• Kentucky Lake Fishing Report 9/18/18 Scott Patton

    Kentucky Lake Guide Service
    (731) 227-9499 http://scottpattonfishing.com/index.html scottpattonfishing@yahoo.com
  • I can help you get prepared for a tournament, get familiar with the lake, learn new techniques, or soft just have a great fishing trip! I serve Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley in the beautiful Land Between the Lakes area of Western Kentucky. This anglerís paradise of over 200,000 acres of accessible fishing water lays claim to some of the worldís finest freshwater sport fishing.

  • Kentucky Lake Fishing Report 9/18/18 Scott Patton

    Scott Patton Fishing
    PO Box 757 Paris Tn. 38242
    731-227-9499
    Fishing Report
    9-17-18

    The fishing on Kentucky lake is starting to pick up, of course the best bite has been early. Were still having summer like weather and we need some fall cool fronts to move in to drop water temps and start the migration of the shad. Yes, we actually had a good shad spawn this spring and am looking for a shad migration towards the creeks and shallows this year. The shad population was almost wiped out of Kentucky lake and I really saw the shad disappear when the lake was sprayed 4 and a half years ago to get rid of our fantastic hydrilla we had and what is so vital to any fishery to stay healthy. I really feel the shad are repopulating themselves! Which is something that we need. Iíve had a good year catching bass on Kentucky lake Iíve just had to rethink on how to fish a lake that the main forage is bluegill crawfish and other small creatures that the bass can feed on.



    The top water bite has been key in the mornings, Iím fishing walking baits like Lucky Crafts Gun Fish, Sammyís and others. I also will keep a buzz bait and Whopper plopper handy, a lot of times you have to see what the bass will react on. Its sometimes a certain lures sound that will trigger the strike, so experiment. Iím fishing my top water on Seaguar Braid and a Lews 6í 10 Custom Lite rod, this rod is perfect for walking baits like the Gun Fish, Its shorter so I can keep my rod tip down and I can get that walking action going the way I need in order to get a reaction strike from the bass. This rod is also the one I use when working jekbaits and fishing docks.







    Iíve also caught some fish on vibrating baits on points inside the creeks, and on a ZOOM Mag Trick worm (green Pumpkin) with a Ĺ ounce Pro Tungsten weight fishing main lake channel banks in the 6 to 10-foot depths. Look for bait fish thatís one thing I do constantly when looking for the right area is I watch my Structure scan constantly on my Lowrance units. This is so important when looking for new areas.


    Contact me at Scottpattonfishing.com 731-227-9499


    I guide full time on Kentucky Lake, Pick Wick and Lake Okeechobee, along with fishing the BASS Master Opens.
    My sponsors are Phoenix Boats, ASC Marine, Pro Tungsten, Mercury, ZOOM, Lucky Craft, Kentucky Battery Outlet, Lowrance, Craw Cane, Heritage Fence, Power Pole, Seaguar, Lews, Gill, TH Marine, Costa Sunglasses
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