Scott Patton's Fishing Report
For August 11, 2017Report for Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville
It’s been mild the past couple of weeks here on Kentucky Lake and the lake level is falling. This is causing the bait and bass to start an early migration this year.
I am looking for migrating bait and I like fishing a top water like the Lucky Craft Gun Fish or a Sammy in the shallows or on the main lake gravel bars. The bass on Kentucky Lake just love this walking and spitting action of the Gun Fish. I can cover a lot of water with this bait.
If it’s a slick day with no wind I will go with the Sammy. Keep an eye out for any bait. A lot of anglers don’t realize it’s our gizzard shad that will migrate to the flats first. And the quality bass follow them. On windier days or over cast I will use the Gun Fish. Shad patterns in both of these lures are the best colors to go with.
Also use a square bill crankbait like Lucky Crafts 1.5 and 2.5 on the shallow flats looking for feeding fish. A ZOOM swim bait in the creeks and secondary bars have caught some good fish. It’s that time of year when you will want to cover a lot of water looking for what I call free roaming bass that will chase the shad where ever its decides to go.
There is a flipping bite if you can locate some wood, lay downs or stumps in the shallows, this cover is holding some fish. I will use a 3/8 Pro Tungsten weight with a ZOOM Z Hog or Z craw on 20lb test Seaguar Fluorocarbon on a Lews Flipping stick.
I have some days open this August and September give me a call or text at 731-227-9499.
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