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KY
United States
36° 49' 1.1316" N, 88° 8' 55.6944" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Kick'n Bass Guide Service, LLC - Randy Kuhens
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December 12, 2014

Since I have been recuperating from Knee replacement surgery I haven’t been on the water but I can tell you that based on what I’ve seen at the bait shop some good crappie are being caught over brush in 10-12 feet deep on minnows and jigs tipped with minnows.  One of my clients from Missouri stopped by the house to show me some nice bass he’d caught on jerk baits on the east side at the mouth of the bays.  He said a 20 second pause between jerks was the ticket.  The bass were fat and feeding on shad.

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Fishing Report Provided by Kick'n Bass Guide Service, LLC - Randy Kuhens
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
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Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
December 2, 2014

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November 24, 2014

 

Special Announcement …

This will be somewhat of an abbreviated report as I am off the water recuperating from knee replacement surgery.  I expect to be back on the water guiding and doing sonar classes in mid to late  December.  Call to schedule your trip.  Thanks!

 

Be Sure and Check Out Our New Company PRECISION SONAR for All you Sonar accessories http://precisionsonar.com/index.htm   Lake Conditions  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. At these levels it is imperative that boaters stay in the channels when running.  Pay special attention to the channel markers they are there for a reason.   For additional info, including generation schedule for Kentucky Lake, visit the TVA website: http://www.tva.gov/lakes/kyh_r.htm  Water Clarity and Temperature … on Kentucky Lake ranges from light stain in some of the creeks with the main lake clear. The lake is very fishable.  Barkley is lightly stained and the lake is very fishable.  Surface water temps on both lakes are in the low 50’s. Weather Outlook Wednesday...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Thanksgiving Day...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s. Thursday Night...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Friday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s. Friday Night...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Saturday...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the upper 40s. Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light rain. Highs in the upper 50s. Lows in the upper 40s

 

Prime Feeding Times for Kentucky & Barkley Lakes

 

 

 

The Right Crappie Hook Can Make a BIG Difference! 

When the water on Kentucky Lake has had a lot more color to it spider rigging or vertically fishing over cover is a pretty good way to catch a nice mess of November crappie.  However, some of our favorite brush tops have been located mid bay in clear water and getting up close and personal with crappie has been difficult at times for us anglers.  In order to improve your catch you can adjust your presentation in a couple of ways.  This includes backing off the cover and casting curly tails mounted on lead heads with light wire hooks and using braided line with a fluorocarbon leader.  Using the light wire hooks has allowed us to keep the lures in and around the cover where the big slabs have been hiding.The big advantage of light wire hooks is the angler can fish lures close to the cover without the fear of getting hung up.  Having the right line is essential.  We use 8 lb yellow Power Pro braid as a main line and add an 8 pound fluorocarbon leader on the business end.  This set up offers several advantages to the angler; superior casting, unbelievable feel for those light biters, strength and durability.  In the event one of us gets hung in the brush, all it takes is a gentle steady pull on the line and the Light Wire hook will bend and come free.  Countless times we've done this and saved a retie and precious fishing time.  Also when you get hung and get free it's one of the best times to get bit.  Once the lure comes out, reel very slowly.  Some of our best fish have been caught as the lure pops free from the submerged cover.  No doubt Light Wire hooks are the way to go.  A S-L-O-W retrieve works best when fishing deep brush piles.Get your Light Wire lead heads at most of the tackle shops or from Ken McGregor at the Fisherman's Friend in Lake City (270) 362-4323.  You'll get unhung and retie less when you're swimming those curly tails thru the submerged cover. 

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