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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 Taking Hot Summer Season in Stride

Steve McCadams

For July 27, 2022

Fishermen across the Kentucky Lake area and really all across the southern region of the country are taking a sweltering summer fishing season in stride. They know they can’t change it so they’re just making the best of it. Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene got a slight reprieve from the near triple digit temperatures this week thanks to some overdue rains that also brought a blanket of cloud cover. However, humidity has stayed around and ... Continue Reading...

Lack of Current Means Scattered Fish on Drop-Offs & Deep Flats

Doug Wynn

For July 22, 2022

Hey Y’all from the Excel Storm Cat 230. There is no doubt summer is here with all its fury. Near triple-digit temperatures are keeping most fishermen at home. We were on a trip Monday and left Lynnhurst Family Resort at 6 am. We saw the first boat beside ours at 10:30 AM. That’s four and a half hours of zero other fishing or recreational boats on Blood River and the main lake! My clients from Louisville were puzzled. I’m sure hot ... Continue Reading...

Bass Have Transitioned to Kentucky Lake's Ledges

Scott McGlinchey

For June 18, 2022

With the dog days of summer upon us and smoking hot weather, now is a great time to fish off shore ledges. A ledge can be any type of drop off a hump, a bar, a simple turn in a contour, roadbed, rockpile, creek or river channel. Kentucky lake has more ledges than all the other TVA lakes put together so finding the right drop offs is the key to catching quality bass. The progression of bass leaving the shallow spawning flats making their way ... Continue Reading...

Great May Bluegill Bite; Transitioning to Yellow Bass

Eric Ashley

For June 17, 2022

I hope this report finds everyone doing well. Summertime made its arrival this week. Temperatures are in the mid to upper 90s with heat indexes well into the 100s. I can assume that all my clothes will be fitting better real soon, because, being a large fellow, I’ll melt like lard in a skillet in these temperatures. Maybe, if we’re lucky, these hot temps will only last a little while and we will have a slight breeze to provide some ... Continue Reading...

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