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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
February 7th, 2003
week’s fishing scene had a brief reprieve from the cold and nasty
weather but the improvement was short-lived. Last weekend had a warming
trend sneak in the door on Saturday and linger through Monday but north
winds and cooler temperatures returned quickly with snow making the
forecast this week.
Observed lake elevation at Kentucky Dam was 354.9 and stable. Upstream
at New Johnsonville the reservoir was slightly higher with readings of
355.3 and also stable.
Kentucky Lake continues to have clear water throughout most of the
reservoir, including the mouth of Big Sandy and up through West Sandy.
Surface temperatures were in the 33-37 degree range. With colder
conditions returning anglers could see the return of some ice in shallow
backwaters, depending on the wind this week.
Crappie anglers have had mixed results early this week with some success
coming from anglers in Big Sandy and West Sandy. A few fish were coming
from 10 to 12 foot depths in those areas where brush and stumps could be
found. Anglers were slow trolling jigs and minnows.
Many anglers working the deep ledges of the open waters near Paris
Landing were having slow to fair luck. The recent shad kill may still
have a lingering affect, making it more than the average challenge for
Some fish were relating to the deep sides of main lake ledges this week
in 18 to 20 foot depths but crappie were reluctant to take jigs or live
Look for action to improve, however, in the weeks ahead as the next warm
spell will likely see a dramatic change for the better.
Sauger fishing has been fair for a few anglers who continue to work the
narrow channel areas and play the current in such zones as the Danville
Bridge, New Johnsonville, and the mouth of Duck River. Down toward
Pickwick and Diamond Island the action was somewhat better.
With the return of cold weather anglers may have a few days of tough
going due to north winds and cold temperatures. Keep an eye on the
thermometer as things can change quickly this time of year!
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