Fishing Reports

Home // Fishing // Reports Reports | Guides | Bait/Tackle | Species | Ramps | Bowfishing | Rules & Regs | FAQs

Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Fishing Reports

Welcome to KentuckyLake.com, featuring 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.

Late Fall Fishing Update

Steve McCadams

For December 4, 2019

Kentucky Lake anglers have been playing the weather, watching and waiting for decent days when light winds and mild temperatures descend. Lately, they've been rewarded with a few nice days that allowed some pretty good fishing conditions sandwiched in-between and rainy and windy one now and then. Lake levels at midweek were in the 355.9 range in the Kentucky Dam area as the reservoir has been rising slowly since some heavy rains ... Continue Reading...


Catching Crappie This Fall Requires Dropping Old Habits

Doug Wynn

For November 19, 2019

Hey Yall from the Excel Bay Pro 230 "Fishful Thinking". What a roller coaster of weather we have had the last couple of weeks. Seems we had about three days of fall before winter overtook summer. The surface temperatures on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes have dropped from the mid-80s to mid-40s in a month's time. It looks like we will be having seasonal temperatures with some rain later in the week. Not knowing whether to ... Continue Reading...


Anglers Can Take Advantage of Cooler Temps

Kirk Weber

For November 15, 2019

Air Temperature: Low 27 High 44 Water Temperature: Low 46  High 53 Water Elevation:  354.5 (Winter pool 354') Water Clarity: 2' to 3' visibility (green stain) Winter jumped on us a little early this year!  Record low temps a few days ago and cooler than normal highs for a week have definitely slowed the average fishermen down.  Some of us "in the know" have taken advantage of this event.  This cooler ... Continue Reading...


Covering Lots of Water to Find the Bass

Scott McGlinchey

For November 11, 2019

In my last report I mentioned what to expect with cooling temperatures. Here is what happened as the water cooled. In my last guide trip on November 2, 2019 the main lake water temperatures were about 62 degrees and the back ends of creeks were significantly cooler at 58 but warmed up to about 60 degrees in the afternoon. I decided to start on a drop off inside a creek arm. We had a couple bites but did not catch one. Then we ... Continue Reading...


Kick'n Bass: Pulling Crankbaits Most Productive Right Now

Rich Bay

For October 31, 2019

From the Deck of the Kick'n Bass PontoonWhat a difference three weeks can make. 90's three weeks ago and 60's for the highs this week. Water temp has dropped nearly 20 degrees to about 65 degrees. I think this scenario is going to put the fish right into their fall hiding places. Brushpiles and stakebeds will be key to finding the crappies. Asian Carp Aid The owner of Hitec Outdoors here in Benton, Matt Quinn, has started an ... Continue Reading...


Hot Weather Makes Fishing Tough; Cooler Temps Settling In

Brandon Hunter

For October 4, 2019

Brandon Hunter provides a video fishing report this week. In this report, Brandon talks about how the hot weather has created a tough bass bite. However, with cooler temperatures now here, the bite should be improving.


Chasing White and Yellow Bass

Don Schnuck

For September 27, 2019

Hello again to all of our followers, Kentucky Lake lovers, and friends of Moors Resort. There has been a lot of fish caught, and water under the bridge since my last report. Before I get started on some chores this morning I felt the need to let you all know whats been going on with the fishing. As of 4 A:M this morning both lakes were ... Continue Reading...


Note: The fishing reports shown on this site are provided to you as an insight from our top fishing guides around Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. These fishing reports are posted when our contributors send them. KentuckyLake.com and its parent company, Explorations Media Group, LLC, does not neccessarily endorse these fishing reports, the author of these fishing reports, and any patterns, bait and tackle, and techniques mentioned in these reports. This site will not be held liable for the content of these fishing reports.