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Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley Fishing Reports

From video fishing tips to what's currently happening on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, our fishing reports provide the most up-to-date information from professional anglers across the lakes. Our report contributors and their latest reports are below. Don't forget, you can view 17 years' worth of archived fishing reports as well.

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Many Crappie Heading Deeper; Catfish Picking Up

Doug Wynn

For May 24, 2020

Hey Y'all! Last call from the Excel Bay Pro 230 "Fishful Thinking". No, I'm not going anywhere, the Bay Pro is headed back to Excel and Vicki and I are going to be the proud new owners of the Excel Storm Cat 230 "Fishful Thinking III". Time flies when you are having fun. ... Read More...


Some Bass Beginning to Move To Ledges

Scott McGlinchey

For May 23, 2020

So far bass fishing at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes has been better than last year! I have definitely caught more 15 inch keeper fish than last year. Every year I am always optimistic that we have had a good spawn. I feel that way because I hope to be positive; I see bass spawning, and ... Read More...


Warm Days Heat Up Kentucky Lake's Fishing Scene

Steve McCadams

For May 20, 2020

Warmer weather returned last week and it has helped heat up the fishing scene across Kentucky Lake. Decent conditions were long overdue as below normal temperatures had lingered far too long and thrown the spring fishing timetable off balance. Notably off schedule have been the spawning ... Read More...


Crazy Weather, Changing Patterns Challenge Anglers

Don Schnuck

For May 8, 2020

Hello to all of our Kentucky Lake fans, and fishing enthusiasts! We hope in these times of uncertainty that each and everyone of you have been able to stay healthy, and continue living a normal life as much as possible. With reopening the guide business, and things hopefully getting ready to ... Read More...


Ready to Go Fishing!

Josh Lovett

For May 6, 2020

It's been quite a while since I've made a fishing report. With the travel bans and social distancing I have had to cancel most of my spring trips. The fishing was good, and I have had some really big crappie days. We are seeing really good weights compared to the last few years on Kentucky ... Read More...


Spring Fishing is Here!

Eric Ashley

For May 4, 2020

As I sit down to write this, the thoughts of the day running through my head, I think to myself what a crazy world we live in. With most people unemployed at the present time due to COVID-19, and the rest being deemed essential workers, it is easy to see the roller coaster of emotions ... Read More...


The Bass Spawn and Staying Safe

Brandon Hunter

For May 4, 2020

The 2020 Fishing Season has been interesting to say the least. When getting kicked off the first of March, the year started out with a bang. Fishing was great and everyone was excited to get the year started. Then Covid-19 hit us in the face and basically shut the country down ... Read More...


Kick'n Bass Guide Service Releases First Report for 2020

Rich Bay

For April 29, 2020

From the deck of the Kick'n Bass pontoon... The rain has just inundated our area for weeks. TVA is pulling a lot of water but the average elevation is staying just above summer pool. The air temps are near 66 and water temps on Monday moved between 63 and 65 or so. A little chilly ... Read More...


Blood River Producing Very Healthy Crappie

John Morgan

For April 3, 2020

To say conditions here on Kentucky lake are not ideal is definitely an understatement. Most of the winter we had above average discharge through the lake. Many days were above 200000 cfs. Despite all that flow the TVA did a great job of keeping the water levels low. On March 25th the levels ... 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...


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.


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.


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