Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fishing Report Dated March 24, 2016

March 24, 2016

Kentucky Lake: Water Level at Kentucky Dam – 354.03 Surface Temperature – 57
Lake Barkley: Water Level at Barkley Dam – 354.45 Surface Temperature – 57

Both lakes are at winter pool. Kentucky Dam was generating at a rate of 36,685 cfs this afternoon. Barkley Dam was generating at a rate of 12,800 cfs this afternoon. The latest lake levels , current flows and forecasts for all the TVA lakes can be found at http://www.tva.com/river/lakeinfo/index.htm. With the lake levels down, boaters need to be cautious when navigating the lakes. These are big lakes, but they are shallow river lakes. If you are not familiar with the lakes, make sure you use the navigation lanes and if you are not sure of the depths and locations of obstructions where you are, idle your boat until you are in safe water.

General Conditions: The big nasty cold front that passed through the lakes area last weekend dropped the water temperatures 5 degrees in 2 days. The TVA also has dropped the lakes one and one half feet since last week. We have had some nice warm days this week but the wind has wrecked havoc with trying to get on the water to fish. We were only able to get out one day since last week with all these winds. The water temperatures are recovering slowly and with the current forecast we should see them climbing again over the weekend and into next week. The weekend forecast looks good for Saturday but be careful on Sunday. We are going to see some storms maybe by Sunday afternoon and into the evening, some of which could be severe.

The forecast for tomorrow is for a high of 55, low of 36 with wind NNE at 8. Saturday is looking good with a high of 66, low of 45 with wind SSE at 4. Sunday is calling for a high of 65, low of 38 with wind S at 10-12 but I would expect we will see some higher wind in the afternoon as the next front approaches. The extended forecast into next week is calling for post frontal sunny days through mid week with high’s in the upper 60’s, low’s in the upper 40’s and north and east quadrant post frontal winds.

LARGEMOUTH BASS: Largemouth are being taken on main lake points and on the main lake channel banks.These fish are being taken on Alabama rigs, suspending jerk baits, slow rolled crank baits, slow rolled lipless crankbaits, jigs and shaky heads. Largemouth are being taken on ledges on the main lake and inside the mouths of the deeper creeks and bays on Alabama rigs and jigs. Largemouth are being taken on secondary channel points and banks inside the creeks and bays on Alabama rigs, slow rolled crank baits, slow rolled lipless crankbaits, suspending jerk baits, jigs and shaky heads. On warm days there are active fish being taken shallow in the creeks and bays on shallow running crank baits and lipless crank baits.

SMALLMOUTH BASS: Smallmouth are being taken on main lake points and main lake channel banks. Smallmouth are also being taken on ledges inside the mouths of the creeks and bays as well as on secondary channel points inside the mouths of the creeks and bays. These fish are being taken on Alabama rigs, suspending jerk baits, slow rolled crank baits and jigs.

PRODUCTIVE LURES: Some of the productive lures reported this week are: Picasso bait ball rigs with Keitech swim baits in pro blue and French pearl as well as Big Hammer swim baits in pearl and sexy smelt, Lucky Craft slender pointer suspending jerk baits in pearl ayu, Spro suspending jerk baits table rock shad and Rapala Xrap suspending jerk baits in clown, Rapala shadraps in demon and original crawdad, Strike King DT 6 and10 in red crawdad, Strike King red eye shad in red craw, Bill Lewis rattle traps in red crawdad patterns, Spro Little John shallow crankbaits in spring craw and black/chartruese, Slong’s football jig in black/blue and Cumberland craw, D&L baby advantage jig in Cumberland craw, Slong’s shaky head jigs with Charmer shaky head worm in green pumpkin and bama bug.

