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Fishing Report April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

Kentucky Lake: Water Level at Kentucky Dam – 358.44 Surface Temperature – 68
Lake Barkely: Water Level at Barkley Dam – 358.25 Surface Temperature – 68

Both lakes are about one half foot below summer pool. Kentucky Dam was spilling at an average rate of 183,000 cfs this afternoon. Barkley Dam was spilling at an average rate of 121,500 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.

Current Conditions: Lots of changes in the past week and more to come. The cold front last weekend dropped the water temperatures a few degrees but they have recovered to the present levels over the past few days. The lake levels rose to one half foot over summer pool earlier this week but the TVA drew the lakes down one foot to present levels since yesterday. As you can see there is a lot of water flowing through the lakes right now. The lakes upriver are flooding from heavy rains over the past week and they are sending the water down stream. The TVA projected lake levels are changing daily if not hourly right now.

Some of the river pools on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers down stream are approaching flood stages. The local region (Southern Illinois, SE Missiouri, West Kentucky and West Tennessee) are forecasted to receive 4-7 inches of rain between now and Sunday. The question now becomes: If we get all this rain and the Ohio and Mississippi start flooding, is the TVA going to slow down the outflow here on Kentucky and Barkley and back the water up. My gut feeling is they will and the lakes will flood, but I have been wrong before so we will just have to wait and see.

Blue skies and high pressure earlier in the week slowed the shallow water bite although we did manage to catch a few but mostly small buck bass. The better bite this week was on the staging banks and points off the spawning areas in the creeks and bays. We have bass spawning and some post spawn bass as well as bass still in the staging areas to come in. So basically, we are in the middle of the spawn with the TVA playing with the lake levels.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth are being taken on channel banks and secondary points just outside the spawning areas on spinner baits, Carolina rigged creature baits, jigs and shakey heads. Largemouth are also being taken shallow in the creeks and bays in the spawning areas near vegatation and wood cover on topwater lures, spinner baits, Texas rigged creature baits, jigs and whacky rigged worms.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth are being taken on the main lake in current breaks as well as on secondary points and channel banks in the front halves of the creeks and bays on medium running crank baits, Carolina rigged creature baits, tube jigs and jigs. The numbers are low but some nice fish have been taken. These fish are on post spawn patterns now.

Productive Lures: Some of the productive lures reported this week are D&L jigs in “oops” and cumberland craw, Slong’s jigs in cumberland craw, Last Cast jigs in green pumpkin, Charmer shakey head jigs and Slong’s shakey head jigs with Charmer shakey head worms in green pumpkin and watermelon/pruple and Zoom trick worm in green pumpkin/purple and watermelon/purple, Slong’s spinner baits in white/chartruese, Charmer lizards and timber pups on Texas rigs and Carolina rigs in green pumpkin and green pumpkin/blue, Zoom trick worms whacky rigged in green pumpkin, green pumpkin/purple and watermelon/purple.

Crappie: Most of the Crappie are on post spawn patterns and holding over cover in 10-15 feet of water by trolling small crankbaits or vertically fishing with small jigs and minnow/jig combinations. The are still some Crappie around brush and stake beds in 5-8 ft of water but they are scattered.

Bluegill/Red Ear: A few Bluegills and Red Ears have moved shallow but I have not seen any signs of bedding yet. Most of these fish are being taken in small cuts just off the spawning flats in the backs of the creeks and bays around the flooded flowers. These fish are being taken with red worms and meal worms under bobbers and on split shot rigs fished on bottom with red worms.

