Scott Patton's Fishing Report
For June 18, 2018Report for Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville
The bass fishing on Kentucky Lake has been getting better each day. I’m seeing more fish and bait returning to their summer ledge areas. With all the high water we had a couple weeks ago and strong current it has forced the bait and bass to seek lesser current areas which was in the creeks and back water areas.
I’m still catching some bass on secondary ledges but I’m seeing more bait and bass moving out onto the main river ledges. The morning bite has been good. As the sun rises, of course, it slows down.
The baits that I’m catching most of my fish on is a Drop Shot. I’m using a ZOOM Z3 Swamp Crawler in Morning Dawn and I’m using ZOOMs, Z3 Original worm in morning dawn. I fish a Lews Custom Lite 6’10” rod, my line choice is 20lb Seaguar Braid with a Seaguar 8lb fluorocarbon leader. I like a 3/8 or 1/2 ounce Pro tungsten drop shot weight depending on the current.
My next bait has been a ZOOM Ole Monster worm in Blue fleck or Plum on a 1/2 or 3/4 ounce Pro Tungsten weight. I will fish it on 15lb Seaguar fluorocarbon and a 7 ft or 7’4 Lews rod. Lastly, I’ve caught some fish on a 3/4 foot ball jig in green pumpkin and a Carolina rig with a ZOOM Trick worm Green Pumpkin and Morning Dawn.
I do an on-the-water ledge class. I have dates open in
June and July for guiding and my ledge class.
Contact me at Scottpattonfishing.com 731-227-9499
I guide full time on Kentucky Lake 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,
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