CRAPPIE: Crappie are being taken over brush piles in 10-12 ft of water in the creeks and bays by vertically fishing with minnows and jigs tipped with minnows. Crappie are also moving shallow and some are being taken on banks around cover in 4-6 feet of water. The Crappie fishing was reported as slow this week with the wind and lake draw down but I would expect the Crappie to start moving shallow in large numbers this next week as the water temperatures rise

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON VISITING OUR LAKES I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR ALL YOUR FISHING AND BOATING NEEDS:
Fisherman’s Headquarters is located in Draffenville at the U.S. 68/U.S. 641 triangle, or the Draffenville “Y”. FHQ stocks everything an angler could need, from live bait, hooks and bobbers to top of the line tournament bass tackle. More than a “bait and tackle” store, Fisherman’s Headquarters is a true “pro shop”, offering advice, training and special order assistance not found online or at the big box retailers. Services even include custom electronics training and installation. The store offers a wide variety of nationally known brands as well as many regional and hard to find items we use on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. They stock many of the products I rely on daily, such as Charmer Baits, Slong’s lures, Picasso lures, Bag 5 lures, Pro Tungsten weights, and All Pro Rods. From bluegill to bass and catfish to crappie, FHQ has you covered! Stop by and visit or phone 270-527-5938.

Jet-A-Marina: If you have a problem with your boat while you are visiting our great fisheries, let me recommend you have the folks in the service department at Jet-a-Marina check it out. These folks have a well known reputation for trying to keep our visitors on the water while they are here if they can possibly do so, especially you tournament anglers. Hopefully you will not need this kind of assistance but if you do, you can find Jet-a-Marina located on U.S. 62 in Calvert City, just a couple of miles north of Kentucky Dam. Jet-a-Marina also has a great showroom for all your boating accessories and check out the new Ranger and Stratos bass boats too as well as bulk oil at rock bottom prices for your engine. Phone: 270-395-4030.

GUIDE SERVICE:

For those of you that may not be familiar with my service: I am a full time catch and release bass fishing guide. I only guide for bass. I have been guiding for bass full time on these lakes for over 20 years and bass fishing the lakes for over 30 years. I do not go out and fish panfish for 4 or 5 days and then try to guide on bass for one or two days.

No one knows everything the bass are doing but one thing is for sure, if you only fish for bass day in and day out, you will have a lot better idea of what they are doing and also be familiar with all the different techniques it takes to be a successful bass angler.

If you book with my service, you will have me as your guide and you will be guided in the comfort of a late model Z522 Ranger Comanche equipped with Lowrance HDS electronics and top of the line tackle. I provide just for fun bass fishing trips, tournament preparation trips, focused teaching trips and technique instruction. If you are in need of a bass fishing guide give me a call or drop me an email.

Available Dates:

March: Sorry, I am booked up.
April: 12, 21
May: 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21
June: 28, 29, 30

Captain Dave Stewart
Bass Buster Guide Service
www.kentuckylakeguide.com
dave@kentuckylakeguide.com
270-362-9987

“Fish With A Professional”

Fishing Report Dated March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016

Kentucky Lake: Water Level at Kentucky Dam – 355.50 Surface Temperature – 59
Lake Barkley: Water Level at Barkley Dam – 355.55 Surface Temperature – 59

Both lakes are one and one half feet over winter pool. Kentucky Dam was spilling at a rate of 80.600 cfs this afternoon. Barkley Dam was generating at a rate of 22,300 this afternoon. The latest lake levels , current flows and forecasts for all the TVA lakes can be found at http://www.tva.com/river/lakeinfo/index.htm. With the lake levels down, boaters need to be cautious when navigating the lakes. These are big lakes, but they are shallow river lakes. If you are not familiar with the lakes, make sure you use the navigation lanes and if you are not sure of the depths and locations of obstructions where you are, idle your boat until you are in safe water.

