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Fishing Reports Summary

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:  April 17, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Since last week the overall crappie bite improved for some fishermen but the overall picture still has many wondering when peak spawning phases will take place."

Doug Wynn

Date:  April 16, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"If you want to catch nice crappie, now if the time to be out there."

Video Fishing Tip

Date:  April 15, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"You may have heard the term "longlining" or "longline" when reading fishing reports. Doug Wynn explains what longlining means."

Scott McGlinchey

Date:  April 12, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"On Monday, April 8, the morning water temperature was about 61 degrees and the bass were in their spawning locations on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes."

Brandon Hunter

Date:  April 11, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from the dam to Paris Landing and Barkley north of US 68

"One would think the fishing would be wide open right now, but low lake levels and warm water temps still have the fish in some kind of weird mood."

Eric Ashley

Date:  April 8, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"Water elevations have stabilized, the current has been cut back to normal, and water clarity has improved."

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."

Rich Bay

Date:  March 28, 2019
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

Numbers are not normal yet but the size is tremendous. Plenty of shad this year unlike last spring...

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 Jennifer Dunnaway

Replicas of the Nina and Pinta occasionally dock at Green Turtle Bay. We snapped a photo of the masts of the Pinta last summer.