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Captain Kirk's Guide Service
Kirk Weber
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Captain Kirk's Fishing Report

July 1, 2017

Report for Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

Air Temperature: Low 72  High 84
Water Temperature:  83
Water Elevation:  359'
Water Clarity:  Fairly clear 3 ft visibility green stain)

We're still catching some really nice Largemouth, Smallmouth, Crappie, Sauger, White Bass, Yellow Bass, and Catfish on offshore ledges.  The biggest change I've seen lately and will probably see for the next month is that there are now a lot more Yellow Bass and White Bass than Largemouths on the ledges.  This makes for some good frantic fish catching action at times.


Notes on Action: Still catching good sized fish on ledges.  Seeing an increase in bass activity along deeper shorelines.

What to Use: Spinner baits, spoons, spinners, soft plastics, crankbaits, and jigs will all catch fish right now.

Where to Fish: Wood cover seems very important.  Bass can be caught from 2' to 22' deep right now.

Notes on Action: Getting good action on some chunky hard fighting good eatin' fish.

What to Use: Spoons, spinners, Crappie jigs, and minnows will get the job done.

Where to Fish: Sometimes the fish are surface busting and you can chase the jumps.  Other times you'll find them on good offshore ledges 10' to 20' deep.


Notes on Action: Finding decent action on good sized fish.

What to Use: Jigs and minnows.

Where to Fish: Wood cover in 6' to 25' of water are holding Crappie.


Notes on Action: Good action on both Blue Cat and Channel Cat.

What to Use: Cut bait for Blues and nightcrawler for Channel Cat.

Where to Fish: Almost anywhere for Channel Cats and in deeper channels for Blues.


Notes on Action: Saw a good mess of gills at the cleaning station this morning.  There was a good mayfly hatch last night and the gills are after them

What to Use: Mayflies, nightcrawlers, crickets, or small jigs will get some.

Where to Fish: Under trees overhanging the water is a good bet.

Be safe this weekend.  We've posted recent pictures to our website.  If you're interested in viewing, you can check them out on our Pictures webpage. 

To book a trip just give me a call at 270-354-6017.

Captain Kirk, out

Photo:  Ivan Howard from IL 

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