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Tom's Guide Service - Fishing Reports

Lake Monroe - August 1st, 2017
Tuesday, August 01,2017
Emily and Evelyn began catching crappie at 8:30 am and continued throughout the day until 3:00 pm.  They also caught yellow bass, bluegills, and largemouth bass.  They took home a nice mess of crappie, including the 2 slabs pictured.



Lake Monroe - June 27th, 2017
Tuesday, June 27,2017
We began the day bass fishing and caught several 1 1/2 to 3 pound bass.  We switched over to crappie in the afternoon and Bob caught 6 slab crappie, including the 2 1/2 pound, 17 inch crappie pictured below.  The crappie were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - June 17th, 2017
Saturday, June 17,2017
Skyy had a good day bow fishing.  Pictured is one of many carp he harvested.



Lake Monroe - May 25th, 2017
Thursday, May 25,2017

The morning was windy and rainy with dropping temperatures.  Justin and Cory stayed with it and caught 15 slab crappie and 2 channel cats, along with lots of smaller fish.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.

 



Lake Monroe - May 24th, 2017
Wednesday, May 24,2017

Bob and Nick started out Wednesday morning with light rain and no wind.  The water temperature was 70 degrees and most fish were spawning.  The fishing was slow but as the rain picked up, so did the fishing.  They ended up catching 16 slab crappie and lots of little ones.

 



Patoka Lake - April 24th, 2017
Monday, April 24,2017
The crappie fishing was slow in the morning, but picked up in the afternoon.  Dick caught 20 keeper crappie on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - April 21st, 2017
Friday, April 21,2017

The water temperature was 69 degrees and the fish were beginning to spawn.  The fishing was slow in the morning and took off in the afternoon.  Dennis and Johnny caught 25 slab crappie and Dennis caught the bonus fish with the 6 ½ pound largemouth pictured below.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.

 





Lake Monroe - April 19th, 2017
Wednesday, April 19,2017

Jim and Bill took home a nice bunch of slab crappie caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.  The water temperature at the end of the day was 71 degrees.

 



Lake Monroe - April 18th, 2017
Tuesday, April 18,2017

Greg caught several nice crappie on a windy chilly morning.  The water temperature at the end of the day was 66 degrees.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Roadrunners and Nothead jigs.

 



Dogwood Lake, March 31st, 2017
Friday, March 31,2017

The day was windy and cold with drizzling rain.  Ben caught 25 nice black crappie, 4 or 5 big red ears, and 3 or 4 bluegills.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - November 26th, 2016
Saturday, November 26,2016
Josh, Chuck, and James spent the day together on Lake Monroe.  Josh and James caught over 100 crappie, several yellow bass, and 1 wiper using minnows and Nothead jigs.  The water temperature was in the mid 50s and the air temperature was cold!



Lake Monroe - November 22nd, 2016
Tuesday, November 22,2016
The morning was cool as we began catching small crappie and the day got better as we caught several nice ones in the afternoon.  Pictured below is Kenny with the 2 largest crappie.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.



White River - November 3rd, 2016
Thursday, November 03,2016

Katie caught this 14-pound 10-ounce white perch while fishing with a crank bait, 15-pound test Excel line, and a Bass Pro medium action rod with a Bass Pro bait-casting reel.  She also caught 1 small mouth bass weighing about 2 pounds and a large mouth bass weighing about 1 1/2 pounds.



Lake Monroe - October 22nd, 2016
Saturday, October 22,2016

The water was still rising and slightly discolored with the water temperature in the 70s.  Tanner and Jeff caught lots of crappie, yellow bass, and wipers.  Tanner is pictured below with a nice crappie.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - October 6th, 2016
Thursday, October 06,2016
Don and Bessie began the day fishing at 8:30 am.  They caught about 50 crappie, 20 of which were filleting size.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Roadrunners and Nothead jigs in 8 to 10 feet of water on the main lake.  The water temperature is dropping daily and the water level is stable.



Lake Monroe - October 1st, 2016
Saturday, October 01,2016
The water conditions were good and there was a light breeze out of every direction.  Larry, Jon, and Blake caught a nice bunch of crappie and yellow bass.on Blakemore Roadrunners and Nothead jigs.





Lake Monroe - June 29th, 2016
Wednesday, June 29,2016

Ed, Evelyn, and Emily began crappie fishing at 8 am and caught lots and lots of crappie, including 4 larger ones that they took home to eat, and 1 small bass.  They saw a variety of wildlife, including turkey chicks that were about the size of a baseball.

 



Patoka Lake - June 23rd, 2016
Thursday, June 23,2016

Griff began the day fishing for bass.  As temperatures rose, he caught 6 bass of which 3 were keepers and the biggest came in at about 5 pounds.  The water was clear and the temperature of the water was 86 degrees.

 



Lake Monroe - June 21st, 2016
Tuesday, June 21,2016

Stan and I fished deep for crappie and the fishing was tough.  We switched to shallow fishing and caught  a few slab crappie on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.

 



Lake Monroe - June 5th, 2016
Sunday, June 05,2016

The lake is close to normal pool.  John and Tom caught several crappie and ended up with 8 slab crappie.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.

 



Glendale Dogwood Lake - May 9th, 2016
Monday, May 09,2016

The fishing was slow when James and Mary began the day but they managed to catch some nice bluegills.  They finished the day with 56 big bluegills and 2 big redears.  The fish were located out from the bank and were caught on Nothead jigs.

 



Patoka Lake - April 24th 2016
Sunday, April 24,2016
Cayman and Brian hit the lake on a cool morning and caught lots of small crappie throughout the day.  They also caught 2 slab crappie late in the afternoon.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - March 11th, 2016
Friday, March 11,2016

The water temperature was in the mid-40s and water color was dingy.  We caught 30 crappie and brought home 10.  The 3 biggest were 15 inches.  We also had a 4-pound bass and a 3-pound bass.  All fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.






Patoka Lake - November 24th, 2015
Tuesday, November 24,2015

The water temperature was 51 degrees when Zach and Mike began fishing at noon.  They caught several small crappie along with those shown below in 3 to 20 feet of water on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Slabdaddies, and minnows.




Lake Monroe - November 19th, 2015
Thursday, November 19,2015

Bob and I started the morning with high winds and cool weather.  The water temperature was 54 degrees.  Bob caught this nice walleye and several small crappie on Nothead jigs.

 



November 14th, 2015
Saturday, November 14,2015
The deer were moving on Saturday morning and my grandson, Zayne, shot a pretty buck that showed signs of fighting and had broken off part of his rack on the left side.



Lake Monroe - November 5th, 2015
Thursday, November 05,2015

The wiper fishing in the morning was slow for Brian and Don, but picked up in the afternoon and they caught a double limit of wipers up to 3 pounds.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs.

 



Patoka Lake - October 23rd, 2015
Friday, October 23,2015

Mike and Angela fished on a beautiful fall day, but the crappie fishing was slow.  The water temperature was 66 degrees.  They caught a couple of slab crappie and a few smaller crappie.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.

 



Lake Monroe - October 21st, 2015
Wednesday, October 21,2015

Kyler and Kyle began the day bass fishing on Lake Monroe and caught 4 keeper bass.  Kyler beat his dad out and caught the biggest bass and biggest fish of the day!  They caught 40 wipers, with the largest being just a little over 6 pounds.  They also caught 4 walleyes, 1 15-inch crappie, and a 5-pound channel catfish.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners and Slabdaddies.

 





Lake Monroe - October 16th, 2015
Friday, October 16,2015

The lake was calm at 8:00 am, but the wind was gusting at 20+ mph by 11:00 am.  Bob and Kyle caught 33 fish, which included crappie and wipers.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - October 10th, 2015
Saturday, October 10,2015
Micah and Riley started fishing at 9 am.  They caught lots of crappie, several wipers, a keeper walleye, and a 20-pound flathead catfish.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Roadrunners, Nothead jigs, and minnows.





Patoka Lake - October 1st, 2015
Thursday, October 01,2015
The wind was blowing at 15 to 20 MPH.  Tony and I were catching a few small crappie, and suddenly a big flathead catfish hit the crappie jig and the fight was on!  Picture compliments of Patoka Station.



Lake Monroe - September 19th, 2015
Saturday, September 19,2015

The water was at normal pool and averaged 77 degrees.  Seaver caught the 3-pound spotted bass pictured below.  Seaver and his grandpa Bob also caught 2 keeper largemouth bass, several slab crappie, 2 3-pound walleyes, and a 4-pound channel catfish.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.

 



Patoka Lake - September 18th, 2015
Friday, September 18,2015
Joann and Dan met with tough conditions on Friday.  The day was windy and the water was falling.  They fished the main lake and caught a good mess of fish including the slab crappie and channel cat seen here.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - September 6th, 2015
Sunday, September 06,2015
We fished Lake Monroe at normal pool on a really hot weekend.  Lou and Nicholas caught several nice bass under very trying conditions.  They ended with 7 or 8 keepers.  The one pictured below was the largest at 4 pounds, caught by Nicholas.





Lake Monroe - August 21st, 2015
Friday, August 21,2015
We began fishing at 7:00 am.  It was foggy and the water temperature was 79 degrees.  Mac and Nathan caught several small bass.  Mac also caught a 4 pound largemouth and Nathan caught a 3 pound smallmouth.





Patoka Lake - August 18th, 2015
Tuesday, August 18,2015
We began fishing on the main lake at 8:00 am and the morning was cloudy and cool with the water temperature in the low 80s.  The crappie were biting until early afternoon.  Mal took home 15 black crappie and several white crappie which were caught on Nothead jigs and minnows.



Patoka Lake - August 17th, 2015
Monday, August 17,2015
I was fishing Patoka for crappie and caught a surprise catfish on a Nothead jig.  The catfish weighed 35 pounds and was released back into the lake.



Patoka Lake - August 11th, 2015
Tuesday, August 11,2015
Nicholas and Lou spent the day bass fishing on the main lake, which is still high.  The fishing was tough, but they fished hard.  Lou caught 2 nice bass, but Nicholas passed him up by catching 3 bass.  The fish were caught on an assortment of different lures.




