United States
36° 49' 1.1316" N, 88° 8' 55.6944" W
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

 Low 35 High 57 Water Temperature: Low 58 High 60 Water Elevation: 355.3' ( 354' Winter pool)  Water Clarity: 1' to 3' visibility (a little dirty in places)  We've been enjoying some good Crappie action these past couple weeks. If you'd like to view pictures of recent catches, you can do so by clicking on my "Pictures" page. November can offer some great fishing on KY Lake if you can take a little less pleasant weather. Usually the bite holds up until Christmas so there's still time to get in on the action this year.   With Thanksgiving just a week away, I'd like to give a great big "Thank You" to everyone that fished with me this past year. We are taking bookings for next year at this time. If you have a specific date in mind don't wait too long, spring dates are getting scarce.   Thank You!!  CRAPPIE Notes on Action: Catching the best numbers and largest size fish right now.  What to Use: Casting and vertical fishing 2 1/2" plastic swim baits. White, chartreuse, pink, lavender, blue, orange, and combinations are working. Where to Fish: Catching them as shallow as 2' and as deep as 25' around wood. Fish are on the main lake and well back into the bays.  LARGEMOUTH BASS Notes on Action: Spurts of good action can be found.  What to Use: Spinner baits, blade baits, crankbaits, jigs, and soft plastics will all catch some. Where to Fish: 6' to 8' on the main lake and in bays has been productive. With this recent rain, shallow in the backs of bays should be good.  SMALLMOUTH BASS Notes on Action: Catching quite a few small fish with a big one every now and then. What to Use: 3" to 4" swim baits, Where to Fish: 1' to 12' on mainlake and bay points.  WHITE BASS Notes on Action: Still catching some good size fish. What to Use: Spoons, spinners, blade baits, and swim baits. Where to Fish: 6' to 8' flats at mouths of bays and backs of bays.  YELLOW BASS Notes on Action: Good action. What to Use: Crappie jigs. Where to Fish: Points and brush.  BLUEGILL Notes on Action: Great action can be found on nice size, but not as big as spring fish. What to Use: Wax worms, night crawlers, small jigs, and spoons will get 'em. Where to Fish: Around cover 2' to 20' deep.  CATFISH  Notes on Action: Getting good action on 2 LB Blues. What to Use: Crappie jigs, minnows, or night crawlers will get 'em. Where to Fish: 10' to 25' deep on mainlake.  Thanks for reading my report. If you'd like to try some late fall/early winter fishing, or book a trip for next year, or get a gift certificate for that special someone call at 877-354-6017 or 270-354-6017 or email to info@CaptainKirksGuideService.com  Happy Holidays to ya! Captain Kirk out. 

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Air Temperature: Low 61 High 82
Water Temperature: Low 69 High 72
Water Elevation: 355' ( 354' Winter pool)
Water Clarity: 2' to 3' visibility green stain

I've mostly been doing half-day Bass and half-day Crappie trips lately. We've had good success with both. Some days have been better than others but that's "fishing". The Crappie action has been better overall, but the Bass fishing has given us some pretty exciting moments. If you'd like to view pictures of recents catches, you can do so on my "Pictures" page.

We've caught Smallmouth Bass over 5Lbs, Crappie over 2Lbs, Sauger over 14", plenty of Yellow Bass, Lake Perch, Catfish over 20Lbs, and Bluegill. The October weather is welcome and we're starting to get a little color in the trees. Winter is just around the corner and according to the black wooley worms I've been seeing, it's going to be a cold one. Better cut plenty of firewood and get some meat in the freezer. I still have good dates open for the end of Oct and Nov. Give me a call at 270-354-6017 and I'll get you some.

Notes on Action: Slow overall but hit the right spot at the right time, with the right bait and it's "Game On".
What to Use: Spinner baits, topwaters, swim baits, lipless cranks and shallow crankbaits, Texas rigged stick worms, and jigs are all producing.
Where to Fish: Shallow cover in less than 8' of water. Ridges, banks, hump points on the mainlake, and in the bays.

Notes on Action: Catching quite a few smaller fish with an occassional big one.
What to use: Smaller swim baits, jerkbaits, crankbaits, or jigs are getting action.
Where to fish: Mainlake banks, shallow ridges, and rocky points.

Notes on Action: Steady action with a couple here and a couple there but hit the right brush pile and you can load up.
What to Use: 1/16 to 1/8 oz jigs with 2 1/2" swim bait or the old split shot/shiner combo will get ya some.
Where to Fish: Wood cover from 4' to 25' deep in the bays and on the mainlake.

Notes on Action: I've seen some nice messes at the cleaning station.
What to Use: It's hard to beat wax worms but night crawlers will get 'em.
Where to Fish: Around docks and shallow wood cover.

CATFISH: not available

Notes on Action: I've caught more Sauger accidentally this year than I have in many years. In the past, I've done well in November and December. Give me a call and we'll try them.

Just to let you know.
I'm comfortable guiding from KY Dam to Blood River (30 miles). I also occassionally guide on Barkley Lake. If you're in the area or planning a trip, let me help you make it a memorable good one!
Thanks for reading my report. Feel free to call me at 877-354-6017

Captain Kirk, out

Previous Fishing Reports



Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Air Temperature: Low 65 High 90
Water Temperature: Low 79 High 81
Water Elevation: 355.7' (359' Summer pool)
Water Clarity: 3' Visibility, green stain

Yesterday we caught Largemouth Bass, Yellow Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Lake Perch, and Sauger. The bite was a little slow overall but frantic in short spurts. We caught fish on both artificial lures and live bait. All these fish came from fishing 10' flats with a little wood on them in the middles of bays, backs of bays and off the secondary channel of the main lake. The other day I saw largemouth Bass and Catfish busting big shad on the surface.

One thing's for sure: the fish are moving around in schools of mixed species, and you're not goings to catch them if you don't go!

June bug lizzards, green pumpkin biffle bug, spinners, spoons and top waters are all producing.

Catching Crappie by casting jigs (glimmer blue) and vertical fishing minnows.

Spoons, spinners and minnows will catch a good bunch of them.

This is one of the best times of the year to catch Blue Cats. Fish 40' to 50' deep off the river channel with night crawler,
shrimp, hot dog or your own favorite concoction for good action.