Just got back from a week long trip to Southern Kentucky Lake and boy was it tough fishing. We caught some good ones but not a lot. We got there and found out that the water level was at the summer level and was that way all week. At one point the level went down. We came prepared to fish the buck brush and wood in the backs of the bays but we couldn’t get the boats into the backs since the water level was so low. The buck brush was completely out of the water and unfishable.
My hot bait for bas suspendig and staging off the ledges was a KVD 2.5 in ghost minnow. I would run the crank from shallow to the 10’ drop off and they would crush it or I would throw parallel to a 7’ drop and get some awesome strikes.
So our conditions were prespawn bass in summer level water with the water temp hovering aound 69 degrees. Talk about tough. We threw every thing we had with a ton of different techniques and just had a tough time dialing them in. They just wouldn’t come up. Only caught a couple that had some blood to the tails, most others didn’t.
If any one has any tournaments coming up in Southern Kentucky Lake, the TVA said they would be raising the level the first part of May so good luck and catch some.