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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.

Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  May 21, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"Bass fishing here at Kentucky Lake has been great for myself and my clients but tough for many other fisherman and even the FLW Pros."

Doug Wynn

Date:  May 18, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

"Crappie:  The last week has been great for pulling crankbaits. The Picos have been deadly as usual."

Dave Stewart

Date:  May 17, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"To paraphrase a number of the FLW Professionals that came across the weigh-in stage this afternoon...'it is tough out there'." 


Rich Bay

Date:  May 17, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"The crappie spawn has been sporadic at best. Some days fish are shallow, but we have caught most of our crappies in 14 to 25 feet of water."

Josh Lovett - Sugar Creek Charters

Date:  May 17, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Dam to Big Sandy and Barkley Dam to Little River

"I expect to see more bass moving out of the shallow spawning grounds to the main lake."

Steve McCadams

Date:  May 16, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Bluegill and shellcracker continue to bite for anglers working shallow shorelines and bushes where submerged grass is mixed in. "

Scott Patton

Date: May 15, 2018
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"The fish on Kentucky Lake are in the middle of transition right now. I have caught fish up in the shallows and out on the main river ledges."

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."

Randy Kuhens

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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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.