Great day crappie fishing Daryl Newport and Danny Richard
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WINTER FISHING SLUGGISH
By Steve McCadams
Kentucky Lake’s winter fishing scene has been on a roller coaster lately
with a few decent days mixed in-between some downright cold and windy
ones. Most local anglers have been picking their days, taking advantage
of the times when moderate temperatures and light winds were present.
Surface temperatures this week have been in the 41 to 43 degree range.
Water color has been clear across the reservoir.
Lake levels continue to dance a foot or more above the normal winter
pool mark. TVA’s projections for the weekend show the elevation will be
in the 356.2 range at both Kentucky Dam and upstream at New
A few winter crappie anglers have braved the elements lately and
reported fair catches from deep, main lake ledges in the 18 to 24 foot
depth range. Although anglers have not taken limits there have been
enough fish hitting to keep the interest level going.
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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.