General Conditions: The heavy rains we had last week took its toll on the water clarity on both lakes with Lake Barkley as usual getting the worst of it. The water on Lake Barkley ranges from heavily stained to muddy for the most part. Kentucky Lake ranges from lightly stained on the LBL side to heavily stained on the west side with some of the larger feeder creeks having muddied up. The up side is the water temperatures jumped up to the present levels with this past week having presented us with some nice above average temperatures. There is some debris floating on both lakes so be careful when running the lakes and keep an eye out for this debris. We spent this week on the north end of Kentucky Lake and the myriad of patterns we reported last week are still working.

The forecast for tomorrow is for a high of 65, low of 43 with wind ENE at 8. As one would expect for the month of March….the weather can and does change drastically from one day to the next and this will be true for this weekend. Saturday is forecasted to have a high of 51, low of 35 with a chance of rain. The wind is forecasted to be NNW at 12. Sunday looks even worse with a high of 47 and low of 31 with a chance of rain with wind NW at 12. The good news is a warming trend is forecasted for next week with temperatures returning to the high 60’s by Tuesday with south winds. Watch your wind forecasts for next week, I am seeing some that have some nasty south winds forecasted in them.

LARGEMOUTH BASS: Largemouth are being taken on main lake points and on the main lake banks with current breaks. These fish are being taken on Alabama rigs, suspending jerk baits, slow rolled crank baits, slow rolled lipless crankbaits, jigs and shaky heads. Largemouth are being taken on ledges inside the mouths of the deeper creeks and bays on Alabama rigs, jigs and shaky heads. Largemouth are being taken on secondary channel points and banks inside the creeks and bays on Alabama rigs, slow rolled crank baits, slow rolled lipless crankbaits, suspending jerk baits, jigs and shaky heads. On warm days there are active fish being taken shallow in the creeks and bays on shallow running crank baits and lipless crank baits.

SMALLMOUTH BASS: Smallmouth are being taken on main lake points and main lake banks with current breaks. Smallmouth are also being taken on ledges inside the mouths of the creeks and bays as well as on secondary channel points inside the mouths of the creeks and bays. These fish are being taken on Alabama rigs, suspending jerk baits, slow rolled crank baits and jigs.

PRODUCTIVE LURES: Some of the productive lures reported this week are: Picasso bait ball rigs with Keitech swim baits in pro blue and French pearl as well as Big Hammer swim baits in pearl and sexy smelt, Lucky Craft slender pointer suspending jerk baits in pearl ayu, Spro suspending jerk baits table rock shad and Rapala Xrap suspending jerk baits in clown, Rapala shadraps in demon and original crawdad, Strike King DT 6 and10 in red crawdad, Strike King red eye shad in red craw, Bill Lewis rattle traps in red crawdad patterns, Spro Little John shallow crankbaits in spring craw and black/chartruese, Slong’s football jig in black/blue and Cumberland craw, D&L baby advantage jig in Cumberland craw, Slong’s shaky head jigs with Charmer shaky head worm in green pumpkin and bama bug.

CRAPPIE: Crappie are being taken over brush piles in 10-12 ft of water in the creeks and bays by vertically fishing with minnows and jigs tipped with minnows. I have had a few reports of some Crappie being taken in 5-7 ft of water around brush and submerged stake beds on warmer days on minnows and by casting jigs. Once this cold front passes this weekend and it warms up next week, we should start seeing more Crappie taken in the shallow depths.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON VISITING OUR LAKES I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR ALL YOUR FISHING AND BOATING NEEDS:
Fisherman’s Headquarters is located in Draffenville at the U.S. 68/U.S. 641 triangle, or the Draffenville “Y”. FHQ stocks everything an angler could need, from live bait, hooks and bobbers to top of the line tournament bass tackle. More than a “bait and tackle” store, Fisherman’s Headquarters is a true “pro shop”, offering advice, training and special order assistance not found online or at the big box retailers. Services even include custom electronics training and installation. The store offers a wide variety of nationally known brands as well as many regional and hard to find items we use on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. They stock many of the products I rely on daily, such as Charmer Baits, Slong’s lures, Picasso lures, Bag 5 lures, Pro Tungsten weights, and All Pro Rods. From bluegill to bass and catfish to crappie, FHQ has you covered! Stop by and visit or phone 270-527-5938.

