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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.

Scott Patton

Date: September 17, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"The fishing on Kentucky lake is starting to pick up, of course the best bite has been early. Were still having summer like weather and we need some fall cool fronts to move in to drop water temps and start the migration of the shad."

Video Fishing Tip

Date:  September 17, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

Doug Wynn shares with us his technique of changing a crankbait hook.

Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  September 14, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"There are three areas where bass are holding right now:  main lake/river ledges, main lake points and banks, and in the backs of creek arms and bays."

Dave Stewart

Date:  September 13, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"The bass bite picked up during the cooler days with the cloud cover and we took a number of fish with most of them being short fish..."


Steve McCadams

Date:  September 10, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Kentucky Lake anglers got a little pep in their step recently after starting the week off with fall temps that had a chill in the air."

Doug Wynn

Date:  September 10, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"We found crappie Saturday on a short stretch of a shallow ledge that dropped into 20 feet of water..."

Rich Bay

Date:  August 25, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"The last month or so I have been concentrating on catching fish from the schools of white and yellow bass. This time of year has the KnB pontoon sitting on the ledges."

Josh Lovett - Sugar Creek Charters

Date: August 8, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Dam to Big Sandy and Barkley Dam to Little River

"There is a ton of bait all over the place. I can't remember seeing this much activity in the past couple of years.  What I'm seeing is a lot of chasing from bass on shallow flats."

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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Kentucky Lake Sunset
Photo by Shawn Dunnaway

Sunsets at Kentucky Lake are special. You can find them on the eastern banks of Kentucky Lake looking west across a mile of ripples and waves. There's nothing quite like experiencing a sunset on Kentucky Lake.