Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for August 1st

2021-08-02T14:03:21-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Kentucky Lake levels continue to fall, with the lake predicted to dip into the 357 ft levels by mid week.  Current levels as of Sunday, were at 358.2 ft.  Water temps continue to climb closer to the 90 degree mark.  Flow rates have slowed up over the weekend, with average flow rates around the 40,000 cfs mark this week. Fishing has been tough this past week, but some fishermen are coming up with a few [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for July 25th

2021-07-26T10:51:41-05:00Fishing, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Lake levels at New Johnsonville this week will be around the 358.5 ft mark, but expect the river to continue to fall over the next few weeks ,as TVA starts the normal ‘draw down’ towards winter pool just after the 4th of July holiday.  Flow rates will continue to be around 50,000 cfs early this week, but may rise depending on how much rainfall the TN river valley receives.  Water temps remain in mid to [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for July 18th

2021-07-19T11:52:04-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Lake levels increased this past week, as added rainfall entered the Tn river system.  Current levels are just above 359 ft and predicted to remain stable this week.  Water temps have stabilized, with average surface temps staying around 85 degrees.  Flow rates have ramped up a bit, with more coming into the system than leaving, but a noticeable flow has been present most of the time.  Normally TVA will start the yearly drawdown of the [...]

Humphreys Co Outdoor Report for July 11th

2021-07-12T17:01:28-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Area lake levels have started to fall, with current and predicted levels holding around the 358.8 ft mark. Flow rates have increased over the past weekend, with average flow rates between 40,000 - 50,000 cfs. Expect flow rates to reflect area rainfall, as TVA will try to maintain lake levels.  Water temps remain in the mid to upper 80’s. Bass continue to be found shallow, although some anglers have found some quality fish on the [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for July 4th

2021-07-06T09:30:12-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Lake levels remain stable, with current levels at 359 ft. A slight fall is expected early this week, but levels will remain around the summer pool level.  The week after July 4th is when TVA normally will start dropping the lake in stages, usually only around a foot every few weeks, until around the end of September, when the lake reaches winter pool level of 354 ft.  Water temps remain in the mid 80’s, but [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for June 27th

2021-06-28T09:46:35-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Lake levels will remain stable this week, with current levels at or just below the 359 ft mark.  Flow rates are going to taper off, with an average flow between 25,000-35,000 cfs this week.   Water temps have started to increase, with morning surface temps in the low to mid 80’s, and reaching the upper 80’s by afternoon.  The Duck and Buffalo Rivers have also returned to normal, and offer some great ‘heat beating’ opportunities [...]

Humphreys County Outdoor Report for June 20th

2021-06-22T10:18:59-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Kentucky lake levels this week will remain at summer pool, 359 ft.  Flow rates have slowed up this past weekend, with flow rates less than 20,000 cfs through Monday.  Flow rates are predicted to ramp up this week to around 40,000 cfs.  Water temps continue to rise, with current surface temps now at 85 degrees.  With the predicted cold front this Monday night, expect water temps to stabilize.  Both the duck and buffalo rivers have [...]

Humphreys County Outdoor Report for June 13th

2021-06-14T13:48:13-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Kentucky lake levels have crested around the 360 ft mark, and according to TVA, will be falling below the 359 ft mark by mid week.  Water temps are still rising, with current surface temps between 75-80 degrees.  With the added rainfall and storms last week, the Duck and Buffalo Rivers came up a bit, and are expected to fall back to normal by mid to late week.  Flow rates on Kentucky Lake have picked up, [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for June 6th

2021-06-07T10:02:51-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Lake levels did rise some with the rain we had last week, and with the predicted rain each day this week, I’m sure the lake will continue to rise some.  Current levels as of Saturday were holding at 360 ft with around 50,000 cfs current.  More water is coming into the lake than is going out, so don’t expect to see much flow the next few days.  Water temps are now approaching the 80 degree [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for May 30th

2021-06-02T13:58:13-05:00Fishing, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Area lake levels are holding stable at 359 ft with low flow rates. TVA is showing slightly more water coming into the system than is being released, with around 28,000 cfs coming in and 24,000 cfs leaving.  Water temps have made a big comeback, with surface temps this weekend just over the 70 degree mark and rising.  Both the Duck and Buffalo Rivers are low and looking good for outdoor activities. The best fishing is [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for May 23rd

2021-05-24T10:14:38-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Area lake levels are holding stable at 359 ft with low flow rates. TVA is showing slightly more water coming into the system than is being released, with around 28,000 cfs coming in, and 24,000 cfs leaving.  Water temps have made a big comeback, with surface temps this weekend just over the 70 degree mark and rising.  Both the Duck and Buffalo Rivers are low and looking good for outdoor activities. The best fishing is [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for May 16th

