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Lake Levels Back to Normal; Mayfly Hatches Underway

Steve McCadams

For June 7, 2024

Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene had returned to normal in terms of lake levels and overall weather patterns this week. It has been a wild ride the previous two or three weeks. Presently, the reservoir is back to near normal summer pool level. Readings were showing an elevation of 359.2 at ... Read More...


Falling Lake Levels Creating Tougher Crappie Bite

Doug Wynn

For June 6, 2024

Hello from the Excel 230 Elite. Falling water should be a good thing after two high water periods but I’m finding tough going this time. The crappie put on quite a show as the lake level got near normal after the first high water event. Not this past time. I would say the difference has a ... Read More...


Bass Move to Ledges

Scott McGlinchey

For May 31, 2024

Summer is here and Kentucky Lake ledge fishing has begun. Kentucky Lake is famous for its summertime offshore ledge fishing. The largemouth bass spawn ended early this year and the bass showed up early on many of the lake's prime ledges. When the morning water temperature hits 72 degrees and ... Read More...


All Around The Spawn!

Brandon Hunter

For May 2, 2024

The water temperatures are warming up and everything has greened up. You know what that means in the spring? Spawn! This time of year the smallmouth and largemouth are in full blown spawn mode with some of the spawn starting to wind down. Crappie are pretty well done, and the big bluegills and ... Read More...


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