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Weekend Outlook for Fishing - April 30-May 1, 2016

Weather Likely showers and thunderstorms for Saturday, but Sunday things will begin to dry out.  Kentucky Lake Weather report.
Lake Conditions Potential heavy rainfall could color the shallow areas, but otherwise good lake conditions.  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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Kirk Weber

Date:  April 29, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing

"We've been catching some of all species but found the fish fairly scattered making it hard to really pound them."

Dave Stewart

Date:  April 28, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"I reported last week that the bass bite was slow and scattered and that has been the scenario this past week also."

Rich Bay

Date:  April 28, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"Several more 2 pound plus fish this week, and the females eggs have turned runny as they get ready to drop them in a nest."

Steve McCadams

Date:  April 28, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"A few nice shellcracker, biologically known as red ear sunfish, were taken from shallow shorelines and buck bushes where submerged grass was present."

Scott Patton

Date:  April 18, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"It’s getting really good here on Kentucky Lake. The water is coming up and the water temps are moving the fish shallower every day."


John Morgan

Date: April 14, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River

"Warm nights and days in the 70's for the next 4 to 5 days should make for a great spawn."

Precision Sonar

Date:  March 21, 2016
Covering:  Sonar tips by Randy Kuhens for Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley

"Electronic maps are updated periodically and in a lot of cases are more current than the older paper maps. So if your map hasn’t been updated in a while go to the Navionics website and do so."

Randy Kuhens

Date:  March 7, 2016
Covering:  North Kentucky Lake and North Lake Barkley

"We are still catching most of the crappie out in deeper brush piles on live minnows and jigs in 12 to 15 feet of water.  As the water starts to warm up, the fish will start to move back towards the backs of the bays to spawn."

Brandon Hunter

Date:  March 2, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake

"March is here and the temperatures are on the rise. The air temps have started to climb which has been welcomed by all anglers and the water temps are climbing putting those fish on the move in a hurry."

Kentucky Lake TV


Watch our archived Video Fishing Tips of the Week on KentuckyLake.tv featuring Randy Kuhens of Kick'n Bass Guide Service.

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