2021-05-18T09:55:09-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Lake levels have stabilized, with current levels at New Johnsonville holding at 359 ft, water temps have began to rise, with surface temps now moving above 70 degrees.  Flow rates are dropping, with only 25,000 cfs moving through the system this week.  Both the Duck and Buffalo Rivers have gotten back to normal and water color is looking good. Bass and crappie spawning activity has pretty much wrapped up, and shell-crackers and blue gill have [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of May 9th

2021-05-10T13:06:41-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lately it’s either been cool and windy or warm and windy. It seems March has made a return in early May.  In spite of all the bad weather, fishermen are coming up with some good catches of shell crackers and catfish.  Water levels in our area have been on the rise with all the precipitation this past week, and the Tn River has seen an increase in flow as well as levels.  Levels on Sunday [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for May 2nd

2021-05-03T12:27:10-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels have reached summer pool levels of 359 ft.  Each year, by May 1st TVA tries to have Kentucky Lake at or near the 359 ft mark, and we are there!  Water temps are increasing each day, with current temps around the upper 60’s.  Flow rates have slowed, but TVA will increase the flow rates depending on rain fall this week in effort to maintain lake levels.  Predicted flow rates for the first of [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for April 25th

2021-04-26T10:18:43-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Area lake levels are rising, with current levels at New Johnsonville on Sunday just above 358 ft. TVA is predicting that lake levels to be at or near summer pool by this upcoming weekend.  Water temps are starting off a little cool this past weekend, with average lake temps in the low 60’s.  But with the warm weather on tap for this week, expect water temps to rise considerably by next weekend.  Flow rates have [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for April 18th

2021-04-19T10:33:39-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Area lake levels have finally stabilized as of this past weekend, with lake levels falling to a low of 357 ft last Friday, and rebounding to a level of  around 358 ft by mid week.  Water temps have fallen off due to the cold front, which brought us some morning temps in the 30’s last week.  Current surface lake temps are in the low 60’s.  Flow rates throughout the early part of April were extreme, [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for April 11th

2021-04-12T13:47:30-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Area lake levels continue to fall, with levels on Sunday just under 360 ft. TVA is predicting a fall of around ½ ft /day over the next few days. Strong flow rates will be in the picture over this week, with TVA pulling between 150,000 - 200,000 cfs this week. Water temps have been coming up, with current surface temps creeping up towards the mid 60’s. The Duck and Buffalo River both have come back [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for April 4th

2021-06-09T13:39:20-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Area lake levels have stabilized, with current levels, as of Monday, holding at 362 ft.  TVA is predicting a slight fall to 360 ft by next Sunday.  Flow rates continue to be very strong, with this past weekend seeing more than 300,000 cfs coming through the system.  Flow rate will be falling off a bit by mid week, but only slightly.  Water temps remain just under the 60 degree mark, but expect a sharp increase [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for March 28th

2021-03-29T09:39:38-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

This past weekend was the opening of 2021 spring juvenile turkey hunt. Weather wasn’t great, with the rainfall, but hopefully we had plenty of kids finding turkeys.  The birds have been singing and weather has been warm, and the gobblers have been vocal over the last few weeks in anticipation of the breeding season.  The regular spring turkey hunt will begin next weekend, April 3rd.  As always, I encourage everyone to consult with the most [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for March 21st

2021-03-23T07:49:59-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Lake levels are about to jump, with the rainfall this past week as well as the predicted rain early this week. It’s looking like TVA is going to raise the lake levels to summer pool by mid week. Current levels are around 357 ft, with a strong flow rate of around 275,000 cfs. Normal for this time of the year should be at 354 ft and an average flow of around 25,000 cfs. Surface temps [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for March 14th

2021-03-15T11:19:22-05:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Area lake levels have been fluctuating a lot this past week, as the TVA tries to get the lake levels back to winter pool of 354 ft. As of Monday, lake levels were at 355.15 ft, but the TVA is predicting a ‘roller coaster’ change in water levels. The TVA is predicting a fall to the 354.5 ft mark by Wednesday, but a fast rise upwards to 357 ft by next Sunday. Flow rates have [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for March 7th

2021-03-08T11:00:56-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

This week has been a week of change. Warmer weather entered the scene, but with it, the winds have come in force! High water combined with strong flows has made for some hard fishing. Current lake levels are holding around the 357-358 ft mark, with strong flow rates averaging between 125,000-250,000 cfs. The Duck and Buffalo are still up and flowing strong, but with a week without rain, we can hope conditions will return to [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for March 1st

2021-03-01T10:19:53-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

It’s that time of year for all our outdoor enthusiasts to purchase their new 2021-2022 hunting and fishing licenses. Each year, beginning on March 1st the new hunting and fishing licenses are needed before Tennesseans hunt or fish. TWRA has the beginning dates March 1 until the end of February, which coincides with the beginning of fishing season in the spring, and ends at the end of the hunting seasons. Licenses are available for purchase [...]

