Mid-August Fishing Report
As of today, Kentucky Lake is listed as being at an elevation of 357.12, and projected to fall slightly over the next two days to a level of 356.89. Barkley Lake was listed at 357.12 and also projected to be slightly falling. Both lakes are recorded to be at 83 degrees with those readings being taken at each dam. With the water reaching these lower levels, I would encourage anyone not familiar with the lakes to stay within the navigational markers. The weather looks like we could have some more rain the next three days with the best chance being Saturday, and then those chances are to decrease by Sunday. The winds look to blow from the south until Sunday when they will take a northward turn. Each day, the winds look to be fishable. Temperatures are predicted to reach highs only in the lower 80's with a high of 78 on Sunday. Next week calls for small chances of rain with temperatures forecast to be in the upper 70's and lower 80's. As far as fishing is concerned, I have no complaints. We are still chasing the white and yellow bass and have been pretty consistent in having been able to come up with some good catches. Be sure to check out some of the pictures that are along with the report. As always in fishing, some days are better than others, and on the slower days, you have to move around more and hopefully get lucky enough to find something to tug on the line and put in the skillet. In searching for these species, we normally come up with some catfish, bass, and even an occasional sauger will show up. We continue to look along the old river channel and mouths of major creeks for our fish. Sometimes we are lucky enough to find them driving minnows to the top of the water in what we call the jumps. This can make for some fast and exciting action. We continue to catch our fish on rooster tails, spoons, and I have captured some of the jump fish on a topwater baby torpedo. For those of you that have not made it to the Moors and Kentucky Lake, now is the time. Most kids are back in school, and summer is soon to be over, but some of the best fishing and boating weather is still to come. The resort and the entire lakes area has so many things to offer for all ages. If any of you would like to go fishing give one of us a call. We will do our best to show you a great time, and hopefully put you on some fish to take home with you. Don's cell is 270-559-1366. My number is 270-331-3519. We would love to get to meet you and spend some time on the water with you. Thanks again to all of you that have visited and fished with us this year or anytime in the past.