Kentucky Lake trolling
Message Fished this weekend out of Leatherwood resort on Kentucky Lake. We caught a mixed bag of Crappie, Stripe, Yellows, Sauger, Bass, and Catfish. The main bite was Bass and Catfish caught on the main river ledge in 15-20 feet of water. Fish were caught primarily on Mann’s 15 plus crankbaits. Trolling speed of 1.5 – 2.0 MPH seemed to be the best. Lake close to summer pool with a surface temp of 86 degrees.
Mic- Old Hickory
Ky. Lake trolling
Message Fished this past Saturday out of Leatherwood Resort on Kentucky Lake. Surface temp ranged in the morning from 56 up to around 60 in the PM. Lake is about a foot above Winter pool. We managed around 40 fish with a mix of Bass, Crappie, Stripe, Yellows, Drum, and Catfish. Fish were caught on Rebel Tenney Wee-R’s and Radar 10 crankbaits. Trolling speed around 1.5 mph. Fish caught in 10-15 feet of water around brush piles and dropoffs.
Mic- Old Hickory
Message Has anyone been catching sauger below the Ft. Loudon Dam and down by the bend in the river at the old a-frame house? Dave
Message I’m looking to get on some rockfish (striper). Are there any good spots in the winter besides the steam plant?
They are catching some stripers below the Pickwick dam and in this months Tennessee Sportsman I did the piece on Old Hickory striper fishing and you can take a jerkbait and fish the bluff straight across from the steam plant and you will catch bass and Stripers, hope that helps, it may be to muddy right now but as soon as it clears if it is muddy they will be there, thanks. Jim
|Message||I’m looking to sauger fish below Old Hickory. What are some good jig head and 3inch grub colors to use? I was also wondering is the water cold enough? What water temps should you start sauger fishing? Thanks
Red heads are very good colors and either white or chartreuse bodies are good and I like Bass Assassin Turbo Tail bodies, 1 ounce to 1.25 ounce is the best weight and good luck. Jim Duckworth
Message what is up with the sauger fishing.
Water is to warm for them to start schooling up and moving up.
Message How deep are the big bass right now?
Message We trolled crankbaits again this weekend out of Leatherwood Resort on Kentucky Lake. The bite was slow but the size was good. We only kept 20 Crappie but had 5 fish in the 2 pound class. Fish were caught on Manns 15 plus and Bandit 300 crankbaits. Fish were on deep structure in 20-25 foot range. Surface temp was a toasty 89 degrees with lake slightly below summer pool. Mic – Old Hickory
Fort Loudon Crappie
Message Fished yesterday on Ft. Loudon in Knoxville Trolling crankbaits for Crappie. Managed to keep 25 Trolling Mann’s 10+ and Bandit 300 crankbaits. Fish were in 20-25 feet of water but suspended in the 10-15 foot range. Added bonus was that the stripes were in the jumps in great numbers virtually all day. Surface temp was 84 degrees.
Mic – Old Hickory
I fished this weekend with a friend out of Leatherwood Resort on Kentucky Lake. We trolled Bandit 300 and Mann’s 15 plus crankbaits for Crappie. We manged 30 keeper crappie as wll as a mixed bag of catfish, sauger, largemouth and yellow bass. Crappie were caught in 17-25 feet of water on brushpiles and stumps on the dropoffs. Water temp was 77 degrees and lake was about a foot above summer pool. Trolling speed around 2 MPH seemed the best.
Mic – Old Hickory