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Dave Stewart's Fishing Report

Written by Dave Stewart | Originally published 01/23/2003

Kentucky Lake:  Headwater Elevation - 353.93  Surface Temperature - 40

Lake Barkley:  Headwater Elevation - 353.85  Surface Temperature - 40
As forecasted in the report last week the water temperatures have continued to drop with the continuing subfreezing temperatures we are experiencing.  There is some ice in shallow and protected areas of the bays but the main lake and deeper waters in the bays are clear.  

There has been no reports received of fishing activity this past week due to the subfreezing air temperatures.  This is typical weather for this time of the winter and although it seems that spring fishing is far distant it actually is only just weeks away now.  Some of the best Smallmouth and Largemouth fishing of the year starts sometime between late February and mid March.  

Take this time to get your gear ready and start monitoring the water temperatures as they start rising with the inevitable coming of spring.  When the water temperatures reach the 50 mark it is time to get out and start fishing for those trophy Largemouth and Smallmouth. 

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