Jet-A-Marina: If you have a problem with your boat while you are visiting our great fisheries, let me recommend you have the folks in the service department at Jet-a-Marina check it out. These folks have a well known reputation for trying to keep our visitors on the water while they are here if they can possibly do so, especially you tournament anglers. Hopefully you will not need this kind of assistance but if you do, you can find Jet-a-Marina located on U.S. 62 in Calvert City, just a couple of miles north of Kentucky Dam. Jet-a-Marina also has a great showroom for all your boating accessories and check out the new Ranger and Stratos bass boats too as well as bulk oil at rock bottom prices for your engine. Phone: 270-395-4030.

GUIDE SERVICE:

For those of you that may not be familiar with my service: I am a full time catch and release bass fishing guide. I only guide for bass. I have been guiding for bass full time on these lakes for over 20 years and bass fishing the lakes for over 30 years. I do not go out and fish panfish for 4 or 5 days and then try to guide on bass for one or two days.

No one knows everything the bass are doing but one thing is for sure, if you only fish for bass day in and day out, you will have a lot better idea of what they are doing and also be familiar with all the different techniques it takes to be a successful bass angler.

If you book with my service, you will have me as your guide and you will be guided in the comfort of a late model Z522 Ranger Comanche equipped with Lowrance HDS electronics and top of the line tackle. I provide just for fun bass fishing trips, tournament preparation trips, focused teaching trips and technique instruction. If you are in need of a bass fishing guide give me a call or drop me an email.

Available Dates:
March: 24
April: 1,5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 16, 21, 24
May: 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21
June: 28, 29, 30

Captain Dave Stewart
Bass Buster Guide Service
www.kentuckylakeguide.com
dave@kentuckylakeguide.com
270-362-9987

“Fish With A Professional”

Fishing Report Dated March 10, 2016

March 10, 2016

Kentucky Lake: Water Level at Kentucky Dam – 354.50 Surface Temperature – 54
Lake Barkley: Water Level at Barkley Dam – 354.60 Surface Temperature – 54

Both lakes are one half foot above winter pool. Kentucky Dam was spilling at an average rate of 112.000 cfs this afternoon. Barkley Dam was spilling at an average rate of 51,700 cfs this afternoon. The latest lake levels , current flows and forecasts for all the TVA lakes can be found at http://www.tva.com/river/lakeinfo/index.htm. With the lake levels down, boaters need to be cautious when navigating the lakes. These are big lakes, but they are shallow river lakes. If you are not familiar with the lakes, make sure you use the navigation lanes and if you are not sure of the depths and locations of obstructions where you are, idle your boat until you are in safe water.

General Conditions: The TVA dropped the lake levels about one foot earlier in the week, but the levels are now rising again due to all the rain in the lakes area. We have received 3-5 inches of rain here in the past 48 hours and this rain will continue on and off overnight. I would expect that we will see some dirty water in the backs of the creeks and bays from all the run off of this rain. Kentucky Lake water ranged from slightly stained to stained yesterday and Barkley was stained.

We had above normal temperatures earlier this week with high’s into the 70’s and this raised the water temperatures to present levels. The forecast for tomorrow is for a high of 65 and low of 59 with post frontal wind ENE8 and a chance of rain showers. Saturday is looking good with a high of 74, low of 60 with wind SSE6 and slight chance of rain. Sunday’s high is forecasted to be 72 with a low of 57 with wind SSW10 and a chance of rain and possible scattered thunderstorms. The extended forecast continues the high’s in the 70’s until midweek and then a drop back to high’s in the 60’s with chances of rain after midweek.

