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North Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake Fishing Reports
Dave Stewart's Fishing Report
" The weather pattern we have been having over the past few weeks continued to plague the lakes area this past week.  We continue to get a cold fronts coming through the area about every 2-3 days.  We get one or two days of nice above normal temperatures and then a couple of days of well below normal temperatures.  We are still getting a lot of wind with most of these fronts also.  We did have one day this week on Tuesday that it actually got very warm and the wind did not blow.  Yesterday it was again very warm but the wind was blowing at 20-30 with gusts to 40.  The accompanied cold front came through last night and we woke up to the cold again with north winds at 15-20.  Obviously we did not get on the water every day over the past week but did manage a couple of days.  The bass bite still remains scattered over all with more small fish being taken than keeper plus sized fish.  Example:  The USA Bassin tournament last Saturday had 31 boats with no 5 fish limits weighed.  25 of those 31 boats had one fish or less.  The Legacy Marine tournament last Sunday had 28 boats, of which 2 limits were weighed in and of the 28 boats, 23 boats had 2 fish or less. ........"
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(Updated 4/18/18)
Kick'n Bass Guide Service Report
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Crappies

Boy what a difference from previous years. This weather pattern has caused the crappies to be scattered from 6 to 28 feet deep. They basically don’t know what to do because of all the fluctuations. The next week these fish are going to school up better and possibly start the spawn with some warmer weather. We need water temps in the 60 to 70-degree range for crappies to spawn. Best technique for us has been spider rigging at about .5 mph. Most fish we have caught have been in 12 to 17 feet of water. Using jigs tipped with minnows or a nibble have been about 50% each. . .  "
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(Updated 4/18/18)
Big Kahuna's Fishing Report
"The upcoming weather looks to continue on the roller coaster pattern that we have been on. We have warm temperatures coming today with some sun, but rain and cold on the way for Sunday. Looks like a return to clouds and temps in the upper 50's on Monday. Warmer weather on Tuesday with some strong storms. The rest of the work week calls for a return to temps in the 50's but dry. Rain on Saturday but a high of 52, and some sun and temps in the mid 60's Sunday. Who knows! Nothing any of us can do about it , so we just are going to have to deal with it.
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(Updated 4/2/18) 
Shell Diver's Guide Service Report
"Currently many bass are relating to rocky and gravel banks moving up and down when they want to feed. There are still bass in deeper water out off the banks in the right places. Main lake points and channel swings that are impacted by current can be very good this time of year. Crappie fishing has been up and down with the rising and falling water we have had. Soon many crappies will be relating to the right banks where they can be taken by casting jigs. .   . ".
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(Updated 4/1/18)
Dave Stewart's Fishing Report
" Largemouth are being taken on the ledges and deep main lake points with current breaks on Alabama rigs and jigs.  Largemouth are also being taken in shallow cuts on the main lake near deep water on spinner baits, lipless crank baits and jigs.  Largemouth are being taken on creek channel banks and secondary points in the creeks and bays on Alabama rigs, jigs and slow rolled crank baits.  Largemouth are also being taken in the shallows in the creeks and bays on spinner baits and lipless crank baits.  As you can see, the fish are scattered.  Most of the shallow fish are small fish with an occasional nice fish.  The majority of the larger fish are coming from deep points and ledges on the main lake and around the mouths of the creeks and bays........"
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(Updated 3/20/18)

Brandon Hunter's Fishing Report

"Techniques that are working
Shallow Cranking- One of the most productive baits this time of year for covering water are shallow running crankbaits. The best areas the last few days have been those channel banks where the deep water is close by. Chuck rock and gravel transition banks have been the most productive. I always keep a square bill and a little deeper running bait for those deeper banks this time of year.
Specifics- Lucky Craft 1.5 and 1.5 DD, Spro Little John MD, Rapala DT6 and DT10
Colors- Red Craw Colors and Chart or Yellow Craw Colors ""
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(Updated 3/15/18) 
Captain Kirk's Fishing Report

October went out like a lion and November came in like a lamb.  It's fall here on Kentucky Lake and the Crappie have been more cooperative.  Catching a wide variety of fish 10' to 25' deep by fishing small jigs and minnows around wood cover.


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(Updated 11/6/17)

South Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake / Blood River Area Fishing Reports
Kentucky Lake Outdoor Adventures Guide Service Report
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Remember, largemouth bass prefer not to spawn in current, so start fishing the coves and bays.  Also, largemouth bass will tend to spawn in less than 4 feet of water and small gravel beds are optimal.
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(Updated 4/20/18)
Scott Patton Fishing Report

I’ve been focusing more in the creeks rather than the main lake to get a decent bite. I just feel overall the water in the creeks have been steadier than the main lake.

One of my most consistent pattern I’ve used for years at this time of year is to fish the channel banks leading back into the creeks. I will start at the mouth of the creek and work my way back all the way till I run out of water.
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{Updated 4/5/2018)
Angling Adventures Fishing Report
"Over the last few days the fish have pulled back to the creeks and deeper flats.  Most of what I'm catching are in 12 to 16 feet of water.  I've heard of a few fish being caught in 6 to 10 feet but I haven't tried that shallow.  As the water starts to rise again they should start to pull up shallower.  Until then I think the deeper water will be the most consistent. ....."
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(Updated 3/21/18)
Tennessee State (updates weekly)
General Fishing Reports (both Lakes)
USACE Lake Barkley (updates weekly)

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