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Rodney Hairgrove's Fishing Report

For May 10, 2017

Report for the Northern Portion of Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley

From the Deck of Rodney Hairgrove...


Not much to report for Crappie this week.  Crappie fishing was really good the whole month of April.  Some die-hard crappie fisherman are still catching a few in 10-12 foot of water, spider rigging over brush piles. 


Bass Fishing has been really good this week. With the warmer water temperatures you can catch largemouth doing multiple techniques from flipping bushes to cranking ledges.  Good numbers on shallow gravel bars and shallow drops in the bays and as far out as the secondary channel.  Try throwing a 6XD in Tennessee Shad and throwing a 1/2 oz. Carolina rig with a Watermelon Candy Lizard.  More fish are moving towards the ledges daily.


Great numbers this week of bluegill in 2-4 foot of water near spawning areas casting a 32nd oz. gillcracker tipped with a waxworm.  With the high water this week, the bluegill have been moving - so be patient to find their honey holes. 

White Bass

A few white bass are beginning to show up on main lake points and gravel bars in 15-20 foot of water casting blade baits and rooster tails. 

This has been the best fishing season in several years.  Kentucky Lake seems to be in its prime.  Would be a great year to come fish with me!  Hope to see you soon! 
Good Fishing!

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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.