LARGEMOUTH BASS: Largemouth are being taken on main lake points and on the main lake banks with current breaks. These fish are being taken on Alabama rigs, suspending jerk baits, slow rolled crank baits, slow rolled lipless crankbaits, jigs and shaky heads. Largemouth are being taken on ledges inside the mouths of the deeper creeks and bays on Alabama rigs, jigs and shaky heads. Largemouth are being taken on secondary channel points and banks inside the creeks and bays on Alabama rigs, slow rolled crank baits, slow rolled lipless crankbaits, suspending jerk baits, jigs and shaky heads. On warm days there are active fish being taken shallow in the creeks and bays on shallow running crank baits and lipless crank baits.

SMALLMOUTH BASS: Smallmouth are being taken on main lake points and main lake banks with current breaks. Smallmouth are also being taken on ledges inside the mouths of the creeks and bays as well as on secondary channel points inside the mouths of the creeks and bays. These fish are being taken on Alabama rigs, suspending jerk baits, slow rolled crank baits and jigs.

PRODUCTIVE LURES: Some of the productive lures reported this week are: Picasso bait ball rigs with Keitech swim baits in pro blue and French pearl as well as Big Hammer swim baits in pearl and sexy smelt, Lucky Craft slender pointer suspending jerk baits in pearl ayu, Spro suspending jerk baits table rock shad and Rapala Xrap suspending jerk baits in clown, Rapala shadraps in demon and original crawdad, Strike King DT 6 and10 in red crawdad, Strike King red eye shad in red craw, Bill Lewis rattle traps in red crawdad patterns, Spro Little John shallow crankbaits in spring craw and black/chartruese, Slong’s football jig in black/blue and Cumberland craw, D&L baby advantage jig in Cumberland craw, Slong’s shaky head jigs with Charmer shaky head worm in green pumpkin and bama bug.

CRAPPIE: Crappie are being taken over brush piles in 12-20 ft of water around the mouths of the creeks and bays by vertically fishing with minnows and jigs tipped with minnows. I have had a few reports of some Crappie being taken in 5-10 ft of water around brush and submerged stake beds on warmer days on minnows and by casting jigs.
IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON VISITING OUR LAKES I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR ALL YOUR FISHING AND BOATING NEEDS:
Fisherman’s Headquarters is located in Draffenville at the U.S. 68/U.S. 641 triangle, or the Draffenville “Y”. FHQ stocks everything an angler could need, from live bait, hooks and bobbers to top of the line tournament bass tackle. More than a “bait and tackle” store, Fisherman’s Headquarters is a true “pro shop”, offering advice, training and special order assistance not found online or at the big box retailers. Services even include custom electronics training and installation. The store offers a wide variety of nationally known brands as well as many regional and hard to find items we use on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. They stock many of the products I rely on daily, such as Charmer Baits, Slong’s lures, Picasso lures, Bag 5 lures, Pro Tungsten weights, and All Pro Rods. From bluegill to bass and catfish to crappie, FHQ has you covered! Stop by and visit or phone 270-527-5938.

FLASH: Fisherman’s Headquarters now has a stock of the Mega Bass rods added to their inventory of great rods.

Jet-A-Marina: If you have a problem with your boat while you are visiting our great fisheries, let me recommend you have the folks in the service department at Jet-a-Marina check it out. These folks have a well known reputation for trying to keep our visitors on the water while they are here if they can possibly do so, especially you tournament anglers. Hopefully you will not need this kind of assistance but if you do, you can find Jet-a-Marina located on U.S. 62 in Calvert City, just a couple of miles north of Kentucky Dam. Jet-a-Marina also has a great showroom for all your boating accessories and check out the new Ranger and Stratos bass boats too as well as bulk oil at rock bottom prices for your engine. Phone: 270-395-4030.

GUIDE SERVICE:
For those of you that may not be familiar with my service: I am a full time catch and release bass fishing guide. I only guide for bass. I have been guiding for bass full time on these lakes for over 20 years and bass fishing the lakes for over 30 years. I do not go out and fish panfish for 4 or 5 days and then try to guide on bass for one or two days.

