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Land Between the Lakes Fishing Report

June 19 to 25, 2014

Kentucky Lake elevation:  359.2 feet
Surface water temperature: 79 degrees 

Lake Barkley elevation:  359.6 
Surface water temperature:  78 degrees

Summer pool for both lakes:  359 feet | Winter pool: 354 feet 

(Check daily elevations and projected levels of Kentucky Lake call 1-800-238-2264, lake #33)

CRAPPIE:  Crappie fishing is fair on both lakes. Crappie can be found at the creek mouths on ledges 15 to 25 feet deep and can be taken on live minnows.

BASS:  Smallmouth fishing is fair on Kentucky Lake using jigs, spinnerbaits or 4 inch grubs fished at creek mouth and main lake points, as well as, shallow main lake humps.  Largemouth fishing is good on both lakes.  Largemouth can be found on creek mouth ledges or indentations on the bank of the main lake in 12 to 20 feet of water.  Deep diving crank baits, jigs, swim baits and plastic worms have been productive.

BLUEGILL:  Bluegill fishing is remains fair on both lakes using red worms or crickets fished in shallow pockets inside the creeks in 3 to 8 feet of water. Some of the old bluegill beds will become active once more during the full moon cycle.

WHITE BASS:  White bass fishing is reported as slow on both lakes.  Some whites and yellow bass are starting to show up on main lake humps and ledges near the river channel and can be taken on jigging spoons and rooster tails in 15 to 20 feet of water.

SAUGER:  Sauger fishing is fair to good on Kentucky Lake using large live minnows fished on main lake gravel bars and creek mouths in 15 to 20 feet of water.  Trolling crank baits on the main lake gravel bars has also been productive.

CATFISH:  Catfish fishing is good on Kentucky Lake using cut shad or shrimp fished in 30 to 45 feet of water on the main lake near the river channel.

FISHING TIP:  Heavy current on the main lake has moved bass to the shore line and into the mouths of creeks. Good numbers of bass can be taken on creek mouth ledges near the river channel using jigs, plastic worms or spinner baits fished in 12 to 20 feet of water.  Many bass are hiding from some of the heavy current behind main lake points in the slack wateSeptember 11 to September 17, 2014

Kentucky Lake elevation:  356.1 feet
Surface water temperature: 83 degrees 

Lake Barkley elevation:  356.1 
Surface water temperature:  83 degrees

Summer pool for both lakes:  359 feet | Winter pool: 354 feet 

(Check daily elevations and projected levels of Kentucky Lake call 1-800-238-2264, lake #33)

CRAPPIE:  Crappie fishing is fair on both lakes.  Crappie can be found at the creek mouths on ledges near brush in 15 to 25 feet of water and can be taken on live minnows.

BASS:  Smallmouth fishing is very good at night on Kentucky Lake using jigs or black 1/2oz spinnerbaits fished on main lake flats in shallow water.  Largemouth fishing is fair to good on both lakes. Largemouth can be found on the main lake humps in 10 to 20 feet of water. Spinner baits, jigs, and plastic worms have been productive.

BLUEGILL:  Bluegill fishing remains fair on both lakes using red worms or crickets fished on points or in shaded areas such fallen trees or boat docks inside the creeks in 4 to 10 feet of water

WHITE BASS:  White bass fishing is reported as fair to good on both lakes.  Whites and yellow bass can be found on main lake humps and ledges near the river channel and can be taken on jigging spoons and rooster tails in 10 to 25 feet of water.  These fish are more active during times of current.

SAUGER:  Sauger fishing is fair on Kentucky Lake using large live minnows fished on main lake gravel bars and creek mouths in 15 to 20 feet of water.  Trolling crank baits on the main lake gravel bars has also been productive.

CATFISH:  Catfish fishing is good on Kentucky Lake using cut shad, night crawlers or shrimp fished in 35 to 50 feet of water on the main lake near the river channel.

FISHING TIP:  As water temperatures start to fall this week fishing for bass should improve.  Bass should become more active on surface lures fished on main lake points early and late in the day.  Crappie fishing should improve inside the creeks with crappie becoming shallower as well.

 

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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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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