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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.

Eric Ashley

Date:  May 22, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"It was a tough spring for me. The crappie absolutely had me pulling out my hair in frustration."

Steve McCadams

Date:  May 22, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"There have been a few decent stringers taken but most anglers are finding fish a bit more scattered than normal."

Doug Wynn

Date:  May 21, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"I've been asked a thousand times 'Is the spawn over with?' The answer is finally 'Yes.'"

Scott McGlinchey

Date:  May 16, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"This last cold front has cooled the morning water temperature back down into the upper 60 degree range creating a last call for more bass to nest and lay eggs."

Video Fishing Tip

Date:  May 13, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

Doug Wynn talks about the importance of being courteous when out on the lake.

Rich Bay

Date:  May 13, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"Since my last report, crappie fishing has picked back up with some very big and fat fish!"

Brandon Hunter

Date:  April 26, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from the dam to Paris Landing and Barkley north of US 68

"When the water levels start creeping up from 358-359, this can be magic during this time of year."

Kirk Weber

Date:  April 4, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing

"The days are getting warmer and with it we've seen an increase in the fish catching action."

John Morgan

Date: March 25, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River

"After some very slow days I've finally started to find some concentration of crappie."

Josh Lovett

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."

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."

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Eagle's Nest
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

This bald eagle keeps an eye out for it's mate from their nest high in a tree top in Land Between the Lakes. The average eagle's nest is five feet wide!