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 and Pro Tungsten weights. 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 Commanche 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:

April: Sorry, I am booked up.
May: 8,15, 16, 17,18, 23, 24
June: 13, 15, 16, 20, 28, 29, 30

Of course I am taking reservations for the rest of the season also through November

Captain Dave Stewart
Bass Buster Guide Service
270-362-9987
dave@kentuckylakeguide.com
www.kentuckylakeguide.com
“Fish With a Professional”

Fishing Report April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

Kentucky Lake: Water Level at Kentucky Dam – 358.51 Surface Temperature – 68
Lake Barkley: Water Level at Barkley Dam – 358.75 Surface Temperature – 68

Both lakes are about one half foot below summer pool. Kentucky Dam was generating at an average rate of 52,000 cfs this morning. Barkley Dam was generating at an average rate of 29,400 cfs this morning. 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.
Current Conditions: Lake levels rose rapidly nearing the end of last week and reached summer pool levels earlier this week. The TVA has dropped the lake levels about 6 inches over the past 24 hours. Above average temperatures this week gave to a rapid rise in the water temperatures to present levels (4 degrees rise over the past week). All of these environmental changes seemed to scatter the bass as they started traveling in large numbers to the shallows. Some bass are on the beds now but there are still fish staging just outside the spawning areas.

My experience this week is that the spawning progression is different in each creek and bay and you just have to figure out if the bite is better on staging areas or back in the spawning areas in each creek or bay that you fish. Certainly having the TVA starting to play with the water levels up and down right now during the spawn is not going to help matters any. We managed limits every day this week but we had to work for them and numbers of big females were scarce for us. We found the best bite for us over all was Texas rigged creature baits and whacky worms as well as some spinner bait bite around submerged flowers both in the spawning areas and on staging points just off the spawning flats. Carolina rigged creature baits, shaky heads and jigs were also producing in the staging areas.

The weather forecast for this weekend is not a good one. A cold front passed through the lakes area last night and it is a strong cold front. The forecast for Saturday is showing a high of 54/night time low of 46 with thunderstorms and wind NE at 20. Sunday’s forecast is showing a high of 63/night time low of 46 with rain showers and wind N at 15. Monday is showing at high in the 70’s/night time low of 52 with light winds and blue skies.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth are being taken on channel banks and secondary points just outside the spawning areas on spinner baits, Carolina rigged creature baits, jigs and shakey heads. Largemouth are also being taken shallow in the creeks and bays in the spawning areas near vegatation and wood cover on topwater lures, spinner baits, Texas rigged creature baits, jigs and whacky rigged worms. These fish are on late prespawn and spawning patterns.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth are being taken on main lake channel points and banks as well as on secondary points and channel banks in the front halves of the creeks and bays on medium running crank baits, Carolina rigged creature baits, tube jigs and jigs. The numbers are low but some nice fish have been taken. These fish are on post spawn patterns now.

Productive Lures: Some of the productive lures reported this week are D&L jigs in “oops” and cumberland craw, Slong’s jigs in cumberland craw, Last Cast jigs in green pumpkin, Charmer shakey head jigs and Slong’s shakey head jigs with Charmer shakey head worms in green pumpkin and Zoom trick worm in green pumpkin/purple, Slong’s spinner baits in white/chartruese, Charmer lizards and timber pups on Texas rigs and Carolina rigs in green pumpkin and green pumpkin/blue, Zoom trick worms whacky rigged in green pumpkin, green pumpkin/purple and watermelon/purple.

Crappie: The rapid rise in water levels seemed to have scattered the Crappie somewhat this week. Some Crappie are on post spawn patterns and holding over cover in 10-15 feet of water by trolling small crankbaits or vertically fishing with small jigs and minnow/jig combinations. The are still some Crappie staging around brush and underwater stake beds in 8-10 ft of water. These fish are being taken by vetically fishing with jigs and minnow jig combinations as well as slow trolling curly tail jigs. The reports indicate that the shallow bite on spawning Crappie in 3-6 ft of water is scattered but some fish are being taken on small jigs and minnows under bobbers and by casting curly tail jigs and road runner type lures.

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 and Pro Tungsten weights. 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 Commanche 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:

April: Sorry, I am booked up.
May: 8,15, 16, 17,18, 20, 23, 24
June: 13, 15, 16, 20, 28, 29, 30

Of course I am taking reservations for the rest of the season also through November

Captain Dave Stewart
Bass Buster Guide Service
270-362-9987
dave@kentuckylakeguide.com
www.kentuckylakeguide.com
“Fish With a Professional”

Fishing Report April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017

Kentucky Lake: Water Level at Kentucky Dam – 357.62 Surface Temperature – 64
Lake Barkley: Water Level at Barkley Dam – 357.75 Surface Temperature – 64

Both lakes are one and one half feet below summer pool and on a slow rise. Kentucky Dam was generating at an average rate of 13,500 cfs this afternoon. Barkley Dam was generating at an average rate of 7,200 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.

