Kentucky Lake Fishing Report
With all the rain and flooding along the river systems this year, we have experienced a lot of fluctuations in lake levels, and the gates have been open at each dam for extended periods of time. As of this morning on May 21st, both lakes are reported to be 74 degrees. Kentucky Lake is listed to be at 359.4 with an outflow of 62,000 cubic feet per second. The lake is forecasted to fall to 358.7 by Friday, and the outflow to diminish to 35,000 CFS. Lake Barkley is listed to be at 359.3 with an outflow of 33,800 cubic feet per second. The lake is forecasted to fall to 358.6 with the outflow reduced to 25,000 CFS by Friday. Higher levels should make for easier navigation, but be aware of floating debris, as I have seen some pretty good size logs out there recently.
The weather for the rest of the week looks like it will stay warm with temperatures in the upper 80's each day. With that, however, comes some pretty breezy conditions for most of the week . There actually is a lake wind advisory issued for today. Most of the week looks dry, with the exceptions being Wednesday and Thursday, each having a chance for some thunderstorms. The weather is like fishing, we never know what is going to happen, so we just have to roll with it.
I was able to find some White and Yellow Bass on some days to mix in with what Crappie we could capture. As of late, things have shown some improvement. I have had some days where I was able to make some pretty good catches of Bluegill, and White Bass. The gills came fishing sandy and gravel spawning areas dragging a cricket on the bottom. The fish, for me, were scattered and required a lot of moving and searching. They are out there, as I have seen a lot of nice catches come in. Generally, someone will always find the fish somewhere. With some generous current, we have been able to make some pretty good catches of White and Yellow Bass. One day, I even found some chasing bait on a wind blown point in a bay, which pure coincidence is my theory for what that is worth. I know of some very good catches of Catfish that have come fishing under corks around rocky banks and also bouncing the bottom along the river channels.
For anyone looking to get away from the real world for a few days, come give it a try at Moors Resort. Regardless if you fish or not the lakes, and the entire area have a lot of things to offer. Our area offers boating, hiking, bird watching, and other various attractions near Land Between the Lakes, and I could go on and on. I am still seeing Eagles, Pelicans, and a lot of Osprey when I am out on the water. Yesterday, we saw some deer by the waters edge, which is not a rare occurrence. Moors has everything to offer a person looking for a place to stay such as Ralph's Harborview Bar and Grill, a full service marina, boat rentals, slip rentals, a playground, and many other things to assure that your stay is enjoyable. Mark and Kathy Wood and all of their employees will do everything within there power to make sure that you enjoy your stay at the Moors.
For anyone out there that would like to get on the water and try to catch some fish, give us a call. Don's cell is 270-559-1366, and mine (Chris) is 270-331-3519. We would love to get to meet you, make some new friends, and snag you some some fish to take home. Be sure to check us out on our Facebook page as we try to make posts about our most recent fishing trips.
Lastly, and most importantly, lets not forget the importance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering and honoring those people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Without their ultimate sacrifices, we would not have our freedoms, and opportunities which exist in our great country. Freedom does have a price. Thanks you to all of the men and women who have and are serving our nation.