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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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Recent Crappie Caught With Both Longlining and Vertical Presentations

Doug Wynn

For March 16, 2023

Hey Y’all from the Excel Storm Cat 230. It seems our hopes for early spring and great early fishing have been dashed by Mother Nature. Looking at the long range forecast, it looks like we are not likely to see much of an increase in our current water temperatures of around 50 degrees. That is not necessarily a bad thing. Early water temperatures approaching 60 and above mean the black crappie, then white crappie, start heading to shallow ... Continue Reading...

Typical March Weather Challenges Anglers

Steve McCadams

For March 15, 2023

One thing that’s predictable about March weather patterns; they will always be unpredictable! Such has been the case this week for the Kentucky Lake fishing scene as anglers have battled the return of some winter weather for a few days - temps dropped below freezing a few night earlier this week - and nasty northwest winds whipped up whitecaps a few days out on the open water areas. Not to worry as temps are moderating and the first ... Continue Reading...

Eric Ashley's First Report for 2023

Eric Ashley

For March 8, 2023

With spring around the corner, I thought I would let everyone know what I’ve been up to since my last report. October closed out the fishing season and fishing was nothing short of spectacular. November found me working at the electrical trade and getting ready for duck season. I did take a short break to deer hunt, but just could not sit still knowing how much work needed to be done before the duck opener. Duck season proved to be a ... Continue Reading...

Warm Temps, Dirty Water - Spring Time is Here!

Brandon Hunter

For March 2, 2023

Welcome to 2023 and a year I am very excited about. It’s always nice to feel those warm air temperatures and the sun shining in the spring months. We have had a very mild winter and it's causing what appears to be an early spring in the making. If you have followed my reports over the last year or so, you know that the lakes have seen some tough times. We have had a couple really good spawns and some crazy good shad spawns. Last fall, we ... Continue Reading...

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