April 24, 2015

Hello guys and gals! Sorry for the late report but we have been after it on the water trying to keep up with the fish. We want to thank everyone that has fished with us this spring. We have enjoyed meeting all of you and the time we spent together on the water. Spring has finally arrived as the trees are fully leaved out and everything is blooming. The weather is still throwing us an occasional curveball however but none of us can control that and we just deal with it the best we can. Heavy rains in the area created about a four foot rise in the lake level in a weeks time. The lake level as of this morning was 361.61 which is 2 and a half feet above summer pool. TVA projections show that the lake will start being drawn down today towards summer pool. Now lets talk fishing.

Crappie: This is where most of our efforts are still being concentrated. We have had a good spring but the rising water scattered the fish and made fishing very difficult at times.For us there has been no pattern other than fish hard and move a lot to try to figure out what is going on as each day has been different. Most of our fish have come off of our brushpiles on minnows with a few coming on tube jigs. Color choice varies on a day to day basis as does the depth and location of the brush. We just have to move a lot and cover as much water as we can. Most of the females we have caught have deposited the greatest amount of their eggs so we think the spawn is mostly over. The work has been hard but it has produced respectable amount of fish for us.

Bass: We have not bass fished but reports have it that large amounts of small buck bass are being caught. A good friend of ours was practicing for an upcoming tournament and said he had caught what would have been a 15 pound limit. I would say most fish would be shallow in the flooded bushes and other cover and on gravel banks. The falling water will however reposition the fish till the lake stabalizes.

Bluegill and Catfish: On some days we have mixed in some fishing for these species as well with mixed results. The recent cold front slowed the activity the last couple of days. The channel cats we caught were on gravel and rock banks in approximately 4 to 6 feet of water. The gills were slightly deeper in the same areas. A good buddy of mine and his wife caught the Red Ear pretty good one day before the cold front fishing the flooded cover. We think these species should really catch fire when the water warms back up.

Now is the time to head on to Kentucky Lake and beautiful Moors Resort and enjoy some R and R. The Loons are still hanging around and we saw some Eagles yesterday. The best time to come is whenever you can as Moors is a great resort with a lot of things to offer whether you fish or not. Give us a call and we will get out on the lake, put some fish in the boat, enjoy each others company and the beautiful scenery. Thanks again to all of you that have visited Moors Resort and fished with us this spring. We hope we can do it again soon.

The Big Kahunas Guide Service
Don Schnuck

(270) 559-1366

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