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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 16 years' worth of fishing report archives.

Kirk Weber

Date:  August 18, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing

"Finding good action lately on Yellow Bass and Blue Cats. August is one of the best months to fill your freezer with good eating fresh fish."

Dave Stewart

Date:  August 18, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"As I mentioned in last week's report, a number of the schools of the spring fry have moved out of the shallows in the creeks and bays to the main lake as well as the front halves of the creeks and bays."

Steve McCadams

Date:  August 16, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Crappie fishermen working deep ledges are still finding a few fish in the 17 to 20 foot depth range."

Doug Wynn

Date:  August 16, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"One report from this past weekend was an angler caught over 70 crappie to cull 14 keepers. This bodes well for the future for sure and is a good sign of some good spawns recently."

Rich Bay

Date:  August 14, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"The whitebass report is the same as last time. Why change anything that ain’t broke!! Anywhere between 12 to 20 feet of water on a main lake ledge."

Scott Patton

Date:  August 11, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"It’s been mild the past couple of weeks here on Kentucky Lake and the lake level is falling. This is causing the bait and bass to start an early migration this year."

Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  July 20, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"The fishing has changed a lot since my last report. In my last report the typical summer ledge fishing was excellent. Just like it has happened in previous years the ledge fishing changed right at the end of the first week of July."

Brandon Hunter

Date:  May 30, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from the dam to Paris Landing and Barkley north of US 68

For the most part the majority of the bass population in the TN River System have spawned and the fish are making their way out to deep water

Randy Kuhens

Date:  May 10, 2017
Covering:  North Kentucky Lake and North Lake Barkley

"This has been the best fishing season in several years.  Kentucky Lake seems to be in its prime."

John Morgan

Date: January 24, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River

"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."

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Bald Eagle
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

This majestic bald eagle is keeping a close eye on his Kentucky Lake neighborhood. The months of January and February are the best times to catch a glimpse of bald eagles in Land Between The Lakes.