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As a fishing guide on Kentucky Lake, I get a lot of anglers who travel here specifically to fish the area around Paris, Tennessee where its known to be a fantastic ledge fishing factory. Of course it's known that anglers coming to Kentucky Lake around that area of Tennessee need to have crankbaits, hair jigs and swimbaits if they plan to catch fish. It's what the fish see every day on Kentucky lake or any lake that has ledges. These are the lures fishermen know to use and, a lot of these lures are also king in June because the…
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It’s been a really good year so far on Kentucky Lake and a good time for some August bass fishing tips! It's August and the bass fishing is still fair. The fish have spread out on the ledges with a few tight schools still hanging together. I see a lot of fish in the 20 to 30 foot depths, but they are stubborn to eat anything. I have had some really good days with a drop shot in these depths, and of course, the morning is the best bite. The Fishing Gear I'm Using I am using a 7 ft…
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When looking for bass on Kentucky Lake in April, an angler will want to keep in mind that the bass will be migrating toward the spawning areas. On Kentucky Lake, that will be in the back of the creeks and main lake islands.  Early April – first two weeks – look for channel banks leading into the back of the creeks. I will look for channel banks with chunk rock (5- to 12-inch chunk rock is the key rock). My boat will be in 12- to 7-foot depths and even shallower toward the later part of April.  This is a…
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It’s mid-May, and the majority of all -- if not all -- the bass have completed their spawn throughout most of the country, with the exception of the northern part of the country. When searching for bass, I like to look near spawning areas for bass that are guarding their fry. You can easily spot the fry by casting a spinnerbait and watching for the fry to scatter. A lot of the bass that are guarding the fry will smash the spinnerbait, thinking it’s a predator trying to feast on its offspring! Even if I see the fry scatter and…
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