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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.

Video Fishing Tip

Date:  February 18, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

Doug Wynn talks about Precision Trolling Data, an app that makes things easier for crappie anglers who love crankbaits.

Steve McCadams

Date:  February 11, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Most anglers adopted a “wait-and-see” approach this week as to future fishing plans. Once the rains stops winter crappie and bass anglers will ease their way back out and test the water..."

Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  February 7, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"I have fished 4 or 5 days during the last week or so and have excellent results catching some heavy limits."

Doug Wynn

Date:  February 6, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"It seems to be what day you are talking about as to how good the fishing was. One day it is dead then good the next day."

Kirk Weber

Date:  February 5, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing

Talked with about eight boaters who had fished and every boat had the same story...NO FISH!

Josh Lovett - Sugar Creek Charters

Date: January 18, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Dam to Big Sandy and Barkley Dam to Little River

"Tons of bait have the fish fat and happy and the catch rates are much better than the first of last year."

John Morgan

Date: January 14, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River

"It's been a slow start to the winter time crappie fishing here on Kentucky Lake."

Dave Stewart

Date:  November 23, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"On the days I did get on water, I still found the fishing to be feast or famine depending on which side of the cold fronts we were fishing."


Scott Patton

Date: October 30, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

" I have seen a lot of shad shallow and the bass have been right there with them."

Rich Bay

Date:  October 17, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"Crappies are moving and schooling up finally into their fall pattern of deeper bays in and around brushpiles and stakebeds."

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."

Rodney Hairgrove

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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Lunch Time!
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

Splash! This bald eagle is diving for a tasty fish. Bald eagles use their exceptional eye sight to spot their prey up to a mile away!