FLW Fishing Report

Fishing has really started to pick up lately. Maybe fish can sense that summer is almost done, and the lean days of winter aren’t that far away. For whatever reason, the bass are on the prowl on the ledges and starting to move in some toward the coves and points. Good catches have been reported on crankbaits, jigs and shaky heads on the ledges and main-lake points, and a few topwater fish are coming in the back ends of coves.

There’s probably as many or more bass being caught at night now as there are in the daytime because it’s been so ‘dadblamed’ hot. A lot of folks are waiting for the temperature to cool down into the low 80s or high 70s in the evening before they head out on the water. The lake level is holding at around 359 feet — if only because of the afternoon thunderstorms they’ve been having in Tennessee and north Alabama — and they’re not pulling much water at the dam.

Scott Ellison says conditions for fishing are improving and shares the history and controversy behind the Alabama Rig. 

Well, the fishing has been as up and down as the stock market over the last few days. It perked up for a while, then got lackluster during the rainy period, and now is improving again. Really, it’s not bad considering how hot it is.

Scott Ellison

Hi, this is Scott Ellison with the weekly FLW Fishing Report. Well, this is the weekend when the Big Bass Tournament comes to town. The Walmart FLW will make a stop at Kentucky Lake, and the best bass fishermen in the land will go at it for the $100,000 first place prize. 

Scott Ellison here with the weekly FLW Fishing Report. Hopefully the weather will continue to moderate and it will be more comfortable to stay out on the water longer. 

Scott Ellison says fishing ranges from so-so to fairly good depending on what you’re trying to catch.

Colin Moore here, filling in for Scott Ellison with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report. Scott is on the road, tending to a tournament in Maryland, but wanted me to say hi for him and wish everybody good fishing.