Humphreys Co Outdoor Report for Feb. 21

2021-02-22T11:15:18-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Old man winter still has a grip on the world for now, but spring is just around the corner. Water temps continue to head south, with current surface temps hovering around the mid 30’s in the river channel. Lake levels are going to hold around the 355 ft mark all week, but this next weekend might bring some added rainfall, which we may see a rise in levels depending on how much the TN River [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for Feb. 14th

2021-02-15T10:46:21-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

One word can sum up the outdoor world this week, COLD! With the regular duck season behind us, as well as the youth and veterans duck hunts, not much is available to the ‘cold tolerant’ hunters out there. We do have the light goose season continuing into March, but not much else. We did have a good amount of ducks move in for the weekend youth and veterans waterfowl hunt, and we saw some great [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for February 7th

2021-02-15T10:36:41-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Cold weather and rain have been in the game of late, which has kept most but the toughest off the water in search of fish. A few catfishermen have been venturing out, and have found some good sized cats. Most catfish have been found in the deeper water of the main river channel. Baits of choice have been cut shad and chicken breast cut into 1/4 lb chunks. Crappie continue to be taken on the [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for Feb 1st

2021-02-01T10:32:44-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Area lake levels have been stable this past week, and looks like the TVA will be running some current this week to keep the levels somewhat stable. As of this past Saturday, levels at New Johnsonville have been around the 355.3 ft mark, and will be slightly falling back into the 354 ft levels by early this week. Flow rates have increased with TVA trying to maintain normal winter pool levels, with an average of [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for Jan. 24th

2021-01-25T10:52:33-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Local lake levels are stable at 354.6 ft this week, although the rainfall Monday may cause levels to rise somewhat mid week. Flow rates are low to moderate, with about 40,000 cfs coming into the system and slightly more leaving. Water temps continue to be holding in the mid to upper 40’s with water color across the area remaining clear. Not much on the fishing report this week, as strong winds have kept most fishermen [...]

Humphreys Co Outdoor Report for Jan. 17th

2021-01-19T09:23:35-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Area lake levels continue to fall, with levels at New Johnsonville reaching winter pool levels of 354 ft by late week. With less rainfall coming into the Tennessee river system, flow rates have been falling back an average of 2-3,000 cfs per day. Early week flow rates will be at or around 53,000 cfs. Water temps are falling as well, with average surface temps hovering around the low to mid 40’s. Water color is clear. [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for Jan. 10th

2021-01-19T09:22:53-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Winter time is here with a vengeance. Cold weather and strong winds have entered the picture, water levels are falling, and water temps are following suit. Lake levels at New Johnsonville are hovering around the mid 354 ft levels with flow rates backing off a bit. Flow rates are now around the mid 40,000 cfs, and I expect them to continue to fall back if the rain holds off for a few more days. Water [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for Jan. 3rd

2021-01-04T11:12:38-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

This past week has seen a lot of rain and wind, it has kept all but the ‘die-hards’ off the water, although the few who did venture lake ward managed to find a few good fish. Lake levels have risen, and as of Sunday, we were at 356.6 ft and predicted to fall back to around 354.5 ft by next Saturday. Flow rates have been over the 100,000 cfs mark all last week, but it [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for Dec. 27th

2020-12-28T11:18:19-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

This years deer season is winding down, with less than a week left in the regular gun season, which will end next Sunday, January 3rd. There will be a private lands hunt during the weekdays after the gun season ends, and the weekend of January 9-10th will be a youth hunt open to kids 6-15 yrs old. So far this season Humphreys Co. has seen 2,182 deer harvested, with a statewide total of 140,977. Kentucky [...]

