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In a rush and looking for summaries of fishing reports on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley?  Check these out.  Click the report title for the full fishing report.  You can also view 17 years' worth of fishing report archives.

Dave Stewart

Date:  July 19, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"Our best fish this past week was a nice 6 lb Largemouth on top water early in the morning."


Steve McCadams

Date:  July 18, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Despite the heat fishing hasn’t been too bad in the early morning hours and this week there was a reprieve from the humidity for a few days too."

Rich Bay

Date:  July 16, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"We are cranking to start the day and then when that slows we start casting for whitebass."

Doug Wynn

Date:  July 14, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"Same story--different week. Pulling Pico cranks in 15-25 feet of water around contour breaks and structure like brush and stakebeds."

Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  July 14, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"Since my last report the bass fishing has remained good. Typically the daytime ledge fishing gets a lot tougher after the first week of July. This year for me it got tougher before July."

Scott Patton

Date: June 18, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"With all the high water we had a couple weeks ago and strong current it has forced the bait and bass to seek lesser current areas which was in the creeks and back water areas."

Josh Lovett - Sugar Creek Charters

Date:  June 6, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Dam to Big Sandy and Barkley Dam to Little River

"These have been an interesting past few days of fishing.  I have seen bites that have been super good and super slow."

John Morgan

Date: March 21, 2018
Covering:  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."

Brandon Hunter

Date:  March 15, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from the dam to Paris Landing and Barkley north of US 68

"What I have seen over the last few days are a lot of the productive banks that normally hold fish this time of year, are starting to get some small fish moving back up on them with the occasional good one being caught every now and then."

Randy Kuhens

Date:  February 13, 2018
Covering:  North Kentucky Lake and North Lake Barkley

"In Mid March, Crappie are being caught in the mouths of the bays and on the main lake."

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The Homeplace
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