Crappie Fishing In Kentucky

For those of you who prefer artificial baits this is also a great fishery.  I like to use a pink jig with a weighted head that causes the tail to run higher than the head of the jig.  Retrieve speed in slow during the beginning of the spawning and then faster as the spawning period progresses.

Another excellent rig in a jig head with a twister tail.  I like to use a chartreuse twister tail on a black jig head.

If you wish to only target very large crappie you can use a small spinnerbait or crankbait.  A shallow running floating crankbait can put some very large crappie in your live well.  Kentucky Lake boasts a large population of crappie in the two pound and larger weight class.

As the fishing season gets into summer these fish move into much deeper water, often as deep as fifteen to twenty five feet.  Many of the principles remain the same however.  You should look for trees or another similar form of structure for the fish to hang around.  A depth finder is a must for summer crappie fishing on Kentucky Lake.

The one difference when fishing in summer is the depth you will fish.  In spring you are fishing near the surface of the water.  During summer it is best you keep your offerings near the bottom, often within a foot of the bottom.

This in a nutshell is Kentucky Lake crappie fishing. In my opinion the best crappie fishing in the continental United States.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow crappie fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on crappie fishing since 2004.

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