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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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Summer Ledge Fishing Has Been Phenomenal

Scott McGlinchey

For July 17, 2024

The summer ledge fishing this year has been phenomenal to say the least. It went from good to great. When you have those catch-them-every-cast moments and everyone in the boat has a fish on at the same time you know its special. This year the plastic worm in 10 and 7 inch sizes caught most of the ledge fish with the long leader Carolina rig coming in as a close 2nd place. I feel like I was able get on the ledge fish earlier than a lot of ... Continue Reading...

Summer Trips & Projects

Doug Wynn

For July 11, 2024

Hey Y’all from the Excel 230 Elite. I’ve kinda took a break from guiding and reports but have not been idle. The spring guiding was hectic and barely gave me a chance to rest up. Vicki and I took a few days to travel to Dale Hollow Lake. It was a wonderful chance to see a part of the state I’ve seen little of and to fish a lake that has been on my bucket list. After two days of unreal boat traffic and sparse catches, I was ready to ... Continue Reading...

Summer Daze Requires Anglers to Rise Early

Steve McCadams

For July 11, 2024

Kentucky Lake fishermen best set the alarm and rise early. In order to beat the heat anglers are rising to the occasion, hitting the water long before the sun rises high in the sky. Wise are the fishermen who launch the boat in the wee hours of the morning and motor to their starting spot early. The summer fishing scene will again hit the three-digit heat index in the days ahead says the weather wizards. Early morning fishing trips ... Continue Reading...

We Made It Through the Fourth!

Brandon Hunter

For July 9, 2024

Well guys and gals, we made it through the 4th of July! I hope everyone had a great holiday celebrating our nation's independence. Our country is in a mess, but we still live in the greatest country on earth. It’s hard for me to believe that we are already halfway through the year and boy has it been a treat this year. Our lake is in better shape than it’s been in a long time from shad, fish spawns, numbers, quality, and all of the ... Continue Reading...

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