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Lake Levels Fluctuate; Honeymoon with Warm Weather May End

Steve McCadams

For January 15, 2020

From the winter fishing scene on Kentucky Lake comes the roller coaster ride now underway with lake levels. The last week to ten days has seen the reservoir fall below winter pool for a few days---it got down to 353.3 for a short period---only to begin a slow but gradual rise which is still in ... Read More...


Wynn to Present at Murray Boat Show

Doug Wynn

For January 8, 2020

Hey Folks from the Excel Bay Pro 230 "Fishful Thinking". The boat show season is upon us and I just returned from the "Let's Go Fishing Show" in Collinsville, Illinois. It was my first experience at a large outdoor show and I left impressed, thoughtful, and worn out. Four ... Read More...


Crappie Fishing On Fire

Josh Lovett

For December 10, 2019

What a week it has been crappie fans! I started the week pre-fishing for the Twin Lakes Crappie Club Classic. Fishing was about what I expected, about 15 keepers a day and a few really nice fish. Saturday was a different story. Although I never found a good fish, I absolutely wrecked the keeper ... Read More...


Lucky Lady Guide Service Wishes Everyone a Happy Holiday

Eric Ashley

For November 25, 2019

With my fishing season over, I wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone who fished with me this past year. There were lots of new faces, and names. I can’t say thank you enough for choosing my guide service for your adventure. I also have to take the time to thank Brad Culp at ... Read More...


Anglers Can Take Advantage of Cooler Temps

Kirk Weber

For November 15, 2019

Air Temperature: Low 27 High 44 Water Temperature: Low 46  High 53 Water Elevation:  354.5 (Winter pool 354') Water Clarity: 2' to 3' visibility (green stain) Winter jumped on us a little early this year!  Record low temps a few days ago and cooler than normal highs for a ... Read More...


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...


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.


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.


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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