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Weekend Outlook for Fishing - May 28-30, 2016

Weather Summer-like weather pattern with rain chances early in the weekend but with a dry and sunny Memorial Day. Kentucky Lake Weather report.
Lake Conditions Lakes are slightly above normal with some stain in the creeks.  Watch for some floating logs.  Access real-time Lake Conditions.

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 15 year's worth of fishing report archives.

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Rich Bay

Date:  May 27, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley north of US 68

"The cold weather during last week’s full moon phase pushed the redears and bluegills off their beds into deeper water."

Dave Stewart

Date:  May 27, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake north of Paris Landing; Lake Barkley north of state line

"The resulting rise in the water temperatures have moved more baitfish and bass to the summer ledges."

Steve McCadams

Date:  May 26, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Paris Landing to New Johnsonville

"Bass fishing has been fair this week with a combination of depths and patterns working. A few anglers continue to pound shallow shoreline weedbeds and some bushes and willows."

Precision Sonar

Date:  May 23, 2016
Covering:  Sonar tips by Randy Kuhens for Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley

“'We caught them good here yesterday but they’re not here now I don’t know where they’ve gone?'  Sound familiar?  You bet it does! This scenario has happened to us all."

Scott Patton

Date:  May 21, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Blood River to New Johnsonville

"Fishing on Kentucky Lake is really good right now. With the spawn pretty much done the bass have moved out on the ledges."


Randy Kuhens

Date:  May 11, 2016
Covering:  North Kentucky Lake and North Lake Barkley

"Whitebass are just starting to show up on main lake points and a few shallow river bars."

Kirk Weber

Date:  April 29, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from Kentucky Dam to Paris Landing

"We've been catching some of all species but found the fish fairly scattered making it hard to really pound them."

John Morgan

Date: April 14, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake from US 68 to Big Sandy River

"Warm nights and days in the 70's for the next 4 to 5 days should make for a great spawn."

Brandon Hunter

Date:  March 2, 2016
Covering:  Kentucky Lake

"March is here and the temperatures are on the rise. The air temps have started to climb which has been welcomed by all anglers and the water temps are climbing putting those fish on the move in a hurry."

Kentucky Lake TV


Watch our archived Video Fishing Tips of the Week on KentuckyLake.tv featuring Randy Kuhens of Kick'n Bass Guide Service.

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Photo by Jennifer Dunnaway

This shy little turtle visited our campsite recently in Land Between The Lakes. There are several different species of turtles that can be seen near Kentucky Lake.