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.