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Rising Temps and Rising Lake Levels Coincide

Steve McCadams

For March 3, 2021

Rising lake levels this week in the aftermath of torrential rains sort of had anglers concerned. Seems temperatures are rising too as some spring like weather enters the picture. Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene is now seeing rising lake stages coincide with rising temps and actually the ... Read More...


It's Just About Time!

Eric Ashley

For February 21, 2021

Hello from Kentucky Lake! Duck season has come, and duck season has gone. I for one, am always glad to see it come in, I’m glad to see it go out. Myself, like a lot of other hunters, were met with warm weather patterns, and few birds during daylight. With no back water to hunt, hunters had to ... Read More...


Doug Wynn Spends Snow Days Tying Jigs

Doug Wynn

For February 19, 2021

I don’t know how to say "Hey Yall" in Eskimo, so I’ll just have to say HEY! The Storm Cat is in deep hibernation right now. We have had more than our share of winter, all in the last week. A person can only organize the boat, clean out tackle boxes, spool new line on the reels, and get ready ... Read More...


Winter Crappie Fishing Going Well

John Morgan

For January 15, 2021

It's been a while since my last fishing report. Mostly due to the lack of interest in traveling with all the pandemic restrictions. With the vaccine getting more readily available I'm seeing much more interest in the spring fishing. The last few weeks crappie fishing has been really good. I ... Read More...


Fall Brings Shallow Topwater Bass Bite

Scott McGlinchey

For October 19, 2020

We are into mid-October and the weather has remained warm with a few cool nights and mornings mixed in. The bass will continue to strike topwater baits as long as the water temperature is above 55 degrees. I am still using the whopper plopper and sexy dawg to catch most of my fish. There are ... Read More...


White/Yellow Bass Bite Great When Current Present

Rich Bay

For August 10, 2020

From the deck of the Kick'n Bass pontoon We have been fishing exclusively for white and yellow bass since our last report. Some days better than others but when the TVA pulls water thru the dam the bite is great. When they pull very little the bite is slower. We just keep moving and ... 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.


Slow Start for the Offshore Bite; Still Ways to Catch Bass

Brandon Hunter

For June 12, 2020

Things are starting to get back to somewhat "normal" after a crazy start to the year due to Covid. I'm pretty sure it's here to stay, but we have to also move along with our lives and just be extra cautious. In recent days, I've had some good days on the water and I've had some very tough days ... 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...


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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