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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
December 5th, 2003
Fishing has been at the mercy of the elements this week as changing
weather patterns have played havoc with angling attempts for the most
Several windy days have hampered open water fishing attempts on
Kentucky Lake but there have been a couple of days mixed in that allowed
some decent fishing conditions.
Crappie anglers are finding fish on the deep ledges. The main lake
drop-offs are holding some good numbers of fish, especially on the deep
sides where depths of 18 to 22 feet are producing.
Jigs fished on the tight line method are paying off as are live
minnows dunked around the submerged brush and stumps. Itís that time of
year when many crappie pull back to deeper water and working the creek
channels, sloughs and humps can be the ticket to cold weather crappie.
Popular colors have been purple and chartreuse, along with some red
Most anglers are using a (one-eighth) 1/8 ounce leadhead and
choosing to use painted heads such as fluorescent gre
Look for deep water action to hold up well for the next few weeks.
However, the weatherman is predicting a cold front with high winds this
weekend so anglers may have to wait on decent weather to get back on the
Meanwhile, Kentucky Lake has been fluctuating this week as the
reservoir jumped some three feet above winter pool for a few days and is
now falling fast.
Observed elevation in the Paris Landing area was changing daily but
showed readings of 355.8 late this week.
Watercolor is dingy in the main lake but clearing in bays and
throughout the Big Sandy River area. Surface temperatures had cooled
into the upper 40ís.
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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.