Fishing Report Provided by Captain Kirk's Guide Service - Kirk Weber
Average: 3(1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
September 18, 2014
Air Temperature: 58 Low / 78 High
Water Temperature: Low 72 High 76.5
Water Elevation: 355.5' (Winter pool 354' - Summer pool is 359')
Water Clarity: 3' visibility with green stain.
WOW! Our water temp has fallen 10 degrees in the past week.
This is quite an abrupt change but is welcome for me and the
fish. It has been great just to be on the water this past week! I've
mostly bass fished with pretty good success catching
Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass.
I have noticed a big move by the fish towards the shallows and
into the bays. The most productive pattern for us has been
Carolina rigging a green pumpkin Creature bait on main lake
points, shallower flats on the main lake, and just off deeper banks
in the bays. Some of the creek arms have a lot of bass and
others seem to be void. Brush piles and stumps 6' to 14' seem to
be most productive. Luckily I Crappie fish and know where lots
of brush piles are. Spinner baits, jigs, and rattle traps around
brush would also be a good pattern. The bass we've caught the
last few days have been on a pattern very similar to April bass
I'll be Crappie fishing the next few days and I'll let you know how
I've done. I do expect a better bite than a week ago, but I've
found that bass are the quickest to move with the seasons.
I've got some good photos of recent catches if you'd like to view
them go to my "Pictures" web page.
See ya on the water.
Captain Kirk, out!
270-354-3017 or 877-354-6017
Fishing Report Provided by Kick'n Bass Guide Service, LLC - Randy Kuhens
Average: 3(1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity:
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
September 12, 2014
Bass Fishing … Bass Fishing has been picked up considerably with the favorable feeding times
coinciding with the full moon. Largemouth bass are relating to offshore shell beds where schools of
baitfish are congregating. The best shell beds are located along the river ledges and at the mouths of
the bays. Night Fishing has been nothing short of Phenomenal for numbers of bass. The best lure
hands down has been the Big Spoons made locally by Ken McGregor at the Fisherman’s Fiend with the
larger sizes being best. A good back up plan is a Steel Shad fished closely to the bottom. The Bass are
schooled up tight and when you catch one you can catch several but they’re not bunched up in the
larger schools like they were earlier in the year. This is one of those times when knowing how to use
your Lowrance electronics really comes into play to locate these smaller schools. As a bonus large white Bass are mixed in with the Largemouth. To extend the bite your best bet is to have a back up plan
when fishing slows like dragging a ZMan Shakey Head or a PJ’s jig & Craw. If the bite wanes and then
quits its time to move on so don’t stay too long. The key is finding the less pressured fish. In the latter
part of the week we found a lot of good fish SHALLOW also, 3 feet or less in the back of the bays and
along chunk rock banks. SPRO shallow runners and square bill crank baits are best in shad patterns. A
steel shad fished using a lipless crank bait style retrieve was a killer at times. Silver on sunny and gold
on cloudy days. One patter emerging is a strong spinner bait bite along the shallow ledges mid-bay.
The bite was really good at times but I suspect this will improve as the baitfish work there way back.
White Bass fishing is really good as big numbers and size are the norm. Some of the bigger fish have
been suspended 20 feet deep with big schools of baitfish over much deeper water. Ken’s Hybrid
Spinner, made locally by Master Lure Designer Ken McGregor, has been absolutely the hottest lure bar
none. Make a long cast and let the lure settle on the bottom and then rip it off the bottom and continue
with a steady retrieve. As always a Steel Shad blade bait is a good backup plan.
Catfish … We’ve managed to catch a bunch everyday on either a Ken’s Hybrid spinner or a Steel Shad
whether we’re bass fishing from the Ranger boat or the Pontoon. So if Catfish is your thing you should
be a happy angler for sure. They’re on the ledges 15-20 feet deep next to deeper water. For best
results keep your bait on or near the bottom using a slow yo-yo retrieve.
Crappie … Capt. Rich is catching some big fish trolling cranks. The numbers are improving each day.
Crappie overall is improving steadily.
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