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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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Kentucky Lake's Fall Crappie Bite Alive & Well

Steve McCadams

For October 16, 2019

Kentucky Lake's fishing scene had a touch of all four seasons this past week as to weather conditions. From overcoats to no coats; that's the way the roller coaster has gone. Sandwiched between some nasty winds and cold mornings have been some beautiful warm sunny days that were indeed ... Read More...


Bass Fishing Tactics May Need Adjusting

Scott McGlinchey

For October 8, 2019

October is here and finally the water temperatures are cooling down. This is absolutely a great time of year to get out and do some fishing on Kentucky or Barkley Lakes. The first thing to do when fishing these lakes right now is to be safe as the water levels are way down. So stay between the ... Read More...


Hot Weather Makes Fishing Tough; Cooler Temps Settling In

Brandon Hunter

For October 4, 2019

Brandon Hunter provides a video fishing report this week. In this report, Brandon talks about how the hot weather has created a tough bass bite. However, with cooler temperatures now here, the bite should be improving.


Waypoints: Using Rod Sleeves/Stick Jackets

Waypoints with Brandon Hunter

For October 3, 2019

Brandon Hunter talks about how using rod sleeves or "stick jackets" can help trim down the wear and tear of your poles and baits.


Doug Wynn Reflects on Mississippi Tourney, Updates Local Area Crappie Bite

Doug Wynn

For October 2, 2019

Hey Folks! Capt. Doug here from the Excel Bay Pro 230 "Fishful Thinking." Man, what a whirlwind the past week has been. This time last week my tournament partner, Justin, and I were on Grenada Lake, Miss. for practice for the Crappie Master's National Championship. We spent ... Read More...


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.


Cool Morning Temps Helps Fishing Scene

Kirk Weber

For August 29, 2019

Air Temperature: Low 57 High 87  Water Temperature: Low 83  High 85 Water Elevation:  356.5 (Summer pool 359') Water Clarity: 2’ to 3’ visibility (green stain) With the air temperature a cool 57 degrees this morning, there was definitely ... Read More...


White Bass & Yellow Bass Responding Well to Heat

Rich Bay

For August 19, 2019

The weather since our last report has been hot and hotter. This is great news because the hotter the better for whitebass and yellowbass! We have also caught just about every other fish that swims in the lake. The next ten days seem to be mid 80’s to 92 ... Read More...


Summertime Fishing In Full Swing

Eric Ashley

For July 9, 2019

Hello fellow fishermen and lake lovers! I hope that everyone has made it safely through the holiday weekend. I would still like to mention to keep those affected by the storms in your prayers. It will take months to repair what Mother Nature destroyed in ... Read More...


Early Spring Crappie Fishing Begins to Pick Up

John Morgan

For March 25, 2019

After some very slow days I've finally started to find some concentration of crappie. I've been to several different areas of both Kentucky and Barkley lakes over the last 10 days and they all have there own challenges.  Since the 10 foot rise and then almost 10 foot ... Read More...


Things Looking Up

Josh Lovett

For January 18, 2019

It's been a very busy couple of weeks at the creek!  With upcoming shows and plans for the rest of the year being laid its been tough finding time to get out and fish.  The couple of times I have been able to get out I have seen much improvement over last ... Read More...


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