January 2021 Fishing Update

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The pandemic slowed interest in travel in the spring of last year which lessened the fishing pressure on the lake. We also had stable water levels which allowed for a good spawn on most all species of fish. We had a great shad spawn this past year which has made for some incredibly healthy fish.

The numbers and quality of fish are up in the Big Sandy area of the lake. Everybody likes to catch big fish, but I like catching small ones which is hope for future years. With that being said we are seeing fish range in size from 6 inches to 2 pounds.

I have been using my Garmin livescope to target fish in 18-30 feet of water. Most have been holding tight to cover, but I have caught some crappie around groups of shad. I have caught the majority of fish on southern pro stinger shad or a bonehead tackle stump bug. There is some schooling fish being caught by people spider rigging on the creek channels.

I hope you all stay healthy and I look forward to seeing more of you this year. If you are looking to get out and enjoy beautiful KY Lake, give me a call and always remember to take a kid fishing. I can assure you will create lifelong memories!

Thanks for reading!  – Ross Wimberly

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