March 6-12, 2014 Fishing Report for Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley
On March 6, the elevation of Kentucky Lake was 356.9 feet and the surface water temperature was 40 degrees. The elevation of Lake Barkley was 356.9 feet and the surface water temperature was 39 degrees. Summer pool for both lakes is 359 feet and winter pool is 354 feet. (To check daily elevations and projected levels of Kentucky Lake call 1-800-238-2264, lake #33.)
CRAPPIE: Crappie fishing is slow to fair on Kentucky Lake. Crappie are being taken in brush piles on the main lake in 8 to 12 feet of water by casting jigs and curly tails.
BASS: Smallmouth fishing is slow on Kentucky Lake using jigs fished at creek mouth and main lake points. Largemouth fishing is fair to good on Kentucky Lake. Some bass are being taken on Alabama Rigs fished on Kentucky Lakes east bank. Other bass can be taken on crankbaits on the main lake as well as in side the first half of the larger creeks.
BLUEGILL: Bluegill fishing is slow on both lakes using red worms fished in main lake brush piles in 8 to 12 feet of water.
WHITE BASS: White bass fishing is reported as slow on both lakes.
SAUGER: Sauger fishing is fair on Kentucky Lake using large live minnows fished on main lake gravel bars in 15 to 25 feet of water.
CATFISH: Catfish fishing is fair on Kentucky Lake using cut shad or shrimp fished in 25 to 35 feet of water on the main lake and at creek mouths.
FISHING TIP: Fishing on both lakes is generally slow. The water is still very cold but a fairly slow presentation with crankbaits has been productive on Kentucky Lake bass.
NOTES: A taped telephone report is available by dialing 270-924-2000. A weather forecast is available by dialing 270-744-6331.
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