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Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Fishing Reports

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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.

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Anglers Hope Weird Weather Loses Its Grip

Steve McCadams

For May 25, 2022

Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene is holding up well despite a few hurdles from Mother Nature in the form of high winds and some thunderstorms earlier this week. May generally has a reputation for stable weather but the last week or so anglers faced high winds several days that were reminiscent of March. The week started off in the aftermath of a cold front that had a fall feel Monday as fishermen were donning hooded sweatshirts and ... Continue Reading...

Post-Spawn Crappie in Mid-Range Depths

Doug Wynn

For May 24, 2022

Hey Folks from the Excel Storm Cat 230. Last week and the beginning of this week are being brought to you by your local weather person. Sunshine, then rain, then wind, then more wind, then more rain... You get the picture. No wonder the lakes look deserted on many weekdays. With the conditions changing every day, it had to finally catch up with the fishing. We had three amazing days last week followed by a wind-blown cancellation then a ... Continue Reading...

May Fishing Update

Eric Ashley

For May 15, 2022

Hello from Kentucky Lake! Since I last checked in we have had - what I consider - a windy of an April as I can remember. Cold front after cold front saw winds howling out of the south, to howling out of the north. This pushed myself and many other anglers from being able to fish where I wanted to fishing where I could. This gave me the opportunity to find new places to look and find fish. Some days I was successful, while other days I was ... Continue Reading...

Bass Spawn Well Underway

Scott McGlinchey

For May 9, 2022

The largemouth bass spawn has been well underway as they started on or about April 21 or 22. So far, since the spawn has started, I have been out every day except for one. The bass fishing has been really good. The spawning period lasts about one month and is usually over by about the middle of May. If the water level is at normal pool my preference is to use a weightless trick worm. This year I am using black and sometimes pink. Alabama ... Continue Reading...

Pulling Crankbaits Producing Some Good Crappie

Rich Bay

For April 13, 2022

From the Deck of the Kick'n Bass Pontoon Where is spring? The weather has been cold, wet and windy most days. But the forecast looks to be improving! The wind has pushed me off the lake a couple times but fish are there to catch. Boat control can be a problem when the gusts get high so knowing how to control the pontoon is very important. We have been catching crappies, yellow bass and some keeper largemouth. Let’s hope that wind dies ... Continue Reading...

Spring Fishing Update

John Morgan

For March 23, 2022

This spring has started off with some less than ideal weather and water conditions. Two weeks ago we had water levels 4 feet above winter pool. Then this week we were back down 4 feet to just above winter pool. This on top of stained to muddy water color has sure made for some challenging fishing. As I write this it's raining again. With all these conditions the fishing has been pretty darn good. I've fished all three major bays - Johnathon ... Continue Reading...

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