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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
July 13th, 2007
got a little reprieve from the hot weather this week as cloudy days and
lower humidity helped the overall fishing conditions somewhat. Several
mornings had light winds too and that helped out as well.
temperatures this week were in the 83 to 86 degree range. Water color
remained clear in most of the reservoir.
were hanging around the 358 mark this week at both Kentucky Dam and
upstream at New Johnsonville Steam Plant.
patterns are holding up for anglers working the deep ledges out on the
main lake and inside the larger bays. Hefty stringers were taken earlier
this week by fishermen tossing jig and pig combos, large Texas rigged
worms, Carolina rigged lizards, and big deep diving crankbaits.
color choices on worms have been green pumpkin pepper, June bug, red
shad, and black and blue combinations.
was present in the Tennessee River this week and that seemed to help on
drop-offs along the main river. Several main lake ledges in Big Sandy
were giving up decent bass too, despite no current being present there.
are also giving up bass as anglers work them with topwater jerk baits,
Texas rigged worms, and some rattle traps. Some fish have also been
taken on weedless frogs worked slowly over thicker grass.
grassbeds are holding a lot of pin minnows and the smaller bass are
really holding up in these type areas but some anglers have found a
large fish in there now and then.
decent limits have been taken the last week to ten days with some
stringers averaging over three pounds. And, reports are coming in with a
5 to 6 pound largemouth showing up now and then so some good fish are
out there and continue to bite in their typical summer hideouts.
were still hitting fair on main lake drop-offs this week. I found a
pretty good grade of fish hanging around the 20 to 25 foot depth zone
earlier in the week. At mid week fish seem more scattered in the deeper
areas and I moved up to check some midrange stakebeds and found action
improving in 12 to 14 foot zones.
days likely helped the bite in the midrange depths as fish seemed
interested in taking jigs tipped with minnows. Some fish took just a jig
now and then but clearly showed a preference for the minnow, as did some
feisty yellow bass and aggressive bluegill.
mayfly hatches were still underway this week but flies were here and
there with no massive amount seen in the Paris Landing area. Look for
hatches to continue these next few weeks.
action has been mediocre with only a scattered report of success now and
then. Action can vary from day to day but it seems overall action has
been off thus far this summer, due in part to lack of current in the
anglers are trolling for sauger, crappie and white bass in the early
mornings and late afternoons.
Only a few
white bass have shown up in the creel of crappie fishermen and the
trollers are only catching one now and then.
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Steve McCadams is one of the nation's best known Crappie Fishermen
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