Water: Clear, I could see my spinner bait over 4 feet deep.
Surface Temp: high 80’s to low 90’s
Weather: Bluebird skies and hot! It was over 100 degrees by 2:00 p.m. No clouds and no breeze.
I could see a lot of small fish shallow, but nothing that would measure. I saw a couple of decent fish caught deep.
The lake reminds me of Lake Lincoln, just bigger and deeper.
Kemper County Lake – 6/2/2011
Small bass are prevalent. Use jerkbaits to find the bass near the ledges and dropoffs. Some bass are being caught deep on shaky heads and crankbaits. Anglers are encouraged to take out their limit of bass every time they fish. Crappie will always be found around the fish attractors. Try the buoy in water approx. 18 feet near the fishing pier then travel up the lake to the buoy which is across from the north boat ramp. Use white colored jigs that resemble small shad. Fish redworms on the bottom for bream..
Camping is available for overnight stays. No reservations needed.
A depth map is available here: http://home.mdwfp.com/pdfgallery.aspx?Albumid=84
There are 10 open water fish attractors. Approximately 350 Christmas trees were added to the sites in January 2009. They provide great habitat for all species of fish. GPS coordinates for the fish attractors are:
N 32o 48.281′ W 88o 43.983′
N 32o 48.555′ W 88o 43.938′
N 32o 48.464′ W 88o 44.151′
N 32o 48.750′ W 88o 44.240′
N 32o 48.637′ W 88o 44.336′
N 32o 48.946′ W 88o 44.904′
N 32o 48.170′ W 88o 43.714′
N 32o 48.117′ W 88o 43.639′
N 32o 48.716′ W 88o 44.396′
N 32o 48.774′ W 88o 44.623′
N 32o 48.206′ W 088o 43.787′
N 32o 48.728′ W 088o 43.147′
N 32o 48.493′ W 088o 43.584′
N 32o 48.541′ W 088o 42.914′
N 32o 48.623′ W 088o 42.970′