No one knows everything the bass are doing but one thing is for sure, if you only fish for bass day in and day out, you will have a lot better idea of what they are doing and also be familiar with all the different techniques it takes to be a successful bass angler.

If you book with my service, you will have me as your guide and you will be guided in the comfort of a late model Z522 Ranger Comanche equipped with Lowrance HDS electronics and top of the line tackle. I provide just for fun bass fishing trips, tournament preparation trips, focused teaching trips and technique instruction. If you are in need of a bass fishing guide give me a call or drop me an email.

Available Dates:

March: 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26
April: 1,5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 16, 17, 21, 24
May: 5, 6, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23
June: 27, 28, 29, 30

Captain Dave Stewart
Bass Buster Guide Service
www.kentuckylakeguide.com
dave@kentuckylakeguide.com
270-362-9987

“Fish With A Professional”

Fishing Report Dated March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016

Kentucky Lake: Water Level at Kentucky Dam – 355.43 Surface Temperature – 50
Lake Barkley: Water Level at Barkley Dam – 355.45 Surface Temperature – 50

Both lakes are one and one half foot above winter pool. Kentucky Dam was spilling at an average rate of just above 165,000 cfs today. Barkley Dam was spilling at a rate of 64,500 cfs this afternoon. The latest lake levels , current flows and forecasts for all the TVA lakes can be found at http://www.tva.com/river/lakeinfo/index.htm. With the lake levels down, boaters need to be cautious when navigating the lakes. These are big lakes, but they are shallow river lakes. If you are not familiar with the lakes, make sure you use the navigation lanes and if you are not sure of the depths and locations of obstructions where you are, idle your boat until you are in safe water.

FLASH: It is great to be back on the water with a new season getting under way. I have enjoyed teaching classes this past winter and meeting a lot of new folks but it is time to get back out and go catch those bass! I will be teaching a few classes this month but most of my time will definitely be spent on the water with weather permitting…you never know about the weather in March. So far it certainly looks like we may have an early spring this year, let’s keep our fingers crossed! Of course I will be writing my weekly fishing report again this year as always so this is the first of many to come.

General Conditions: As you can see our water temperatures are coming right along and never did get extremely low this winter. We have had a constant flow of a lot of water all winter coming through from the south and this heavy flow is still with us. My experience so far has been that a number of fish are already inside the creeks and bays no doubt because of the strong current we have had all winter but there is still a fair share on the main lake points associated with current breaks. A myriad of lures and patterns have been working on any given day. Kentucky Lake water ranges from lightly stained to stained. Lake Barkley water ranges from heavily stained to stained.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is for a high of 50/low iof 36 with wind N6. Saturday’s forecast is for a high of 61/ low of 31 with wind SW12. Sunday is calling for a high of 60/ low of 46 with wind SE10. The extended forecast into next week is calling for high’s in the mid 60’s, low’s in the 40’s with south quadrant winds and chances of rain and thunderstorms beginning on Tuesday and extending through the week. This is a time of the year for quick changes in the forecast for both weather and winds so I caution you to check the latest forecasts for late changes especially in the wind forecasts.

LARGEMOUTH BASS: Largemouth are being taken on main lake points and on the main lake banks with current breaks. These fish are being taken on Alabama rigs, suspending jerk baits, slow rolled crank baits, jigs and shaky heads. Largemouth are being taken on ledges inside the mouths of the deeper creeks and bays on Alabama rigs, jigs and shaky heads. Largemouth are being taken on secondary channel points and banks inside the creeks and bays on Alabama rigs, slow rolled crank baits, suspending jerk baits, jigs and shaky heads. On warm days there are active fish being taken shallow in the creeks and bays on shallow running crank baits and lipless crank baits.