Humphreys Co Outdoor Report for Dec. 20th

2020-12-21T10:55:50-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels at New Johnsonville this week have been holding around 355.5 ft with only a slight deviation. Flow rates have been quite strong this week, but have throttled down somewhat this past weekend. Expect TVA to ramp up the flow with the added rainfall this weekend and them trying to get the lake back to winterpool. Water temps have fallen into the mid 40’s and water color has remained clear. Crappie have found some [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for Dec. 13th

2020-12-14T09:51:04-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

So far this year TVA and mother nature has been playing well with the river. Lake levels have been somewhat normal this year, with current lake levels in our area holding around 355 ft. Although flow rates have been strong this past week, TVA has throttled them back this weekend, with average flow rates holding just under 50,000 cfs. Water temps have fallen into the upper 40’s, and with a cool week on tap, expect [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for Dec. 6th

2020-12-07T11:08:14-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Deer season continues for the state through early January, and so far this year our deer hunters have been quite successful. So far in Humphreys Co. we have harvested 1,628 deer, of which we’ve gotten around 1000 antlered deer! The weather is right for some great deer hunting in our area, with cooler weather finally here, the deer seem to be moving well. The rut continues, as the Doe’s which didn’t get bred will be [...]

Humphreys Co Outdoor Report for Nov. 29th

2020-11-30T10:19:47-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Kentucky lake water levels have been somewhat stable, with current levels holding at or near the 355ft mark, surface water temps are just under the 60 degree mark and flow rates have been between 40,000 and 50,000 cfs. Last week and this past weekend saw some warm weather, and many outdoor enthusiasts were anxious to head to the water and take advantage of the weather. Most days saw gale forced winds, but we had a [...]

Humphreys Co Outdoor Report for Nov. 22nd

2020-11-30T10:15:00-06:00Fishing, Hunting, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Kentucky lake water levels have been stable for a few weeks, with current levels at New Johnsonville holding at 355ft. Flow rates have moderated and have been around 50,000cfs this week. Water temps have remained in the low 60’s and have been somewhat stable. With the stability in the picture, fishing has been good. Bass fishermen continue to find some decent fish on the river flats where bait fish have been present, as well as [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for the week of Nov. 15th

2020-11-16T09:43:41-06:00Fishing, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels will continue to be just under 355ft. and will remain stable throughout this week. Flow rates have backed off somewhat, with an average of 60,000-80,000cfs predicted this week. Water temps remain just under the 60 degree mark, warming into the low 60’s by afternoon. Bass fishing has continued to improve, with a few limits at or near the 20lb mark. Most fish are being taken on the river flats where shad are present, [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of Nov. 8th

2020-11-16T09:44:22-06:00Fishing, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Kentucky lake levels at New Johnsonville this week will be hovering around the 355ft mark with flow rates between 50,000-60,000cfs, which is a fairly strong flow for this time of the year. Area water temps on Kentucky lake have been in the lower to mid 60’s with the Duck River already below the 60 degree mark. Bass fishing has definitely improved over this week with a better catch by area fishermen, especially by the numbers [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor report for Nov. 2nd

2020-11-09T10:10:49-06:00Fishing, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels have risen somewhat this past week to a level of 356ft at New Johnsonville and TVA has predicted a slight fall towards 355ft this week. Flow rates have increased, with an average of 65,000 - 85,000cfs coming through the system. Water temps have continued to fall, with an average surface temp of around 65 degrees on Monday. Both the Duck and Buffalo rivers came up some, but are heading back down to normal [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for the week of Oct. 25th

2020-10-26T11:07:12-05:00Fishing, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels have finally dropped into the winter-pool ranges, with current levels at New Johnsonville holding at just above 354.5 ft. TVA has predicted the lake to remain stable this week with flow rates falling off a bit, with average flow this week to be around 35,000-40-000cfs. Water temps have also fallen, with average temps holding in the upper 60’s to low 70’s. Boaters are reminded that many underwater hazards exist when the lake is [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor report for week of Oct 18th.

2020-10-20T10:38:31-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels at New Johnsonville this week are predicted to be at 355.2 ft., with stable levels the whole week. Flow rates are slight with less coming into our area than going out, average inflow is around 40,000cfs, and outflow around 42,000cfs. Water temps around our area have fallen into the upper 60’s, with surface and bottom temps close to the same, water color is clear. Crappie action has improved with the stability in the [...]

