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North Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake Fishing Reports
Captain Kirk's Fishing Report

With the bass and catfishing being a little slow, my clients and I have mostly been pan fishing.  We've been catching lots of Bluegill, a good number of Crappie, lots of Yellow Bass, a few Large and Smallmouth Bass, some White Bass, an occassional Sauger, Catfish, and Red Eared Sunfish.  Fishing has been fun action with an occassional big fish.  We've been targeting stumps and brush from 6' to 25' deep water in the bays and on the mainlake.  Catching fish by casting small spoons, jigs, swim baits, minnows, and crawlers.  I hear there is good action trolling crankbaits.


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(Updated 9/22/17)
Dave Stewart's Fishing Report
"Some of the productive lures reported this week are Lucky Craft Sammy and Lucky Craft Gunfish in ghost pearl lemon, Strike King spash baits in white, Strike King Red Eye Shad in chrome sexy shad and sexy shad, Strike King square billed crank baits in sexy shad, Slong's spinner baits in blue glimmer,  D&L jigs in "oops" and cumberland craw, Slong's jigs in cumberland craw and black/blue, Charmer lizards and timber pups on Texas rigs and Carolina rigs in green pumpkin, green pumpkin/blue and watermelon/purple, Charmer shaky head worms and zoom trick worms on shaky head jigs in green pumpkin and watermelon/purple and  Zoom fluke junior in white and variations of green pumpkin robo worms on drop shot rigs.
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(Updated 9/22/17)
Kick'n Bass Guide Service Report
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The KnB pontoon has been pulling crankbaits and catching mixed bags of crappie and what ever else will take the bait! Curiously, the fantastic white and yellow bass bite disappeared over the matter of a few days. With fall here our target species will be crappies. Can’t keep those yellow bass off a hook and they do keep it exciting. The heat and humidity are here for another week or so but that has not stopped the crappie bite. I am still learning something new each trip out and that keeps me going…fishing is ever changing and we all need to keep changing with it.
ve made for a great morning bite. TVA is raising the water level slightly for the next few days at least.  "
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(Updated 9/22/17)
Shell Diver's Guide Service Report
"The fishing here at Kentucky Lake remains good. The great summer ledge fishing ended about a month ago. Yes there are still fish hanging around ledges and I have a few places where I can catch good ones in 10 feet or deeper. There are shallow drop offs that come in to play late summer and into the fall. At the end of July there were a few places that were really loaded up with big bass by the hundreds. The water came up and they left or the shad left or the bass eat all the shad. . . .   . ".
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(Updated 9/7/17)

Brandon Hunter's Fishing Report

"The lake has definitely been fishing tough for the last couple months. When the summer months of late July in to August get here, the fishing will usually get very tough on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. I am starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel with the cooler nights and cooler water temps. The cool nights will get those water temps back in the 70s and make those fish want to get back into those active feeding patterns during the day. From the first of September through the fall months you should start seeing more activity on the lake. Bait will start to migrate towards the flats and creeks, and the bass will be right behind them. Look for the fall patterns to start working any day now and more activity on the water overall. ""
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(Updated 9/1/17) 
Big Kahuna's Fishing Report
"On the fishing end of the spectrum very little has changed since my last report as far as what we have been trying to do for our customers. Our efforts continue to center around chasing the White and Yellow Bass. Until last week the White Bass had been difficult for me to find in numbers, and most of what we caught in my boat were the yellows. As always some days are better than others, and it sometimes requires a lot more patience, and  searching but we were able to make what I would consider pretty nice catches. Last week T.V.A began generating more current, and the three of us were able to make some of the best catches of White Bass that we had in some time. I also noticed that I picked up more bass and catfish during this time as well. Our fish continue to come on Kens Hybrid spinners and various styles of jigging spoons. We continue to search along the old Tennessee river channel, mouths of major creeks, and river islands. Every once in a while I have been lucky enough to be near the fish when they jumped. The jumps I have seen were sporadic and not long lasting, but if I was  near one and quick enough sometimes I have been able to snatch a few out before they vanished. Some of these fish came on a small jig tied behind a popping cork. 
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(Updated 8/21/17) 

South Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake / Blood River Area Fishing Reports
Kentucky Lake Outdoor Adventures Guide Service Report
"Afternoon outings we have been having luck with the soft plastics on the points and near structures.  We are mostly using different shades of green (watermelon candy, green pumpkin) as our color of choice.  The strike seems to be a lot slower so recommend a more patient retrieval. . .   . ".
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(Updated 9/14/17)
Scott Patton Fishing Report {Updated 8/10/17)
Angling Adventures Fishing Report (Updated 2/5/17)
Tennessee State (updates weekly)
General Fishing Reports (both Lakes)
USACE Lake Barkley (updates weekly)

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