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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
December 30th, 2005
FISHING HOLDING UP WELL
Thanks to unusually warm temperatures and calm winds, a lot of area
anglers have experienced some good crappie fishing this winter here on
Several days have offered calm winds and reports indicate some
decent stringers have been taken the last couple of weeks.
Popular depth ranges have varied as some fish were taken in West
Sandy and up Big Sandy south of the New Hope in 8 to 10 foot depths.
Crappie there were relating to structure and hitting 1/16 –ounce jigs in
pearl, chartreuse and black and some blue and white.
Down in the Paris Landing area a few fish were in the midrange
depths as well but other anglers reported working the deep ledges in the
main lake where fish were caught in 18 to 24 feet.
Kentucky Lake has been resting near its winter pool level of 354 for
several weeks. A lack of rain has not changed lake levels much so the
reservoir is staying low and will continue to do so until heavy rains
Water color is clear throughout the lake and surface temperatures
have risen this week into the mid-40’s as the mercury climbed into the
low 60’s a few days. On Tuesday the National Weather Service reported
temperatures were 17 degree above normal for this area.
Some scattered reports are coming in from sauger fishermen but a
lack of current has not helped and most anglers are having tough luck. A
few small fish were hitting just before Christmas but action this week
has been off.
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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.