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Rodney Hairgrove's Fishing Report

For March 15, 2017

Report for the Northern Portion of Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

From the Deck of Rodney Hairgrove...


With us having an early Spring, crappie fishing has been tremendous all winter long.  With the cold front coming in this week, crappie fishing has slowed with a dip in surface temperatures.  However, warmer weather is ahead and crappie should continue to be good through April. Christmas Day we had 42 keeper crappie in two hours, so the mild temperatures this winter have kept the crappie biting all winter. 

We have been catching most of the crappie out in deeper brush piles on live minnows and jigs in 12 to 15 feet of water.  As the water starts to warm up, the fish will start to move back into the bays to spawn.   You might also try drifting multiple jigs and minnows across the mouths of the bays. 


Bass fishing has been great one day and tough the next.  Good catches are coming on suspending jerk baits in the mouths of the bays on main lake points and creek channel swings.  Also the Alabama rig is catching a lot of fish right now.   Best jerk bait catches are on shad colored Lucky Craft Pointer 100.  Middle of the day seems to be the most active time for the bass fishing right now.  Another thing to try is square billed crank baits in the 3 – 6 foot versions in shad and crawfish colors on chunk rock banks.

Good Fishing!

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Geese in Flight
Photo by Murray Blake

These Canadian geese are just beginning their yearly migration south to avoid the long, cold winter. They will return in spring to the welcoming waterways of the Kentucky Lakes Area.