SMALLMOUTH BASS: Smallmouth are being taken on main lake points and main lake banks with current breaks. Smallmouth are also being taken on ledges inside the mouths of the creeks and bays as well as on secondary channel points inside the mouths of the creeks and bays. These fish are being taken on Alabama rigs, suspending jerk baits, slow rolled crank baits and jigs.

PRODUCTIVE LURES: Some of the productive lures reported this week are: Picasso bait ball rigs with Keitech swim baits in pro blue and French pearl as well as Big Hammer swim baits in pearl and sexy smelt, Lucky Craft slender pointer suspending jerk baits in pearl ayu, Smithwick suspending jerk baits table rock shad and Rapala Xrap suspending jerk baits in clown, Rapala shadraps in demon and original crawdad, Strike King DT 10 in red crawdad, Slong’s football jig in black/blue and Cumberland craw, D&L baby advantage jig in Cumberland craw, Slong’s shaky head jigs with Charmer shaky head worm in green pumpkin and bama bug.

CRAPPIE: Crappie are being taken over brush piles in 12-20 ft of water around the mouths of the creeks and bays by vertically fishing with minnows and jigs tipped with minnows. I have had a few reports of some Crappie being taken in 5-10 ft of water around brush and submerged stake beds on warmer days on minnows and by casting jigs.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON VISITING OUR LAKES I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR ALL YOUR FISHING AND BOATING NEEDS:
Fisherman’s Headquarters is located in Draffenville at the U.S. 68/U.S. 641 triangle, or the Draffenville “Y”. FHQ stocks everything an angler could need, from live bait, hooks and bobbers to top of the line tournament bass tackle. More than a “bait and tackle” store, Fisherman’s Headquarters is a true “pro shop”, offering advice, training and special order assistance not found online or at the big box retailers. Services even include custom electronics training and installation. The store offers a wide variety of nationally known brands as well as many regional and hard to find items we use on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. They stock many of the products I rely on daily, such as Charmer Baits, Slong’s lures, Picasso lures, Bag 5 lures, Pro Tungsten weights, and All Pro Rods. From bluegill to bass and catfish to crappie, FHQ has you covered! Stop by and visit or phone 270-527-5938.

Jet-A-Marina: If you have a problem with your boat while you are visiting our great fisheries, let me recommend you have the folks in the service department at Jet-a-Marina check it out. These folks have a well known reputation for trying to keep our visitors on the water while they are here if they can possibly do so, especially you tournament anglers. Hopefully you will not need this kind of assistance but if you do, you can find Jet-a-Marina located on U.S. 62 in Calvert City, just a couple of miles north of Kentucky Dam. Jet-a-Marina also has a great showroom for all your boating accessories and check out the new Ranger and Stratos bass boats too as well as bulk oil at rock bottom prices for your engine. Phone: 270-395-4030.

GUIDE SERVICE:
For those of you that may not be familiar with my service: I am a full time catch and release bass fishing guide. I only guide for bass. I have been guiding for bass full time on these lakes for over 20 years and bass fishing the lakes for over 30 years. I do not go out and fish panfish for 4 or 5 days and then try to guide on bass for one or two days.

No one knows everything the bass are doing but one thing is for sure, if you only fish for bass day in and day out, you will have a lot better idea of what they are doing and also be familiar with all the different techniques it takes to be a successful bass angler.

If you book with my service, you will have me as your guide and you will be guided in the comfort of a late model Z522 Ranger Comanche equipped with Lowrance HDS electronics and top of the line tackle. I provide just for fun bass fishing trips, tournament preparation trips, focused teaching trips and technique instruction. If you are in need of a bass fishing guide give me a call or drop me an email.

Available Dates:

March: 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26
April: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24
May: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23
June: 27, 28, 29, 30

Captain Dave Stewart
Bass Buster Guide Service
www.kentuckylakeguide.com
dave@kentuckylakeguide.com
270-362-9987

“Fish With A Professional”