Lake Monroe - August 8th, 2015
Saturday, August 08,2015
The water temperature at 8:00 am was 79 degrees and was 84 degrees at 4:00 pm.  Troy and Dale met falling water conditions and caught lots of smaller crappie, 10 slab and 10 nice crappie.  They also caught 1 nice channel catfish and 3 wipers.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Kalin grubs.



Lake Monroe - July 21st, 2015
Tuesday, July 21,2015
Alden caught 31 fish, including bluegill, wipers, yellow bass, black crappie, and white crappie.  Marilee caught lots of various types of fish also.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - June 26th, 2015
Friday, June 26,2015
Mike and Dan caught 5 slab crappie and several smaller ones in spite of slow fishing conditions.  The fish were caught on Nothead Jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - June 25th, 2015
Thursday, June 25,2015
Early morning was stormy with heavy rain and turned to clouds later.  Don and Bessie caught 21 slab crappie, 2 wipers, and some yellow bass.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - May 30th, 2015
Saturday, May 30,2015
The water temperature at 8 am was 71 degrees and the day was windy.  Bill and Al caught lots of small crappie in the morning.  The big boys turned on in the afternoon and they caught over 15 slab crappie on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.

 

 


Lake Monroe - May 29th, 2015
Friday, May 29,2015
The water temperature was 70 degrees and the crappie were spawning. Mike and Sam caught over 20 slab crappie on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.

 



Lake Monroe - May 24th, 2015
Sunday, May 24,2015
Luke, Tim, and John caught a few nice slab crappie still full of eggs, several smaller crappie, 1 walleye, and 1 catfish. The fish were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.

 



Lake Monroe - May 19th, 2015
Tuesday, May 19,2015

The day began windy and cold with a water temperature of 71 degrees. Tracy and Cory caught lots of small crappie early and, as the day gradually warmed up, they finished with 25 slab crappie caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.

 



Lake Monroe - May 9th, 2015
Saturday, May 09,2015
The water temperature was 68 degrees when we began fishing for crappie at 7 am.  We caught lots of small crappie until noon, then Rob and Colin caught a good stringer of slab crappie and 2 5-pound channel cats in the afternoon.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.

 



Patoka Lake - May 6th, 2015
Wednesday, May 06,2015

The lake was dropping and the water temperature was 69 degrees. Kevin and Nate caught several short bass. We then went to sight fishing on the beds and Kevin caught one 4 to 5 pound bass, pictured below.

 



Patoka Lake - December 2nd, 2014
Tuesday, December 02,2014

The water temperature was 40 degrees, the air temperature was 30 degrees, and the wind was from the east at 10 mph.  We caught a few decent crappie and 1 slab crappe pictured below, along with 1 walleye.  The fish were caught on the main lake using Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.

 



Lake Monroe - November 22nd, 2014
Saturday, November 22,2014
Matthijs and Niels had a good day catching walleyes, stripers, crappie, and largemouth bass all day long.  The fish were caught in 5 to 20 feet of water on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.

 



White River - November 10th, 2014
Monday, November 10,2014
Trenady and I spent a couple of hours fishing before the rain came in and caught several largemouth bass.

 

 




Lake Monroe - October 24th, 2014
Friday, October 24,2014
Leonard, Ben, and Allen began the day fishing for wipers.  The fishing was slow, so they switched to crappie and ended up with a good stringer of slab crappie caught on Blakemore Roadrunners, Nothead jigs, and minnows.

 



Lake Monroe - October 21st, 2014
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Thairon and Skyy each caught nice wipers, along with several smaller ones.  The fish were caught in 5 to 6 feet of 62 degree water.

 



Lake Monroe - October 12th, 2014
Sunday, October 12,2014
My grandson Thairon caught his first limit of wipers by casting a Nothead jig and a Blakemore Roadrunner.

 



Lake Monroe - October 11th, 2014
Saturday, October 11,2014
Tanner and Jeff caught wipers all day on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.  They caught their limit in wipers and had 2 slab crappies - 1 crappie was over 2 pounds.

 



Lake Monroe - October 8th, 2014
Wednesday, October 08,2014

Bob and Zach caught several slab crappie and 1 nice wiper on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Slabdaddies, and minnows.

 



Lake Monroe - September 30th, 2014-
Tuesday, September 30,2014

We caught several nice slab crappie - some of the nicest are pictured here.

 



Lake Monroe - September 29th, 2014
Monday, September 29,2014
Lydia and Jim caught 20 slab crappie and 2 wipers on Nothead jigs and minnows.

 

 

Lake Monroe - September 27th, 2014
Saturday, September 27,2014
The day began with cool weather and no wind.  Andrew, Lloyd, and Brad caught several small crappie early and the crappie got bigger as the day wore on.  They caught 29 slab crappie on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Roadrunners, and minnows.

 



Lake Monroe - September 26th, 2014
Friday, September 26,2014

The water temperature was in the low 70s and we had clear bluebird skies.  Ethan, James, and Bill caught 19 slab crappie using a variety of baits, including Blakemore Slabdaddies, Nothead jigs, and minnows.

 

 



Lake Monroe - August 22nd, 2014
Friday, August 22,2014

Jerry and Ricky fished for bass in the morning and caught several small Kentucky Spotted Bass and 1 about 17 inches.  They switched to crappie for the afternoon and caught 17 slab crappie.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.

 



Lake Monroe - July 17th, 2014
Thursday, July 17,2014

We began fishing early in the morning and the weather was cool and calm.  Skyy and Zayne bass fished for several hours and caught several small ones.  When the sun came up, we went to deep water and fished for crappie.  We brought home 15 and threw back several of the same size.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - July 1st, 2014
Tuesday, July 01,2014

The morning was breezy and sunny.  Seaver and Bob caught several bass including 2 largemouth that weighed between 4 and 5 pounds each.  They also caught several keeper Kentucky bass.



Patoka Lake - June 15th, 2014
Sunday, June 15,2014

Nathan and Kevin caught a lot of crappie on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.  Several were nice slab crappie, caught later in the day.



Lake Monroe - June 7th, 2014
Saturday, June 07,2014

The water temperature was in the high 70s and the bluegills, crappie, and bass were biting.  James and Jacob (Hot Sauce) caught over 100 bluegills, several nice crappie, and the bass pictured below.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.



Patoka Lake - May 29th, 2014
Thursday, May 29,2014

 

The weather at 6:00 am was warm and muggy.  Mary and Dustin caught lots of small crappie and also a nice stringer of walleye, catfish, white bass, and several bigger crappie.  The biggest white bass was 2 1/2 pounds, the biggest walleye was 6 pounds and the biggest catfish was 3 pounds.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - May 17th, 2014
Saturday, May 17,2014

We began the crisp March (no, May) morning with the air temperature hovering around 40 degrees.  The fish were sluggish due to the cold, but Tanner and Jeff perservered and caught 3 catfish and several crappie.  Tanner also had hold of a big channel catfish which he fought all the way to the boat, where it broke his line.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - May 15th, 2014
Thursday, May 15,2014

The water temperature was in the mid-60s and the day was drizzly with 20 mph winds.  Bill and Chad caught 31 slab crappie and lots of smaller ones on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - May 13th, 2014
Tuesday, May 13,2014

The water temperature was in the mid-60s and the day was sunny with light winds.  Tom and Jack caught 6 bass totaling over 25 pounds and each caught a 5 1/2 pound bass, pictured below.



Patoka Lake - May 12th, 2014
Monday, May 12,2014

The water temperature was in the high 60s and Chuck and Avery fished hard and caught some really nice fish, including 2 slab crappie and several smaller ones.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - May 10th, 2014
Saturday, May 10,2014

The water temperature at 7:00 am was 64 degrees.  We dodged storms off and on all day and had the bottom of the boat covered with hail at one point, but Justin and Christopher caught 2 slab crappie and several that were filleting size on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - May 8th, 2014
Thursday, May 08,2014

 

The water temperature at 7:00 am was 62 degrees and rose to 70 degrees at 5:30 pm.  The day was hot and very windy.  Matt caught a walleye weighing 6 1/2 pounds on a Blakemore Slabdaddy and Doug caught the 2 nice crappie pictured below.  Both also caught several more nice crappie on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies, along with lots of small black crappie.



Patoka Lake - April 26th, 2014-
Saturday, April 26,2014

Skyy and Thairon Todd caught several small crappie, a couple of white bass, and the 5 pound largemouth bass pictured below while crappie fishing.  The fish were caught using Blakemore Roadrunners and Nothead jigs.  The water temperature in the afternoon was 62 degrees and the wind was gusty.



Patoka Lake - April 24th, 2014
Thursday, April 24,2014

Brian and Wayne caught several small crappie and 10 nice slab crappie using Blakemore Roadrunners and Nothead jigs in 6 to 10 feet of water.  Our largest crappie weighed 2 pounds.  We also caught a 12 1/2 pound white perch.  The day was windy and cool with water temperatures at 62 degrees in the afternoon.



Patoka Lake - April 22nd, 2014
Tuesday, April 22,2014

Water temperature at 9:00 am was 59 degrees and rose to 64 degrees in the afternoon.  Jim caught 12 nice crappie ranging from 10 to 13 inches and lots of smaller crappie under 10 inches on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.  The fish were caught in 5 to 6 feet of water.  Looks like the spawn may have started - keeping fingers crossed!



Patoka Lake - April 19th, 2014
Saturday, April 19,2014

The water temperature was 56 degrees at 8:00 am and warmed up to 60 degrees by 4:00 p;m.  The crappie fishing was slow, but Dean and Dan caught several small crappie, 2 slab crappie, 2 nice white bass, and 1 largemouth bass, which was returned to the water.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Roadrunners and Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - March 26th, 2014
Wednesday, March 26,2014

The water temperature ranged from 43 to 48 degrees. The fish and shad were laying low at about 18 to 20 foot of water. We caught a few small crappie and 1 slab, but the fishing was really slow. The fishing is a day-to-day thing right now and could turn on any day.



Lake Monroe - December 1st, 2013
Sunday, December 01,2013

Water temperature was 44 degrees.  We caught 25 wipers and 15 crappie, with the largest crappie being about 12 inches.  All fish were in 20 to 24 feet of water on the main lake and were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - October 18th, 2013
Friday, October 18,2013

The day began cool with light winds and the water temperature was 65 degrees.  Bill and Chad caught 8 slab crappie up to 15 inches and several smaller ones on the main lake.  Most of the fish were caught on Southern Pro baits and Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - September 21st, 2013
Saturday, September 21,2013

The morning started out cool and windy, and the water temperature was 75 degrees.  Riley and Micah caught several nice crappie on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Slabdaddies, and minnows.



