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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
November 4th, 2005
Fall fishing continues to live up to its reputation as the most
underrated and overlooked season of them all.
After a brief cool spell on Tuesday, beautiful weather returned on
Wednesday with sunny skies and above average temperatures giving anglers
excellent fishing conditions here in the Kentucky Lake area.
November has entered the fishing scene with warm days full of light
winds, extending the fine conditions that have prevailed since late
Crappie continue to hit good with anglers scoring some hefty numbers
while vertical fishing jigs and minnows over midrange brushpiles and
stakebeds in 6 to 13 foot zones. And, a few anglers continue to pull
fish from the deep sides of main lake sandbars where depths of 16 to 20
feet have accounted for some decent stringers as well.
Kentucky Lake had been falling slowly this week and is now back down
around the winter pool mark of 354. There have been a few days when
minor fluctuations saw lake levels increase a few inches but overall,
the reservoir is stable this week and hovering down around its winter
Dry conditions continue throughout the TVA valley so not much runoff
has entered the Tennessee River system this fall. And, the lack of rain
continues to keep clear water conditions in the picture here in the
Paris Landing area.
Both Big Sandy and the Tennessee River areas remain clear.
Surface temperatures have been in the 57 to 59 degree range this
Crappie anglers will likely see action remain steady and productive
for the next few weeks, barring any drastic cold fronts that might send
baitfish and crappie to deeper zones.
Bass fishing has also held its own with several nice fish coming
from rocky points and gravel banks where shad are working. Some topwater
action remains in the picture as anglers toss buzzbaits and jerk baits
along open shorelines where baitfish are present.
Several fish have been taken on spinnerbaits and shallow running
shad colored crankbaits fished slowly around exposed stumps, logs, and
A few smallmouth have been taken along rip-rap and roadbeds, along
with some spotted bass running shad around bridge piers.
Some white bass are also busting the surface and chasing shad over
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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.