Fishing Report Provided by West KY Outdoors - Wayne Winters
Average: 3(1 vote)
Fishing has been slow on the lake. Wood structure in shallow water that boarders deeper water has been producing some fish. As the winter fishing starts following the deeper creek channels will be better locations for fish. A-rig should start working pretty soon.
August 15, 2014
Fishing Report Provided by Bar-Ken Guide Service - Doug Pietrzak
Average: 3(1 vote)
There are fish being caught daily but nothing to brag about. The water levels have been staying the same but should start slowly dropping if we don't see any rain. The fishing is happening in the main channel mostly around the ledges. The fishing is better when they are pulling current. Catfishing is ok and Yellow and White Bass fishing is barely happening.
June 22, 2014
Fishing Report Provided by - Chuck Baringer
Average: 2(1 vote)
Water Temp: 71-80 F
Lake Barkley elevation: 359.6
Surface water temperature: 78 degrees
Summer pool for both lakes: 359 feet | Winter pool: 354 feet
CRAPPIE: Crappie fishing is fair on both lakes. Crappie can be found at the creek mouths on ledges 15 to 25 feet deep and can be taken on live minnows.
BASS: Smallmouth fishing is fair on Kentucky Lake using jigs, spinnerbaits or 4 inch grubs fished at creek mouth and main lake points, as well as, shallow main lake humps. Largemouth fishing is good on both lakes. Largemouth can be found on creek mouth ledges or indentations on the bank of the main lake in 12 to 20 feet of water. Deep diving crank baits, jigs, swim baits and plastic worms have been productive.
BLUEGILL: Bluegill fishing is remains fair on both lakes using red worms or crickets fished in shallow pockets inside the creeks in 3 to 8 feet of water. Some of the old bluegill beds will become active once more during the full moon cycle.
WHITE BASS: White bass fishing is reported as slow on both lakes. Some whites and yellow bass are starting to show up on main lake humps and ledges near the river channel and can be taken on jigging spoons and rooster tails in 15 to 20 feet of water.
SAUGER: Sauger fishing is fair to good on Kentucky Lake using large live minnows fished on main lake gravel bars and creek mouths in 15 to 20 feet of water. Trolling crank baits on the main lake gravel bars has also been productive.
CATFISH: Catfish fishing is good on Kentucky Lake using cut shad or shrimp fished in 30 to 45 feet of water on the main lake near the river channel.
FISHING TIP: Heavy current on the main lake has moved bass to the shore line and into the mouths of creeks. Good numbers of bass can be taken on creek mouth ledges near the river channel using jigs, plastic worms or spinner baits fished in 12 to 20 feet of water. Many bass are hiding from some of the heavy current behind main lake points in the slack water.