Bass are still biting and a few crappie are coming in, too. Smaller lakes offer productive redear sunfish fishing as well. This huge redear sunfish caught from kentucky lake is proof why they are so popular among anglers. Powley probes spawning beds for kentucky lakes bluegill and shellcrackers. Fishing floridas largest bluegill, the shellcracker. Guesthost crispin powley probes spawning beds for kentucky lakes bluegill and shellcrackers. The redear sunfish, also known as the shellcracker, is arguably one of the best fighting, best tasting and hardest to find and catch throughout the season than any panfish you pursue. Warmer weather returned last week and it has helped heat up the fishing scene across kentucky lake. Crappie fishing, bluegill, shellcracker and crappie.
Locating bluegill and shellcracker when they are not on. Theres another two or three weeks of prime spawning time too so grab a friend and head on out. Fish lake barkley is a fishing guide service run by hopkinsville native dan cayce. Mcneely lake in jefferson county, briggs lake in logan county, three springs lake in warren. Bedding time at hand for bluegillshellcracker outdoors. Sample some of the best fishing in the united states. May brings redear sunfish and bluegill fishing in kentucky wmky. First day was so so, but after the lake temp climbed 46 degrees they went crazy. Welcome to, featuring regularly updated kentucky lake fishing reports as well as lake barkley fishing reports. I just got back from guntersville and we knocked it out of the park on shell cracker. Fishing for shellcrackers panfish rambling angler outdoors.
Better for shell cracker, kentucky or barkley lakes. Redear sunfish at beaver lake anderson county and three springs lake warren county. Whether you are heading out for a brisk february afternoon of fishing for crappie and black bass or enjoying a latesummer evening of bluegill fishing, our kentucky lake fishing reports give you what you need to know. Crappie fishing with florida fishing guides, everglades shellcracker and bluegill fishing, lake okeechobee crappie and bluegill fishing for trophy gar fish. While crappie have gotten the headlines for kentucky and barkley lakes for years, and lakes like reelfoot lake have gotten the press on bluegills, we have quietly become a destination for anglers who are looking for some great panfish action. Kentucky lakes bluegill and shellcracker, known biologically as redear sunfish, are spawning and nice ones, like this dandy taken by guy harris of mount juliet, are showing up in good numbers. Lets fish tv kentucky lake, tn shellcracker fishing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the rss 2. I am a transplanted hoosier myself, lived 25 years on the south side of indianapolis before i came to my senses and relocated to alvaton bowling green. I always caught a bunch of red ear on barkley while fishing for catfish. Decent conditions were long overdue as below normal temperatures had lingered far too long and thrown the spring fishing timetable off balance.
See what triggers this bully bluegill to bite and what bait to use. From largemouth bass to crappie, kentucky lake is a favorite fishing spot among tournament fishermen. Fishing for bluegill and shellcracker in the peak of the spawn is one of them. Catching bluegill and shellcracker on kentuckhy lake. The redear is similar in shape to the bluegill, but lacks the dark spot at the base of the posterior portion of the dorsal fin and has a red or orange border around the. Early may is the start of the best fishing for bluegill, redear sunfish. You may be supervised to learn that the full moon plays a major role. Now is the time to strike a trot to the lake and wet a hook for these babies. Kentucky lake shell crackers last two years on the shell crackers i have done good with a 116 oz. Dan is an expert fisherman and has been fishing lake barkley for over 40 years.
How about a tugging good time from a fish with a hefty appetite and an attitude to go with it. Two nice redear sunfish caught on barkley lake both over 2 pounds. Time is at hand to test your tackle on some bedding bluegill or redear sunfish, commonly referred to. T r ansition time is at hand for kentucky lake anglers, as spawning time nears for two popular panfish that really pack a punch. Shellcracker, bluegill bedding times near outdoors. Use a simple drop shot rig with a 23 oz bank sinker about 18 below a.
Also maintaining their position on the bragging board have been redear sunfish, commonly referred to as shellcracker. The redear is similar in shape to the bluegill, but lacks the dark spot at the base of the posterior portion of the dorsal fin and has a red or orange border around the ear flap. The redear is similar in shape to the bluegill, but lacks the dark spot at the base of. Kentucky lake and lake barkley are the best lakes in kentucky and arguably the upper south for redear sunfish.53 864 1092 764 1393 934 756 321 1357 625 1337 837 906 651 649 942 306 1384 49 1476 1095 588 266 378 1416 609 1468 1571 1278 236 679 988 364 1023 94 1342