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John Morgan

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

For January 24, 2017

Report for Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River  

This unusually warm winter has been great for the local crappie fisherman. The water temp has been holding around 49 to 53 degrees.

The lake level has been fairly stable and water color has been great. Since our last rain it's  just a little stained in the back of some of the large bays. The main lake is still clear with 2 to 4 foot visibility. 

Our population of 10 to 11 and a half inch fish is the best I've seen in 24 years of guiding on Kentucky Lake. There are limits of crappie being caught in every area of the lake from the north end to the south. There is usually a hot spot every year but this year the hot spot is everywhere. I've had good catches in Jonathan Creek, Blood River, Big Sandy and in some of the bays on the Eastside. 

I've tried several different techniques and  caught fish from 4 to 24 feet. I'm mostly vertical jigging with one pole over brushpiles and creek ledges. The bite has been so good lots of colors have been working. 

I'm using a new crappie bait this year that I'm very excited about. It's called the paddle fry from www.jenkofishing.com. They're  a new company located here on Kentucky Lake and are making a great product. They have several new baits available and the best crappie rods I've ever used. 

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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