Lake Monroe - September 4th, 2013
Wednesday, September 04,2013

The winds were calm, the water temperature was 80 degrees, and we had clear blue high skies.  The fishing was tough, but Todd and Mel caught quite a few decent crappie and one really nice one.  The crappie were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.



White River - September 1st, 2013
Sunday, September 01,2013

The day was cloudy and cooler than the previous week with the temperature in the mid-80s and a light breeze blowing.  David, Bill, Annie, and Kate caught 30 white perch, with Kate catching a 10-pounder and David catching 2 9-pounders.  They also caught numerous 4 and 5 pounders.



Patoka Lake - July 19th, 2013
Friday, July 19,2013

The water temperature when we began fishing was 89 degrees and warmed during the day to the mid-90s.  The fishing was slow and the weather was super-hot, but Keith and Laura still caught lots of crappie and yellow bass in deep water using Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies. 



Patoka Lake - July 2nd, 2013
Tuesday, July 02,2013

We began the day fishing on the main lake for bass and caught a few, but the bass fishing was really slow.  We switched to crappie and caught lots of small crappie, some white bass, yellow bass, and one decent sized crappie.  Clayton and Ross are pictured below with two of the white bass and Clayton is shown in the second picture with one of the largemouth bass that he caught.  We caught fish on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - June 27th, 2013
Thursday, June 27,2013

 

 

We began the day bass fishing and caught 1 largemouth that was 16" long.  The bass fishing was a little slow, so we switched to crappie.  Sean, Amy, and Baily caught lots of crappie and cleaned 20.  They also caught 1 nice flathead catfish that weighed approximately 10 pounds.  The fish were caught on the main lake on Blakemore Roadrunners and Nothead jigs.  Sean, Amy, and Baily did a great job of catching fish!

 



Lake Monroe - June 9th, 2013
Sunday, June 09,2013

We began fishing at 8:00 am and the fish were biting, but were small.  By the end of the day, Eric, Andy, and David caught 15 slab crappie and 2 wipers, in addition to several smaller crappie.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - May 23rd, 2013
Thursday, May 23,2013

The morning began warm and sunny and then changed to windy and cold.  Don and Tom caught 34 slab crappie, 2 channel catfish, a wiper, and several small bass, with the largest being 15 inches.  The fish were caught on grubs, Nothead jigs, and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - May 19th, 2013
Sunday, May 19,2013

Skyy shot 8 carp with his bowfishing gear on Sunday afternoon.  The largest was approximately 10 pounds.

 



Lake Monroe - May 15th, 2013
Wednesday, May 15,2013

The day began warm and windy with the water temperature in the mid-60's and winds of 20 to 25 mph.  Ross and Matt caught 12 nice slab crappie and lots of smaller ones!  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs, Kalin grubs, and Blakemore Roadrunners.



Lake Monroe - May 10th, 2013
Friday, May 10,2013

The fishing was slow in the morning, but we caught lots of little fish.  Mike and Ed also brought home 18 nice crappie, caught on Nothead jigs, Kalin grubs, and Blakemore Roadrunners.



Patoka Lake - May 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2013
Wednesday, May 08,2013

The water temperature was 60 degrees and the lake was clear.  Rudy and Don fished 3 days and caught 40 slab crappie, 1 walleye, and 1 white bass, along with lots and lots of smaller fish!  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs, Kalin grubs, and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - May 4th, 2013
Saturday, May 04,2013

The rain was drizzly to hard rain all day with lots of wind and cold temperatures - perfect for crappie fishing!  James and Steven limited out on slab crappie.  Their largest was a black crappie over 16 inches long and they also caught several white crappie in the 15-inch range.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Roadrunners, and Kalin grubs.



Patoka Lake - May 3rd, 2013
Friday, May 03,2013

The water temperature was low to mid 60s.  Doug and his father-in-law caught 30 slab crappie on Blakemore Slabdaddies, Nothead jigs, and Kalin grubs.



Lake Monroe - April 29th, 2013
Monday, April 29,2013

The water surface temperature was 57 degrees in the morning and 61 degrees by late afternoon.  Dave and Steve caught several crappie in 20 feet of water using Kalin grubs and Nothead jigs.  They took 15 nice keepers home.



Patoka Lake - April 28th, 2013
Sunday, April 28,2013

Water temperature was 57 degrees and the water was dirty.  Buddy, David, and Gary caught several small crappie and a good mess of larger ones.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and grubs.



Patoka Lake - April 23rd, 2013
Tuesday, April 23,2013

The water was clear and 58 degrees.  The wind was blowing out of the north, east, west, and south.  Ken and Rick caught a nice mess of slab crappie despite the weather conditions.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - April 20th, 2013
Saturday, April 20,2013

The day was cold and the water was muddy.  John and Ric caught 15+ slab crappie on the east end using Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - April 17th, 2013
Wednesday, April 17,2013

The water temperature was in the upper 50's.  Lyle caught several nice slab crappie and released them back into the lake.  The fish were caught in several different water depths on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.  Good job, Lyle!



Lake Monroe - April 15th, 2013
Monday, April 15,2013

The big crappie are starting to bite!  We caught 8 slab crappie on Blakemore Roadrunners and Nothead jigs in about 10 feet of water.



Lake Monroe - April 5th, 2013
Friday, April 05,2013

The air temperature was cool and the water temperature was in the mid-40's.  Travis, Cole, and Shayne caught over 150 crappie, with 4 nice slab crappie.  The fish were caught on minnows and Nothead jigs.  Good job, boys!



Patoka Lake - March 28th, 2013
Thursday, March 28,2013

 

The day began cold and the water temperature was 43 degrees.  The fishing was slow all day, but Keegan, Dave, and Gaige fished hard and caught 10 slab crappie and several smaller ones.  The fish were caught at 10 to 14 feet deep on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.



Patoka Lake - January 8th, 2013
Tuesday, January 08,2013

The water temperature at 8:00 am was 39 degrees.  We caught 20 slab crappie and several smaller ones in 18 to 25 feet of water.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - January 5th, 2013
Saturday, January 05,2013

The air temperature at 8:30 am was 18 degrees and the water temperature was 39 degrees.  Big Sam and little Sam caught 19 slab crappie, 2 white bass, a small striper, and several yellow bass.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Turbotail Roadrunners and Nothead jigs.

 



Lake Monroe - December 23rd, 2012
Sunday, December 23,2012

The water temperature was in the mid-40s.  We caught 14 wipers, with 4 being over 17 inches.  We also caught 12 crappie.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs on the main lake in 18 to 25 feet of water.



Lake Monroe - December 16th, 2012
Sunday, December 16,2012

The weather was cloudy with air temperature in the low 50s.  The water temperature was in the mid-40s.  We caught 7 wipers that weighed up to 3 pounds each and 30 crappie, with the largest at 14 inches.  We also caught around 100 yellow bass, which were all released.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs, Kalins grubs, and Blakemore Roadrunners.

 



Patoka Lake - November 26th, 2012
Monday, November 26,2012

The air temperature at 8:30 am was 29 degrees and the water temperature was 48 degrees.  We caught 12 slab crappie ranging from 12 to 14 inches and numerous smaller crappie.  The fish were caught on channel stumps on the main lake using Blakemore slab daddies and Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - November 21st, 2012
Wednesday, November 21,2012

Water temperature at 8:00 am was 48 degrees.  The fishing was a little slow at first, but the fish starting biting about 10:00 am and continued until dark.  We caught wipers, yellow bass, largemouth bass, walleye, and 10 slab crappie and 25 smaller ones between 10 and 12 inches long.  All fish were caught on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Roadrunners, and Kalins grubs.

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Lake Monroe - November 8th, 2012
Thursday, November 08,2012

Stan and Tom started fishing at 8:00 am in very heavy fog, which lifted about 12:30 pm.  The water temperature was 49 degrees.  We caught lots of nice crappie including 12 slab crappie, four of which are pictured below.  The fish were caught on Kalins grubs, Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slab Daddies.  Put on your toboggans and heavy coveralls because the fish are still biting!



Lake Monroe - October 25th, 2012
Thursday, October 25,2012

We started fishing at 8:30 am.  The water temperature was 59 degrees.  We caught 8 slab crappie and lots of smaller ones on Kalins jigs, TTI Blakemore roadrunners, and Nothead jigs.  Tom Todd is shown here with 2 slab crappie.



Patoka Lake - October 19th, 2012
Friday, October 19,2012

Water temperature was 62 degrees and the wind was out of the northeast at 15 to 30 mph.  The air temperature reached 54 degrees with light drizzling rain.  The fish were not biting real good, but we caught several fish on Kalins jigs and Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - October 11th and 12th, 2012
Thursday, October 11,2012

The water temperature at 8:30 am was 63 degrees on both days.  We caught 9 to 10 slab crappies and several smaller ones each day.  The fish were caught on the main lake using Blakemore Slabdaddies and Kalins grubs.  The bite was over about 2:00 pm.  The leaves are turning and there is really a lot of color on the lake!



Patoka Lake - September 14th, 2012
Friday, September 14,2012

Water temperature was 78 degrees and the fishing was slow.  Perry caught 4 slab crappie, 10 nice eating size crappie, and several smaller ones, on Nothead jigs, Kalin grubs, and Blakemore Slabdaddies.  Perry also caught a nice catfish on Kalin grubs.



Patoka Lake - September 10th, 2012
Monday, September 10,2012

Water temperature was in the low 80s and the fishing was slow.  Malcolm caught 4 slab crappies and several smaller ones on Nothead jigs and Kalin grubs.



Patoka Lake - August 9th, 2012
Thursday, August 09,2012

We began fishing at 6 am with light winds and cloudy skies.  The fishing was very slow.  Eric and Tyler caught 1 15-inch crappie and several small ones and 2 nice channel catfish.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - July 29th, 2012
Sunday, July 29,2012

We started crappie fishing at daylight with the water temperature at 85 degrees.  We caught several crappie 15 feet deep on breaks and brought 4 slabs home for supper.  The crappie were caught on Nothead jigs and Kalin grubs.



