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North Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake Fishing Reports
Shell Diver's Guide Service Report
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All fish are in the end of winter holding areas. This period really lasts till about mid-February then many bass will move shallower even relating to banks. My favorite way to catch bass this time of year is fishing the right type of drop off my favorites are offshore and preferably a location that other fisherman aren’t fishing. This is the time of year where secrets still apply as there just aren’t as many people out fishing.

Water temperatures this time of year range from 40 to 55 degrees and bass pick what time they want to feed. You can fish a ledge methodically and not get a bite then come back a few hours later and catch a heavy limit. Being patient and timing is everything this time of year. As a rule of thumb afternoons and evenings are the best times to fish however I have caught many big limits in the early morning.

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(Updated 2/7/19)
Capt. Kirk's Fishing Report
" I didn't fish this past weekend but lots of people did.  I drove by four ramps and all were full of empty trailors.  Talked with about eight boaters who had fished and every boat had the same story...NO FISH!  Not surprising with such dramatic change in weather. Although I'm sure a few others caught fish.  A month ago I was catching them pretty good.  I plan on catching 'em again soon! ."
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(Updated 2/4/19)
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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