Kemper County Lake
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:17 PM
Bass catches have slowed up with the recent cooler temps and
heavy rainfall. Numerous brush piles were added during 2015 that
provide quality habitat. This structure may be found at depths
from 6 - 20 ft and at multiple locations. The spawn is starting to
wind down, but there will be a few late spawners in the shallow
water. Fish at different depths to target fish as they
transition out of the spawning areas.
Bream can be targeted around structure in 8 - 12 ft. of water.
Tightlining with crickets or worms should be
the best method this time of year. The bream bite
should improve with the coming warmer weather. There are no
current reports at this time.
The crappie spawn should also be winding down as well. Deep
structure along the old road bed and in the cove to the left
of the dam should start holding some fish. Fishing
vertical with jigs and nibbles or trolling with minnows or
jigs should prove to be productive. GPS coordinates
for numerous deep water structures that were added in 2015 are
listed below. The catch pictured below was taken off one of
the brush piles in 8 to 12 feet of water recently. The table full
below was recently taken from deep water.
Target catfish in 8 - 12 ft of water where structure is present.
Liver, worms or minnows fished on the bottom are the most popular
methods this time of year. There are no current reports
at this time.
A lake depth map can be accessed at the link below.
GPS coordinates that were added in 2015