Lake Monroe - June 5th, 2012
Tuesday, June 05,2012

 

The morning started out cool and the fishing was slow.  Amy and Albert caught several crappie including 10 slab crappie.  The fish were caught on Kalin's grubs and Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - May 8th, 2012
Tuesday, May 08,2012

The lake was low - if you don't know the lake, be real careful.  Malcolm and his boys caught lots of crappie on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Slabdaddies, and Kalins grubs.  They had 18 slab crappie and several others of fileting size.



Patoka Lake - April 27th, 2012
Friday, April 27,2012

The morning was windy out of the east, water temperature was 61 degrees, and the air temperature was 39 degrees.  The day was cold with bright sunshine.  Fishing was slow, but Noble and Evelyn caught lots of small fish and 7 slab crappie on Kalins grubs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - April 18th, 2012
Wednesday, April 18,2012

The morning began fairly cold in the high 30's with light winds.  The water temperature at 8:00 am was 59 degrees and at 6:00 pm was 69 degrees.  Greg and Dale caught 25 slab crappie, still pre-spawn, on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Roadrunners, and Kalin's grubs.



Patoka Lake - April 9th, 2012
Monday, April 09,2012

Water temperature was 62 degrees at 10:00 am and the wind was blowing 15 to 30 mph.  Wendell and Tony caught 3 keeper walleyes, 1 white bass, 1 14-inch yellow bass, and 2 nice slab crappie.  One walleye, caught by Wendell, weighed in at 5 lbs.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Roadrunners, and Kalins grubs.



Lake Monroe - April 7th, 2012
Saturday, April 07,2012

The water temperature at 8:00 am was 53 degrees and at 1:00 pm it was 61 degrees.  Steve and Rick caught 5 slab crappie and lots of smaller crappie on Nothead jigs, Kalins grubs, and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - April 3rd, 2012
Tuesday, April 03,2012

Water temperature was in the mid-60's.  Bill and I launched at 8:30 in the morning and caught 4 keeper walleyes, 10 slab crappie, and 9 nice white bass on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Slabdaddies, and Kalins grubs.



Lake Monroe - March 27th, 2012
Tuesday, March 27,2012

Water temperature this morning was 58 degrees and the air temperature was in the mid-30's.  The wind was east at about 15 MPH.  Dennis and John Paul caught a lot of small fish early and then caught 7 slab crappie, around 15 inches each, later in the day.  The crappie were caught on Nothead jigs and Kalin grubs.

 



Patoka Lake - March 24th, 2012
Saturday, March 24,2012

Water temperature was 64 degrees and the wind was light out of the northeast.  We caught 30 slab crappie up to 15 inches and lots of smaller crappie.  The crappie were caught on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Roadrunners, and Kalin grubs.



Patoka Lake - March 20th, 2012
Tuesday, March 20,2012

Water temperature at 8:00 am was 59 degrees and reached 65 degrees by 3:00 pm.  Dale and Ron caught 30 slab crappie and another 14 crappie over 10 inches.  The crappie pictured are between 12 and 14 3/4 inches.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies and Nothead jigs and Kalin's grubs.



Patoka Lake - March 16th, 2012
Friday, March 16,2012

Water temperature ranged from 55 to 60 degrees and water color was stained.  Stan and I caught 30 slab crappie on chartreuse and white Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners with red heads and white bodies.



Lake Monroe - March 14th, 2012
Wednesday, March 14,2012

Water temperature was 48 degrees.  The crappie were biting in the afternoon.  We caught 10 slab crappie on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.



Patoka Lake - March 9th, 2012
Friday, March 09,2012

It was another windy day.  The water was stained and 48 degrees.  We caught 4 slab crappie and several smaller ones on chartruese and white Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies in 10 to 12 feet of water.



Lake Monroe - March 7th, 2012
Wednesday, March 07,2012

The day was extremely windy.  The water was stained and 46 degrees.  We caught 9 slab crappie and lots of smaller ones on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies in 10 to 12 feet of water.



Patoka Lake - December 23rd, 2011
Friday, December 23,2011

The water color was stained and the water temperature was 48 degrees in the Painter Creek area.  I fished channel edges and caught 1 largemouth bass weighing 6 pounds, 5 slab crappies, and several smaller ones.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - December 22nd, 2011
Thursday, December 22,2011

The water was high and clear.  The water temperature was 46 degrees.  Danny and I fished the main lake and caught 15 slab crappie, a 3-lb bass, and lots of smaller bass.  The fish were caught on channel edges using Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Patoka Lake - November 18th, 2011
Friday, November 18,2011

Water temperature was 53 degrees with high winds.  We fished the main lake and caught 20 nice crappie, up to 14 inches, on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - October 11th, 2011
Tuesday, October 11,2011

Water temperature was 70 degrees and there was very little wind.  The water was clearing up fairly well.  John Paul and Dennis caught 20 slab crappie and lots of smaller ones on Berkley Powerbaits, Nothead jigs, and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - October 5th, 2011
Wednesday, October 05,2011

Fishing was slow and the lake was changing colors with the turnover.  We caught 12 slab crappie and several smaller ones on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Slabdaddies, and Berkley Powerbaits.



Lake Monroe - October 4th, 2011
Tuesday, October 04,2011

Crappie were biting fairly  well early in the day.  Jim, Dick, Gary, and Jack had a total of 25 big slab crappie and another 15 fish of eating size and 60 small crappie that were thrown back.  The fish were starting to move deeper and the lake was beginning to turn over.  Water temperature was in the mid to lower 60's.  All fish were caught in 12 to 13 feet of water on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Roadrunners, and Berkley Powerbaits.

 



Patoka Lake - October 3rd, 2011
Monday, October 03,2011

The wind was calm and the morning cool with bluebird skies.  Mal took home 25 crappie, including one 14-inch slab crappie.  Fish were caught in 12 to 15 feet of water on Nothead jigs, Blakemore Roadrunners, and Berkley Powerbaits.



Lake Monroe - September 13th, 2011
Tuesday, September 13,2011

The water temperature was in the upper 70s.  We fished the main lake and caught 3 good keeper bass along with several small ones in the morning.  In the afternoon, we caught 7 nice slab crappie and several smaller ones in about 8 feet of water on Blakemore Roadrunners and Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - September 4th, 2011
Sunday, September 04,2011

Mark and Shyla had little success early in the morning, but the larger fish began to bite around 11:00 am and we caught several nice slab crappie, four of which are pictured below.  The crappie were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.



Patoka Lake - July 6th, 2011
Wednesday, July 06,2011

Tom and Jack fished from daylight until almost dark and caught 5 keeper bass and several smaller fish on a variety of baits.  The biggest keeper weighed 4 1/2 pounds.



Lake Monroe - June 26th, 2011
Sunday, June 26,2011

TJ Todd fished a local bass tournament and caught 4 keeper bass, then his day turned into a fight with a 47-pound flathead catfish.  He caught the catfish on a flipping stick with 20-pound test line in about 6 feet of water.



Lake Monroe - June 3rd, 2011
Friday, June 03,2011

The morning started out slow for father and son Nick and Nick.  At around 1:00 in the afternoon, the fishing picked up and they caught 25 nice slab crappie; the largest being 16 1/4 inches.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.



Patoka Lake - June 1st, 2011
Wednesday, June 01,2011

The water temperature got up to 86 degrees and the water was crystal clear.  The bass fishing today was really slow, but Chuck and Mike kept at it and caught 5 keeper bass under extremely tough conditions, with the largest being 3 pounds.  The fish were caught on assorted baits.



Lake Monroe - May 28th, 2011
Saturday, May 28,2011

The lake was still 10 to 11 feet high.  It was a warm day, but the fishing was still slow.  Jacob and Pete caught 6 nice slab crappie with the largest being 15 1/2 inches long.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - May 27th, 2011
Friday, May 27,2011

The lake was high and the water temperature was in the mid-60s.  The weather was cool, windy, and drizzly.  Jim and I caught a few slab crappie, but the fishing was really slow.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - May 21st, 2011
Saturday, May 21,2011

Water temperature was 68 degrees.  There was a light wind and the water was clear.  Fishing was very slow in the morning and picked up in the afternoon.  Jerry took 25 slab crappie - the largest was 2 lb 8 oz and 17 inches long.  The crappie were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.



Lake Monroe - May 20th, 2011
Friday, May 20,2011

Water temperature was 65 degrees and the day was sunny.  Greg and Dale caught lots of crappie; they finished with 8 slab crappie, with the largest being more than 16 inches long and weighing over 2 pounds.  The crappie were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.  The female crappie caught during the last 2 days were still full of eggs and the bluegills have started to bed.



Lake Monroe - May 19th, 2011
Thursday, May 19,2011

The water was clear, 63 degrees, and the level was high.  Stan took home 12 slab crappie, including the 2 shown below, caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunners.



Patoka Lake - May 14th, 2011
Saturday, May 14,2011

It was a windy day with drizzling rain and the water temperature was 62 degrees.  Lorell and Rheba caught several crappie under tough conditions on Nothead jigs and minnows.  The two largest crappie were approximately 12 inches long.  They also caught one channel cat weighing about five pounds.



Lake Monroe - April 19th, 2011
Tuesday, April 19,2011

The crappie are starting to bite at Lake Monroe.  We brought home 15 crappie that measured from 13 to 16 inches - some are pictured below with Thairon and Skyy.

 



Patoka Lake - April 18th, 2011
Monday, April 18,2011

The water temperature was 61 degrees and the day was very windy from all four directions.  Karen, Matt, and Matt caught lots of crappie on minnows and Nothead jigs. 



Patoka Lake - April 13th, 2011
Wednesday, April 13,2011

Water temperature was in the high 50s.  Larry and I had 15 nice slab crappie, and lots of smaller ones.  The crappie were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore slab daddy jigs.

 



Lake Patoka - April 13th, 2011
Wednesday, April 13,2011

Water temperature was in the high 50s.  Mike and Jonathan caught their crappie limit with some being nice slab crappie.  The fish were caught on minnows and jigs.



