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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
August 3rd, 2007
Lake levels have been relatively stable this week for anglers on
Kentucky Lake. Elevation at both Kentucky Dam and upstream at New
Johnsonville has remained in the 357 range most of the week as very
little change has taken place.
Surface temperatures have been in the 87 to 90 degree range. Warm nights
havenít allowed much in the way of cooling off and very little rainfall
has entered the reservoir lately. Water color remains clear.
continues to dominate the conversation for most boaters and bass anglers
as the shallow flats and sandbars are covered with pondweed and various
aquatics. Although not much grass in present in the upper portion of Big
Sandy or West Sandy, it is abundant across the Tennessee River portion
of the reservoir.
fishermen are working the grassbeds as a lot of baitfish are present
there. Schools of shad are visible in the early morning and late
afternoon periods near the surface. And, a lot of sunfish are there too,
feeding on various insects and the various algae and zooplankton.
anglers are finding fish taking spinnerbaits, topwater jerk baits and
buzzbaits, floating worms, and Texas rigged worms fished on the edges
and around open pockets. Deeper ditches and sloughs are easily found as
the grass will show you where to fish and run the boat.
Finding the deeper water close to grass seems to be the most productive.
anglers are still staying on the deep water patterns and working ledges
and humps along the main river channel with Carolina rigged worms, deep
diving crankbaits, and jig and pig combos.
fishing has entered the picture for a few bass anglers too. Slow rolling
a spinner bait along sloping points has produced a few scattered fish.
Crappie and white bass fishermen have also turned to night fishing
lately using floating lights and lanterns affixed to jon boats and
attempt to beat the heat a few fishermen are trying to find fish out
over main lake ledges and river channel breaks. Action has been limited,
however, as only a few have reported success with not much help from
mayfly hatches lately.
of the daytime crappie action has come from anglers working live minnow
rigs out over deep drop-offs. Depths of 20 to 25 feet have produced some
scattered fish this week.
bass action has been slow as only a scattered jump has been seen here
and there. A few boats are trolling cankbaits and rooster tails and
picking up some but action has been inconsistent.
Catfishermen have not been bragging much either has the lack of current
in the main river has not been friendly to the summer bite.
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