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CRAPPIE BITE CONTINUES
Crappie fishing on Kentucky Lake has been good these last few weeks. A
cold front now underway may curtail activity for a few days but temps
are expected to rebound early next week, climbing back to the low 60ís.
Anglers have landed some dandy stringers lately from a variety of
depths. Some credited their catch to shallow areas of only four feet of
There have also been some dandy numbers taken from midrange stakebeds in
10 to 12 feet. The midrange structure has paid off well all fall.
At the same time other boats have reported plenty of action from deep
brushpiles on the edge of main lake ledges. Depths of 17 to 22 feet have
given of nice stringers too as anglers tightlined jigs around the deep
Some anglers credit live minnows for their catch while others have
caught limits using only jigs.
Kentucky Lakeís crappie fishery has improved all fall and a lot of those
short fish that were biting this summer and early fall have grown in
length and now eclipse the minimum 10-inch length limit.
Bass anglers havenít fared as well but there are still a few decent
stringers being caught. A cold front now in progress wonít work in favor
of stubborn bass either but despite the cool conditions some decent bass
will be taken this week, especially by anglers competing in the
Bassmaster Toyota Team Championship.
Anglers began competition on Wednesday and the event will culminate
Some are tossing crankbaits in the backs of bays while others are
working ledges and perhaps searching for a few smallmouth at times.
Also check out our past:
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.