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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
November 12th, 2004
Lake levels have been falling all week on Kentucky Lake. The drop in
elevation comes after a week of rising lake stages that saw the
reservoir jump some three feet in the aftermath of heavy rains.
Anglers will see falling lake stages throughout the weekend too as
TVA pulls the reservoir back down to its winter drawdown curve.
Forecasts for the weekend at New Johnsonville will be 355.1. Downstream
at Kentucky Dam the lake will be slightly lower with predictions in the
354.9 range there.
Surface temperatures have cooled from last week at this time by
several degrees. Most of the lake is in the 61 to 63 degree range but
continues to cool each week.
Watercolor is clearing throughout much of the Big Sandy and Paris
Landing area as the falling lake stages have pulled much of the dingy
water out of shallow bays.
Crappie anglers are finding action improving on make lake ledges
this week, which is probably a reaction of the fish to falling lake
levels. A few fish were taken in the 16 to 20 foot depths this week by
anglers using tightline, bottom-bumping techniques where both jigs and
minnows were used.
There are still some fish lingering in brush piles, shallow stump
beds, and stakbeds too. Anglers were finding some scattered fish in the
8 to 11 foot zones but most fish appeared to be close to deep water.
Bass action has been fair with several fish still relating to rock
and gravel banks, roadbeds, and rip-rap levees. Shad colored crankbaits
have worked well, along with some spinnerbaits tossed around grass and
shallow logs and stumps.
A few fish were taken on Carolina rigged worms too around sloping
points adjacent to deep water.
After a week or two of changing lake levels, look for Kentucky Lake
to fall back near its winter pool mark and remain stable unless some
heavy rains return.
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Steve McCadams is one of the nation's best known Crappie Fishermen
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