June 25 Lake Conditions:
Lake Barkley - 358.95, 7,300 CFS with stained water color and temps running in the 80ís
Kentucky Lake - 358.81, 7,000-30,000 CFS with a light stain and temps running in the 80ís
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Fishing has remained very good most days as some are better than others. Some small amounts of surface activity are happening each morning and I have seem some of the larger schools coming up midday in the dead heat and sun as well. Quite a few single, twos and threes are
The striper bite has been great for me most everyday. I am fishing the lower end of the lake now full time. Bait has been wonderful every morning barring the full moon's light a few days a month. There is still quite a few fish on the eastern end still yet but the bite has
The surface temps are between 80 and 82 degrees from the dam up into the rivers. It's 67 at 25 foot and 55 at 35 foot. The generation has been sporadic at best which I attribute to the Wolf River dam being operational again for the first time in nearly ten years. We are seeing
Lake Barkley: 359.85, 15,800-16,000 CFS, slight stain throughout the lake, water temps running 74-80 degrees
Kentucky Lake: 359.80, 29,000-50,500 CFS, clear throughout the lake, water temps running 74-80 degrees
The conditions are steadily improving on Dale Hollow. The smallmouth have moved out in good numbers as has the largemouth plus we've started to catch some trophy white bass.
Walleye fishing has slowed by nite but should pick up toward the full moon in early June. The
July brings sunny days, higher water temperatures and lots of pleasure boats to Lake Norman. Such conditions influence fish to move to deeper water during the day where itís not only cooler, but the environment is less stressful. But when dusk arrives, the fish return to their... read more
There is no doubt in my mind that big baits catch big fish, I have said it for years and continue to believe it; there is however some extreme size baits that even further the big baits big bass philosophy. Just take a look at some of the newest most effective summertime baits... read more
As we have all seen the days of fishing any of our high pressure lakes has changed drastically over the past few years; going to a top rated reservoir has frustrated many of the best of fisherman. The change has come over time but the days of finding really aggressive bass are... read more
Ė Every angler has at one time or another forgotten something in their rush to leave for a fishing trip.
Itís disheartening when that something is sunglasses. Squinting and shielding your eyes for hours takes some of the fun out of the experience.
ďMore than just... read more
The calendar said June 1, but the cold northeast wind, chilly rain and leaden skies seemed more like a bad day on the opening weekend of the April Keeneland meet.
June finally arrived in Kentucky this week and water temperatures in lakes across the state inched their way... read more
We are headed into the heat of the summer, a time of year where we will see water temperatures well into the 90ís. The questions are, where do the fish go and what do you as a bass fisherman do to find them? The answers may not be exactly what you might think!
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The recipe proves once again that bacon is good with just about everything!
My father was quite a cook, but I think in some cases he made the recipe up as he went. I canít ever remember him bringing... read more
Mary Lee, a great white shark tagged with a GPS tracking device, has become a favorite of the social media set. All it took was a Twitter Account, (@MaryLeeShark) and an anonymous spokesperson to field responses to questions like this. ďMary Lee, I know itís not polite, but... read more
As bass fishing transitions every year so do the tools we use to fish with; many of them are just toys that cost a lot of money and many are tools that define the sport. The year 2015 and for some years past in my mind has changed what we fish with and must haveís in our tool... read more
I am fortunate to have lots of grandfathers taking their grandchildren on a fishing adventure throughout the year. I even had a grandmother and granddaughter outing this year. I enjoy each trip and love having kids on the boat. I especially enjoy it when my grandchildren... read more