Whitesburg KY

Gabby’s fishing fever

Remember to check the fishing report

During the course of a year I keep up with many fishing reports from the lakes in the Kentucky and Tennessee area.

You can find fishing reports from several good sources. One is from the local fishing and outdoor guide you see at some gas stations and stores. Also, some newspaper sports sections carry reports and you can find several good updated reports on the Internet.

On some lakes, such as Lake Cumberland and Dale Hollow Lake, you can get actual fishing guide’ reports. The best information comes from talking to fisherman and to people at fishing tackle and bait shops.

During this time of year the fishing is good on most lakes because of the fish moving shallow to feed heavy for the coming winter. Being in the best spots at the best time is very important, so doing your homework ahead of time will pay off in the long run.

As for right now, most area lakes are reporting good action on largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, trout, stripers, musky, and crappie. All of these fish are active on several lakes. Most lakes report being at or close to winter pool level with a surface temperature ranging from the low 60’s to 70 degrees.

With most fish active close to the bank or around main lake points or cliff or bluff lines, they are hitting on top-water baits and moving baits such as spinner baits and crank baits. Fish are also hitting tube baits and jigs and worms and on small plastic jerk baits such as the Zoom Fluke.

So plan a trip and get out and enjoy the great fishing. I sure plan on being there.

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