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Scott McGlinchey

Shelldivers Guide Service
Scott McGlinchey
(317) 440-2934
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Shelldivers Guide Service's Fishing Report

For March 7, 2017

Report for Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley  

The weather continues to be warmer than average with morning water temperatures hovering at 55 to 56 degrees. The bass and crappie are biting good.

I noticed a couple things yesterday regarding the fish that were different. One is the bass are starting to move further towards the backs of the big creek arms. Second, I caught crappies yesterday while bass fishing and those crappies were on the bank in two to four feet of water.

I  started fishing at about 2:00 p.m. and finished at dark. I threw a jerkbait the entire time fishing it in 1 to 4 feet of water. Sometimes my boat was in 2 feet of water and other times I was sitting in ten feet but always keeping my bait shallow in 1 to 4 feet.

I caught a lot of bass and had five big ones. Unfortunately I lost some nice ones. It was a windy day and there was only one other boat at the ramp.

Fishing in the wind can be difficult so here is a tip. Windy banks and drop offs are usually the best but they can be hard to fish in heavy wind. You really can’t fight a strong wind so you use the wind to your advantage and let the wind push you up or down the banks or drop offs and keep going.  You might load the boat!

Shelldivers Guide Service
Scott McGlinchey
(317) 440-2934

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