Hello guys and gals! Don, Eric, and myself all hope you are doing well. A big thanks goes out to all of you that have fished with us and visited Moors Resort this year. The weather is a little moist today, so I thought it would be a good time to give you an updated report.
The recent weather has been downright, dangerously hot. High temperatures and humidity created boiling heat indexes last week. Yesterday, we had some large storms roll through that actually ran us off of the lake. I was about three minutes too late and got soaked, but we missed the lightning. Today, the temperatures are nice with overcast skies and a heavy mist falling. More thunderstorms are predicted for the day. Friday's forecast calls for sun and a high of 86. Saturday and Sunday call for partly cloudy conditions with the temperatures climbing back into the 90's. Monday's forecast calls for temperatures in the low 90's and a chance for PM thunderstorms. After that, it looks like we will be on a run of temperatures in the 80's for a while. The current lake conditions are both lakes registering at 89 degrees at the dams and are slightly above 358 feet. Kentucky is at 358.02 and Barkley is at 358.05. Kentucky Lake is projected to fall about half a foot slowly over the next few days. Now, let's talk some fishing.
Bass: We have not bass fished, but still pick a few off while looking for whites and yellows. From the other anglers and guides I have talked to, they tell me that the bite has still been slower and scattered since the high water conditions. A good friend of mine, however, won a local tournament last weekend with a five fish, 24 pound bag. That is a heck of a catch! The closest competition was around 17 pounds, and third place was in the 12 pound range. I am sworn to secrecy as to how he caught these fish, but obviously they did something different than the rest of the competition. Therefore, if what you are doing is not working, try something else. It can't get any worse right?
Bluegill: We have not fished for these guys, but we have been seeing some cleaned and have had some reports from trusted fishing friends of respectable catches. Try main lake boat docks under a cork or any shaded areas with some depth around them.
Catfish: Don went looking around Tuesday with moderate success. He targeted the old river channel bends and underwater islands. His bait of choice was nightcrawlers, as he is allergic to shrimp... Kind of like his wife said he is about work.
Crappie: We have not fished for them, and I am holding off until after Labor Day. Some of my best days last year were in September, but who knows. I am sure someone is catching them somewhere, but it has not been any of us.
White and Yellow Bass: Once again, this is where we have concentrated most of our efforts for our friends and clients. We have had some knock out days on the Whites Bass, but I have had some where I couldn't find them. The Yellow Bass have been more consistent. You just have to go out, and try to figure something out. Most of our luck continues to be along the old river channel, underwater islands, and the mouths of major creeks. We are using rooster tails and jigging spoons.
For those of you that have not visited the Moors Resort, now is the time to do so. Summer is soon to be over. The kids at Marshall and McCracken counties started back to school today. I sure do wish I could be back in the classroom teaching today. (That would be sarcasm!) All joking aside, where has time gone? Hurry up and come visit us, whether you fish or not. Moors and the area have a whole lot to offer, so come check it out and wind down. You deserve it! Be sure to get on the Moors Facebook page, and check out some of our latest fishing pictures. Be safe, and God Bless all of you!