Kerr Fishing Report June 2014
Wow! The bass fishing has been really good at Kerr recently, with numerous keeper size fish being caught. The water is still in the bushes and most likely will be for a week or so into the month. This June is looking good right now, especially for numbers. Kerr will have a little bit of everything to offer with some fish still spawning and fish moving to the deeper summertime haunts during the end of the month. I think you will be able to catch them however you like and at all depths throughout the month of June.
Spawn will be the word for early part of this month and I’m not talking about the bass spawning. The late shad spawn will really help fatten the bass up after their spawn. Shad spawning make an easy meal for a bass, look for shad to spawn on rocky points during low light conditions. Early and late in the day are key times, but don’t be afraid to keep on looking for it throughout a day especially when it’s overcast. Of course top water is a bait of choice, along with swim baits and a spinnerbaits. Don’t be afraid to fish those same areas later in the day with a jig or shaky head. The fish will hang around those areas during June and they can be had.
As the month heads toward the last third, deeper points and ledges should be your focus. Look for depths in the 8’-15’ range to be really productive. A swim bait, Carolina rig, and a football head jig are my favorites for fishing these depths. Don’t put away the top water either, this can be huge around chunk rock and rip rap well after the shad spawn is complete. It doesn’t need to be overcast for a topwater bait to be productive, try it in the heat of the day. You may be totally surprised. A good walking bait can call a fish up from a long way away.
This June should be a really fun month for bass fishing at Kerr Lake. As always let the water levels dictate your fishing, if water is being pulled, points and ledges can be productive. If the water is rising you should move a little shallow and check it out for a while. I think if you go out and do what you like doing or have the most confidence in, you should be fine. Enjoy Kerr Lake this month; it’s at its most versatile time in the month of June.