.ANGLERS ENJOY MILD WEATHER
Fishermen around these parts have extended their fall season. Looks like
winter will start off mild too so they can resume catching early next
week when above average temperatures return.
It has been unseasonably warm for the last several weeks and that has
suited anglers just fine. Most know the pretty days are scarce this time
of year but light winds and warm sunshine have been kind. Folks have
been fishing as though it was early October.
Some decent stringers of crappie have been taken lately too by anglers
stalking the deep main lake ledges. Depths of 18 to 20 feet have paid
dividends lately. Most anglers were tightlining jigs in the
black/chartreuse combo colors but several variations of chartreuse have
A few fish have been taken in shallow to midrange stakebeds too.
Lake levels have been falling on a gradual basis this past week. TVA has
the reservoir back down to winter pool but how long that lasts depends
on rainfall and next week has plenty of that in the forecast.
Projections for the weekend indicate lake levels will be in the 354.5
range at Kentucky Dam. Upstream around New Johnsonville readings will be
in the 354.9 range.
Surface temps have been in the 49 to 52 degree range. Some cooling will
take place this weekend after the cool snap but moderate weather early
next week should see a little rebound. Water color had been stained but
has cleared some with the falling lake levels.
Bass fishermen have taken advantage of the extended season too with some
decent stringers taken using typical fall methods of crankbaits on
gravel and sloping points.
A couple of days of chilly weather may curtail activity somewhat but it
appears fishing weather is in next week’s forecast with mild temps for
Christmas week in the cards.
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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.