Davis Motor Sales banner ad
 

fish water2

KENTUCKY (7/4/13) – This time of year, July, is usually hot and water temps are into the 80’s. It seems that it’s hard to fish in the heat of the day. During the summer season, the best bites are very early or right at dusk in low light conditions.

In small ponds and lakes, it’s a challenge to sometimes fish for quality catches from the banks. I suggest that local anglers take this opportunity to make a trip to the big lakes, Barkley and Kentucky.
 
To avoid the crowds of the holidays on the lakes, I strongly suggest that you try fishing from sidewalks and rock piers near the marinas on the lakes. My favorite hot spot is out in front of Kentucky Dam Village Marina on the sidewalks. You can cast a crank bait at these locations for largemouth or smallmouth bass.
 
One good tip is to abide by their regulations, as some areas are restricted from fishing off the docks and boat ramps. Go where it is legal and the fishing is usually good. I’ve caught several good bass from the aforementioned areas.
 
Another good concept is to cast a crank bait or throw a six inch worm on a Texas rig, working it slowly around the rocky points.

fish randy1

I’ve also caught some very nice stringers of fish below the tailgaters, a location where there is always a good chance of you hooking into a whopper. I’ve caught several stripers near 20 pounds from there. It’s a great fight with a seven foot bait cast rod, equipped with an Abu Garcia reel, strung with 17 pound test line.
 
There is also a chance that the catfish are biting this time of year below both of the dams. Blues are a frequent catch below on rod and reel below the Kentucky Dam tail waters.
 
Keep in mind that safety is always the most important factor while fishing below any dams. Don’t get yourself in a situation that might endanger you, such as not being able to see at night while fishing from the banks. Pay close attention to the alarms and horns of the locks. While catching a good-sized fish is fun, it’s not worth risking your life. Stay alert while fishing near these areas and good luck, as always. There’s a lot of fish still to be caught in this hot season.
 
Good fishing and good luck!
 
Until next week, see you on the water or in the woods!
 

FISH OF THE WEEK
fish week 300 

This week we are featuring Scott Graham with the Fish of the Week. Scott caught this stringer of big Bowfins in a small pond area that sets just off a tributary of the Green River in Muhlenberg County, Ky. Scott’s bait of choice for these big boys was a mix of shrimp and chicken liver.
 
Great catch Scott!
 
Big Country is currently featuring local anglers throughout the region in his Fish of the Week section. If you would like to be featured in the Fish of the Week, send your photo, along with your name, location of catch, bait used, etc, to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
Randy Adams
Contact Randy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Woman Charged for Allegedly Selling Hydrocodone

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (2/26/15) — A Madisonville woman was charged Wednesday, Feb. 25 for trafficking in a controlled… Read More

Hugs for Hayley

HENDERSON, Ky. (2/26/15) — A group of Niagara students are spearheading a drive called “Hugs for Hayley” to benefit a… Read More

Most Read This Week

February 21, 2015 6426

Traffic Advisory for Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by KTC
February 25, 2015 5585

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 24, 2015 5400

Two Charged in Central City Meth Bust

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 5382

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 22, 2015 5206

Easter Cuties Pageant in Memory of Shanice Bean

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 21, 2015 4903

Local Administrators Warn Employees to Watch for…

in Top News For All Sites by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 28, 2015

UPDATED: Several Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

February 26, 2015 2212

Woman Charged for Allegedly Selling Hydrocodone

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 26, 2015 2097

Man Accused of Holding Woman against Will,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
February 26, 2015 1355

Probation and Parole Violators - February 26,…

in Video by Crime Stoppers
February 26, 2015 1206

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

in Hopkins News by Barry Franklin
February 26, 2015 1077

Area College Students Touched by Cancer are…

in Top News For All Sites by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 26, 2015 1050

Walmart Evacuated after Customer Alerts 911 of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 26, 2015 1002

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Feb. 26, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
February 26, 2015 886

Super Sunday Hall of Fame Alumni Honored College…

in Top News For All Sites by Joyce Riggs
February 26, 2015 800

Lions Man, Woman of Year Announced

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Chris Findley
February 26, 2015 567

Man Charged with Meth Possession after Traffic…

in Local (Henderson) Top News by Courtney Millikan