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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 16 years' worth of fishing report archives.

Brandon Hunter

Date:  April 21, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from the dam to Paris Landing and Barkley north of US 68

"I think a lot of people think that the fish don’t even think of spawning until the water levels come up to summer pool. When a bass gets ready to spawn she doesn’t care if water is in the bushes or not."

Dave Stewart

Date:  April 21, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"My experience this week is that the spawning progression is different in each creek and bay. You just have to figure out if the bite is better on staging areas or back in the spawning areas in each creek or bay that you fish."

Steve McCadams

Date:  April 20, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Overall it has been a pretty good week for both bass and crappie anglers despite rising lake stages that sometimes had floating debris scattered about the open water."

Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  April 18, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"Fishing for bass and crappie remains good here at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. I had some excellent crappie and bass trips since my last report."

Scott Patton

Date:  April 12, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"The lake is getting close to summer pool and that will put the water into the yellow flowers that has grown really good due to the early warm weather we’ve had."

Randy Kuhens

Date:  April 10, 2017
Covering:  North Kentucky Lake and North Lake Barkley

"March was an incredible month for crappie.  I had nine consecutive days with boat limits."

Rich Bay

Date:  April 5, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"(Crappie) are being caught from 2 feet to 25 feet deep. Lots of males that we caught this week are dark with their spawning colors."

Kirk Weber

Date:  March 31, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing

"Fish are being caught as deep as 26ft and as shallow as 2ft and everywhere in between.  Crappie are spawning! "

John Morgan

Date: January 24, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River

"Our population of 10 to 11 and a half inch fish is the best I've seen in 24 years of guiding on Kentucky Lake. There are limits of crappie being caught in every area of the lake from the north end to the south."

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Photo by Melodie Cunningham

This pileated woodpecker is one of the more common woodpecker species in North America. It is also one of the largest forest birds in the region.