November / 2014
Great day crappie fishing Daryl Newport and Danny Richard
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LATE FALL FISHING RESUMES
Anglers have been slowly returning to Kentucky Lake as temperatures
moderated the last week or so after the lionís share of November
delivered pretty frigid conditions coupled with high winds.
Both crappie and bass anglers have eased back into action lately with
some decent catches reported. And, it appears warmer temperatures will
descend as the weekend approaches. The forecast calls for temps in the
mid to upper 60ís on Sunday.
Lake levels this week havenít fluctuated much as the reservoir is still
resting around its winter pool mark. Projections for the weekend will
see lake levels in the 354.9 range at Kentucky Dam. Upstream at New
Johnsonville TVAís forecast show the reservoir will be in the 355.1
Water color is a bit dingy after last weekendís rain in some areas but
clear in the main lake. Surface temperatures are in the 48 to 50 degree
range and could warm a degree or two later this weekend.
Crappie show some improvement lately for anglers working stakebeds and
brushpiles in the 9 to 14 foot depth range. The fish should linger in
the midrange depths until cold weather returns and drops surface
Bass fishermen were able to get back out last weekend and this week as
southern winds brought slightly warmer weather. A few fish were taken by
anglers tossing jig and craw combos and slow moving shad colored
crankbaits on rock points and gravel bars.
No word yet from sauger fishermen but their time is close at hand.
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Kentucky Lake Fishing Reports
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.