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Kick'n Bass Kentucky Lake Fishing Report

Dec. 12, 2014


Lake Conditions

This week both lakes are about 2 feet below summer pool and falling. TVA has been opening and closing gates at random to syphon off excess water coming in from the south and there is significant current in the upper lake.  For the complete a generation schedule visit the TVA website at  


Both lakes range from cloudy in some of the creeks with the main lake and larger bays generally clear.  Surface water temps on both lakes are in the 50 degree range.


Weather Outlook


Today...Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Areas of frost and patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 40s. Calm winds. 
Tonight...Clear in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Calm winds. 
Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s. Calm winds. 
Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the upper 30s. Calm winds. 
Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 5 mph. 
Sunday Night...Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Lows in the lower 40s. 
Monday...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the morning...Then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. 
Monday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows in the lower 40s. 
Tuesday...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. 
Tuesday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 40s.  



Prime Feeding Times for Kentucky & Barkley Lakes


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Fishing Report

Since I have been recuperating from Knee replacement surgery I haven’t been on the water but I can tell you that based on what I’ve seen at the bait shop some good crappie are being caught over brush in 10-12 feet deep on minnows and jigs tipped with minnows.  One of my clients from Missouri stopped by the house to show me some nice bass he’d caught on jerk baits on the east side at the mouth of the bays.  He said a 20 second pause between jerks was the ticket.  The bass were fat and feeding on shad.

On the Water Sonar Class …

I’ll be resuming my on the water sonar classes in January and have several already booked.  Dates are limited due to the three boat shows we’ll be working so call now and let’s get yours scheduled.

Sonar Tip Of The Week


Shell Beds hold fish all year long and when you add fish attractors like brush piles and stake beds to them you can bet that crappie and other game fish will set up on them.  This sweet spot was located during one of our Sonar Classes. Without the use of our Lowrance HDS System finding a high percentage location like this would not have been possible. Participate in Kick’n Bass “On the Water” sonar class and you’ll learn how to use modern technology to find fishing hotspots like this. Having your system professionally programmed by a member of Lowrance’s Pro Staff assures you that it’s done right the first time.  For your “On the water SonarBe the best angler you can be by learning to use your electronics to their full potential.  For your personalized “On the water Sonar Class” contact Lowrance Pro Staffer Randy Kuhens at

Here’s what some of our clients had to say about their “On the Water” class experience …


The day I took the on the water sonar class we started out at Bass n Gas with Randy and the guys from Bass n Gas going through my install. Luckily they only found a few things wrong with my work. After that Randy went through my software and programming, installing his setup he has perfected through his years of experience. Then we went through the different screens and when to use each in different applications. Once on the water we went through finding highly productive structure, scanning it, marking it, and interpreting what we were seeing on it. After the class was completed, I dropped Randy back off at the dock and went out on my own.  I went out and after finding and marking structure with fish on it I caught a fish on my second cast.  My confidence with my setup now was never imaginable before.

CW2 Brian P
UH-60M Blackhawk Pilot in Command.

US. Army – Ft Campbell, KY.

Randy is a fantastic instructor for the sonar class. Most everyone can learn something during that time. The information is very practical and your knowledge will definitely give you a huge edge choosing exact fishing locations so you do not waste time fishing at the wrong place or depth. This is the definite place to learn either the basics or advanced techniques utilizing your sonar equipment. Randy is VERY patient and puts it all into simple terms you can understand. He also may make other suggestions to improve the efficiency and convenience of utilizing your boat. I am far more confident using my systems than I was before. In fact I plan to return for more continuing education early spring.


Ronald E. Whitford, DVM

Clarksville, Tn



Remember … The first step in our “On the Water Sonar Class” is to perform an inspection of your system to make sure the installation has been done to factory specs and all components are installed in the proper location.  If adjustments are needed we can have them made prior to beginning your class.  Doing so assures you that your system will perform at a high level and you’ll get the most out of your time on the water.You’ve made a Significant Investment in Electronics.  Be the best angler you can be by learning to use your electronics to their full potential.  For your personalized “On the water Sonar Class” contact Lowrance Pro Staffer Randy Kuhens at


The “On the Water Sonar Class” is a one on one, hands on, in your boat using your electronics instruction that will take your understanding and know-how to another level. We get it and you will too!


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