Patoka Lake - April 12th, 2011
Tuesday, April 12,2011

Water temperatures were in the upper 50s and the water was fairly clear.  Rex and RA caught 12 slab crappie, several medium sized ones, and lots of smaller crappie.  The crappie were caught on Blakemore slab daddy jigs and Nothead jigs.

 



Patoka Lake - March 28th, 2011
Monday, March 28,2011

We started crappie fishing in the morning when the air temperature was in the low 30s, then it reached the low 50s in the afternoon.  We caught small fish until noon and then Caleb, Leonard, and Bill caught 15 slab crappie, with the largest being 15 1/2 inches.  The crappie were caught on twistertails and minnows.  Leonard also had a large catfish on his line and the catfish won.



Patoka Lake - March 21st, 2011
Monday, March 21,2011

Water temperature was 53 degrees and it was a partly sunny day with light winds and high temperatures in the mid-70s.  We had a slow start with the crappie fishing and caught a few small ones, but by early afternoon the fishing picked up.  Derrick and Ron caught 15 slab crappie with Derrick catching the largest measuring 14 inches.  The crappie were caught on Blakemore slabdaddies, Nothead jigs, and minnows.



Patoka Lake - March 18th, 2011
Friday, March 18,2011

Water temperature was in the high 40s/low 50s and the day was partly sunny.  The fishing was slow, but we managed to catch a good stringer of bass in the afternoon.  Our 5 best bass weighed over 20 pounds total and were caught on lipless crank baits.  We also caught several nice crappie on Nothead jigs and twister tails.



Patoka Lake - March 8th, 2011
Tuesday, March 08,2011

Water temperature was 45 degrees and muddy.  We put in at Walls ramp at 7:00 and fished in the river area for 3 1/2 hours and didn't have a bite.  We then moved to the main lake and caught 35 crappie - 12 were keepers that were 11 to 12 inches and were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.  The crappie were in about 11 feet of water. 



Patoka Lake - March 1st, 2011
Tuesday, March 01,2011

Water temperature was 45 degrees and the lake was rising slowly.  We fished for crappie on the main lake at 20 feet of water.  The fishing was real slow, but we had some great sunshine.  We brought home 12 fish, caught on Blakemore slabdaddies and Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - February 17th, 2011
Thursday, February 17,2011

We went on the water about 10:30 in the morning.  The water temperature was 37 degrees with a 25 MPH wind and gusts up to 35 MPH.  Most ramps on the main lake and Walls ramp up the river are now open.  There was still a lot of ice in the back end of the pockets.  The fish were biting fairly well but we couldn't hardly get our bait to the bottom.  Most of the crappie we caught were in 25 feet of water and were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddy and Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - December 28th, 2010
Tuesday, December 28,2010

Carl, Stan, and I put in on the main lake and fished creek channel bends at depths of 20 to 28 feet.  We caught 21 nice crappie and 18 white bass with 2 weighing almost 3 pounds.  We also caught 7 stripers weighing 2 1/2 to 3 pounds each.  The fish were caught on Blakemore Slabdaddies.  The white bass and stripers were released.



Patoka Lake - December 23rd, 2010
Thursday, December 23,2010

We caught 18 crappie between 10 and 12 inches long in 25 feet of water on the main lake using Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.  We had to fish really slow to get a bite.



Patoka Lake - December 20th, 2010
Monday, December 20,2010

We put in on the main lake.  Lickfork North and Newton-Stewart North and South ramps were open.  We caught 20 stripers up to 2 1/2 pounds and 23 crappie between 12 and 14 inches - all caught off channel edges on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.



Lake Monroe - November 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2010
Monday, November 29,2010

We fished Lake Monroe on November 27th, 28th, and 29th, 2010.  On Saturday we fished the main lake early for wipers and caught one about 5 pounds, then caught 15 keeper crappie, several yellow bass, and 3 14-inch largemouth bass.  On Sunday, we caught 20 crappie between 10 and 12 inches, several yellow bass, and the 4 1/2 pound largemouth bass pictured below.  On Monday we caught 3 keeper largemouth bass about 3 pounds each, 15 keeper crappie, and several yellow bass.  Most of the crappie were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slab Daddies.



Lake Monroe - November 11th, 2010
Thursday, November 11,2010

We caught these crappie on the main lake using Nothead jigs, as well as about 20 others, on Bryce's 7th birthday.



Lake Monroe - November 10th, 2010
Wednesday, November 10,2010

These crappie were caught in 6 to 8 feet of water on the main lake using Nothead jigs.  We caught 12 big crappie like these as well as several smaller ones.  We also caught lots of yellow bass.



Patoka Lake - October 23rd, 2010
Saturday, October 23,2010

Jim and Larry fished for crappie on the main lake.  The first area of the lake that we tried was turning over and we moved a couple of miles where we got out of the black water and started catching fish.  They caught a nice mess of crappie on Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - October 22nd, 2010
Friday, October 22,2010

Travis and Shane caught approximately 50 crappie on the main lake using Blakemore Standout hooks and an assortment of grubs.  The largest crappie was 16 1/2 inches.

 



Patoka Lake - October 16th, 2010
Saturday, October 16,2010

Tal and Jack caught a nice catch of crappie under less than favorable conditions with high skies and high pressure.  They fished the main lake and caught the crappie on minnows and Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - October 8th, 2010
Friday, October 08,2010

It was a cold, foggy morning.  Mike and Rick caught several small bass and Rick caught a nice largemouth bass on Accent baits.  They also fished for crappie, catching 10 slabs and several smaller crappie on the main lake using Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - October 3rd, 2010
Sunday, October 03,2010

It was a very windy, cool day and Rick, Karen, and Steve caught 50-some keeper crappie, mostly caught on minnows and some on Nothead jigs on the main lake in about 20 feet of water.



White River - October 2nd, 2010
Saturday, October 02,2010

It was a cold, windy, drizzly day, but Charlie and grandson Evan stuck it out and caught several nice perch - 2 were about 10 pounds.



Lake Monroe - September 29th, 2010
Wednesday, September 29,2010

Tap caught this 7 pound 1 ounce largemouth on an Accent bait.  Tap also caught 20 slab crappies on Nothead jigs.  All fish were released.

 



Lake Monroe - September 24th, 2010
Friday, September 24,2010

Jim from Martinsville weathered the high winds and caught some nice slab crappies on Nothead jigs and 3-inch grubs on the main lake.



Patoka Lake - September 18th, 2010
Saturday, September 18,2010

Chris, Scott, Robert, Jackson and Ryan fished for crappie on the main lake in 13 to 25 feet of water.  They kept around 50 black crappie, with the biggest being 11 inches.  The crappie were caught on Blakemore stacker rigs.



Patoka Lake - September 10th, 2010
Friday, September 10,2010

Brad and Mal began a rainy morning on Patoka Lake.  The fishing was slow, but as the day went on the fishing improved and they caught 30 to 40 crappie on Berkley powerbaits and Nothead jigs fishing the main lake in 8 to 22 feet of water.



Lake Monroe - August 23rd, 2010
Monday, August 23,2010

We caught 24 slab crappie on the main lake using Berkley powergrubs and Nothead jigs.

 



White River - August
Tuesday, August 03,2010

Andrew, age 5, won a day's fishing guide trip with Tom's Guide Service at the Fishing Kids Day sponsored by the Bedford Boat Club.  Andrew, shown below with Ashley and David, enjoyed a day of fishing on the White River.  They caught 7 white perch on crawfish, with one being about 5 pounds.  They also caught a flathead catfish weighing about 3 pounds and a channel catfish about 2 pounds.  The weather was extremely hot and we spent some time boating up and down the river, seeing lots of birds and several eagles.



Patoka Lake - August 2nd, 2010
Monday, August 02,2010

Jan Fisher caught this huge bass, measuring over 26 inches long and more than 10 pounds.  Pictures were taken and the bass was released.



Patoka Lake - July 28th, 2010
Wednesday, July 28,2010

Timm, Nancy, Tori, Audrey, Cole, Ruth and I left at 9 am from Patoka Lake Marina and caught 20 keeper crappie and one channel catfish on minnows with standout hooks in 21 feet of water on a channel break.



White River - July 24th, 2010
Saturday, July 24,2010

Pictured is Thairon, age 4, with some of the white perch he caught on a hot day at the White River.



Patoka Lake - July 2nd, 2010
Friday, July 02,2010

Tom and Jack, pictured here with 2 largemouth, caught 5 keepers and 2 non-keepers on a tough day of fishing.  The fish were caught using worms on the main lake.



Patoka Lake - June 26th, 2010
Saturday, June 26,2010

I picked Traci and Jimmie up at Patoka Station at 6:30.  We went to a deep break where they caught their limit of crappie on Nothead jigs, Roadrunners and powergrubs.  The water temperature was 90 degrees when we left the lake around 3:00 in the afternoon.



Patoka Lake - June 21st, 2010
Monday, June 21,2010

We got on the water at daylight and it was hot and steamy.  Lyn, Tim, and Charlie caught an assortment of fish on Roadrunners and Nothead jigs.  Lots of the fish were schooling and we caught white bass, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegills and yellow bass.



Patoka Lake - June 6th, 2010
Sunday, June 06,2010

Peyton, Robbie, and Paul caught lots of bluegill and several nice crappie.  All together, they had over 150 crappie and bluegill for the day.  The bluegills were caught on Nothead squirrel tail jigs and the crappie were caught on white/chartreuse Nothead jigs.

 



Lake Monroe - June 4th, 2010
Friday, June 04,2010

Nile and Marsha caught 75 nice bluegills on Nothead squirrel tail jigs and little skunks.



Patoka Lake - May 29th, 2010
Saturday, May 29,2010

Dave, Phil, and Miles caught 25 to 30 crappie on Nothead jigs and power grubs.  Miles also caught a nice keeper bass on the last cast of the day.



Lake Monroe - May 27th, 2010
Thursday, May 27,2010

Larry and Bob started the morning with calm water, not a ripple anywhere and ended the afternoon with lightning and storms.  They caught lots of small crappie and several nice ones, caught on Berkley power grubs and Nothead jigs.



Lake Monroe - May 26th, 2010
Wednesday, May 26,2010

The boys caught 16 nice crappie on grubs and Nothead jigs.  The smallest boy caught the biggest fish, a crappie about 14 1/2 inches.



