Brought to you by: Fishtale Lodge
Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
August 17th, 2006
BASS EVADING SUMMER ANGLERS
White bass, referred to locally as stripes, have been playing hide
and go seek with sportfishermen hoping to link up with the popular
A few scattered jumps of white bass are showing up but not many
anglers have found the schools staying on the surface for extended
periods. Most of the reports indicate the fish are up and down quickly,
making it tough to locate consistent activity.
August is usually prime time for surface activity from white bass
but action thus far has been unpredictable. A few boats have scored on
night time outings fishing beneath floating lights that attracted
schools of baitfish.
Some anglers have been trolling deep diving crankbaits or inline
spinners and locating white bass along main lake sandbars.
Those hot and humid days often deliver a calm lake and that makes it
easier to hear and see the feeding frenzies.
There’s still a chance for some good white bass activity in the
weeks ahead so keep your fingers crossed.
From the fishing scene comes continued success stories from bass
anglers braving the heat. Several anglers continue to find fish hitting
in both deep and shallow water areas.
As lake levels fall slowly several areas of aquatic vegetation are
beginning to expose themselves, offering a haven for bait fish and bass
where anglers are tossing worms, spinnerbaits, floating worms, shallow
running crankbaits, and Carolina rigged worms.
Main lake ledges are still holding bass too and some anglers have
been finding fish on sandbars near the main river when current is
Crappie anglers have found mediocre success while working main lake
ledges. Some fish are coming from the deep sides of drop-offs in depths
of 18 to 25 feet. Live minnows have produced some fish as anglers bump
bottom with double hook rigs.
Some scattered crappie remain in the deeper stakebeds and brushpiles
where the 11 to 13 foot zones have given up some fish. Working small
jigs around the submerged manmade structure has produced some fish as
have live minnows added to jigheads.
Catfish action has been somewhat slow lately as not much action has
come from the main river bank where summer patterns normally find the
big fish laying in deep holes and near the mouths of submerged creeks
empting into the main river channel.
For The Lake Barkley Report
Also check out our past:
Kentucky Lake Fishing Reports
Steve McCadams is one of the nation's best known Crappie Fishermen
and a full time resident of Paris, Tennessee. Steve is also a
professional hunting and fishing guide here in the Paris Landing area.