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KY Lake 2/12/11 & 2/13/11

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By katfish76 - Posted on 14 February 2011

Well not much to report from Ky Lake this past weekend other than ice covered bays mixed with another massive shad kill. The way below freezing temps last week really sent the shad in search of warmer water and millions unfortanately died trying to find it. Several areas of the lake were so thick with dying shad that you couldn't even see the bottom on the electronics. Water temps ranged from the low 30's on Saturday up to the upper 30's by yesterday afternoon. Portions of several major creeks and bays were frozen solid until yesterday afternoon until the sun and wind finally starting melting it. We fished beds ranging in depth from 25' to 7' with no luck anywhere we stopped. We tried one Sauger hole with only one bite and one fish to show. She was a nice 17" sow full of you guessed it shad. The 10 day forecast looks extremely promising with above average temps and sunshine. The gulls are really working on the shad as well as the fish. Once the water warms back up and the dying shad disapear, we should see a big rebound to the fishing scene here at Ky lake. I did notice less shad yesterday afternoon. I finished the weekend driving a huge stakebed that claimed not 1 but 2 stakedrivers. I guess next time I will put 3 in the boat or come up with a floating design.

marrioh's picture

Oh thanks

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No it's not a Walleye it's the Walleye's cousin the Sauger. I've always heard they will mix sometimes and they call them Saugeye's. I don't know if I have ever actually seen a Saugeye. May be a myth?

Chris "Katfish" Johnson
Professional Fishing & Duck Hunting Guide
Tn River Guide Service

Ray's picture

Man those Walleye only fish that taste better than a crappiei.


marrioh's picture

Is that a walleye

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A flat is just as it sounds. This is an area of shallow water that has no defined drop into deeper water. The water depth is uniform or gets deeper very gradually. Flats can be found at the backs of all the bays, in coves within the bays and on the main lake where the flat land adjacent to the river was covered up by water when the rivers were backed up by damming.

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