Sabrina and I went turkey hunting this morning. After seeing nothing we decided to give Elkhorn a try. We put in at Canoe Ky. and floated to the 127 bridge. The water was up a little the flow was 274 cfs. The water was super clear and the water temperature was 72 degrees. To be honest fishing was tough. There is a lot of moss on the bottom of the creek. Our crankbaits and bottom lures were just covered with moss about every cast. We changes to mini Flukes and started catching some fish. The fish were right on the bank, mostly near tree roots with some current. The good news was we didn’t catch many dinks. Most of the fish we caught were between 10 and 14 inches. Sabrina lost a lot more fish than she boated. I loss some but nothing like she did. We finished the day with Sabrina boating 13 and I boated 24. With a cold front coming in tonight I bet the fishing is going to be even tougher. Till the next post hope to see you on the water,
Ps Don’t forget my fishing class Saturday the 29th at Fryman’s. There is a chance of rain but should be in the 80s. They have a large covered pouch so we should all stay dry.
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Sabrina was off work today. We discussed what to do today, go Turkey Hunt or go Fishing. Fishing won. I decided to take her to Fryman’s because she has never fished Stoner or been to Fryman’s Boat Dock. We launched about 11 am. The water was clear and 67 degrees with some current. I believe the creek was up 4 to 6 inches. We went up into Strodes Creek. She started with a shad color crankbait that reached a depth of 4 feet. I did something different and started fishing a 3 inch craw. In the first 100 yards I boated 5 fish and she boated 2 small fish. It was a slow bite till the sun started to shine. The fish turned on. We switched to shallow stickbaits. Most of the fish were near the bank and we never caught one deeper than 3 feet. They were on wood, on rock or just out in the middle of the creek at times. The biggest negative was they were running a little small. Most were in the 9 to 11 inch range, We boated I would say close to 20 that were keepers or bigger. I did hook one fish in the 3 to 4 lbs range but was unable to land it. All our fish were caught on ultralite rods and 6 lb line that made it FUN. We caught a number of doubles and on 2 or 3 occasions we hooked 2 fish on the same lure, unfortunately we were never able to land both fish. We also boated a bunch of big Bluegill. We finished the day with Sabrina boating 56 bass and I boated 59. A total of 115 bass. Most of the fish were Largemouths, the few Smallies we caught were mostly dinks. The fish are biting so if possible go give them a try. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.
ps Remember I will be giving a fishing class at Fryman’s on April 29, starting at 10 am. Maybe you may figure out how we catch our fish.
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I hate to tell you but the report isn’t good. I went down this afternoon. I mainly wanted to run my bassboat to make sure it was running OK. The good news is that it ran great. I plan to take it to Canada shortly and I have already had one problem with it several years ago. Back to the fishing report. The fish were very scattered. They are about halfway back in the creek arms to rear of the creeks. I caught all but one fish on a shad color crankbait, the one was caught on a fluke. Most of the fish I caught of lost were on rocks. That surprised me. The water around Van Buren is very dingy. By the time you get to Timber Creek its clear and I mean clear, you can see down about 4 feet. That’s very clear for Taylorsville. The main lake was 65 degrees and some of the creeks were up to 70. It seems that the fish are getting kind of spawny. I saw several on the rocks that looked like they were trying to nest. I couldn’t get any of them to hit any thing. I boated only 7 bass with 2 that were keepers and only one dink. There was a lot of heavy boat traffic mainly crappie fisherman. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.
I decided at the last minute to make a trip to the Kentucky River. I launched at the ramp at the end of Ky 39 out of Nicholasville. The river was up about a foot and very dingy. The river water temperature was 58 degrees. I went into Paintslick creek and the water was clear and 65 degrees. This was what I was looking for. Usually if I can find the creeks clear and warmer than the river look out. I spent about an hour and half fishing the creek and only boated 1 nice Smallmouth. I went up river to Silver Creek. The water was clear and 65 degrees. I fished to the first riffle and caught a couple of fish. I was using a deep crankbait and a shallow one. I lost several fish. I started using a white fluke on the way out and picked up a couple of more fish. It was a tough day. I only boated 6 bass, one smallmouth, one largemouth and the rest were Kentuckys. I wish I had boated the ones I lost over the one I did boat. I know I lost at least a dozen. I really thought I was going to have a super day but someone warned the fish. I was only able to fish for 4 hours and I never made it to Sugar Creek. I’m hoping to go to Taylorsville tomorrow I don’t know how much fishing I am going to do. I have to check the boat out for my up coming trips to Canada. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.
I will be having my first Fishing Class of the year. The date is April 29 a Saturday. The class starts at 10 am till 12pm or when ever. It is being held at Fryman’s Boat Dock 860 Spears Mill Rd Paris Ky. I will be going over equipment (rods, fish line , knots, lures) How I read the water. I plan to if the weather allows to go to the creek and show the proper way to cast and how to work different lures. We will have fun and I hope that those that attend will get some new ideas on how to catch bass. Please go to their web page or their Facebook page and let them know that you plan to attend so we can better prepare. Hope to see you there.
ps You call use my name to search YouTube and I believe I have 3 video’s of me fishing Stoner Creek.
Sabrina and I went down to Cedar Creek today. The water was a little high and dingy to muddy. We went to the back of the first creek and found some clear water The problem was that the water temp was 57 to 59 degrees. We could see fish but couldn’t get them to hit. More by accident I made a cast near a fish and just twitched it. Boom we now had a pattern. They weren’t hitting hard but we were catching fish. We moved to a second creek and the water was dingy, but warmer. I started throwing a buzzbait. I made a cast over and beside some logs and boated a 3.1 lb bass. The funny thing was that was the only hit I had on the buzzbait. The later in the day the water got warmer and we were able to speed up our retrieve. The wind made things fun I don’t know how many times we ended up in trees or on the bank. We quit just before the bad storms hit. By the way we were the last boat on the lake. We finished the day with Sabrina boating 11 and I boated 20. Not great but still not a bad day. With the storms and the cold weather for the next couple of days this should kill the bite. Till the next report hope to see you on the water.
Sabrina and I decided to give Cedar Creek a try today. To be honest it was hard fishing. The water was dingy in the back of the creeks. The water temperature had dropped to 54 degrees. We were throwing crankbaits and flukes. We never had a hit on the flukes. The sun finally came out around 1pm and things picked up a little. The fish were very scattered. To be honest we caught most of our fish in the middle of the channels and not relating to nothing. We had to just make a lot of fan cast and we would finally get a strike. One good thing was we didn’t lose but a few fish. We never found any big fish most were in the 11 to 14 inch range. The fish were very shallow. I don’t believe we caught a fish deeper than 3 feet. We finished the day with Sabrina boating 4 bass and I only boated 14. It was still a great day to be out with a fishing buddy and enjoying the weather. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.