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Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley Fishing Reports

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Heat Curtails Some Anglers' Plans

Steve McCadams

For July 28, 2021

Despite a series of hot and humid days lately the Kentucky Lake fishing scene hasn’t been all bad for some anglers who hit the lake early. Wise are the anglers who rise and shine in the wee hours and launch their boats before the sun comes up these days. It’s not too bad out there early, ... Read More...

Lovett: Steady Fishing, Rough Weather

Josh Lovett

For July 16, 2021

Hello there from the "Creek"! Although the weather has been a rollercoaster of pop up storms and gully washing rains, we have still managed to get out on some consistent fishing this past week. The bluegill seem to be most effected by the weather. The fish were still in the area but we found ... Read More...

Ashley Continues to Catch Yellow and White Bass

Eric Ashley

For July 16, 2021

Hello from Kentucky Lake! I wanted to take a minute to bring everyone up to speed. Since my last report, our second holiday weekend has passed. Being a local, I am glad to see that it has come and gone. Now don’t get me wrong, I love to see area businesses thrive with tourism. I also love to ... Read More...

Fishing is Tough Overall with Some Good Days Mixed In

Doug Wynn

For July 9, 2021

Hey Y’all from the Excel Storm Cat 230. Lots of folks have asked over the years what the “more” stands for in Sometimes it stands for the odd catch during good crappie times. In times like now, it stands for the more catfish, bass, drums, sauger, etc we catch, the ... Read More...

Not All the Bass Have Made It Out to the Ledges

Scott McGlinchey

For June 29, 2021

One thing is for sure... summer is here with warm nights and hot days. All living things have to adjust. Fish being cold-blooded creatures also make summer adjustments. Some fish will find shallow areas to their liking while others will find sanctuary in deep water along deep banks and off shore. ... Read More...

Winds Die Down; Pontoon Busy Catching Fish

Rich Bay

For June 1, 2021

From the deck of the Kick’n Bass pontoon... FINALLY the wind has died down. It had to be the windiest April and May ever but the KnB pontoon persevered. Caught fish every trip and the size of crappies has been very large. We have had plenty of 16 inch crappies and plenty of 15’s that ... 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...

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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