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Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley Fishing Reports

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Covering Lots of Water to Find the Bass

Scott McGlinchey

For November 11, 2019

In my last report I mentioned what to expect with cooling temperatures. Here is what happened as the water cooled. In my last guide trip on November 2, 2019 the main lake water temperatures were about 62 degrees and the back ends of creeks were significantly cooler at 58 but warmed up to ... Read More...


Crappie Bite Becomes Tougher Recently

Josh Lovett

For November 11, 2019

Well folks its been a while since I have done a written fishing report.  I am sure some of you have seen some of the video fishing reports I have done on the Lynnhurst facebook page.  I'd like to thank you for watching and keeping up with things there and on any of my social media ... Read More...


Dodging Cold Fronts Keeps Anglers on Edge

Steve McCadams

For November 6, 2019

On any given week Kentucky Lake's fishing scene will have a variety of weather. The last few weeks have had anglers watching the weekly weather forecasts pretty close and attempting to pick a few days that were suitable. Fishermen had yet another week with two or three decent days ... Read More...


Kick'n Bass: Pulling Crankbaits Most Productive Right Now

Rich Bay

For October 31, 2019

From the Deck of the Kick'n Bass PontoonWhat a difference three weeks can make. 90's three weeks ago and 60's for the highs this week. Water temp has dropped nearly 20 degrees to about 65 degrees. I think this scenario is going to put the fish right into their fall hiding places. Brushpiles and ... Read More...


Waypoints: Eliminating Water

Waypoints with Brandon Hunter

For October 24, 2019

Brandon Hunter talks about how you can use your electronics to eliminate water on large lakes such at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.


Trolling for Crappie is a Struggle Right Now

Doug Wynn

For October 23, 2019

Hey Y'all from the Excel Bay Pro 230, "Fishful Thinking". We are sitting in the new Excel Boat factory location in Union City, Tenn. Vicki and I had the extreme pleasure of attending the groundbreaking ceremony at the former VF Factory Outlet Mall building. We got to meet and talk to ... Read More...


Hot Weather Makes Fishing Tough; Cooler Temps Settling In

Brandon Hunter

For October 4, 2019

Brandon Hunter provides a video fishing report this week. In this report, Brandon talks about how the hot weather has created a tough bass bite. However, with cooler temperatures now here, the bite should be improving.


Chasing White and Yellow Bass

Don Schnuck

For September 27, 2019

Hello again to all of our followers, Kentucky Lake lovers, and friends of Moors Resort. There has been a lot of fish caught, and water under the bridge since my last report. Before I get started on some chores this morning I felt the need to let ... Read More...


Millennium Marine Boat Accessories

Panfish Talk with Doug Wynn

For September 16, 2019

Doug Wynn talks about three different accessories from Millennium Marine that are helpful when fishing on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.


Cool Morning Temps Helps Fishing Scene

Kirk Weber

For August 29, 2019

Air Temperature: Low 57 High 87  Water Temperature: Low 83  High 85 Water Elevation:  356.5 (Summer pool 359') Water Clarity: 2’ to 3’ visibility (green stain) With the air temperature a cool 57 degrees this morning, there was definitely ... Read More...


Summertime Fishing In Full Swing

Eric Ashley

For July 9, 2019

Hello fellow fishermen and lake lovers! I hope that everyone has made it safely through the holiday weekend. I would still like to mention to keep those affected by the storms in your prayers. It will take months to repair what Mother Nature destroyed in ... Read More...


Early Spring Crappie Fishing Begins to Pick Up

John Morgan

For March 25, 2019

After some very slow days I've finally started to find some concentration of crappie. I've been to several different areas of both Kentucky and Barkley lakes over the last 10 days and they all have there own challenges.  Since the 10 foot rise and then almost 10 foot ... Read More...


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