Regional Reports-South

Yatesville Lake

Improve your chances for quality bass on Yatesville Lake by fishing at night. Bass that hold from 10 to 15 feet deep during the day will move up to 4 to 6 feet at night to feed, with most holding around wood cover. Be prepared with six-inch Texas-rigged lizards in smoke, melonseed or green pumpkin, half-ounce spinnerbaits in natural shad colors and medium-running crankbaits. Try a combination of chartreuse/blue or pearl/green back for the crankbaits. During the day it's a typical summer pattern-fish hold close to channel breaks and old roadbeds in 8 to 15 feet. Jigs, Carolina-rigged lizards and mid-depth crankbaits are great options. There is a 15-inch size limit. The lake also is rated "excellent, one of the best in eastern Kentucky" for bluegills by state fisheries biologists. Target shoreline treetops and vegetation lines with crickets or Keystone minnow imitations under bobbers. Contact: Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (800-858-1549) .