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 17 years' worth of archived fishing reports as well.
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Fishing Report Summaries
For August 5, 2020
On Kentucky and Barkley Lakes the beginning of August is the start of fall fishing. This is when the primary bait fish threadfin shad start to move shallow. What happens is many of the small fry sized shad will migrate to the shallow flat water and they stay there. Then there is another ... Read More...
For July 29, 2020
Hello from Kentucky Lake. It was not so long ago when everyone was wishing for warm weather to get here. As best as I can tell, everyone’s wishes have been granted. Being a large fellow, I tend to melt like lard in a skillet on these hot, muggy days. I generally try to beat the heat with ... Read More...
For July 29, 2020
Late July with its typical hot and muggy days has a reputation for a somewhat sluggish summer fishing scene unless you rise before dawn and hit the water early. If you’re disciplined enough to do that there are a few decent hours of fishing awaiting your arrival each morning. Such has been ... Read More...
For June 29, 2020
Hello from the Excel Bay Pro 230 “Fishful Thinking”. It has been a whirlwind around my place and the fishing has been spotty at best. The lake levels are stable, the weather has been OK most days, and fishing has been good to so-so to poor. It just depends on what you are seeking and what ... 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 June 17, 2020
From the Deck of the Kick'n Bass Pontoon Fishing has been a little slow with the sudden heat change and water temp rising rapidly. Typical for this time of year is the fact that the crappies are spread out and searching for food. They aren't as schooled up like early and late in the ... Read More...
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...
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 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...
For April 3, 2020
To say conditions here on Kentucky lake are not ideal is definitely an understatement. Most of the winter we had above average discharge through the lake. Many days were above 200000 cfs. Despite all that flow the TVA did a great job of keeping the water levels low. On March 25th the levels ... 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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