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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.

Video Fishing Tip

Date:  November 12, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

Doug Wynn talks about Crappie.com, an online resource for learning and building relationships with other crappie anglers.

Steve McCadams

Date:  November 8, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Crappie anglers have continued to struggle in their attempts to establish consistent patterns. Finding decent numbers of keeper size crappie has not been easy."

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."

Dave Stewart

Date:  November 2, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"The bass bite has been feast or famine depending on the day this past week."


Josh Lovett - Sugar Creek Charters

Date: October 31, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Dam to Big Sandy and Barkley Dam to Little River

"I have found most of my crappie on brush or other structure from 11' - 25' of water.  We have had good luck single poling jigs and small plastics.

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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The Homeplace
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

The Single Pen Cabin is one of many historic buildings at the Homeplace 1850's working farm in Land Between The Lakes.