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 19 years' worth of archived fishing reports as well.
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Fishing Report Summaries
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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 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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