Largemouth bass fishing is best from late March through May. June through the middle of July offers good bass fishing at night. Mid September through early November offers good bass fishing as well.
White bass fishing is typically good from the end of May through late June.
Crappie fishing is typically at its best from late March through the middle of April depending upon water temperature. June through October are good for fishing deep structure.
Recent Activity and Conditions
We have had several inches of rain, but conditions are actually pretty good. The lakes are dropping back toward summer pool. Rough river rose the least followed by Nolin and then Barren at around 6 feet or so. The lower lake is clear and dropping fast with a surface temp in the upper 70's. Usually falling water pulls the fish off the banks. Bass and be caught on jigs and plastics on humps near deep water. Carolina rigs work well here with sinking worms or brush hogs. Green pumpkin purple is a good flavor. For a bigger bite, try a 10 inch plum worm. Crappie will suspend near cover and white bass are not affected as much as the others and continue to feed near the surface over the channel.
Fishing is changing daily at this time of year. The lakes are very rapidly loosing the thermocline allowing fish to be anywhere from the surface to the bottom. Catching has been difficult. Bass have been biting swim jigs/twin tails in white or shad patterns in the creeks. Most bites are around 5 feet fishing the jig fast. Small crankbaits are productive on points and mud flats. A #5 shad rap is a good choice or a small rattle bait. Covering a lot of water increases your success. The lake is clear, at summer pool and in the mid to upper 70's.
Stop by Cabela's and pick up a few swim jigs and twin tail trailers. Good choice for fall bass!
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