Capt. Kevin Frey's Guide Service
Kentucky Lake Fishing Report
LAKE LEVEL AT KENTUCKY DAM: 355.03
WATER TEMPERATURE: 72
LAKE LEVEL AT BARKLEY DAM: 355.12
WATER TEMPERATURE: 65
The fishing conditions are improving daily with the cooler nights and the water temps finally falling into the low 70’s. The Bass fishing which has been slow showed signs of improvement this week with the overcast conditions and cooler temps. The Crappie’s have started to bite with both Blacks and Whites moving to their fall haunts. The Yellow Bass and Bluegill seem to be everywhere, most of them are being caught on crappie jigs around structure we have put in 8 to 16 feet of water. The Sauger are just now starting to feed up for the winter, this fishing will peek when our water temps cool to the 50 to 55 degree range and our normal winter currents on the main lake resume. The best of our fall fishing is still to come, so give me a call and take advantage of our late fall and winter fishing and lodging bargains.
LARGMOUTH: Most of my quality fish are being caught on ½oz. War Eagle spinnerbaits in 3 to 5 feet of water on both main lake points and secondary points in the bays and creeks. Some fish are being caught on Rattletraps and 200 series Bandits on pea gravel and chunk rock points and banks, on both the main lake and in the creeks and the bays. The best producing colors on the Spinnerbaits have been Mouse and Blue Glimmer and the Chromes, Bleeding Shad, Rootbeer Chartreuse, and Shad patterns for the Traps and crankbaits.
SMALLMOUTH: The Smallmouth is fantastic right now and will continue to improve as the water cools! Today we caught over 15 Smallies on Crappie grubs fishing East and West side gravel and chunk rock points most of the fish were in the 1 ½ to 3lb. range and were very exciting on light crappie tackle. Most of these fish were taken in 4 to 10 feet of water on both the East and West side of the Lake. Small crankbaits , twisters, and grubs will be the pattern for the rest of the year. Call me to winter fish with the guide who has caught over 100 Smallmouth over 6lbs. with the largest weighing 7lbs. 9oz.
CRAPPIE: The Black Crappie are just now starting their early Fall feeding patterns, most of my fish are coming out of 6 to 12 feet of water with the best producing baits 3/32 and 1/8 oz. jigs with twister tails in Pearl, Chartreuse, and Watermelon. The White Crappie have been a little more difficult with most of my fish taken vertical jigging Red/Chartreuse tube tails or minnows in 10 to 18 feet of water. The Whites were the last to start last fall, but when they begin they will hit a casted jig harder than the Black Crappie
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OUR BEST FALL AND WINTER FISHING IS JUST BEGINNING, SO GET IN TOUCH TO CATCH SLAB CRAPPIE AND TROPHY SMALLMOUTH AND LARGEMOUTH ON OUR BEAUTIFUL LAKES!
Capt. Kevin “Fish” Frey
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