Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley Fishing Report
August 19, 2016
Air Temperature: Low 71 High 79
Water Temperature: Low 84.5 High 86
Water Elevation: 357' ( 359' Summer pool)
Water Clarity: 2' to 3' visibility green stain
Yes, I can catch some nice, big Crappie, some chunky Largemouth Bass, some vicious Smallmouth Bass, a few nice gills, or a lot of Yellow Bass this time of year. But if you're looking for exciting, fast action with hard pulling, good eating fish, you should try the White Bass this time of year. Fish busting shad around the boat have been fairly common the past couple weeks. If you'd like to stock your freezer with 40LBs of fillets for the coming winter, I'd advice you to try the Blue Cat fishing. You would probably be surprised to see how many cats you can catch in a short time now thru September on KY Lake.
Notes on Action: Bass fishing overall is a little tough right now. But be in the right spot at the right time and it can get no better.
What to Use: Top Waters, crankbaits, jigs, spoons, spinners, and soft plastics will all catch fish.
Where to Fish: Wood cover less than 15' deep seems to be best.
Notes on Action: Able to catch some Crappie but pretty slow. As water temp falls the bite should keep getting better.
What to Use: Jigs and minnows
Where to Fish: Wood cover 8' to 20' deep.
Notes on Action: Great action in spurts when fish run bait to surface and "bust". Most days we can find several groups of fish.
What to Use: Inline spinners and spoons will get 'em.
Where to Fish: Look for surface busting fish on mainlake.
Notes on Action: Blue Cats school up now thru September in deep holes. It's truly amazing how many fish can get in a small area.
What to Use: Night crawlers, shrimp, hot dog, or any catfish catching concoction will get some.
The lake is pretty quiet right now with the peak of pleasure boating almost over. It's a great time to get out on the water and enjoy your sport of fishing and follow in our ancestor's footsteps.
We just posted a bunch more pictures of my clients and their catches. Check 'em out on my "Pictures" page. Give me a call at 270-354-6017 if you wanna book a fishing trip on Kentucky Lake.
Capt Kirk, Out!
Pictured is Shelly Cox and Dave Naleway
Captain Kirk, out
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