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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.

Steve McCadams

Date:  June 29, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

Overall fishing conditions have been nice to anglers the last several days but warmer weather is arriving and expected to live up to its reputation for the Fourth of July heat and humidity.

Dave Stewart

Date:  June 23, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"My observations this week has been a somewhat slower ledge bite early in the day than we had with the steady current around the clock the past few weeks, with the bite increasing in the afternoon's and evening when there is current being generated."

Doug Wynn

Date:  June 21, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake

"Crappie have settled into a summer time pattern with the water temps in the mid 80s. We are still catching good numbers of keepers pulling crank baits."

Shelldivers Guide Service

Date:  June 20, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

"There have been some excellent catches of bass in extremely shallow water. There seems to be more emergent vegetation around the lake in 6 inches to 3 feet."

Rich Bay

Date:  June 3, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

Fishing is good to great for just about all species of fish. My main emphasis the last ten days has switched to mainly whitebass. They have spawned and with the water temp nearing 80 degrees they are on fire most days.

Brandon Hunter

Date:  May 30, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from the dam to Paris Landing and Barkley north of US 68

For the most part the majority of the bass population in the TN River System have spawned and the fish are making their way out to deep water

Kirk Weber

Date:  May 26, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing

"This time of year large numbers of post spawn largemouth can be found on off-shore structure and they're feeding heavily."

Randy Kuhens

Date:  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."

Scott Patton

Date:  April 28, 2017
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"With the lake being as low as it is “right now” I plan to fish top water and spinner baits on the channel banks in the morning, then switching to a jig with a ZOOM Z hog and a shakey head."

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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