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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 February 23, 2017

Report for Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley  

Well it looks like we are going to have an early spring this year. The morning water temperature was 55 yesterday. The fish are already ahead of schedule and the water is warming fast. I caught a lot of fish in the last 7 days; some were deep but most were shallow.

I have been catching some big bass in deeper water off of points in bays and coves and out in the main body off bars and humps. It takes time to find them in deeper water but when you do its fun to catch the larger fish. I have been using a Jig with a trailer and a straight tailed june bug finesse worm rigged Texas style.

In shallow water I have using a crankbait, the finesse worm, and a jerkbait. Some shallow areas have a lot of small bass and other shallow areas have some big bass. The larger the creek arm the less chance you will find them at the far back end. In a week or two they will make their way all the way back if weather stays warm.

The crappie fishing has been excellent this year with many fisherman catching limits each day.
Remember the water is at winter pool so you want to stay in the safe passage way buoys when running.  It is best to wear your life jacket. 

Shelldivers Guide Service
Scott McGlinchey
(317) 440-2934

Photo by Melodie Cunningham

This pileated woodpecker is one of the more common woodpecker species in North America. It is also one of the largest forest birds in the region.