Hello to all of our fishing friends out there. Don and I hope you are all doing well and staying cool. We both want to thank everyone who has visited Moors Resort and fished with us this year. I have not reported in for awhile, and since it is too hot do any chores outside, I figured now would be a good time. So, here we go.
The recent weather has gone from torrential rain to downright miserably hot. The forecast is for the temperatures to be in the lower 90's through most of next week and then moving back into the upper 90's around the weekend. With all the rain we had in the area, the lakes rose rapidly, but have now been returned to slightly above normal summer pool. As of today, Kentucky sits at 360.27 and Barkley is at 360.45, and a slow fall is forecast over the next three days. Both lakes are registering 82 degrees at each dam.
Don and I have been out fishing pretty regular, whether with customers or friends and have had pretty decent results. Be sure to get on the Moors Facebook page and check out some of our recent pictures. Now, let's talk fishing.
Bass: I have not bass fished, but from what I have read and heard, the high water scattered the fish and has made for a tough bite.
Bluegill: We have not fished for this species, and I have not heard of any being caught, nor have I seen anyone cleaning any.
Catfish: We have been catching a few mixed in with the other fish we have been catching. The strong current discouraged us from pursuing them. I would say when things settle down, it should be really good again.
Crappie: I have not gone after these critters anymore. They may have hurt my feelings for the last time until September. I have considered it, but I have decided to stick with what we have had our best luck with. I do know that some people have caught them, because of pictures I have seen them and from one report of a trusted fishing friend. Who knows, I might try them one more time just to see if I get a chance to do so.
White and Yellow Bass: This is where we are concentrating most of our efforts with pretty consistent success. Some days are better than others, but that is fishing. We mainly have caught yellow bass, but some days we catch decent numbers of whites. Most of our luck has continued to be on islands around the main river channel and the mouths of major creeks. Jigging spoons and rooster tails have been our lures of choice.
If you have not made it to Moors Resort, now is the time. Summer is passing by, and the kids will soon be back in school, so come visit. Whether you fish or not, Moors has a lot to offer, and Kentucky Lake is a beautiful body of water. Once again, a big thanks to all of our customers and patrons of Moors Resort! Don't forget to check out the pictures on the Moors Facebook page. Be safe, and we hope to see you soon.
Chris and Don
The Big Kahuna's Guide Service