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Lake Levels, Wind and Storms Adding Up to Stubborn Spring

Steve McCadams

For April 17, 2024

Anglers have juggled a variety of unstable conditions this past week in their quest to find spawning crappie and bass. Some redear sunfish (shellcracker) and bluegill have entered the picture too as surface temps rise. Last weekend Kentucky Lake reached the summer pool mark of 359 at Kentucky ... Read More...


Crappie Don't Care About The Wind - The Spawn is Underway

Doug Wynn

For April 15, 2024

Hello from the Excel 230 Elite. Did I ever tell you I don’t trust weather people? The wind forecasts most days recently have been for 50-60% of what we end up getting. The lake conditions have been just slight of brutal lately. Of course, the crappie don’t care. They just keep on doing ... Read More...


Spring Time Fun at Kentucky Lake

Brandon Hunter

For April 10, 2024

The spring months have set in, dogwoods have bloomed and everything is starting to green up. We have had some great weather days here on Kentucky Lake recently. The typical spring winds have made some days tougher, but overall the weather has been really good up until the last couple of days with ... Read More...


Spawn to Begin Any Day

Scott McGlinchey

For April 8, 2024

The first week of April has passed and the largemouth bass and crappie spawn will start any day now. Both fish start about the same time. The time of year, morning water temperature, and sunny days are key elements that trigger the spawn. I know a lot more about the largemouth bass and its ... Read More...


Best Crappie Bite In Years

John Morgan

For February 19, 2024

After a long cold spell with below freezing temperatures for almost 9 days in January, things are really looking up here on Kentucky Lake. This past year was a great improvement from the prior two years. This year looks to be even better than last. I'm seeing more bait fish for this time of year ... Read More...


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