Scott Patton's Fishing Report
For October 28, 2016Report for Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville
The weather here on the Kentucky Lake has been fantastic with cool mornings with 75 mid day highs! Fishing has been good some days and slow on some. Seems like the bait is moving some, finding bait has been key for me. Sometimes I will see it on my Lowrance structure scan and sometimes I will visibly see the bass chasing them.
When I do find them I can catch some quality fish. The past few days I’ve done well fishing a Lucky Craft Gun Fish in a clear bait on calm days and bright skies, then early and on cloudy days I’m using a white shad pattern Gun Fish.
I am mixing up the retrieve with a steady walking action all the way back to the boat and some days I am walking it a few feet then pausing the bait letting it set for 5 to 10 seconds. You will just have to experiment with the retrieve to see what’s working for that day./p>
I am also keeping a chatter bait and a Lucky Craft LV RTO 200 in TO Shad or Chartreuse shad rigged. But for the most part top water has been my primary choice of lures.
For those of you coming down to fish and you don’t have a lot of time to fish I would go with the top water and stay near the main lake and the mouths of creeks. Look for shallow rocky flats in 1 to 3 feet of water adjacent to 5 to 10 foot depths. Keep covering water and keep an eye out for any bait or bass movements a lot of times the bass will show themselves.
One other pattern I don’t want to leave out is fishing
shallow docks and isolated wood. I would use a ¼ to 3/8
ounce Pro Tungsten weight and flip a ZOOM Z hog or baby
brush hog in green pumpkin shades. There will be a lot of
bream hanging around the docks.
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