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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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Fishing Scene About to Take on Frigid Feel

Steve McCadams

For November 8, 2022

Time to dig deep in the closet and come out with some insulated coveralls, toboggans, sweat shirts, insulated underwear and dust off those thick gloves. Winter weather is in the process of kicking down the door! Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene has experienced a long honeymoon with unseasonably warm weather that delivered wonderful fishing conditions the last two to three weeks. Light winds have been part of the equation too, with the ... Continue Reading...

Wind Plays Factor in Recent Crappie Trip; Crappie Expo Recap

Doug Wynn

For October 26, 2022

Hello from the Excel Storm Cat 230. It was good to walk on wet leaves this morning. Hopefully our extreme dry spell will soon be in the rear-view mirror. Wind is still a factor a large part of the time. I’ve been on the road quite a bit recently. While it has been fishing related, it is still not like being on the lake with the sights and smells that come with enjoying Mother Nature. It’s been several days since I’ve been in the ... Continue Reading...

Fall Fishing Has Arrived on Kentucky & Barkley Lakes

Scott McGlinchey

For October 5, 2022

Fall is here and water temperatures are dropping. More and more fish are moving shallow. When I talk about fall bass at Kentucky or Barkley Lake, the autumn season starts about August 1st (see fishing report from August 9th). Shad are moving to the back of the creek arms and bays and sometimes they back out a little. Some schools of shad will stay in deeper water and slowly make their way into the creek arms. As the shad move around the bass ... Continue Reading...

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