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Catfish Spawning on Kentucky Lake

Doug Wynn

For June 1, 2023

Good morning from the Excel Storm Cat 230. The calendar says June 1st. My sweat glands say August 15th. A couple of days off the boat have had me catching up with Honey-Doos around the house. I did take time to clean my nasty boat. Those tasks have had me going thru multiple sets of clothing ... Read More...

Summer Like Conditions Enter Fishing Scene

Steve McCadams

For May 31, 2023

Seems like summer on the Kentucky Lake fishing scene but it’s still spring as the season doesn’t officially transition until June 21st. Anglers are getting an early dose of hot weather this week as temps have climbed to the mid-80’s and may warm even more by this weekend and early next ... Read More...

Smallmouth Has Won Tournaments, But Expect Largemouth to Comeback

Scott McGlinchey

For May 27, 2023

Kentucky and Barkley Lakes are both fishing really well for all species of fish. While the first day of summer is a month away, under the water and on land it feels like summer to the fish and animals. The spawn is over for largemouth and smallmouth but the bluegills and catfish are spawning ... Read More...

Crappie Spawn Underway

John Morgan

For April 6, 2023

Just when I thought it was going to be a late spring things go into overdrive. Water temps have jumped eight degrees in just a few days and the crappie have really responded. Black and white crappie have started their yearly migration toward shallow water and are as healthy as I've seen in ... Read More...

Wintertime & Big Smallmouth Are Back

Brandon Hunter

For March 23, 2023

Hey Guys! A lot has changed since the last time I wrote a report. Only a few weeks have passed and winter time is back! The last time I wrote, spring seemed to be making its way here with warm nights and warm water temperatures. The fish had made their way back in the creeks just like they do ... Read More...

Eric Ashley's First Report for 2023

Eric Ashley

For March 8, 2023

With spring around the corner, I thought I would let everyone know what I’ve been up to since my last report. October closed out the fishing season and fishing was nothing short of spectacular. November found me working at the electrical trade and getting ready for duck season. I did take a short ... Read More...

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