UPCOMING EVENT: FLW Pro Circuit - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Kentucky Lake Midday Update Day 2

Kentucky Lake Midday Update Day 2

It’s tough to say why the fishing has slowed on Kentucky Lake on day two of the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Lowrance. The air temperature was around 70 with partly cloudy skies and a steady breeze that’s blowing out of the north, but the temp has already dropped a few degrees. The fish should be either moving up to spawn or loading up on staging areas. The transition itself could be stumping some pros. Maybe the north wind is part of one of those dreaded second-day-after-a-front deals stemming from Wednesday night’s storms, or perhaps heavy fishing pressure from this event, another two-day event on the lake that concludes today and a much larger event from the far north end has taken its toll on the fish. A little sunshine would probably help the shallow bite. It’d help the staging bite too. Yesterday sunshine concentrated those fish. In the overcast conditions they tend to roam.

The brightest ray of light for the field is the approaching front. Rain is on the way, with possible storms. The front might ignite the bite in the last couple hours of today's competition.

Most of the anglers in the south end of Kentucky Lake say it’s just plain tough right now. Many of them are chucking crankbaits up and down shallow river ledges and hoping to run into some new fish. A few little ones showed up for the camera, but no hawgs.

Day-one leader Sam Lashlee spent the entire morning working back and forth on a key shallow ledge with a crankbait, jig and spoon. He was fishless at around 9 a.m. when boat troubles forced him to run back to the ramp to swap rigs. At 11:30, Lashlee hadn’t returned to that area.

Walmart pro Mark Rose, currently in second place, had a slow morning too. He only landed two keepers on the spot that produced most of his day-one stringer. He’s quite a few miles away from Lashlee.

Daniel Kweekul, who’s in the top five for now, landed a nice keeper from a main-lake island just before lunchtime. He’s very thoroughly dissecting flooded bushes, trees and stumps.  

If someone can run into them and put together a mid-teens bag, he stands a good chance to gain quite a few places in the standings. Lashlee’s lead is in jeopardy. Find out if someone can steal it away by tuning in for FLW Live at 2:30 p.m. CT. It’s cut day, and only 10 pros and co-anglers will survive to fish tomorrow.

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