Kick'n Bass Kentucky Lake Fishing Report
March 7, 2014
Several of the gates are open at Kentucky Dam creating significant current in the lake.
Boat Ramp Conditions … The ramps at Jonathan Creek and Fenton are usable. The Big Bear public ramp was iced over this morning but clearing. Not sure about the other ramps but my guess is with the 50 degree temps forecasted for this weekend, most ramps should be usable.
Water Clarity and Temperature …
Kentucky Lake ranges from quite dingy in some of the creeks with the main lake clearing slightly. The water at Barkley has quite a bit of color in it. Surface water temps on both lakes are around 40 degrees and warming slightly in the afternoons on sunny days.
Remember it’s the base water temps that move the fish not always the surface temps. Dropping a thermometer down 5 feet I’m still finding 36 degree water. Use this little bit of info to your advantage when working your baits.
Friday...Sunny. Highs around 50. Southwest winds 5 mph.
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just won’t release its ugly grip on the lakes area and like most of the
mid-west we got hit with cold rain, sleet and snow that has hampered fishing
somewhat but like the old man said “you’re not going to catch them if you don’t
SONAR TIP OF THE WEEK …
I get asked quite often “How much time do you spend
using Sidescan”? The answer is “A
Lot”! I find this screen to be a very
useful especially when I’m in “search mode” and one that I program in touch
screen units during our “On the Water” sonar class. Note that without sidescan the operator would
have completely missed the fact that a rather large foundation existed. As you can see by the image in the bottom
pane, Downscan or Sonar would have shown just a “Foundation Wall”.
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Here’s what one of our clients had to say about his “On the Water” class …
Randy, I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised! I had no doubt about your ability to teach the class, my concern was my ability to actually learn something from the class. The class was the best thing I have done to help my fishing in the last 10 years. I can’t wait until we get rid of our “Hard Water” up here on Erie and work those big walleyes over.
Phillip Wilson – Port Clinton, OH.
Randy, thanks for making sure my system was set up properly. I had no idea I had so many issues. My system works great and the class was just what I needed. The entire experience has helped me more than you’ll ever know.
Clarence Cunningham – Effingham,
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!
Kick’n Bass’ 7 Essential Steps to Simplify
Kick’n Bass will perform the following …
1. Complete a detailed inspection on your system to certify the installation has been done to factory specs. (If adjustments are required technicians are available to fine tune your system prior to beginning your class. Doing so assures you that your system will perform at an optimum level and you’ll get the most out of your time on the water).
2. Check all network settings for compatibility and make adjustments if needed.
3. Program the individual screens and install the overlay data that is best suits the type fishing you do. Example: Depth, Water Temp, Time, etc. Eliminate unwanted, non-practical on screen clutter that hampers using your unit to its maximum potential.
4. Arrange the screens so that going from page to page is orderly and non-confusing. You’ll become familiar with the screens and commands and what they’ll do for you.
5. Dial in Sonar and Structure Scan Graphics and choose appropriate Pallette for the lakes you fish.
6. Demonstrate the art of waypoint management. No more cluttered maps with useless or unproductive waypoints. You’ll learn to identify which locations are waypoint worthy and how to go back to those locations without ever assigning a waypoint. You’ll assign a waypoint once you are satisfied the location is worth saving.
7. Demo the unit so you’ll be able to take advantage of its fish finding capabilities. You’ll learn to identify shell beds, submerged stumps, brush piles, ledges, game fish species and more.
As a bonus Kick’n Bass will help you learn to read an electronic topo map and find “places of interest” that could be potential fishing hot spots.
Installation Photos of Smart Bracket Console Mounting System and
Bow Mount Sonar Bracket
The Smart Bracket Mounting System is available on other makes & models of boats.
Be sure and Check out our webpage for more photos and other Sonar Accessories.
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