Current Conditions: The wind and weather has finally settled down after the big winds we had over the past week and weekend. The lakes are rising and so are the water temperatures. Water is starting to creep up into the yellow flowers and the bases of the button brush and more Largemouth are starting to move shallow on late prespawn and spawning patterns. Of course there are still plenty of fish staging on creek channel banks and associated secondary points in the creeks and bays. Barring any more nasty fronts and if the TVA does not rank the water back down, the shallow bite should be good for the foreseeable future. Be careful running the lakes as the water is rising and there is some wood debris floating on both lakes.

The forecast for Friday is for a high of 81/night time low of 61 with a 20 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms and wind S at 7. Saturday’s forecast is for a high of 82/night time low of 62 with a 20 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms and wind SSW at 13. Sunday is showing a high of 73/night time low of 57 with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms and wind SW at 12. The forecast through mid next week is calling for daytime high’s in the 70’s, night time low’s in the 50’s with post frontal winds from the north on Monday and south quadrant winds on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth are being taken on channel banks and secondary points in the creeks and bays on medium running crank baits, spinner baits, Carolina rigged creature baits, jigs and shakey heads. Largemouth are also being taken shallow near vegatation and wood cover on topwater lures, lipless and shallow running crank baits, spinner baits, Texas rigged creature baits, jigs and whacky rigged worms.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth are being taken on main lake channel points and banks as well as on secondary points and channel banks in the front halves of the creeks and bays on medium running crank baits, Carolina rigged creature baits, tube jigs and jigs. The numbers are low but some nice fish have been taken. These fish are on late prespawn/spawn patterns now.

Productive Lures: Some of the productive lures reported this week are Rapala DT crank baits in demon and red craw, Rapala shadraps in demon, red craw and original crawdad, Bandit medium running crank baits in rootbeer/chartruese, D&L jigs in “oops” and cumberland craw, Slong’s jigs in cumberland craw, Last Cast jigs in green pumpkin, Charmer shakey head jigs and Slong’s shakey head jigs with Charmer shakey head worms in green pumpkin and Zoom trick worm in green pumpkin/purple, Strike King red eye shad and Lewis rattletrap lipless crank baits in crawfish patterns and chrome sexy shad. Spro Little John shallow and medium running crank baits in spring craw and chartreuse with black back and Slong’s spinner baits in white/chartruese, Charmer lizards and timber pups on Texas rigs and Carolina rigs in green pumpkin and green pumpkin/blue, Zoom trick worms whacky rigged in green pumpkin and green pumpkin/purple.

Crappie: The Crappie are spawning. They are being taken around brush piles in 5-7 ft of water by fishing with minnows or small curly tail jigs under bobbers and by casting curly tail jigs. These fish are moving to the banks early in the morning and during the afternoon on the warmer days and are being taken by casting curly tail jigs and road runner type baits. The White Crappie are staging around brush and underwater stake beds in 8-11 ft of water as well as in 12-15 ft of water. These fish are being taken by vetically fishing with jigs and minnow jig combinations as well as slow trolling curly tail 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 and Pro Tungsten weights. 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 Commanche 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:

April: Sorry, I am booked up.
May: 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17,18, 20, 21, 23, 24
June: 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30

Of course I am taking reservations for the rest of the season also through November

Captain Dave Stewart
Bass Buster Guide Service
270-362-9987
dave@kentuckylakeguide.com
www.kentuckylakeguide.com
“Fish With a Professional”

Fishing Report April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

Kentucky Lake: Water Level at Kentucky Dam – 355.17 Surface Temperature – 62
Lake Barkley: Water Level at Barkley Dam – 355.20 Surface Temperature – 62

Both lakes are one foot above winter pool. Kentucky Dam was generating at an average rate of 64,000 cfs this afternoon. Barkley Dam was generating at an average rate or 51,600 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.

