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Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
February 11th, 2005
Crappie fishing reports
received this week indicate some decent action is underway. However,
this is the time of year when the wind and weather often deal the cards.
Most of the fish are in
the main lake areas where the open water venues are vulnerable to wind
here on Kentucky Lake. If you catch a day with light and variable winds
the fishing can be pretty good.
However, if thereís a
gale blowing and temperatures are falling then itís difficult to probe
the main lake where deep ledges and submerged stumps attract winter
There have been some good
catches coming from 16 to 20 foot depths. And, some anglers found a few
fish in the 13 to 16 foot range, especially up in West Sandy area around
Elevation this week has
been down near the winter pool level after falling slowly last week. TVA
indicates the reservoir will be 354.5 in the New Johnsonville area this
week while Kentucky Dam will have a slightly higher reading of 354.5.
Watercolor has been
relatively clear throughout most of the Tennessee and Big Sandy River
Surface temperatures have
warmed some this week. Readings were in the 42 to 46 degree range on the
warm days but may cool some toward the end of the week as the weatherman
says cooler conditions may return.
Still, recent winter
fishing has been pretty good. Puryear angler Steve Ferguson reported
some good stringers taken last week in the Paris Landing area from
deepwater ledges. He credited his success to red and chartreuse jigs.
Ferguson indicated the
fish were in good shape too, sporting a hefty size and appetite.
Jerome Hancock of Big
Sandy reported some good luck too. Hancock indicated a limit of crappie
taken on Saturday and a good catch on Sunday from the West Sandy
Sauger action continues to
hold up for the popular winter fishery. Areas to our south have been
reporting success as the fish seem to prefer the narrow channel areas
where current is a factor.
The fish seem to migrate
upstream on their spawning runs and thatís why Danville Bridge, New
Johnsonville, the mouth of Duck River and further south toward Pickwick
are the popular spots.
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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.