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December 8, 2010
WINTER FISHING WOES AT MERCY OF ELEMENTS
Winter fishing has yielded to the weather the last week to ten days as
cold temps and bone chilling winds have not been kind to anglers. It
appears another blast of Artic air is on the way too.
According to the weatherman another cold front is in the forecast for
later this weekend where below average temps will linger well into next
week. Those winter bass, sleepy crappie, and sly sauger will just have
to wait for better weather as most anglers have put their fishing fever
Presently, lake levels in the New Johnsonville area are somewhat above
winter pool and have risen slowly this week. Observed elevation at New
Johnsonville is expected to be in the 356.3 range going into the
Downstream at Kentucky Dam elevation for Kentucky Lake as in the 355.9
range. The reservoir was rising slowly at midweek and weekend rains may
see a further rise but no heavy rains are anticipated before the cold
front pushes through.
Surface temps are down from last week and now in the 34 to 39 degree
range. However, some very shallow areas and island rims had light skims
of ice at midweek.
Water color had a slight stain in the main channel but relatively clear
in secondary bays
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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.