Facebook Page

I must warn everyone I’m not very good on a computer. (much better fisherman) My nephew and I have started a Facebook page Central Kentucky Bass Fishing. It is so everyone can post pictures and ask questions. It is open to everyone. We just wanted a better way of hearing from you. I will still be writing my fishing reports here. We hope everyone will enjoy the page.


Fishing Classes

Here is a couple of fishing classes I will be teaching.
First will be Kayak fishing 101 on April 21 starting at 1pm till 3pm. It will be held at Canoe Kentucky at 7323 Peaks Mill Rd Frankfort Ky. It is a 30 minute drive from Lexington. I will be discussing Kayaks and how I fish from them. I will also discuss fishing equipment and patterns I use on Elkhorn Creek.
Second I will have a class on Bass fishing in Central Kentucky. It will be at Fryman’s Boat Dock 860 Spears Mill Rd Paris Kentucky. I will be discussing the different types of fishing equipment. Knots, Lures. Fishing lines, rods. Lure presentation Boat positioning and much more. This will be on May the 5th at 10 am to 12pm. If you plan to attend please call and reserve a spot for both events. This is to help know how many people to expect. Hope to see you there.
Now if the weather would improve I would love to get some fishing in. If you are bored go to Youtube and type in Tommy Puckett. I have several video’s of me fishing Elkhorn and Stoner Creeks.

Fishing Class

I am back in good old Kentucky. I have already scheduled my first Fishing Class. It will be on May 5th at Fryman’s Dock. I will have the times a little later when we get everything worked out. Look forward to seeing everyone.

Private Lake Fishing

I decided to go fishing yesterday. Am I glad I did. I didn’t catch the numbers I did a couple of days ago,  but the size was great.  I started with a chrome stickbait like I used before. I caught fish but they didn’t seem to be as schooled as they were. They were again quite shallow. Most were 2 feet or less. I changed to a buzzbait. I know a lot of people that will not cast a buzzbait unless it is low light conditions, cloudy or very early or late in the day. You are missing a lot of fun. You need to cast them to shady areas. You can not believe the size fish I started catching. I loss count of the number of 2 to 2,5 fish I caught. The big fish were super shallow. I caught a 2 12, a 3 3 and a 4 15 all in a foot of water or less.  I saw  guys still fishing deep and yes they will catch some fish but shallow is the way to go right now. I boated 48 bass in 4.5 hours and only caught 2 dinks.  I hope to get out maybe this afternoon but I don’t know about the wind. It is very difficult to manage a lite boat in heavy wind. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.


Private Lake Fishing

I was suppose to go fishing with my buddy Dean, but he had to babysit his grandson. I believe that’s a good excuse. I went to my private lake and am I glad I did. The fish are finally biting and they are schooling some. They were shallow for the most part, less than 2 feet. I didn’t catch really big fish. My biggest was about 2.5 lbs, but I loss 3 that were a little bigger. I caught most of them on a shallow stickbait , chrome in color. They didn’t seem to be relating to cover. I just had to cover a lot of water and when I did catch a fish I would make more cast to the area and usually catch several more fish. They were hitting great I didn’t lose many fish. I only fished for 3.5 hours and boated 57. Another good thing was I didn’t catch but a few dinks. Most of my fish were footballs in the 10 to 14 inch range. I hope to hit them again today or tomorrow, heck I may fish both days. I’m sorry I haven’t been fishing much lately. I had to fly down to my condo and get repairs made due to the hurricane and when I got back I had to replace a roof on a shed at the farm. Just didn’t have time to fish. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.

Elkhorn Creek

I finally made it to Elkhorn. It was a very tough day. The fish were biting some. The biggest problem was the wind. It was blowing up the creek and made yak control and casting very difficult. I had hoped for a buzzbait bite due to the cloud cover. Never got a hit. The two  lures I caught fish on was a very shallow stickbait that was white with a black back. The second was a mini fluke. Most of the fish I caught on the stickbait was hooked on the outside of their mouth. That tells me they weren’t hungry, but were slapping at the bait. They didn’t hit the fluke much better. There were several time I set the hook so hard the fish would be yanked out of the water and sail 10 feet and wasn’t hooked. The best place I found were small eddies near some current. I didn’t catch any fish in fast moving water. If the eddie was in water that was a foot deep it seemed to hold a fish. Most of my fish were in the 8 to 10 inch range. I did boat one that was 14.5 inches. A surprise was I caught 2 Largemouths. I only boated 21 fish.  I loss 2 to 3 times more fish than I boated. I did take my GoPro but I don’t know if I have video of enough fish to put on YouTube. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.


I had hoped that Elkhorn would be down low enough to fish. It’s still higher than I like to fish at this water temperature. I went down to Fryman’s. The water was up a little, so there was some current. The water temp was 70 degrees. The water was so clear, like my late Dad would say it was gin clear. I never knew were he got that expression because I never saw him take a drink in my life. I could see rocks, ledges and logs as deep as 6 feet. The only good thing was I saw structure where I catch a lot of fish I had never seen. Now I know why I catch fish there. To say it was tough fishing would be an understatement. If it wasn’t for dinks and Smallmouths I wouldn’t have caught anything. It was so bad that I couldn’t even get Bluegill to hit. Due to the clear water I saw some nice fish, but couldn’t get them to hit anything. I don’t remember catching a fish that was more than 18 inches deep. I had to make long cast because I was spooking the fish if they were within 50 feet of the boat. Because of the long cast I loss a lot of fish. I did hook a few keepers, but I never did get one in the boat. My biggest fish were a couple of Smallies that were about 11 inches.  I tried about everything and the only lure I caught fish on was a very shallow running stickbait made by Bass Pro. that was shiny. I finished the day with only 19 fish and as I said most were dinks and Smallmouths.  Till the next post hope to see you on the water.0908171355