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Captain Kirk's Fishing Report

September 30, 2016

Report for Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

Captain's Log:

Air Temperature:  Low 57  High 67
Water Temperature:  Low 76  High 78
Water Elevation: 355'  ( 354' Winter pool)
Water Clarity:  Fairly clear 3' visibility, green stain

Fall is definitely here!  The water temps have fallen 7 degrees in the past week.  Finding good action on Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Cats, and Crappie. The Crappie bite has been exceptionally good lately!


Spinner baits fished on shallow flats, banks and backs of bays will produce.


Inline spinners, spoons and small rattle traps fished on shallow flats has been producing.


Minnows fished 8' to 25' deep around wood cover has been real good.


"Julie, please tell your captain we had the most delicious fish fry tonight!  The guys had such a great time out on Kentucky Lake with Kirk today, and we were thrilled with the fish they caught in their time on his boat!  And, we even have fish in the freezer to take home as well!  Tomorrow we are all going out in the pontoon, and one of us girls sure hope to catch a crappie! -- Sue"

November is typically the best fall fishing for Crappie.  I still have dates available in Nov!  Give me a call at 877-354-6017.

Captain Kirk, out 
Pictured: Charlie Rehn holding Crappie.  Mike, Aaron and Neil standing in front of their day's catch.

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Beaver Dam Outlook
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

The view from the top of this beaver dam shows a Kentucky Lake inlet in late spring. An inlet like this one is habitat to a variety of exciting wildlife and plants just waiting to be explored!