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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
January 7th, 2005
If you’re an angler you probably like the recent rash of warm
weather. Several sportsmen have quit deer and duck hunting and gone to
fishing. A few bass anglers were catching some this past week but
crappie anglers were reporting action slow but improving.
After the cold spell during the Christmas holidays where frigid
temperatures caused a quick decline in surface temperature, Kentucky
Lake had a shad die-off. That’s not unusual as the threadfin shad are
vulnerable to quick temperature changes and go into shock when caught in
In the aftermath of shad kills the fishing can be tough for bass,
crappie, and sauger anglers but action is improving since the extended
period of warm weather.
One sauger report came in this week.
“I went sauger
fishing this afternoon for a couple of hours by myself and caught 18
sauger but only had seven that met the 15-inch minimum length limit,”
said Jim Perry of Buchanan. “ I caught them on the main river channel
fishing 33 to 34 feet deep. I was vertical fishing one-ounce yellow
hair jigs with a stinger hook and minnow.”
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Steve McCadams is one of the nation's best known Crappie Fishermen
and a full time resident of Paris, Tennessee. Steve is also a
professional hunting and fishing guide here in the Paris Landing area.