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Weekend Outlook for Fishing - December 10-11, 2016

Weather Below normal temperatures and a potential winter-weather maker coming this Sunday. Kentucky Lake Weather report.
Lake Conditions The lakes are just above winter pool.  Watch for mud flats and objects, run only in the channels.  Access real-time Lake Conditions.

Fishing Reports Summary

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 15 year's worth of fishing report archives.

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John Morgan

Date: December 5, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River

"I've made 6 or 7 trips to Kentucky lake crappie fishing this winter so far . It's as good now as I've seen in several years."

Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  December 4, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"There are still bass in the backs of bays I saw bass feeding in 6 inches of water yesterday from my lakeside treestand."

Dave Stewart

Date:  November 25, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"The colder night temperatures have kept the shallow water bite somewhat scattered and slow but the bite on the main lake primary points as well as the secondary creek points and channel banks in the creeks and bays has picked up considerably."

Steve McCadams

Date:  November 9, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Crappie fishing has held up well as anglers chalked up another favorable week in what has been a very nice fall. Fish are coming from the 6 to 13 foot zone on a consistent basis."

Randy Kuhens

Date:  November 1, 2016
Covering:  North Kentucky Lake and North Lake Barkley

"Due to the unseasonably warm temperatures, whitebass and yellow stripes are still going strong."

Scott Patton

Date:  October 28, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"Fishing has been good some days and slow on some."

Rich Bay

Date:  October 20, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"Crappies are great and we have even boated numerous catfish. The yellowbass have been keeping us busy in between crappies. We have had several sauger this week also but no giants…yet!"

Kirk Weber

Date:  September 30, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing

"Finding good action on Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Cats, and Crappie. The Crappie bite has been exceptionally good lately!"

Brandon Hunter

Date:  September 14, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake

"In the coming weeks with the cooler nighttime temperatures, you can bet the water temps will start to fall and put the fish in some active patterns. Fall fishing is just right around the corner."

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Hematite Leaves
Photo by Shane Dunnaway

Those who are familiar with Hematite Lake trail will know where this photo was taken. Beautiful autumn leaves attempt to cover the rocks alongside the path around Hematite Lake.