Patoka Lake - May 22nd, 2010
Saturday, May 22,2010

The lake was murky with rainwater still coming in.  The crappie were slow and had dropped down to 3 to 12 feet.  Tom and Sue from Chicago managed to catch 12 keeper crappie, even with the current conditions.



Patoka Lake - May 7th, 2010
Friday, May 07,2010

I met Joe Alexander, Mike Pugsley, Charlie Pugsley, Ken Snyder, Heath Snyder, Josh Bricker, and and Dennis Biele at the Floating Cabins at Patoka Lake Marina and we fished for crappie on a pontoon boat on the main lake.  We caught over 100 crappie, a catfish, and a bass.  All the fish except 2 were caught on Nothead jigs.

 



Patoka Lake - April 30th, 2010
Friday, April 30,2010

Winds were out of the south at 25 to 30 mph.  Jane and Tom caught crappie on power grubs and Nothead jigs east of Hwy 145.



Lake Monroe - April 28th and 29th, 2010
Wednesday, April 28,2010

Dick Miller and Jack Johnson caught a total of 28 keeper crappie along with numerous small crappie on grubs and Nothead feather jigs on the main lake.



Patoka Lake - April 27th, 2010
Tuesday, April 27,2010

The morning was windy and rainy.  We caught crappie on grubs and Nothead jigs, as well as a 3-pound channel catfish and a 2-pound white bass.  Darrell McElravy is pictured with the 2 largest crappie.



Patoka Lake - April 24th, 2010
Saturday, April 24,2010

Drew, Joe, and Donna fished again for crappie and caught 50 fish.  They had 11 crappie ranging from 12 to 14 inches, caught on Nothead jigs and grubs.



Patoka Lake - April 23rd, 2010
Friday, April 23,2010

Drew, Joe, and Donna fished for crappie in the rain and caught 17 keepers on grubs and Nothead jigs as well as lots of smaller fish.  The largest crappie was 12 inches.



Patoka Lake - April 16th, 2010
Friday, April 16,2010

Tom Maibenco and I fished the main lake and Tom caught 2 small stripers, a white bass and a few crappie on Bomber crankbaits.  Tom also caught 1 keeper bass on a Senko, pictured below:



Patoka Lake - April 15th, 2010
Thursday, April 15,2010

Dale and Greg Justis assaulted the crappie on Patoka.  They had their 50 fish limit before 11 am.  The crappie ranged from 11 to 13 inches caught on chartreuse/white Nothead jigs in the Lickfork area.



Patoka Lake - April 12th, 2010
Monday, April 12,2010

Two of us caught 30 crappie between 10 and 14 inches on chartreuse/white Nothead jigs in colored water in Little Patoka.



Patoka Lake - April 9th and 11th
Sunday, April 11,2010

We fished the main lake around timber and the fishing was slow.  The fish we're catching are small and are mostly black crappie, caught on minnows and blue/white Nothead jigs.  With the nights getting warmer this week, the crappie fishing should really pick up on numbers and size!



Patoka Lake - April 7th, 2010
Wednesday, April 07,2010

I fished for crappie with Jason and Dan Yoder from Madison, Indiana.  We had high winds and cloudy skies.  We caught several small fish, but took home 12 nice crappie, including the real nice slab pictured below.  All our fish were caught on Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - March 31st, 2010
Wednesday, March 31,2010

The water temperature was in the low 50s about 9 in the morning and was in the middle 50s in the afternoon.  Water was dirty to stained up the river.  We took home 19 crappie between 12 and 15 inches caught on chartreuse/white Nothead jigs and red/chartreuse Roadrunner Turbo Tails.  We also caught a lot of little fish.



Lake Monroe - March 27th, 2010
Saturday, March 27,2010

We fished the main lake for crappie, which were slower than the day before.  We caught 12 keepers, with the largest being over 14 inches on Nothead jigs and blue/white Roadrunner Turbo Tails.  The fish were close to the bottom of the lake in 14 feet of water.



Lake Monroe - March 26th, 2010
Friday, March 26,2010

Water temperature was 47 degrees.  We fished the main lake for crappie and caught lots of small ones and brought home 14 fish measuring between 11 and 13 inches.  The crappie were suspended in 12 to 15 feet of water and were caught on Nothead jigs and Roadrunner Turbo Tails.



Lake Monroe - March 24th, 2010
Wednesday, March 24,2010

Water temperature was 50 degrees.  The fish were biting good late in the afternoon.  Two of us caught 27 crappie over 10 inches, with the largest being 13 inches.  Our crappie were caught on blue/white and chartreuse/white Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - March 22nd and 23rd, 2010
Monday, March 22,2010

We fished in cold front conditions, so we struggled to catch fish and the crappie we did catch were small.



Patoka Lake - March 18th, 2010
Thursday, March 18,2010

Rodger Weihe of Louisville, KY and I went up the river and, even though the fishing was tough, Rodger caught several small and 2 nice crappie as pictured below.  One was caught on a red/chartreuse Blakemore turbo tail and the other on a Berkley 2" twister tail power bait.



Patoka Lake - March 17th, 2010
Wednesday, March 17,2010

The water temperature reached 50 degrees.  We fished the main lake and the crappie really started biting when the sun came out about 3:00 in the afternoon.  We caught several small crappie and 16 keepers on Blakemore chartreuse/red turbo tails and blue/white Nothead feather jigs.



Patoka Lake - March 15th, 2010
Monday, March 15,2010

The water temperature at daylight was 43 degrees and at 7 pm it was 49 degrees.  We fished the Little Patoka area and brought home 19 crappie, with the largest being 15 inches, caught on Nothead white/chartreuse jigs and red/chartreuse Roadrunner Turbo Tails.



Lake Monroe - March 11th, 2010
Thursday, March 11,2010

Water temperature was 42 degrees at noon.  We fished the main lake in deep water for about 2 hours and only caught 2 small crappie.  We then moved into shallower water and caught several small crappie and one about 14 inches on chartreuse/white Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - March 9th, 2010
Tuesday, March 09,2010

Water temperature was 39 degrees at 9:00 am and at 3:00 pm it was 42 degrees.  We fished the Little Patoka area and caught a few crappie off the creek channel with the largest being about 11 1/2 inches on blue and white Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - March 8th, 2010
Monday, March 08,2010

Water temperature at daylight was 34 degrees and at 5:00 pm it was 41 degrees.  There was dense fog in the early morning that lifted about 11:00 am.  We fished the main lake on drops and channels.  We brought home 20 crappie caught on Nothead jigs.  We caught 2 bass - one was a non-keeper and the other weighed approximately 5 pounds.  We also caught 1 white bass weighing about 1 1/2 pounds.



Patoka Lake - March 5th, 2010
Friday, March 05,2010

Water temperature this morning at 9:00 was 34 degrees and at 4:30 pm was 38 degrees.   There are still lot of ramps closed - North Lickfork, South Lickfork, and Little Patoka are open.  Three of us caught 25 crappie; 20 were nice keepers 10 to 12 inches long in about 17 feet of water in the Lickfork area.  They were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Roadrunner Turbo Tails.  The fish were just hanging on the baits and not really biting.



Patoka Lake - March 1st, 2010
Monday, March 01,2010

We launched at the Lickfork area where there was a lot of ice.  The water temperature was 32 degrees in the morning and warmed up to 34 degrees by afternoon.  We caught 18 crappie using white/chartreuse Nothead jigs and red/white Roadrunner Turbotails on stumps next to the creek channel in 22 to 30 feet of water.  The fish were real sluggish and the bites felt mushy like weeds.



Ohio River - February 19th, 2010
Friday, February 19,2010

The water was fairly dirty on the main river at Cannelton Pool and the creeks were iced over.  We were fishing for sauger but we ended up catching1 striper weighing about 1/2 pound and 2 paddlefish, 1 about 5 pounds and the other about 15 to 20 pounds, which were immediately released as it is illegal to take paddlefish from Indiana waters on a sport fishing license.



Patoka Lake - February 4th, 2010
Thursday, February 04,2010

Water temperature was 33 degrees with about 80% of the lake coated with a thin layer of ice 1/2" thick.  We fished the Lick Fork area and brought 20 crappie home, caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies, both in chartreuse and white.  The fish were in 25 to 27 feet of water.



Patoka Lake - January 27th, 2010
Wednesday, January 27,2010

Water temperature was 34 degrees and water was clear with some murky spots.  We fished in the Lake Fork area in 34 feet of water.  We caught 17 crappie with the biggest being 12 inches and 2 small white bass.  The crappie and white bass were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore roadrunners.



Patoka Lake - December 31st, 2009
Thursday, December 31,2009

Water was 39 degrees and clear.  We fished in the Lick Fork area and caught 35 crappie in 25 to 30 feet of water on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slab Daddies.  Happy New Year!



Patoka Lake - December 22nd, 2009
Tuesday, December 22,2009

Water was 41 degrees and clear on the main lake.  We caught 40 crappie with the biggest being 12 inches on Nothead jigs and Blakemore roadrunners in 18 feet of water.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



Lake Monroe - December 19th, 2009
Saturday, December 19,2009

We caught 30 yellow bass on Nothead jigs in 21 feet of water.  The water temperature was 42 degrees on the main lake.



Lake Monroe - November 28th, 2009
Saturday, November 28,2009

Water temperature was 49 degrees on the main lake.  Two of us caught 30 crappie that we brought home, with the biggest being 15 1/2 inches and the smallest being 10 1/2 inches.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Roadrunners in about 14 feet of water.  If you can take the cold, the crappie are really biting!



Lake Monroe - November 24th, 2009
Tuesday, November 24,2009

Water temperature was 53 degrees.  The crappie are still biting on the main lake.  We caught 20 crappie between 10 and 13 inches on Nothead jigs and Roadrunners.



Lake Monroe - November 20th, 2009
Friday, November 20,2009

Water temperature was 53 degrees and dingy.  We fished the main lake and caught 30 crappie between 10 and 14 inches long on Nothead feather jigs and 1/16th ounce Roadrunners with tubes.  The crappie were in 8 to 20 feet of water.



