Land Between the Lakes Fishing Report
November 2013 Fishing Report for Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley
On November 1, the elevation of Kentucky Lake was 354.5 feet and the surface water temperature was 63 degrees. The elevation of Lake Barkley was 354.5 feet and the surface water temperature was 62 degrees. Summer pool for both lakes is 359 feet and winter pool is 354 feet. (To check daily elevations and projected levels of Kentucky Lake call 1-800-238-2264, lake #33.)
CRAPPIE: Crappie fishing is fair on Kentucky Lake. Some crappies have been taken on Kentucky Lake using live minnows fished on creek ledges in 10 to 20 feet of water. Other crappie are being taken in brush piles on the main lake in 8 to 12 feet of water by casting jigs and curly tails.
BASS: Smallmouth fishing is fair on Kentucky Lake using jigs or crank baits fished at creek mouth and main lake points. Largemouth fishing is fair to good on both lakes. Bass are being taken in shallow water in the backs of the creeks using shallow running crank baits. These fish can be seen feeding on shad minnows in 2 to 4 feet of water.
BLUEGILL: Bluegill fishing is fair to good on both lakes using red worms or crickets fished in brush piles 8 to 12 feet of water inside the creeks.
WHITE BASS: White bass fishing is reported as fair to good on both lakes. White and yellow bass can be found inside the creeks on humps and ledges in 10 to 15 feet of water and can be taken on jigging spoons.
SAUGER: Sauger fishing is fair on Kentucky Lake using large live minnows fished on main lake gravel bars and creek mouth ledges in 15 to 25 feet of water.
CATFISH: Catfish fishing is good on Kentucky Lake using night crawlers or shrimp fished in 45 to 50 feet of water on the main lake and at creek mouths. Channel cats can be taken inside the creeks on night crawlers in 10 to 15 feet of water.
FISHING TIP: As the water cools with late fall temperatures, game fish such as crappie and bass will be active inside the creeks. These fish are putting on winter fat and will have an accelerated feed in more shallow water.
NOTES: A taped telephone report is available by dialing 270-924-2000. A weather forecast is available by dialing 270-744-6331.
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