February Bass Fishing in Kentucky

February Bass Fishing in Kentucky

Let's take a look at the options available for February bass Fishing in Kentucky.

The Bluegrass State is one of those places where fishermen of any kind are a fortunate lot. Check out what kind of high quality angling there is on this month's Kentucky Fishing Calendar.


Here's a sample of some great destinations to help you plan your next fishing trip and be sure to check out the solunar fishing calendar on In-Fisherman!



FEBRUARY


Hybrid Bass:

Taylorsville Lake


Early spring signals to species such as hybrids bass that it's time for their spawning run to start happening.  Taylorsville Lake is one of only three or four reservoirs where hybrids have the right environment to move in large numbers upstream, in this case into the Salt River, and go through the motions of their reproductive cycle.  This cycle starts in late February and continues into April, and it means greatly improved fishing success over other times of the year.

There are a couple of places to look for hybrids when fish state moving.  One is in the upper lake tributaries along the creek channels.  Fish in these areas may or may not be associated with cover at this time of year, and given that hybrids are open water fish, often they just prefer to be there rather than on the bank in cover.

Good ways to catch these increasingly active fish is by trolling or casting spoons, spinners and other shad-imitating lures.  If schools of baitfish are present, all the better potential of hybrids also being there.  Try bends in the creeks or the main river where fish hold for periods as they move upstream.

Alternatives: More to consider in February is the sauger run that starts in the Ohio River.  Also look for spotted bass in the backs of embayments as the water warms on Kentucky Lake.

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