Fishing Reports by Captain Kirk Weber
About The Author:
Company: Captain Kirk\'s Guide Service
Area Reporting: Kentucky Lake
Bio: Full-time fishing guide since 1994. Kirk has been fishing Kentucky lake since he was 7 years old. KY State Guide\'s Licensed and US Coast Guard licensed. Insured. Fully rigged 21ft Bass Cat boat.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] I've sunk numerous Crappie brush piles this winter and they're already holding fish.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] BASS RULE on Kentucky Lake in June!! 100 bass days are pretty normal this time of year. It doesn't seem to matter what species you're targeting, you will catch Largemouth Bass.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] When I look back on my sixteen years as a guide, I see this year’s Crappie catch as above average in both size and quality.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] The biggest problem I find with September fishing is deciding which species of fish to target. They’re all biting!
[Kentucky Lake,KY] I unhooked and released the fish and cast again. BAM! Another, BAM! Another, BAM! Another. After 7 or 8 fish in quick succession I thought to myself, Man this is COOL!
[Kentucky Lake,KY] The bass action has been outstanding AND the Bluegill action has been phenomenal this month.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] The Crappie are well into their spawn. Now is a great time for anglers new to the lake to come fish for Bass. Some amazing numbers of Bluegill are in deep water on stumps and in Crappie brush 10ï¿½ to 18ï¿½ deep.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] We’ve had good success catching Largemouth Bass, a few Smallmouths, Crappie, Bluegill, White and Yellow Bass, and Catfish.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] In the past week clients in my boat have checked in a 10oz Bluegill, a 13 ½ Lb Flathead Catfish, a 1 Lb 12 oz Crappie, and a 4 Lb 11 oz Smallmouth. If you’re not out there catching ‘em, you’re missing out!
[Kentucky Lake,KY] I’ve Crappie fished a couple times this past week and caught some real nice sized fish. The bite is mostly slow, but good in short bursts.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] I’ve fished every day for the past two weeks and overall the catching has been good. We’ve had many 100+ fish days catching Crappie, Yellow Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, and Red Ear.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] The biggest change I’ve seen is that each day more fish are coming shallow. This should hold up so long as our warm trend continues.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] Some fish are rising for the warmer water near surface and if our warm trend continues, I look for the catching to get better. For now I’d fish either deep (20+ ft) or shallow (5 ft or less). For Bass that means suspending jerk baits shallow and a jig, deep.
[Kentucky Lake,KY] The air was a bit nippy, but I found the fish fairly agreeable. The most good-sized fish I graphed were in 26ft of water.