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Welcome to KentuckyLake.com, your number-one source for all things Kentucky Lake, including the regularly updated Kentucky Lake fishing reports as well as Lake Barkley Fishing Reports. Whether you are heading out for a brisk February afternoon of fishing for crappie and black bass or enjoying a late-summer evening of bluegill fishing, our Kentucky Lake fishing reports give you what you need to know. Find out what's biting and even a few tips and tricks from fishing guides who have grown up fishing the waters of Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. It's all about the thrill and experience.

North Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake Fishing Reports

Brandon Hunter's Fishing Report

"For the most part the majority of the bass population in the TN River System have spawned and the fish are making their way out to deep water. When the water temps hit the low 70’s a few fish will start showing up offshore. This time of year I will typically start looking at the mouths of the major spawning creeks. The bass will migrate from the shallows to the mouths of the creeks, it seems like overnight. They will typically get out on those creek channel drops that are close to that deeper water. Most of the fish I find this time of year will get out in that 20-25’ range when they pull out and kind of recoop from the spawn before they really pull up and start feeding for the summer. The big shad on the main lake will start showing up and those big bass are not far behind them. When the fish start showing up at the mouths of the creeks, it won’t be long before they are out on the main lake or the river ledges. General rule of thumb is you will typically find deeper ledges on the east side of the lake and shallower ledges on the west side of the lake. No one side is better than another, with plenty of offshore structure on both sides of the lake. ""
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(Updated 6/1/17) 
Captain Kirk's Fishing Report
Memorial weekend is upon us again.  For me, this weekend marks the beginning of the good bass ledge fishing.  This time of year large numbers of post spawn largemouth can be found on off-shore structure and they're feeding heavily.  It can be a little hard not to forget what this weekend is really about.  Thanks to all our military veterans who have given part or all or their lives so we can enjoy this great country!

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(Updated 5/25/17)
Dave Stewart's Fishing Report
"Productive Lures: Some of the productive lures reported this week are Lucky Craft Sammy in ghost pearl lemon, Strike King spash baits in white,  Bandit crank baits in rootbeer/chartruese, Rapala DT 6 and DT 10 in bluegill and sexy shad, Strike King XD 6 in Tennessee shad, sexy shad and chartruese sexy shad, Rapala DT 16 in parrot, Big Hammer swim baits in sexy smelt and bay smelt, Kitech swim baits in pro blue,  D&L jigs in "oops" and cumberland craw, Slong's jigs in cumberland craw, Last Cast jigs in green pumpkin, Slong's spinner baits in white/chartruese, Chatter baits in white/chartruese, Charmer and Zoom large worms in plum on Texas rigs,  Charmer lizards and timber pups on Texas rigs and Carolina rigs in green pumpkin and green pumpkin/blue and watermelon/purple......."
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(Updated 5/26/17)
Big Kahuna's Fishing Report
"On the fishing end of the spectrum I would describe it as a fruit salad of fish. For me the transitional phase of the end of the spring crappie season, and the beginning of finding other species is a tough period. I have put a lot of hours on the water trying to find fish of any type for my customers, but that is my job, and it is very rewarding when I can stumble across something. My last two crappie outings were a flop and abandoned after a couple of hours each day as it became apparent to me that I couldn't catch them. I am sure other people are, but I am done with them for a while. "
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(Updated 5/17/17) 
Shell Diver's Guide Service Report
"The fish are somewhat scattered in the shallow and deep water but you can still catch a nice bunch of fish most days. I have had some excellent bass fishing days during the last two weeks catching all my bass from early summer drop offs. I started catching ledge fish in mid April and many of those bass had not spawned yet. I have had some tough days as well but usually at the end of the day we have a nice bunch of fish. ".
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(Updated 5/25/17)
Kick'n Bass Guide Service Report
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Bluegills and Redears

The redear/bluegill spawn is under way! With the higher water we have been fishing a Sheltons Phyllis bug in deeper water. Using an ESB float deep has been fantastic. The ESB float comes with a slip bobber knot in the package. We have been tipping the bugs with crickets. You know fishing is great when you go thru 5 tubes of crickets in a few hours. Another fishing type that has been working is to attach a split shot a foot above your bait to help get the bait to the bottom quicker. This keeps you in the strike zone.

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(Updated 5/16/17)
Fishing Hype Fishing Report (Updated 10/7/16) 

South Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake / Blood River Area Fishing Reports
Scott Patton Fishing Report {Updated 4/28/17)
Angling Adventures Fishing Report (Updated 2/5/17)
Tennessee State (updates weekly)
General Fishing Reports (both Lakes)
USACE Lake Barkley (updates weekly)

Notice:  The fishing reports shown on this site are provided to you as a insight from our top fishing guides around Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Kentucky Lake fishing Reports and Lake Barkley fishing reports are updated when the guides submit them.  

 


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