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Kick'n Bass Kentucky Lake Fishing Report

August 28, 2015




Lake Levels … Current lake level is approximately 2 ½ feet below summer pool and on a slow drawdown in accordance with the normal TVA operating schedule.  For additional info, including generation schedule for Kentucky Lake, visit the TVA website: 



Water Clarity and TemperatureBoth lakes have what I would consider ideal water clarity for fishing. The Lowrance temperature probe on my Ranger showed surface water temp at 79.6 degrees on the main lake with the water warming in the afternoon on sunny days.


Weather Outlook

Friday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 mph. 
Friday Night...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 mph. 
Saturday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 5 mph. 
Saturday Night...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. South winds around 5 mph.
Sunday...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. 
Sunday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. 
Monday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. 
Monday Night...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. 
Tuesday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. 
Tuesday Night...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. 
Wednesday...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. 
Wednesday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 60s. 
Thursday...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. 


Prime Feeding Times for Gilbertsville, KY 42044


Fishing Report  - Bass Fishing from the Ranger Boat

Bass Fishing ... With the cool North winds and High Pressure, overall fishing has been inconsistent for us, not what we’re used to actually, especially for this time of year. Not impossible just difficult. We had some days we’ve looked like the hero and other days not so good. Shortly we will return to more humid, warm conditions and a full moon to a favorable bite.

The Ledge bite has been off and on this week. None the less, some real good fish have been caught just not many of them. Most of our bigger fish have come from the deeper ledges where the larger baitfish schools are more prevalent. Shakey Head combos consisting of a PJ’s Bass Extractor jig and ZMan Finesse worm has been the best lure ... basically dead sticking it. Dragging a 1⁄2 ounce PJ’s freestyle Football head and a 10 1⁄2” Zman worm has produced some good fish also.

Dock Pattern ... With the water being drawn down this pattern is still good enough to talk about it. Using spinning gear with 6lb line and a Zman ZINKERZ (Senko type lure) casting WACKY style, we caught some fish around boat docks especially those adjacent deeper creeks.  The ElaZtech construction makes the ZinkerZ the most durable stick bait on the market and it’s loaded with salt so it sinks at a controlled, slow rate when rigged weightless. The tough material allows you to wacky rig without the use of O-rings or other devices. With the young of the year fry approaching 1-2 inches the larger shad and bluegill are having are having a field day and the bass are taking advantage of the shad and bluegill. When things slow up or you can’t fish where you want boat docks are a good way to go.

Top Water ... This has been a fairly bright spot for us early and late. surface action has been fair on both white bass and largemouth as the two species are schooling together and herding baitfish. Prime locations are around boat docks and gravel points at the mouth of the bays.

Crappie ... Trolling cranks for crappie has been consistent for our clients
this week. Capt. Rich has been trolling SPRO cranks deep 16-19 feet and catching some big blacks and whites. The numbers have been not great but respectable each day.

White bass ... fishing has been really good for those clients fishing from the pontoon. We’re catching some big fish on the ledges and the mouth of the bays on a Steel Shad blade bait and Ken’s Hybrid Spinner.  I’d rate stripe fishing as an A+ or us right now.

Bluegill … No Report

Catfish ... fair on the top of the ledges next to deeper water, 20 plus on a Steel Shad blade bait.

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One of the really neat processes you will learn in our sonar class is how to use your Trails function and Waypoint management system to develop a “Drift Line” to maximize boat control in high percentage areas.  Once the “Drift Line” is established, one can position the boat and follow a defined Trail and set of Waypoints to track a course through productive water, mark your catch and return to fish the area again.  There are times whwen I’ve seen this practice be the absolute best way to catch numbers of fish.

Our sonar class is a hands on, in your boat, using your electronics program that will take your sonar ability to the next level.  Schedule your personalized “On the Water” Sonar Class and contact

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What a great class and investment it was for me.  I couldn’t be happier.


Carl Johanssen – Eden Prairie, MN.


Your happy … then I’m happy!  Thanks for making the trip Carl.





I just wanted to say thank you very much for your expertise and hospitality. My father and I truly enjoyed the experience and I am grateful to have learned so much. I plan on coming down for round two next season and look forward to it.  I love my mounting systems and I’m sure others will ask about and I’ll send them your way.  Have a great day and talk to you soon!

Jerry Robackouski – Chicago, Illinois


I hope I’m as active as your father is when I’m his age.  It was a lot of fun, wasn’t it!





Your "on the water" sonar class is worth years of actual experience. If a fisherman hungers for knowledge and wants to improve, he should by all means invest in your class!


Stu Eversole – Cincinnati, Ohio


Nothing is better than a good return on your investment.  Our class will make any boat owner feel better about the investment they have made in electronics.   More importantly they will emerge from the class with the confidence and ability to be successful using the product.





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.  We’ll meet at our Installation and Repair facility and 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.


Our service is not an indoor seminar, watching a video on youtube, or looking at a depth finder in a classroom. It’s hands on, in your boat using your electronics class that will take your understanding and know-how to another level!


IF YOU’RE CONFUSED, FRUSTRATED, AND NEED ANSWERS then Precision Sonar’s “On the Water Sonar Class” is for YOU!

Here’s just some of what Precision Sonar can do for YOU!

·  Make sure your HDS unit(s) has the correct settings for the type of fishing you do.

·  Program the individual screens and install the overlay data on the screen that you want. Example: Depth, Water Temp, Time, etc.

·  Arrange the screens so they display what you want them to show and make going from page to page orderly and non-confusing.

·  Eliminate unwanted, non-practical on screen data that clutters your screen and gets in the way of using your unit to its maximum potential.

·  Learn the art of waypoint management.  No more cluttered maps with useless or unproductive waypoints.  You’ll learn how to identify which locations are waypoint worthy and how to go back to those locations without ever assigning a waypoint.  You’ll learn to only assign a waypoint once you are satisfied the location is worth saving.

·  Demo the unit for you to help you be familiar with the screens and commands, so you’ll have a good understanding of how to use the unit and take advantage of its fish finding capabilities.

·  Provide you with back up material to keep you on track once the class is over

As a bonus you’ll learn to read an electronic topo map and learn how to condense and area to a manageable level and identify those sweet spots that hold fish. 

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Bottom Bracket height is 3.75" and side brackets are 6". The inside dimension is 12.5" and overall length is approximately 16.75".

Here's some additional info ...

·  Can be used as either a Bow Mount Sonar Bracket or as a Console mounting system on flat top consoles.

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"I ran another leading brand of mounting system for the past two seasons on my Ranger 521c and I was reasonably happy with it and really saw no reason to change. My first encounter with Precision Sonar products was at a recent BASS event. I was thoroughly impressed with the design and quality of their Smart Bracket console mounting system and felt it offered some advantages over the current product I was using. So I decided to give the product a try and ordered one the next day. Best thing I ever did! The Great Lakes are my home waters and from my experience the Precision Sonar Smart Bracket console mounting system has out performed my previous console mounting system in a lot of ways. You owe it to yourself to check these folks out ...

Gerry Castilano - Chicago, Illinois
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