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December 18, 2013
WINTER FISHING SLUGGISH
This week’s mild weather brought a lot of fishermen out of hibernation.
Light winds and sunny days triggered fishing fever for several crappie
and bass fishermen but word is that although fishing conditions were
pretty good the catching was slow.
Most crappie fishermen working main lake ledges and even fishing back in
some of the larger bays were having trouble finding fish.
A few boats were testing the water for sauger too but no positive
reports have come in from sauger fishermen.
Surface temperatures were running in the 41 to 43 degree range and will
likely warm bit as the weekend approached.
Lake levels have been falling all week and there’s an abundance of
current in the main river channel. Elevation at Kentucky Dam was in the
355.3 range while upstream at New Johnsonville it was projected to be
355 as the weekend arrived.
The weatherman indicates heavy rains are in the forecast to it will be a
wet weekend across the region and that could see Kentucky Lake’s
elevation rise a bit in the days ahead.
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.