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January 30, 2014
FISHING TAKES BACK SEAT TO WEATHER
Winter fishing lately on Kentucky Lake has fallen victim to old man
winter. For the last two weeks there have only been a day or two
suitable for fishing as a brief spell of moderate weather and light
winds sandwiched between two severe cold fronts kept most anglers
Frigid conditions returned at midweek and several bays have been iced
over due to single digit temps and no wind that locked up some open
water areas. Locally, the lionís share of Eagle Creek and Standing Rock
were frozen over at midweek as were some bays up Big Sandy such as Swamp
Creek and the upper end of the Big Sandy basin.
Warmer weather is already arriving and this weekend should see moderate
temps return, chasing away the ice and opening up boat ramps.
Lake levels have dropped slowly over the last two weeks and have been
sleeping near the winter pool level with slight fluctuation. Elevation
is projected to be around the 355.5 mark this weekend at Kentucky Dam
and around 354.4 upstream at New Johnsonville.
Water color is clear and surface temps are staying in the 33 to 35
degree range in the main lake but should moderate in the days ahead as
the weatherman indicates highs will climb back into the mid to upper
40ís in the days ahead with Saturday expected to reach the low 50ís.
Bass and crappie anglers are anxious to get back out on the water as the
recent rash of cold weather has most fishermen suffering from cabin
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.