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Weekend Outlook for Fishing - May 23-24, 2015

Weather Saturday looks great!  Rain chances will come Sunday and into Memorial Day.  Access the latest Kentucky Lake Weather report.
Lake Conditions Just about ideal lake conditions for this weekend!  A tad of color perhaps in the bays, but otherwise it's all good.  Access real-time Lake Conditions.

Fishing Reports Summary

In a rush and looking for summaries of fishing reports on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley?  Check these out.  Click the report title for the full fishing report.

Randy Kuhens

Date:  May 22, 2015
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"As each day progresses we are seeing more (bass) heading towards the ledges.  However, a lot of fish are still in the bays, especially at the mouth of the bays."

Dave Stewart

Date:  May 21, 2015
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"Overall the ledge bite has been good this past week for the Largemouth which is where we concentrated our efforts."

Steve McCadams

Date:  May 21, 2015
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Despite a cool snap and several rainy days, Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene has held up well this week."

Scott Patton

Date:  May 11, 2015
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"June is the best ledge fishing month of the year here on Kentucky Lake. It’s known for its large schools of bass that swarm the main and secondary river ledges"

Kirk Weber

Date: April 24, 2015
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Jonathan Creek to Paris Landing

"The Crappie spawn is mostly over and the bite is tough"

John Morgan

Date:  April 20, 2015
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River

"Most of the pre spawn action (crappie) around the shoreline is over and the fish are starting to move to isolated stumps brush piles and stake beds in the middle of the bays and on ledge tops."

Randy Kuhens

Date:  April 15, 2015
Covering:  North Kentucky Lake and North Lake Barkley

"The Crappie are starting to move towards the bank to spawn."

Kentucky Lake TV


Watch our archived Video Fishing Tips of the Week on KentuckyLake.tv featuring Randy Kuhens of Kick'n Bass Guide Service.

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In Flight
Photo by John Mitchell

Gliding gracefully over the water, this heron keeps a stealthy eye out for his next meal. Herons are one of the more common species of birds that can be seen at Kentucky Lake.