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John Morgan

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

For March 21, 2018

Report for Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River  

Well finally we have the water back down to near winter pool and the crappie bite is definitely getting better.  Water levels have gone up almost 10 feet and come back down 10 feet in the last three weeks.  Seems like the crappie weren't sure what to do, go shallow or just stay put.

Over the last few days the fish have pulled back to the creeks and deeper flats.  Most of what I'm catching are in 12 to 16 feet of water.  I've heard of a few fish being caught in 6 to 10 feet but I haven't tried that shallow.  As the water starts to rise again they should start to pull up shallower.  Until then I think the deeper water will be the most consistent. 

I've been slow trolling jigs over 12 to 16 foot creek channels and flats near the main lake.  Water color is stained so bright colors seem to be working best.  Double hook minnow rigs will work there too if you prefer live bait.

Got my fingers crossed for less rain and wind and more sun and warm temps.  We could use a few days of warm weather to get these fish moving up and thinking about the spawn.     

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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Colorful Bridge
Photo by Shane Dunnaway

In the back of Hematite Lake in LBL are a series of boardwalks and bridges. In autumn, spectacular colors of foliage are scattered throughout, as seen here on this "colorful" bridge.