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Kick'n Bass Fishing Report - 04/27/2012

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Kick'n Bass Fishing Report - 04/27/2012

Postby Admin » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:41 pm

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April 27th, 2012

Lake Conditions

Lake Levels … As of this morning both lakes were approximately 2.5 feet below summer pool and in the midst of a slow rise to May 1st pool level. For additional info on Kentucky Lake visit the TVA website: TVA: Kentucky

Water Clarity and Temperature … on Kentucky Lake ranges from light stain in some of the creeks with the main lake clear. The lake is very fishable. Barkley is lightly stained and the lake is very fishable. The surface water temps are in the mid to high 60’s and rising.

Weather Outlook
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday...Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.
Sunday Night...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

Fishing Report

Largemouth Bass … This has been one heck of a week for Kick’n Bass clients for numbers and size. Best lures have been SPRO crankbaits, Steel Shad blade baits and Shakey Heads using Zman finesse worms on 3/16 oz. PJ’s bass extractor jigs. Some of the bigger bass that have been on the shallow flats spawning are off the bed and on the move and are beginning to show up on the main lake ledges. Although we are getting a fair amount of fish on crankbaits and blade baits at the mouth of the bays and chunk rock banks, a more consistent method has been a slower presentations using shaky heads, Most of the bites are very light and dragging has worked better than giving the bait a lot of action. Smallmouth Bass … are beginning to show up on main lake points on Shakey Heads.

Crappie fishing … While we mostly were concentrating on Bass, Bluegill & Redear we did manage to catch a few decent crappie this week. Most were caught while pan fishing and were black crappie and shallow too. It’s obvious that the bigger females are recovering from the rigors of spawning and we’re just days away from real hot crappie fishing.

Bluegill & Redear … WOW! When you get on them they’re BIG and plentiful. We had several really nice trips this week and I had a lot of fun watching our clients catch these fighting fish. We’ve used several methods to catch them including a slip float presentation with live bait and slow rolling a Ken’s or Shelton’s bluegill bug tipped with a cricket or a wax or red worm. Look for chunk rock banks with rocks the size of a coffee can among brown gravel. The sandier the gravel the better. If you’re having a difficult time locating them just think a little deeper.

Sonar Tip of the Week

We really liked the “On the Water Sonar Class”. We had a great day and learned how to better use of the investment we’ve made. Thanks Again …

Ernie Brothers & Les Moreland – Evansville, IN.

The old Jonathan Creek Bridge ruins were discovered during an on the water sonar class with John Higgins of Aurora, Ky. The image shows clearly the old road bed leading up to the bridge, concrete supports and game fish relating to the area. John found the bridge and successfully navigated back to the spot. Your system can do this too. If you want to get more out of your HDS system contact for your own personal “On the water Sonar Class”

What is Kick’n Bass’ “On the Water Sonar Class”?

Kick’n Bass offers a one on one, hands on, in your boat using your electronics class that will take your understanding and know-how to another level!
IF YOU’RE CONFUSED, FRUSTRATED, AND NEED ANSWERS then Kick’n Bass’ “On the Water Sonar Class” is for YOU!

Read the owner’s manual or watched a DVD and still baffled? Let’s clear up your Sonar confusion. Have your unit(s) programmed by someone who depends on the HDS technology daily. Together we can make your system more user friendly and help you become a better angler.

Here’s just some of what Kick’n Bass can do for YOU!

•Make sure your HDS unit(s) has the correct settings for the type of fishing you do. In most cases the units factory default setting is set for “general use” not specific.
•Program the individual screens and install the overlay data on the screen that you want. Example: Depth, Water Temp, Time, etc.
•Arrange the screens so they display what you want them to show and make going from page to page orderly and non-confusing.
•Eliminate unwanted, non-practical on screen data that clutters your screen and gets in the way of using your unit to its maximum potential.
•Demo the unit for you to help you be familiar with the screens and commands, so you’ll have a good understanding of how to use the unit and take advantage of its fish finding capabilities.
•Learn how to assign a waypoint to a fishing hot spot and find it again.
•If needed, install the most recent updates.

As a bonus Kick’n Bass will help you learn to read an electronic topo map and find “places of interest” that could be potential fishing hot spots.

You’ve Made a Significant Investment in Electronics. Learn to Use Them to Their Full Potential.

Call Now! (270)703-6133 or email

Pontoon Fishing Is Fun!!!

Kick’n Bass Guide Service Offers Pontoon Trips for the Whole Family
That’s right, nobody gets left behind! Mom, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa and the kids can go too! Catch fish from our newly acquired state of the art fishing machine and have fun doing it! Crappie, Bass, Bluegill, Redear, Stripes or Catfish … the choice is yours. Don’t want to fish, rather relax and chill out? No problem, we can customize your trip. If you have something special in mind just let us know. Contact us well in advance for reservations. Email:

Thanks for reading Kick’n Bass’ fishing report!

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