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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.

Josh Lovett - Sugar Creek Charters

Date: December 6, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Dam to Big Sandy and Barkley Dam to Little River

"A recent high school tourney has posted some great weights for bass.  The reports I have gotten is they seem to be schooled up and ready to eat if you can get to them."

Steve McCadams

Date:  December 5, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

Not many crappie boats have been out testing the water this week. There are always a few die-hard anglers willing to challenge the elements but overall, action has been slow.

Video Fishing Tip

Date:  December 3, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

This week's tip shows how you can use the depth setting on your marine electronics for fishing certain depths and for safety.

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."


Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  November 7, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"Many bass are still shallow and big crappies and bluegill are deep."

Doug Wynn

Date:  October 30, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"Many of those who have checked in with reports have hung up the Pico crankbaits and broke out the longline jigs and Roadrunner type spinners fished on 6-8 pound test mono."

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."

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."

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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Photo by Melodie Cunningham

These geese float gracefully on a warm autumn day. Honker Lake was actually named for the number of Giant and Interior Canadian geese it attracts.