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January 2, 2014
COLD WEATHER COMING…ANGLERS AND WATERFOWLERS BRACE FOR BLAST
The winter fishing scene has taken a back seat to the unruly weather
lately. Cold fronts and strong winds entered the picture the last few
days and that has kept most die-hard winter fishermen on shore and close
to the fire.
Frigid temperatures are expected to dominate next week too so that will
continue to curtail activity for crappie, bass and sauger fishermen.
Not many positive reports have come in lately from sauger or crappie
fishermen. Kentucky Lake has been a couple of feet above normal winter
pool elevation this week due the heavy rains just before Christmas that
swelled a lot of tributary streams and areas to our north such as the
Ohio and Mississippi River drainage.
There has been a lot of current in the main river this week and a bit
too much for sauger fishermen who like a slow current. TVA has been
spilling water through Kentucky Dam for several days and the discharge
rate has really kept current flowing.
Surface temperatures have been in the 42 to 44 degree range but will no
doubt fall back as the weekend approaches with cold weather. Elevation
has been around the 356.2 range at Kentucky Dam and 356.4 upstream at
A few bass fishermen have been out working sloping points with Carolina
rigs and jig and craw combos but activity has been a bit slow for them
It appears the week ahead will not be kind to fishermen and anglers may
have to wait it out until weather moderates.
Also check out our past:
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.