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John Morgan

Angling Adventures
John Morgan
(270) 978-0307
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John Morgan's Fishing Report

For January 14, 2019

Report for Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River  

It's been a slow start to the winter time crappie fishing here on Kentucky Lake.

The weather has been unseasonable warm but we've had lots of rain and the water conditions have not been very favorable. The water level has been down to Winter pool and then all the way back up to Summer pool and is receding receeding again now.

The flow through the lake and dam has been as much as 200,000 cubic feet per second and has not made for great fishing conditions.

That should be enough excuses not to catch any fish but I've still been able to weed out a few on the good days. The overall health of the fish looks much better than in the fall, winter and spring of last year.

I am catching a couple different year classes of fish but not very many really big ones. Most of the keepers have been anywhere from 10 1/2 to about 12 inches.

Deep vertical jigging has been the best method for me the last couple weeks. I'm scanning creek ledges and deeper flats until I find some fish and then dropping 1/4 once Jenko Slasher jig heads tipped with Jenko paddle fry bodies. Most of the fish are coming 22 to 24 ft. deep.

You won't know if you don't go.  


John Morgan
Angling Adventures--Murray, KY
270-436-2810 or 270-978-0307

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Geese in Flight
Photo by Murray Blake

These Canadian geese are just beginning their yearly migration south to avoid the long, cold winter. They will return in spring to the welcoming waterways of the Kentucky Lakes Area.