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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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Kentucky Lake Fishing Scene Changing; Lake Levels and Temps On Rise

Steve McCadams

For March 27, 2020

Rapid changes are taking place on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes as lake levels rise dramatically in the aftermath of heavy rains that drenched the region the last week or so. Anglers are waking up to a new lake each day. TVA is revising its projection in elevation on a daily basis and the reservoir is expected to reach summer pool level (359) by this weekend. The rapid rise is up about four feet from last week at this time. Rising surface ... Continue Reading...


Bass Fishing Picking Up at Kentucky Lake

Scott McGlinchey

For March 25, 2020

The fishing remains good here at Kentucky and Barkley Lake. A lot of fish are still scattered and as far as crappie go you can catch them from 8 feet down to 30 feet. Most fisherman do not fish 30 feet deep but I do know for sure that some anglers are catching them there where the water is clearer towards the east side of the lake. As for bass you can catch them from drop offs or in a foot of water. Last Friday ... Continue Reading...


Trying Different Tactics Will Help Find The Crappie

Doug Wynn

For March 24, 2020

Hey Y'all from the Excel Bay Pro 230 "Fishful Thinking".  How our lives have suddenly turned upside down. Fishing seems to have become so much less important. My prayers go out to all the medical professionals who are putting in so many hours and those who are directly affected by the virus. With all the turmoil, the fish keep on doing what fish want to do. The water conditions are improving even though we still have a lot ... Continue Reading...


Spring Is Here & More Rain to Come

Brandon Hunter

For March 18, 2020

Spring is officially here and the weather forecast is more rain.  It seems over the last month, every other day is gloomy and rainy. I know myself for one is ready to see some sunshine for more than one day a week. A few days of sunshine would do wonders to the bass fishing on the lakes right now. Here's a rundown. Lake Conditions and What's Happening on the Lake Water Temps: Low to mid 50's Lake Level: ... Continue Reading...


Spring Has Almost Arrived

Eric Ashley

For March 6, 2020

I have finished cleaning and putting up decoys. Duck season is now behind me. Although it was tough, I still managed to get on some good hunts with some great people.I am already daydreaming about cupped wings next fall. That being said, the last couple of warm days has turned my attention to the new fishing season. Rain, rain, rain, just like last year, we have had nothing but torrential rain. The floodgates have been opened to control the ... 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...


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...


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...


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