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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.

Steve McCadams

Date:  July 9, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Bass fishermen backed off the banks in the aftermath of falling lake levels late last week."

Eric Ashley

Date:  July 9, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"I have been and will continue to be fishing for yellow and white bass. These fish offer the most consistent bite for my clients."

Scott McGlinchey

Date:  July 8, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"The overall fishing pressure here at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes is down leaving plenty of room to fish any area you desire"

Brandon Hunter

Date:  July 4, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from the dam to Paris Landing and Barkley north of US 68

"If you know anything at all about fishing, you know that bass love flooded cover. With lake levels up this week, we have had an absolute blast catching good numbers of fish around flooded cover."

Doug Wynn

Date:  July 2, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"Last weekend we got into some of the healthiest crappie I have seen in years."

Rich Bay

Date:  July 1, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"This new current will no doubt help the fishing/catching ratio."

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.

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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Photo by Melodie Cunningham

September and October marks prime rutting season for elk. Elk rut to defend their territory and females (known as cows).