Kentucky Lake – American Bass Anglers 04-23-2019

American Bass Anglers second stop in the Kentucky division #15. The tournament was held on Lake Barkley fishing out of Kuttawa. With temperatures in the mid 40s, steady rain, and 30 to 40mph wind gust. I didn’t get to spend much time pre-fishing. On tournament day the rain came to an end but the winds were still brutal. Due to the winds, I was unable to fish where I was hoping to. So I made my way into a couple closer areas to the ramp. I was able to catch quite a few fish and end up with a 10th place finish. Most of my fish came on a green pumpkin brush hog with some Kick’n Bass crawfish attractant, fished on a 7’ Fitzgerald Stunner rod Texas rigged with a 3/8 WOO tungsten weight. I was also catching fish on a strike King red eye shad silver and blue.

13th Place ABA Open Series Kentucky Division

With a good 5lb kicker smallmouth caught on my Fitzgerald Stunner HD Rod and 1/2 ounce WOO Tungsten weight, I was able to land a respective 13th place finish in the American Bass Anglers Association Kentucky Division. With air temperatures in the 90’s and water temperatures in the upper 80’s fishing was tough. The ledge bite was slow so you really had to have a lot of patience. Unfortunately, it seems like the Asian Carp have really become an issue on Kentucky Lake. Every ledge that I fished was covered up with Asian Carp. I’m headed to Paris Landing Tennessee for next tournament at the end of August. Can’t wait to get back on the beautiful Tennessee River.