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September 17, 2017
Covering: Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line
We had below average temperatures during the early part of last week and the water temperatures dropped to 74 by Wednesday. This started moving the shad and some of the large schools of small threadfin have shown up now in the shallows in some of the creeks and bays
September 13, 2017
Covering: Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville
"Crappie continue to show more interest and responded favorably to the cooler days and lower surface temperatures lately."
September 13, 2017
Covering: Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley
Just when it looked like the fall pattern of crappie and bass moving back into the reeks following schools of baitfish was in full swing, they move back out to areas they had been most of the summer - main lake flats.
Date: September 11, 2017
Covering: Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68
"Crappies have settled into their normal pattern on the main lake. Pulling Arkie crankbaits has produced some nice fish. I have been varying my trolling speed between 1.6 and 1.8 mph"
September 7, 2017
Covering: Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley
"The great summer ledge fishing ended about a month ago. Yes there are still fish hanging around ledges and I have a few places where I can catch good ones in 10 feet or deeper..."
September 1, 2017
Covering: Kentucky Lake from the dam to Paris Landing and Barkley north of US 68
"The cool nights will get those water temps back in the 70s and make those fish want to get back into those active feeding patterns during the day."
August 18, 2017
Covering: Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing
"Finding good action lately on Yellow Bass and Blue Cats. August is one of the best months to fill your freezer with good eating fresh fish."
August 11, 2017
Covering: Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville
"It’s been mild the past couple of weeks here on Kentucky Lake and the lake level is falling. This is causing the bait and bass to start an early migration this year."
May 10, 2017
Covering: North Kentucky Lake and North Lake Barkley
"This has been the best fishing season in several years. Kentucky Lake seems to be in its prime."
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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