Current Conditions: Wind, wind and more wind has been the story here over the past week with just a couple of days of comfortable wind conditions for the fishing. To top that off, the TVA has been fluctuating the water levels up and down which is never good if you are trying to stay with a shallow water bass pattern not to mention what it is doing to the folks trying to fish the Crappie spawn. I noticed the TVA dropped the water levels again about 8 inches between yesterday afternoon and late this morning. We also have had cold fronts coming through every other day it seems. Our water temperatures rose as high as 64 degrees on the morning water temperatures and then dropped back to present levels over the past couple of days with cold fronts. What days we were able to get out this past week, we took most of our bass on secondary creek channel banks and points in the creeks and bays. We did catch some bass on crank baits but the most productive bite was on shakey heads and jigs. We are getting a lot of small buck bass but did manage to boat some keepers up to 5.5 lbs with most of the keepers in the 2.5 to 3 lb range. Hopefully, this pattern of high winds will go away next week and things will settle down and the rapid fluctuations of the water levels will subside as the TVA slowly brings the water levels higher toward summer pool by the end of the month.

Wish I had a better forecast for the weekend but it appears these windy conditions are going to continue for the next few days. The forecast for tomorrow is for a high of 60/night time low of 40 with post frontal wind NW at 15 with higher gusts. Saturday is showing a high of 70/night time low of 54 with wind SW at 15. Sunday’s forecast is calling for a high of 75/night time low of 59 with SSW wind 15-25. Monday is showing a high of 75/night time low of 58 with wind SSW at 15. The forecast for next week after Monday is showing the winds are going to subside, let’s keep our fingers crossed!

Largemouth Bass: Largemouth are being taken on main lake primary points and channel banks on deep and medium running crank baits, shakey heads and jigs. Largemouth are being taken on channel banks and secondary points in the creeks and bays on medium running crank baits, spinner baits, jigs and shakey heads. Some fish are being taken on shallow main lake flats and on flats in the backs of the creeks and bays on warm days on lipless crank baits, shallow running crank baits and spinner baits. I did get a couple of reports of a few fish being taken shallow on buzz baits and whopper ploppers. This shallow water bite is up and down depending water level fluctuations and cold fronts.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth are being taken on main lake channel points and banks as well as on secondary points and channel banks in the front halves of the creeks and bays on medium running crank baits, tube jigs and jigs. The numbers are low but some nice fish have been taken. These fish are on late prespawn/spawn patterns now.

Productive Lures: Some of the productive lures reported this week are Rapala DT crank baits in demon and red craw, Rapala shadraps in demon, red craw and original crawdad, Bandit medium running crank baits in rootbeer/chartruese, Stike King 6XD crank baits in sexy shad and chartruese sexy shad, . D&L jigs in “oops” and cumberland craw, Slong’s jigs in cumberland craw, Charmer shakey head jigs and Slong’s shakey head jigs with Charmer shakey head worms in green pumpkin and Zoom trick worm in green pumpkin/purple, Strike King red eye shad and Lewis rattletrap lipless crank baits in crawfish patterns. Spro Little John shallow and medium running crank baits in spring craw and chartreuse with black back and Slong’s spinner baits in white/chartruese.

Crappie: The Crappie started spawning last week but have backed off some due to the water level and water temperature flucuations. These are primarily Black Crappie. They are being taken around brush piles in 5-7 ft of water by fishing with minnows or small curly tail jigs under bobbers and by casting curly tail jigs. These fish are moving to the banks early in the morning and during the afternoon on the warmer days and are being taken by casting curly tail jigs and road runner type baits. The White Crappie are staging around brush and underwater stake beds in 8-11 ft of water as well as in 12-15 ft of water. These fish are being taken by vetically fishing with jigs and minnow jig combinations as well as slow trolling curly tail 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 and Pro Tungsten weights. 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: Sorry, I am booked up.
May: 1, 4, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17,18,20, 21, 22, 23
June: 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30
Of course I am taking reservations for the rest of the season also through November

Captain Dave Stewart
Bass Buster Guide Service
270-362-9987
dave@kentuckylakeguide.com
www.kentuckylakeguide.com
“Fish With a Professional”