Hello to all of our fishing friends and lake lovers! Don and I want to thank everyone who has visited Moors and fished with us the past couple of weeks. As always, we enjoy the company of each and every one of our customers, whether you are a new visitor or one of our regulars. We appreciate the opportunity to fish with and get to know each and every person we get on the water.
Before I get into the fishing, I have something on my heart that I am going to share with all of you folks. This week, myself and the Moors community lost a dear friend and wonderful person. David Hercula lost his life in a tragic accident. David was an icon at Moors, as you saw him every day with a big smile fishing off the bank. He was liked by everyone. David was one of my best friends. He was small in size, but he had a heart the size of Texas, and would give you the shirt off of his back. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. David made the world a better place, and he is going to be sorely missed by us all. (Photographed Below)
Our recent weather has been downright hot, but oh well. It is that time of the year. The forecast for today is for strong storms. Tomorrow looks like cooler temperatures, and then look for temperatures in the lower 80's, gradually creeping up each day. As of this morning, Kentucky Lake"s elevation sits at 359.08, and Barkley's sits at 359.15. Each lake is reported to be 82 degrees, recorded from both dams. Now for the fishing.
Bass: Once again, I have not specifically bass fished, but we usually manage to catch a few fishing for the species we chase. Everyone seems to be fishing ledges, which is how the BFL All American was won. A big congratulations to local angler and legend, Billy Schroeder, on a third place finish. Billy fished in the very first All American and is a great fisherman and a first class act. Just making it to the All American is a feat in itself. Lures I am hearing mentioned are swimbaits, crankbaits, big worms, large spoons, bucktails, and jigs with trailers.
Bluegill: We have not fished for these species, and I have not seen any that have been captured or heard any good reports from my trusted fishing friends.
Crappie: I spent about two hours after these animals this week with the same result. I can catch some, but in my boat it is slow.
Catfish: Catfishing remains good. We have been catching both blues and channels on the old river channel ledge and islands. Our bait is secret, but I will tell you folks. Night crawlers.
White and Yellow Bass: This is where most of our efforts have been focused. Some days are better than others, and it usually revolves around current. If there is no current, it makes the fishing difficult. If you have current, it usually has been pretty good. White bass are being caught with more regularity on some days, which is encouraging. Our best success has been fishing the mouths of major creeks and along the river channel bends or islands. Mostly, we are throwing rooster tails or jigging spoons.
Once again, thanks to all of you that have visited Moors, whether you fished with us or not. If you haven't visited Moors, now is the time to do so. Summer is here, and the water is warming up. Kentucky Lake is a beautiful waterway, and the resort has a lot to offer, whether you fish or not. Among some of those things are a full service marina with boat and jet ski rentals, a wonderful restaurant, swimming both at the beach or pool, and miniature golf . Come check it out, and enjoy all the things Moors has to offer.
Chris and Don
The Big Kahuna's Fishing Guide Service