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John Morgan

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

For April 14, 2016

Report for Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River  

Conditions on Kentucky Lake couldn't be any better for our spawning run for the black and white crappie. The water has cleared up and we now have from 10 inches to a foot and a half visibility in most areas of the lake.

Water temps are holding overnight in the 60 - 61 degree range and the fish are moving up into the shallow water by the minute. Lake levels are predicted to only go up around a tenth of a foot a day for the next 3 to 4 days. Warm nights and days in the 70's for the next 4 to 5 days should make for a great spawn.

I am mostly casting 1/8 ounce curly tails and 16 ounce hand-tied flies at the shoreline and submerged cover on the top of ledges. Black and chartreuse and blue and white and chartreuse have been my go-to colors the last few days .

There are a lot of fish being caught by some folks spider rigging the flats in 6 to 12 feet of water with minnows and vertical fishing jigs. I feel like in the next few days the Jig and bobber shallow around the bank and any shallow cover will be the way to go.

We should have 10 - 15 days more of very good crappie fishing until most of the spawn should be over. Lots of small fish are being caught daily by most Anglers. Looks like Kentucky Lake will be good for several years to come.

You won't know if you don't go 

John Morgan
Angling Adventures--Murray, KY
270-436-2810 or 270-978-0307
johndm@wk.net

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