks.

Different fish attractors in Kentucky lake give us options to try in different situations. It depends on things like the movements of Crappie, and water level fluctuations.

One option that you can explore if you fish with us is long-line trolling crankbaits and jigs. Over the winter we had our boat rigged out, and ready to go.

When you fish with us if we are not finding them in one spot, we are going to look at another one. We may not always find as many fish as we want, but it will not be for lack of effort.

On a day when it may not be going on with our brush, we have another option to explore. Some of you folks may want to explore this as your method to look for fish. There is nothing like throwing the kitchen sink rig to catch crappie.

Spring season is right around the corner. I cannot think of a better place to stay when visiting the Kentucky Lake area than Moors Resort.

Moors has everything a person could want while they vacation. Some of those to mention would be a marina, boat ramps, a restaurant and bar, and a playground for kids. Be sure to visit their website for more details, or give them a call at 270-362-8361.

While staying in this area there are a lot of things to see and do other than fish. In the last two days, I have seen more than one eagle at close range, waterfowl, pelicans, and loons.

Nearby Land Between the Lakes has hiking trails, an Elk and Bison Prairie, and the Woodlands Nature Station. Just to mention a few attractions.

For anyone looking for Kentucky Lake Fishing Guide Service to do some fishing give us a call. We have a lot of open dates, so take advantage while you can.

I would never be as bold to make promises to you about catching fish. But I can promise some of the things I mentioned earlier like honesty, professional treatment, effort, and preparation.

We would like nothing more than to get to meet you, spend time on the water, and put you on some Kentucky Lake Crappie.

Dons cell is 270-559-1366. Chris’s cell is 270-331-3519. Eric can be reached at 270-816-3102.

Feel free to call, text, or email us at any time. You can also check us out on Facebook, and reach us that way.