Hello to all of our Kentucky Lake lovers and fishing friends! It has been quite a while since I have touched base with all of you, so with today being a rainy dreary day I figured I should take the time to do just that.
First of all Don, Eric and myself hope you all had a great holiday season and a happy new year. It is hard to believe 2016 has passed us by, and spring is right around the corner. We want to thank everyone who visited Moors Resort and fished with us last year and hope we can do it again in 2017!
We have not been on the water fishing much as of late, but I will share with you what I know. Today, both lakes were recorded as being at 354.65 and rising with the temperature at each dam being 43 degrees. Most of our time spent outdoors this winter has been in pursuit of both deer and ducks. I took advantage of a couple of calm days and slipped out to catch a nice mess of white and yellow bass. We also caught some real nice bass mixed in as well. The best of these, which I have included in the pictures, weighed 7-12. All of these fish came on jigging spoons at the mouths of different bays right on the river channel. A good friend of mine has continued to fish regularly throughout the winter and has done this consistently.
I have not crappie fished since my last guide trips in October, as I wanted to save my pets for paying customers this coming spring. With a pretty mild winter for the most part, I have seen a lot of crappie fisherman, and I know fish were caught very well at times. With the recent colder weather, I have not seen as many people on the water, but that does not mean someone is not out there catching them somewhere.
We will soon be putting closure on what has been a tough duck season for us. With that, our preparation begins for the upcoming crappie season by sinking our brush piles and stake beds. We do this every year to have enough places to find fish for our customers. We work hard to strategically place cover in different areas for different conditions such as water levels, temperature, and wind direction. While this is time consuming and a lot of work, we have fun doing it, and it is very rewarding to catch fish off of something you know that you made and personally planted. I encourage our local and regular anglers to plant some of their own cover each year. The more places we have in the lake for our fish to use, the better our fishery will be for everyone to enjoy.
Spring crappie fishing season is right around the corner. If you have never visited Moors Resort and the Kentucky Lake area, now is the time to make reservations. For anyone looking to get on the water, give us a call. Don's cell is 270-559-1366, and mine is 270-331-3519. I promise we will do everything we can to put some fish in the boat and show you a great time.