Kick'n Bass Kentucky Lake Fishing Report
Dec 6th, 2013
Lake Levels … As of this morning both lakes are sitting at or very near winter pool which is approximately 5 feet lower than summer lake levels. Currently Kentucky Dam is spilling and there is increased current in the lake. For additional info, including generation schedule for Kentucky Lake, visit the TVA website: http://www.tva.gov/lakes/kyh_r.htm
Clarity and Temperature … on Kentucky Lake ranges from light stain
in some of the creeks with the main lake very clear. The lake is very fishable.
Barkley is lightly stained and the main lake
is very fishable. Surface water temps on
both lakes are in the mid 40’s.
Weather Outlook – Winter Storm Warning!
Friday...Sleet...Possibly mixed with freezing rain in the morning...Then
snow and sleet in the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation
of 2 to 3 inches. Ice accumulation of up to one half
of an inch. Highs around 30. Temperature
steady or slowly falling in the afternoon. North winds around 15 mph.
Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
Prime Feeding Times for Gilbertsville, KY 42044
This will be an abbreviated fishing report due to the Winter Storm Warning and unsettling weather. Currently Kentucky Dam has 2 gates open and this is creating significantly more current in the upper lake. With the gates open at the Dam expect the water to start to have a tad more color to it. And this is probably a good thing.
Crappie Fishing … The very clear water has hampered crappie fishing over brush somewhat. The fish have been somewhat spooky at times and catching multiple fish from a single brush pile has been difficult. The best plan has been to move from one brush pile to another rather than to try and wait things out. Best depths have been 12-15 feet and minnows cast on a slip bobber rig has out produced casting a jig. My suggestion is to scan the brush piles and once you find a productive one, mark it with a buoy and go find another and mark it too. Go back to the first pile and back off and cast your slip bobber rigs and minnows. Be Patient it’s a slow bite.
Bass Fishing … We’ve managed to catch a few fish either throwing an Alabama rig on a slow retrieve or fishing a Jerk Bait very slowly. Best Jerk Bait has been the SPRO McStick. Fish the main lake points at the mouth of the bays and use a long pause between jerks.
Stripes & Yellows … Use a Steel Shad or a Dixie Jet Spoon around the mouth of the bays. Look for the gulls circling and most likely you find a big school mauling shad.
Once we get past the inclement weather the fish will get more into their winter feeding habits and will be easier to pattern.
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