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Steve McCadams'
Kentucky Lake Fishing Report for:
August 26th, 2005

    Fishermen are still hoping for a cooling trend as the summer doldrums continue to dominate the fishing scene.

    Kentucky Lake continues to fall slowly each week as it heads toward the winter pool mark for increased storage capacity. TVA indicates the reservoir will be down to 356.4 by the weekend at New Johnsonville.

    Elevation at Kentucky Dam will be 356.5. Surface temperatures are still in the 88 to 91 degree range.

    Water is still clear throughout the reservoir.

    Bass action has been fair and some anglers working the main lake ledges are still landing good fish.

    Several anglers are working grassbeds with worms and topwater lures and finding decent action too. A lot of minnows are working shallow grass beds and gravel banks.

    Crappie have been slow on the main lake ledges lately. A few scattered fish are showing up in the 17 to 20 foot zones but the bulk of the catches have been small fish.

    Night fishing continues to produce some crappie as anglers work minnows beneath the lights.

    White bass have been decent at night too. However, the daytime action has been slow in terms of schooling fish and surface activity. A few jumps have been seen but the fish are not staying on the surface very long.

    Catfishing reports have been fair this week and the current present in the main river seems to be working in favor of most anglers. Baits of choice have been night crawlers, cut shad, catalpa worms, and chicken liver. Depths of 25 to 35 feet have been producing on the edge of the main river channel.

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Steve McCadams
 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.
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