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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.

Steve McCadams

Date:  March 21, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Crappie anglers are beginning to rebound. Warmer surface temperatures are on the horizon as are stable lake levels. That should work in favor of fish moving up toward shallow to midrange depths in the days ahead."

Doug Wynn

Date:  March 21, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"With the water level stabilizing, the fish are going to start moving toward shallower and warmer water."

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."

Dave Stewart

Date:  March 20, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"The fast draw down of the lakes has somewhat scattered the bass this past week.  Bass are being taken from the shallows in the creeks and bays to the deep points and ledges on the main lakes."


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."

Rich Bay

Date:  March 9, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

We have been spider rigging lately because of low water temps and muddy water. Most fish we have caught are suspended WAY up in the water column.

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. 

Kirk Weber

Date:  November 6, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing

"Catching a wide variety of fish 10' to 25' deep by fishing small jigs and minnows around wood cover."

Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  October 17, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"I have had days where I catch some shallow and some deeper on drop offs. There really is not a depth limit on the deeper fish as I have caught them from five feet down to 22 feet."

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."

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