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North Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake Fishing Reports
Shell Diver's Guide Service Report
"We are now between late fall and early winter many bass are still shallow and big crappies and bluegill are deep. I have been catching mixed bags of bass and panfish. Recent clients wanted to catch panfish and I have been catching some for myself you can’t beat Kentucky Lake panfish in the skillet. I fished just a couple hours a few nights ago dangling minnows over brush piles and caught enough big bluegills, crappies, and yellow bass for 3 meals.  I have hundreds of brush piles, stump rows, road beds and bridges that have loads of panfish hanging around and these fish are feeding up for the winter.. ".
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(Updated 11/6/18)
Dave Stewart's Fishing Report
" Current Conditions:  We had another cold front pass through the lakes area yesterday bringing with it about 5" of heavy rains.  The bass bite has been feast or famine depending on the day this past week.  Example:  one day we had 9 keepers with a number of short fish and another day with 3 keepers and some short fish and another day with only short fish.  I received a number of reports mirroring this from some tournament anglers, them having caught limits one day and only a few or no keepers the next.  The top water bite has been scattered and inconsistent also.  We continue to get more numbers of fish on finesse baits such as the Carolina rig, Ned rig, Shaky heads and finesse jigs although we have had a few on lipless crank baits and spinnerbaits on the flats during the early afternoon.  ."
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(Updated 11/2/18)
Kick'n Bass Guide Service Report
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Crappies have been scattered this fall so far but this drastic weather change has them schooling up in the bays and around main lake points. We have had a whole bunch of good solid 14-inch fish and topped it off with a 16-inch fish this week. Plenty of shad to go around and the crappies are plumping up for winter. We have been pulling Jenko and Arkie crankbaits—no true color pattern has stuck out. Always pink is good but gray/chartreuse and white/orange and plain white have stood out of the bunch. Always experiment with colors and depths until a pattern emerges. Most fish have come from 12 to 18 feet of water about ten foot down. When cranking I will adjust our poles to different lengths of line out to try deeper and/or shallower depths in the water column. 1.8 mph has been my best speed but with water temps dropping fast I will probably slow to 1.6 mph. A slight change can mean a big difference. "
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(Updated 10/17/18)
Big Kahuna's Fishing Report
" As far as fishing goes we have still been chasing the White and Yellow Bass. Some days we have had some excellent action on the Whites and then on your trip the next day you would think they do not exist. On the days we cannot find the Whites we move around and try to find the Yellow Bass. Some days are better than others, but we have been fortunate to make some pretty decent catches of fish for our people. We usually are able to catch a few catfish mixed in , and an occasional Bass..
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(Updated 8/24/18) 

South Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake / Blood River Area Fishing Reports
Scott Patton Fishing Report

Finally, it’s trying to turn Fall, it’s something I have been waiting for and I’m sure a lot of you guys have been also. I’m starting to catch a few more good fish on topwater, my favorite of course is the Lucky Craft Gun Fish and Sammy! But I always have a buzzbait and other style top water nearby. You have to let the fish tell you what they want. Normally shad patterns are what the bass are looking for here on Kentucky lake.


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{Updated 9/27/2018)
Tennessee State (updates weekly)
General Fishing Reports (both Lakes)
USACE Lake Barkley (updates weekly)

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