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North Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake Fishing Reports
Kick'n Bass Guide Service Report
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We have been chasing crappies pulling crankbaits the last few weeks. Some days hot and some days not, but all we have caught have been quality fish from 11 to 15 inches. They are just now pulling out to the main lake and are scattered. That’s why we pull crankbaits to cover a lot of water. Best colors have been blues, pinks and chartreuse in all different color combinations. I use Jenko and Arkie brand crankbaits for the color combos that they make. We are trolling a little faster now because of warmer water temps and these crappies are feeding in open water chasing schools of young-of-the-year shad. Still catching fish in 20 to 25 feet deep water pulling cranks down to the 12 to 15-foot range. They aren’t relating to much of any type of cover just swimming and chasing bait. . .  "
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(Updated 6/19/18)
Dave Stewart's Fishing Report
" Largemouth are being taken on the ledges on the main lakes and around the mouths of the deeper creeks and bays.  The ledge bite is slow. These fish are being taken with deep diving crank baits, Carolina rigged creature baits, Texas rigged large worms, jigs, drop shots and swim baits.  Largemouth are also being taken early and late in the day in the backs of the creeks and bays on top water lures where they are feeding on schools of fry.  Largemouth are also being taken in the creeks and bays during the morning hours where mayfly hatches are occurring.  These fish are mixing in with white bass in jumps and can be taken on top water lures.  ."
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(Updated 6/15/18)
Big Kahuna's Fishing Report
" The last couple of days I have chased the Yellows and White Bass . I have found some Yellow Bass in decent numbers, but a lot of them ran really small in size. The White Bass have been elusive for me. I know that some good catches of White Bass have been made, but not in my boat and it has been inconsistent.  My plan for tomorrow is to hit a few brush piles early in the morning to see if I can capture a Crappie and then go bottom bouncing for Mr. Whiskers.
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(Updated 6/7/18) 
Shell Diver's Guide Service Report
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in the 10 days since my last report the bass fishing has certainly changed. While many of my first arrival ledges were bypassed by migrating bass they certainly have made their way out to some of the main channel ledges and I have found some new first arrival locations that fish are loaded up on. For myself and my clients the bass fishing has been excellent! ".
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(Updated 5/31/18)

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
Scott Patton Fishing Report

The bass fishing on Kentucky Lake has been getting better each day. I’m seeing more fish and bait returning to their summer ledge areas. With all the high water we had a couple weeks ago and strong current its forced the bait and bass to seek lesser current areas which was in the creeks and back water areas.
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{Updated 6/15/2018)
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)
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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