Hello once again to all of our Kentucky Lake, and Moors Resort fans! We hope each of you are doing well, and have had a great spring. Mother nature seemed to toy with us again with a roller coaster of temperature changes, but it looks like we are finally getting past that. With that being said, and the upcoming Memorial Day weekend people are ready to kick off another boating season on our lakes. It has been a long time since I posted a report, and with the upcoming holiday weekend now is a good time.
With all the rain, and flooding along the river systems this year we have experienced a lot of fluctuations in lake levels, and the gates have been open at each dam for extended periods of time. As of this morning on May 21 both lakes are reported to be 74 degrees with those temperatures recorded at each dam. Kentucky Lake is listed to be at 359.4 with an outflow of 62,000 cubic feet per second. The lake is forecast to fall to 358.7 by Friday, and the outflow to diminish to 35,000 CFS. Lake Barkley is listed to be at 359.3 with an outflow of 33,800 cubic feet per second. The lake is forecast to fall to 358.6 with the outflow reduced to 25,000 CFS by Friday. Higher levels should make for easier navigation, but be aware of floating debris, as I have seen some pretty good size logs out there recently.
The weather for the rest of the week looks like it will stay warm with temperatures in the upper 80's each day. With that however comes some pretty breezy conditions for most of the week . There actually is a lake wind advisory issued for today. Most of the week looks dry, with the exceptions being Wednesday and Thursday with each having a chance for some thunderstorms. Who knows? The weather is like fishing, we never know what is going to happen so we just have to roll with it.
On the fishing end of the spectrum it was a tough spring in my boat. I will say that the Crappie fishing in my boat was a struggle, and leave it at that. I was able to find some White and Yellow Bass on some days to mix in with what Crappie we could capture. As of late things have shown some improvement. I have had some days where I was able to make some pretty good catches of Bluegill, and White Bass. The gills came fishing sandy and gravel spawning areas dragging a cricket on the bottom. The fish for me were scattered, and required a lot of moving and searching. On days I went out searching on my own to find them, I might happen up on a little bunch of them only to go back again and not find any there. They are out there as I have seen a lot of nice catches come in, it just requires a lot of searching. Generally, someone will always find the fish somewhere. With some generous current we have been able to make some pretty good catches of White and Yellow Bass. One day I even found some chasing bait on a wind blown point in a bay which was pure coincidence is my theory for what that is worth. I know of some real good catches of Catfish that have come fishing under corks around rocky banks, and also bouncing the bottom along the river channels.
For anyone looking to get away from the real world for a few days come give it a try at Moors Resort. Regardless if you fish or not the lakes, and the entire area have a lot of things to offer. Boating, hiking , bird watching, various attractions at nearby Land Between the Lakes, and I could go on and on. I am still seeing Eagles, Pelicans, and a lot of Osprey when I am out on the water. Yesterday we saw some deer by the waters edge which is not a rare occurrence. Moors has everything to offer a person looking for a place to stay and vacation. Ralph's Harborview Bar and Grill, full service marina, boat rentals, slip rentals, a playground, and many other things to assure that your stay is enjoyable. Mark and Kathy Wood, and all of their employees will do everything within there power to make sure that you enjoy your stay at the Moors.
For anyone out there that would like to get on the water and try to catch some fish, give us a call. Don's cell is 270-559-1366, and mine (Chris) 270-331-3519. We would love to get to meet you, make some new friends , and hopefully get you on some fish to take home. I cannot promise you about the fish catching, but I can promise that we will do our best, and you will be well treated. Be sure to check us out on our Facebook page as we try to make posts about our most recent fishing trips.
With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, I just want to remind everyone that there will be a lot of people on the water. Please be courteous on boat ramps. Be sure your boat will start before you head to the lake. Be prepared to launch before you begin to use the ramp. It is very aggravating to have someone tie up the ramp working on their boat, or take ten minutes getting all their stuff in the boat, while they block the ramp. Be aware of other boaters, swimmers, and floating debris while navigating.
Lastly, and most importantly, lets not forget the importance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering and honoring those people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Without their ultimate sacrifices we would not have our freedoms, and opportunities which exist in our great country. Freedom does have a price. Thanks you to all of the men and women who have, and are serving our nation.
Thanks and God Bless,
Chris, Don, and Eric
The Big Kahunas Guide Service