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April's Winds Still Rocking the Boats of Anglers

Steve McCadams

For April 14, 2021

Stop me if you heard this one! Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene is still riding the weird weather roller coaster that went on a tangent back in March and has yet to right itself. By now we’re supposed to be at the peak of the annual crappie spawn and while some decent stringers are being ... Read More...


Bass Are Now Spawning on Kentucky Lake

Scott McGlinchey

For April 13, 2021

The spawn for bass and crappie has started and it has come about one week early. Crappie are being caught at different depths and some are in super shallow water. I am more familiar with the bass spawn and it started April 8th. On April 8th we had some heavy winds so the shallow flat areas that ... Read More...


Crappie Bite Responds This Week While Pulling Crankbaits

Doug Wynn

For April 13, 2021

Hello from the Excel Storm Cat 230. I get a lot of snide comments like "why don’t you get a bigger boat" or "do you think your boat is big enough?" This past week I have been proud of every one of the 23 feet. The wind has made my life miserable at times and I’ve fished in some conditions ... Read More...


Scattered Fish and Windy Weather

Josh Lovett

For April 6, 2021

This week has been a great week on the big pond! Despite the high winds and debris filled muddy water, we have managed to catch fish all week! The fish continue to move shallow and I am seeing more groups of fish in 4-8'. There are a lot of roaming open water fish in the 10-18' range with a ... Read More...


Rich Bay of Kick'n Bass Guide Service Posts First Report of 2021

Rich Bay

For April 5, 2021

Been a long time since I have put out a report!! No I’m not dead! Yes I am still guiding! Yes we are catching fish! Right now we have spent our time searching for Crappies and staying dry. Both have been elusive up here on the north end of Kentucky lake. We have been catching some big black and ... Read More...


Decent Weather Prompts Good Crappie Bite

John Morgan

For March 30, 2021

Finally - we are having some decent weather for fishing. This year started off with a great bite down in Big Sandy and then came the rain. Muddy water slowed everything down for a few days - more so in Blood River than Big Sandy. Here in blood river we still only have 4 to 6 inch visibility. ... Read More...


Last Week's Cooler Weather Transitions to Warmer Spring Days

Eric Ashley

For March 22, 2021

Hello from Kentucky Lake! I thought it would be more fruitful to sit down and write a report Friday over battling the cool temps and 10 to 20 mph north east winds. Several inches of rain in the past few days won’t help the fishing conditions much either, but it is what it is. I am sure our ... Read More...


Water Temps are Heating Up, Bass are Moving Up - Spring is Here!

Brandon Hunter

For March 15, 2021

Here we are in the middle of March with 2020 behind us and we're looking forward to a great 2021 on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. I am happy to see things are starting to green up, water temps are heating up, and bass are on the move. This time last year we didn't have a clue what we were ... Read More...


Using the Minn Kota i-Pilot Link System

Panfish Talk with Doug Wynn

For June 25, 2020

In this week's Video Fishing Tip, Doug Wynn talks about how using the Minn Kota i-Pilot Link System will makes things easier for controlling your trolling motor.


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...


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.


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