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Fishing Kentucky Lake:
These look like the good old days



These are glory days for fishing on Kentucky Lake.
The TVA lake on the lowermost Tennessee River cer-
tainly is no spring chicken, having held these sparkling
waters for more than 60 years. But what has come to
roost on this mature western Kentucky reservoir is a
fishery that would strike jealousy in most any young and
booming impoundment.
To begin with, Kentucky Lake is huge. From Kentucky
Dam at Gilbertsville, the lake stretches upstream more
than 180 miles southward, far into Tennessee. With em-
bayments bristling from each flank of the lake, shoreline
is almost endless. There's almost 50,000 acres of water
surface in just Kentucky's portion of the lake.
The lake is a mixture of deep and shallow, river and
creek channels and flats, rock and gravel shores. Water
quality is high, supporting a rich chain of life and of
THE SOUTH'S GREAT LAKE
FOR FISHING
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Photo courtesy of Kickin' Bass Guide Service
Photo courtesy of KY Dept. of Travel & Tourism