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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
January 30th, 2004
Fishing on the local scene has had a mixture of weather patterns
this week, which challenged anglers.
Monday felt like a spring day with warm temperatures reaching the
60-degree mark, along with light and variable winds. It was a good
Then on Tuesday, the white stuff feel from the sky and temperatures
dropped more than 30-degrees, escorted by a strong north wind that made
you pull your collar up and reach back in the closet for another jacket.
Kentucky Lake’s elevation has been fluctuating this week with some
up and down movement. Presently, the reservoir is in the 356 range at
New Johnsonville and Paris Landing areas after rising for three days.
The lake is some two feet above the normal winter pool elevation so
watch for falling lake stages this week, which means more current for
the sauger anglers.
Surface temperatures have been dancing around the 33 to 35 degree
range with some ice forming each night in shallow bays.
Crappie anglers have enjoyed moderate success lately with some
deep-water action in Kentucky Lake. Depths of 18 to 24 feet have
produced a few fish with several small crappie reported.
Watch for action to improve next week, assuming the weather
cooperates and allows anglers to work the open water areas.
Sauger action has been fair with some fish coming from the mouth of
Duck River, Danville Bridge, and down south to Pickwick.
Most anglers are catching fish but reported the bulk of their catch
to be short of the legal length limit.
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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.