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Kick'n Bass Kentucky Lake Fishing Report

Your fishing report for December 23, 2017

From the deck of the Kickn Bass pontoon

We have been relaxing this off season and doing some maintenance and some traveling! This coming March is going to kick off another great season of pontoon fishing adventures. Don’t think I haven’t been fishing some but I did hunt some also. In fact I shot my largest buck ever during modern gun season! Not a very accomplished hunter but shooting from your kitchen is hunting too! Anyway, I hope that each and every one of you reading this have a Merry Christmas along with your families and friends.

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Here’s a link to our 2017 slideshow of my clients and myself catching fish and enjoying pontoon fishing adventures!!

Lake conditions

The water level has stabilized the lake level at 354.40. Normal for this time of year and still dangerous out there. Water has been very clear but this weather will change that. There is a big temperature drop coming today so conditions will be changing. Heavy rain predicted for this coming weekend so the water levels may rise next week. Always use your GPS map for traveling on the lake.

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Weather forecast


Spider rigging either with jigs and a crappie nibble or minnows has been the key to catching crappies. Fish deep over brush-piles and you’ll be rewarded with some tasty fillets.


White and yellowbass are frequenting the same areas as the crappie. Minnows or jigging spoons will catch these hard fighting fish.

Bluegills and Redears

We have caught a few gills while fishing minnows. All fish in the lake are feeding up for the winter.

Let’s Go Fishing Show

The Kick’n Bass crew will be attending the Let’s Go Fishing Show next weekend, January 5, 6 and 7 in the St.Louis/Collinsville, IL area. We’ll have a slideshow of the 2017 season, videos of Rich’s seminar and his episode of Kentucky Afield. Learn how we catch slab crappie by trolling crank baits from the Kick’n Bass Pontoon. Come by booth L5 and talk fishing or just say Hi! Here is a link to the show’s website….

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