March Fishing Report
Hello once again to all of our Kentucky Lake, and Moors Resort fans. Duck season is over, our wounds are healing from the spankings they gave us, the decoys are cleaned and stored, so it is time to get ready for fishing. Don, Eric, and myself hope all of you are doing well, and we felt the need to touch base and let you know what has been going on in preparation for the upcoming spring Crappie season.
Most recently what has been taking place has been rain, rain, and more rain. The Tennessee, Cumberland, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers are all in serious flood mode. Local towns and residents are fighting the water with sand bags, and pumps. The Ohio at Cairo, Paducah, and the Mississippi at Cape Girardeau are forecast to crest on March 2nd. The crest prediction for Paducah is at 53.5 feet with flood stage being 40 feet. Kentucky lake is forecast to reach 363.8 by next weekend with outflows exceeding 300,000 cfs for the foreseeable future. Fishing is important to all of us, but becomes insignificant when peoples lives, and property are at stake. The rain and floodwaters are out of our control, but we can control saying some prayers that the rain will subside, people will remain safe, and any destruction will be minimal.
While on the subject of control, I want to take a minute and discuss a few things. First, things guides cannot control: weather, wind, temperature, water fluctuations, the cycle of a fishery, whether fish decide to bite during the time we are on the water, etc. etc.. What we can control is effort, professional treatment, preparation, and honesty just to mention a few that come to my mind. Anyone that thinks a fishing guide just hops in a boat, leaves the dock with customers, and goes out and catches fish is misinformed. We all spend a lot of time working on our equipment keeping it in working order. We spend countless hours looking for new spots, and fish for our customers. If we are not guiding we are fishing sometimes going hours without a bite just hoping to find that one new area that will reward a customer by having a trip to remember. Please do not misunderstand me, I am not complaining. This is our job, and we enjoy doing what we do. While it is not always rainbows and unicorns, the days when a plan all comes together, and you see the smile on someones face when they catch their first 2 pound Crappie, it makes it worth it!!
In recent days when the weather was suitable , we have been involved in our yearly chore of sinking brush piles to take our customers looking for a Crappie. The work is hard,but we have a good time doing it together, and then when we are able t