October 28 2014
Hello guys and gals! Hope everyone is well. If you
have been out on the lake in the last week or so
you already know it is as good as it gets! For the
changing of the leaves the red and yellow colors
are incredible. The west bank is catching up with
the east bank. Try to get out and see the colors
before the leaves are gone for the winter.
The big birds are showing up in big numbers for
their winter stay. Over the weekend we saw what
some thought was the biggest hawk ever (however it
was argued to possibly be the biggest hornets
nest). Whatever it was big! I swear I saw it turn
its head. The pelicans can be seen in most parts
of the lake and also below both Kentucky and
Chris and I have been out several days in the last
few weeks with good results on most trips. One
thing we deal with daily is the current flow and
the lake level going up and down as much as 6
inches overnight. There has been as many as 13
gates open and as few as one gate open can change
your fishing plans.
Crappie fishing has been good but you have to find
them since they are on the move. One day they are
back in the bays in 16-20 ft water, then the next
day they move to the main lake so you have to look
around for them. We have been using minnows and
tube jigs fishing over brush piles and stake beds.
White bass are still active but not as fast as
earlier. Try in line spinner with 3/4 oz jigging
spoons. Try to find some shad close to some
current off the river bends.
Catfish are biting OK. One day last week we left
the crappie just to catfish and caught some great
ones. All were blue cats in 36-46 ft of water in
the main lake holes. We were fishing off a big
river drop off. I switched bait to minnows
thinking we might catch a sauger but instead
caught some yellow bass!
Bass fishing is fair to good. The big FLW
tournament was this last weekend. There were some
great weights brought in. I talked to several of
the guys and they let me know you just had to be
in the right spot. What seemed to work was all
kinds of top water baits and Sammies fished in the
back of the bays for the most part.
It is a great time of the year to come on down to
the lake and stay a few days at Moors resort for a
little relaxation and a amazing colorful view of
Call now and book those spring trips so you get
the dates you want!
The Big Kahuna