When it comes to versatile bass waters, Kentucky Lake takes a backseat to nowhere else. Big largemouth, giant smallmouth and solid spotted bass are all found here. In June, postspawn bass will be out on the ledges in 10 to 25 feet of water. At the 2006 Elite event on Kentucky Lake, Japan's Morizu Shimizu won with nearly 67 pounds of bass over four days. Shimizu worked a deep-diving crankbait and creature bait down a creek channel ledge from 10 to 16 feet to catch the winning limits.
In 2008, Kevin VanDam notched another win here and climbed another rung on his ladder to fishing immortality. He, too, worked a deep-diving crankbait over channel ledges for his catch.
With more than 184 miles of reservoir covering better than 160,000 surface acres, Kentucky Lake will give the pros plenty of options.