Lake Monroe - November 13th, 2009
Friday, November 13,2009

Water temperature was 55 degrees.  Dennis Inman and his wife caught lots of small crappie, bringing home 25 bigger ones with the largest being 14 inches.  The fish were caught on minnows, Nothead jigs, and slab daddies on the main lake in about 18 feet of water.

 



Lake Monroe - November 12th, 2009
Thursday, November 12,2009

Water temperature was 55 degrees.   Water visibility was 10 inches.  Danny Fortner and I fished the main lake and caught 34 crappie ranging from 10 to 14 inches on Nothead jigs and Roadrunners.



Patoka Lake - November 7th, 2009
Saturday, November 07,2009

Water temperature was 59 degrees, with 25 MPH winds out of the south.  Ron Emmons from Corydon, Indiana caught several crappie on the main lake using minnows and jigs.



Patoka Lake - November 5th, 2009
Thursday, November 05,2009

Water temperature was 58 degrees.  We fished the main lake and caught 35 crappie, a lot of which were small ones.  The crappie were caught on Nothead jigs and Roadrunners.  Some of the jigs were tipped with minnows.



Lake Monroe - November 3rd, 2009
Tuesday, November 03,2009

Water temperature was 56 degrees.  We fished the main lake and caught 25 crappie on Nothead jigs and 1 wiper weighing 10 pounds on Roadrunner.



Lake Monroe - October 20th, 2009
Tuesday, October 20,2009

Water temperature was 59 degrees.  The crappie were biting early; the wind picked up and the crappie slowed down.  We caught 10 nice crappie between 11 and 13 inches on Nothead jigs on the main lake.



Patoka Lake - October 19th, 2009
Monday, October 19,2009

Water temperature was 58 degrees.  The crappie were real slow and the bass were only slightly better.  Loren Cramer of Lima, Ohio, and I  caught 2 keeper bass and 2 short bass on Dr Lures spinnerbaits on the main lake. 



Lake Patoka - October 14th, 2009
Wednesday, October 14,2009

Water temperature was 60 degrees and it was a cold blustery day.  Tom Richardson, Dan Garrison, Chad Massie, Kevin Rock, Chuck Daniels, and Bryan Schorr caught 7 largemouth bass - 3 were 18 inches, 10 crappie, and 25 bluegills on the main lake.  The bass were caught on spinnerbaits, the crappie were caught on minnows, and the bluegills were caught on Nothead jigs.



Patoka Lake - October 11th, 2009
Sunday, October 11,2009

The water temperature was 64 degrees on the main lake.  We caught 9 to 11 inch black crappie in 12 to 18 feet of water on Nothead jigs.  We caught 40 crappie and brought home 20.



Patoka Lake - October 10th, 2009
Saturday, October 10,2009

The water temperature was 63 degrees up to Walls ramp; past Walls ramp the temperature was 58 degrees.  Jack Wilkins and Tom Campbell caught the 2 keepers pictured below and a few smaller largemouth bass on worms the day following rain on what proved to be a tough fishing day.  We were fishing on the Patoka River in four to five feet of water.



Monroe Lake - October 6th, 2009
Tuesday, October 06,2009

The water temperature was 68 degrees.  It rained all day.  We caught 50 crappie; we kept 15 that ranged from 12 to 14 inches, on the main lake near the dam.



Patoka Lake - October 1st, 2009
Thursday, October 01,2009

The water was 69 degrees and the lake was turning over.  We caught 7 bass total, 4 were keepers, on powerworms in the Lick Fork area.

 



Patoka Lake - September 30th, 2009
Wednesday, September 30,2009

The lake was 67 degrees and the water was clear.  We caught bass in the grass on the main lake in the Painter Creek area.  We caught 9 bass total, 5 were keepers, on powerworms.



Patoka Lake - September 21th, 2009
Monday, September 21,2009

The water in the back end of the coves was muddy from the weekend rain and the main lake where we were fishing was clear.  Fishing was still tough for bass; we caught 8 short largemouth bass and 3 keepers that were about 3 pounds each.  We caught our fish on jigs and worms in about 12 feet of water.



Patoka Lake - September 18th, 2009
Friday, September 18,2009

Water on the main lake was clear and temperature was 76 degrees.  There was an east wind at 7 MPH.  We caught 7 largemouth bass using powerworms on the main lake - one was a keeper and weighed about 3 pounds. 



Lake Monroe - September 10th, 2009
Thursday, September 10,2009

Water temperature was 77 degrees under overcast skies with light breezes approximately 8 to 10 MPH.  We caught 30 crappie ranging from 10 to 16 inches on Nothead jigs.



White River - September 5th, 2009
Saturday, September 05,2009

Water conditions and weather were the same as the day before.  We caught and released several smallmouth between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 pounds.



White River - September 4th, 2009
Friday, September 04,2009

The weather was bright and sunny at 80 degrees.  We caught several smallmouths, with the largest pictured below weighing in at a little over 3 pounds.  We also caught several spotted bass.



White River - August 31st, 2009
Monday, August 31,2009

Fred Willis caught about 200 pounds of perch - one was over 10 pounds.  River conditions were the same as the day before. 



White River - August 30th, 2009
Sunday, August 30,2009

The river was about a foot high and the current was normal.  The water color was clearing up and the water temperature was in the high 70s.  Calib and Fred Willis fished for 4 hours Sunday evening and caught a 10 lb 4 oz white perch in addition to numerous perch from 3 to 6 pounds. 



Patoka Lake - August 27th, 2009
Thursday, August 27,2009

The lake was approximately 1 1/2 feet high; a lot of the grass was dying out.  The water temperature was 82 degrees.  We caught 8 bass on 10 inch power worms and Dr. Lures jigs.  Four of the bass were short, caught on the power worms.  Four keepers were caught on the jigs.  Our largest bass was 5 pounds.  We were fishing the main lake; the keepers were in 12 to 14 feet of water.



Patoka Lake - August 13th, 2009
Thursday, August 13,2009

The lake was still about 2 1/2 feet high and the water temperature was 83 degrees.  We caught a few bass on Berkley powerworms and Dr. Lures spinner baits with the biggest being a little over 4 pounds.  We were fishing up the river in the grass and the skies were high.



Patoka Lake - August 12th, 2009
Wednesday, August 12,2009

The lake was up about 2 1/2 feet.  Water temperature was 82 degrees.  The sky was bright blue with no clouds.  We were bass fishing and there was no top water bite early in the morning.  We caught a few on worms in the grass on the main lake in the afternoon - the biggest was 3 pounds - the bite was real tough.



Lake Monroe - August 9th, 2009
Sunday, August 09,2009

The water temperature was 83 degrees.  The morning started off foggy and then cleared with bright sunshine.  We caught 24 crappie on Nothead feather jigs in 3 to 9 feet of water on the main lake between daylight and 12 noon.



Patoka Lake - August 7th, 2009
Friday, August 07,2009

The day was sunny with a light breeze and the water temperature was 81 degrees.  We caught crappie in 7 to 9 feet of dingy water in the back end of pockets on Nothead feather jigs.  We caught 30 crappie ranging from 8 to 11 inches long in the Patoka River area.



Patoka Lake - August 6th, 2009
Thursday, August 06,2009

The day was bright and sunny with a water temperature of 81 degrees.  We caught crappie in 7 to 9 feet of dingy water in the back end of pockets on Nothead feather jigs.  We caught 20 crappie ranging from 10 to 12 inches long.



Patoka Lake - July 30th, 2009
Thursday, July 30,2009

Water temperature was 79 degrees.  The crappie were in 8 to 12 feet of water on wood and were caught on Nothead feather jigs.



Lake Monroe - July 24th, 2009
Friday, July 24,2009

The water color was dingy on the main lake and the surface temperature was 79 degrees.  We caught crappie in 12 to 14 feet of water on blue/white and pink/white Nothead jigs.  We also caught a few nice yellow bass, also on Nothead jigs.



White River - July 16th, 2009
Thursday, July 16,2009

We fished the White River between Shoals and Hindostan Falls, and caught a variety of fish.  Our best bait was a Dr. Lures football jig.  We caught several nice smallmouth bass, several nice spotted bass, and one nice largemouth in the rocks.  The river was 79 degrees and was running real fast.



Patoka Lake - July 9th, 2009
Thursday, July 09,2009

The day started out cool and dry; when the sun came up, we had high skies.  Tom Campbell and Jack Wilkins fished persistently for largemouth bass and caught 2 keepers and 10 short ones.  Water temperature reached the mid-80s by the afternoon.



Patoka Lake - July 9th, 2009
Thursday, July 09,2009

Water temperature was 81 degrees and it was sunny and bright.  Our biggest bass weighed 5 1/2 pounds and was caught on 10-inch Powerworms around grass beds in 8 to 10 feet of water.



Patoka Lake - July 6th, 2009
Monday, July 06,2009

It was a bright, sunshiny day - we caught a few nice bluegills and a few crappie on Nothead jigs.  Water temperature was in the 80's.  Still a lot of grass floating from the weekend.



Lake Monroe - July 4th, 2009
Saturday, July 04,2009

Avery Murrah of Spring, Texas, and Stephen Murrah of San Antonio, Texas, caught lots of crappie suspended in 10 to 12 feet of water.  They caught a few on Nothead jigs and some on minnows.  Avery and Stephen worked hard on a rainy soggy day and caught a good stringer of fish.  They also had 3 channel catfish, in addition to the crappie.



Lake Monroe - June 25th, 2009
Thursday, June 25,2009

The water was clear and hot.  We caught bluegills off the bed on Nothead 1/80 oz squirrel-tail jigs.  Katie Wecht is pictured with the morning's catch.  The fish are starting to get flighty because it's toward the end of the bedding season.  If you want to catch bluegills, get to the lake soon!



Lake Monroe - June 24th, 2009
Wednesday, June 24,2009

We caught lots of bluegills on the bed, on Nothead jigs.  We kept about 30 that were close to 8 inches.  The water was 85 degrees and clear.



Lake Monroe - June 23rd, 2009
Tuesday, June 23,2009

We caught lots of crappie up to 12 inches long (most were smaller) in 18 feet of water on Nothead jigs.  We also caught lots of bluegill that were on the bed, on Nothead jigs.  The water was 84 degrees and clear.



Boggs Lake - June 19th, 2009
Friday, June 19,2009

Bernard Ma caught 3 keeper bass and 3 non-keeper bass on buzz baits and crank baits.  The one pictured above was 3 pounds.   Another of his bass was 3 pounds.  The last cast of the day hooked a big bass that weighed 5 1/2 to 6 pounds - we lost it right at the boat when we went to lip it.  The skies were high, the weather was hot, and Bernard did a fine job of fishing!

 



Patoka Lake - June 18th, 2009
Thursday, June 18,2009

We got on the water at daylight and dodged storms all morning.  The water was clear and there was lots of wind.  We caught 7 largemouth bass keepers and 7 non-keepers.  The fish quit biting in the afternoon after the storms went through.  Our largest bass was just over 4 pounds.  The blue gills are bedding now.



Patoka Lake - May 29th, 2009
Friday, May 29,2009

The crappie are scattered and most are in 10 to 12 feet of water.  We caught a few keeper-sized fish.  The bluegills are on the bed.



Lake Monroe - May 28th, 2009
Thursday, May 28,2009

We caught crappie all day long.  We had 35 big slab crappie on Nothead jigs and spinners.  All the males and the females with eggs were released.



Lake Monroe - May 27th, 2009
Wednesday, May 27,2009

The water is dropping and the big female crappie are spawning.  Today we caught 30 big crappie on Nothead jigs.  The biggest was 2 lb 2 oz.  All fish were returned to the lake.



Lake Monroe - May 26th, 2009
Tuesday, May 26,2009

The big crappie were biting all day - we caught lots that were 13 to 15 inches on Nothead jigs.  The spawn is almost over - better hurry and good luck!



Lake Monroe - May 23rd, 2009
Saturday, May 23,2009

We caught 18 slab crappie on Nothead jigs - most were 14 to 16 inches long.  It was a slow bite, but when you caught one, it was a good one.  We're on the tail end of the spawn; not many days left.



Lake Monroe - May 22nd, 2009
Friday, May 22,2009

We fished from 2:00 to 5:30 in the afternoon and caught 17 big slab crappie.  A lot of the females still have eggs, and are ready to lay at any time and the males are colored up.  The crappie fishing is great right now and won't last too much longer!



Lake Monroe - May 21st, 2009
Thursday, May 21,2009

Water temperature in the morning was 65 degrees and in the afternoon it was 78 degrees surface temperature.  We caught 18 big crappie measuring 13 to 16 inches.  Most were females - caught on Nothead jigs and Power Baits.  The next week should be good for crappie fishing, then it will start downhill.



Patoka Lake - May 16th, 2009
Saturday, May 16,2009
The water temperature was 68 degrees and the crappie were in 9 to 12 feet of water.  We caught 4 big crappie 12 to 16 inches on Nothead jigs and several small crappie.


Patoka Lake - May 13th, 2009
Wednesday, May 13,2009

Crappie were located from 1 1/2 feet to 16 feet of water.  The water temperature was 68 degrees.  We spent all day on the main lake and caught lots and lots of crappie -  the biggest was 12 1/2 inches.  We also caught one walleye about 7 inches long.  Can't wait for the walleye to grow up!  Most of the crappie still had eggs and the males were in full color.  This weekend and next should be a great time to catch crappie!



Lake Monroe - May 11th, 2009
Monday, May 11,2009

Skyy Shake caught a 2 pound crappie and an 8 pound wiper on Nothead jigs.  He caught the crappie in 12 feet of water and the wiper in 18 feet of water.  We also had 3 other nice crappie and lots of small ones.



Patoka Lake - May 9th, 2009
Saturday, May 09,2009

Fished today with Barney Ball and Ann Grainger of Greenfield, Indiana.  Barney is pictured with crappie caught on Nothead jigs.  The strong winds made fishing tough but we had a good time.



Patoka Lake - May 7th, 2009
Thursday, May 07,2009

Water temperature was 68 degrees.  Crappie are on the beds.  We caught lots of keeper crappie between 10 and 13 inches on Nothead jigs and Southern Pro jigs.



Lake Monroe - May 6th, 2009
Wednesday, May 06,2009

Water level was falling .  The big crappie were hard to come by.  We had 6 crappie between 12 and 14 inches caught on Nothead jigs and lots of small crappie.  We also caught 5 keeper bass with the biggest being 3 pounds on Zoom baits.



Lake Monroe - May 2nd, 2009
Saturday, May 02,2009

Water temperature was 71 degrees.  We caught 15 crappie that were 12 to 15 inches on Southern Pro and Nothead jigs in 6 to 8 feet of water.



Patoka Lake - May 1st, 2009
Friday, May 01,2009

Water temperature was 69 degrees.  We caught 17 crappie that were 12 to 15 inches on Southern Pro and Nothead jigs in 8 to 10 feet of water.



Lake Monroe - April 24th, 2009
Friday, April 24,2009

Water temperature was 59 degrees.  We caught 9 slab crappie, with one weighing 2 lb 2 oz.  We weren't able to fish some areas we wanted to fish because we had 30 mph winds.  It's really heating up for the big crappie!



Lake Monroe - April 23rd, 2009
Thursday, April 23,2009

Hello!  The turkeys are gobblin', the mushrooms are poppin', and the crappie are bitin'!  Water temperature was 59 degrees.  We caught 10 crappie that were 13 to 14 inches long on Southern Pro jigs.  We also had several more crappie that were 10 to 12 inches on Nothead feather jigs.  Better hurry, the crappie bite's on!



Lake Monroe - April 11th, 2009
Saturday, April 11,2009

Water temperature was 53 degrees.  The upper end was colored up and the lower side was in good shape.  Fish were in 7 to 14 feet of water.  We caught 14 crappie on Southern Pro jigs and Nothead feather jigs.



Lake Monroe - April 4th, 2009
Saturday, April 04,2009

Water temperature was 58 degrees.  We caught 19 big crappie from 12 to 15 inches on Southern Pro jigs and Blakemore roadrunners.  The biggest was a black crappie weighing 1 lb 12 oz.



Lake Monroe - March 30th, 2009
Monday, March 30,2009

Water temperature was 55 degrees.  We caught 11 nice crappie ranging from 11 to 13 inches on Southern Pro jigs.  The fish were in 14 feet of water.



Lake Monroe - March 28th, 2009
Saturday, March 28,2009

Water temperature was 54 degrees.  Most crappie were in 5 to 6 feet of water.  We caught 9 crappie that were 14 inches and a few small fish on Southern Pro jigs.



Patoka Lake - March 27th, 2009
Friday, March 27,2009

Water temperature was 53 degrees.  East wind.  The crappie were moved out into 10 to 12 feet of water.  We caught 8 that were 12 inches and a few small ones on Southern Pro jigs.



Lake Monroe - March 25th, 2009
Wednesday, March 25,2009

Water temperature was 55 degrees and is colored up from the wind.  We caught 10 crappie that were 12 to 14 inches.  We also caught one 5-pound wiper, a 3-pound channel catfish, and a 4 1/2-pound largemouth bass on Blakemore roadrunners and Southern Pro jigs.



Lake Monroe - March 24th, 2009
Tuesday, March 24,2009

Water temperature was 55 degrees.  High winds.  We caught 6 crappie that were 14 inches and 1 walleye that was 3 pounds on Southern Pro baits.



Lake Monroe - March 23rd, 2009
Monday, March 23,2009

Water temperature was 52 to 55 degrees.  East wind at 10 to 15 MPH at daybreak.  John-Paul Isom and Dennis Inman caught 30 slab crappie on Southern Pro jigs and Blakemore roadrunners at various depths during the day.



Lake Monroe - March 21st, 2009
Saturday, March 21,2009

Water temperature was 52 to 55 degrees on the main lake.  We caught several crappie suspended at 3 feet on Southern Pro jigs.  We caught 5 slabs.



Patoka Lake - March 19th, 2009
Thursday, March 19,2009

Water temperature was 55 to 57 degrees.  We caught 23 crappie between 10 and 14 inches and several smaller ones on Southern Pro jigs and Blakemore roadrunners.  Fish were moving into fairly shallow water.  If you're ready to start catching crappie, give me a call!



Patoka Lake - March 17th, 2009
Tuesday, March 17,2009

Water temperature was 50 to 55 degrees.  We caught a lot of crappie using Southern Pro jigs and Blakemore roadrunners, but most were small.  We had 15 over 10 inches and almost all were black crappies.



Lake Monroe - March 16th, 2009
Monday, March 16,2009

Water temperature started at 48 degrees and when we left the lake it was 56 degrees.  I was fishing with Fred Willis, who is a crappie pro in Indiana.  We caught crappie early in the day on Blakemore roadrunners and in the afternoon on Southern Pro jigs.  We brought 18 crappie home ranging from 1 lb to 1 1/2 lbs and we released lots of little crappie.  The crappie fishing is really taking off!



Lake Monroe - March 10th, 2009
Tuesday, March 10,2009

Water was 48 to 52 degrees and dirty.  We fished on the slow side and caught 30 mostly small crappie on Southern Pro jigs.  Two crappie were 15 inches.



Patoka Lake - March 9th, 2009
Monday, March 09,2009

Water temperature was 47 to 52 degrees.  Fishing was slow in the morning, but picked up in the afternoon.  Crappie were 3 to 10 feet deep.  Biggest fish was 14 inches and was caught on a Southern Pro jig.



Lake Monroe - March 6th, 2009
Friday, March 06,2009

Windy.  Water temperature was 41 degrees.  Fishing was slow - caught a few small crappie.  Good luck fishing and I'll see you on the lake!



Patoka Lake - March 5th, 2009
Thursday, March 05,2009

Water temperature is 41 degrees.  Fish were at 26 to 30 feet deep.  We caught 12 crappie and 1 channel catfish weighing 9 pounds 6 ounces on Southern Pro jigs.  Winds of 36 MPH blew us off the lake at noon.





The lake was normal pool and water temperature was 77 degrees.  Seaver caught a 3-pound Kentucky spotted bass shown here.  He and his grandpa Bob also caught 2 keeper largemouth bass in the morning and several slab crappie, 2 walleyes around 3 pounds each, and a channel cat about 4 pounds in the afternoon.  The fish were caught on Nothead jigs and Blakemore Slabdaddies.
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