Humphrey’s Co. Outdoor Report for week of October 11th

2020-10-12T10:17:24-05:00Fishing, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Looks like lake levels this week will and have remained stable. Lake levels at New Johnsonville this week at 355.09ft with TVA predicting the lake to remain stable for the remainder of the week unless we get a bunch of rain.  Flow rates are at around 45,000cfs out of KY dam, and around 30,000cfs coming into the system.  Water temps are in the low 70’s. Fall fishing is here! Some of the best fishing can [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of October 4th

2020-10-26T15:23:26-05:00Fishing, Kentucky Lake Reports, Outdoor Adventure|

Deer archery season began the 4th Saturday in September, and now with a week under our belt, Humphreys Co. has harvested 45 deer, of which 11 were antlered and the remainder were antler-less.  Deer archery season will continue until the youth hunt at the end of the month. Always, I would like to remind everyone hunting to consult with the most current hunting guide when any questions might arise. Lake levels here in our area [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of September 27th

2020-10-26T15:24:17-05:00Fishing, Kentucky Lake Reports|

Tennessee's deer archery season opened this weekend. Although many deer hunters no longer archery hunt, there are many who love the early opportunity to harvest a deer early in the season before hunters come out en mass during the gun hunts. Last year, only 3 deer were harvested on opening weekend of archery season. Hunters are reminded to consult with the most current hunting guide for rules and regulations pertaining to hunting. Kentucky Lake water [...]

Humpheys Co. Outdoor Report for week of September 13th

2020-10-26T15:24:50-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

With all the rainfall this past weekend, lake levels have surged upward, with readings at New Johnsonville on Monday morning rising above 356ft. TVA is predicting a continued rise to the 358ft levels by this Saturday. Flow rates increased as well, with nearly 100,000cfs coming into the system, and TVA discharging  only 60.000cfs out of Kentucky Dam. Water temperatures remain in the mid 80s, but cooler weather is predicted by this weekend, hopefully lingering awhile, [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of September 7th

2020-10-26T15:25:09-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Kentucky Lake levels on Monday this week were right at 356ft. TVA is predicting a fall back into the mid- to upper-355ft by mid-week. Flow rates continue to be above average, with less water coming into the system than is being discharged out of Kentucky Dam. Flow rates are averaging 40,000cfs and are showing up in the mid afternoon in our area. Water temps are still in the low to mid-80s. With an expected return [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of August 30th

2020-10-26T15:25:24-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Fishing has begun to improve here on Kentucky Lake. Bass have started to hit on top-water while chasing minnows. Some fish have been in the bays, some out on the main river flats, with the bigger fish closer to the main river. Early morning and late afternoon have seen most of the activity. Crappie are still being taken in the mid-depth range, with most fish holding in water around 15ft. Catfish remain sluggish. I’m guessing [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of August 23rd

2020-10-26T15:25:41-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels continue to fall back toward winter pool here on Kentucky Lake, with current levels (on Sunday) just under 357ft, and TVA predicting a fall toward the mid-356ft level by the end of the week. Water temperatures fell back somewhat, with average water temperature somewhere between 82 to 86 degrees. Flow rates are average, with around 30.000cfs moving through the system, but much of the flow shows up in our area around 3 p.m. [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of August 17th

2020-10-26T15:25:57-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels this week have started to fall. Last week we saw a small rise to just under 358ft, but now lake levels are around 357ft and predicted to fall into the 356ft level later this week. Flow rates remain slight, with around 25,000cfs on most days. Water temperatures remain in the mid to upper 80s, which is typical for this time of year. So far this year, we’ve not experienced any water quality issues. [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for the week of August 10th

2020-10-26T15:26:15-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Not much has been going on in the outdoors of late, except heat and humidity. The dog days of summer are upon us, with most outdoor activities confined to recreational boating involving either getting into the water or creating a breeze to keep cool. Lake levels here in the New Johnsonville area are now around the low 357ft mark, with TVA reporting Lake levels will remain stable this week. Water temperatures remain in the mid [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for July 27th

2020-10-26T15:26:32-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Water temperatures continue to climb, and now we are seeing upper 80s to low 90s surface temperatures around our area. The Kentucky Lake levels are going to drop again by the first of the month, with TVA continuing to bring the lake levels down toward winter pool. Lake levels are now still at 358ft, but shoud be in the upper 357ft level by next weekend, (not if we receive a lot of rain in the [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of July 20

2020-10-26T15:26:52-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

TVA has dropped the lake level here at New Johnsonville to around 358.1ft as of Tuesday, with water levels to remain stable for the rest of the week. Flow rates will be averaging aroun 30.000-35.000cfs this week. Water temperatures are in the mid to upper 80s with some shallow water reaching into the 90s. Both the Buffalo and Duck Rivers have been up last week due to the rainfall we received last week. And fishing [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of July 12th

2020-10-26T15:27:06-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels have started to fall back toward winter pool, with current levels at 358.5ft and flow rates around 20,000cfs. However, due to the rain Sunday morning, flow rates have ramped up into the 70,000cfs range until TVA gets the Lake levels back around 358ft. Water temperatures remain high, with current surface temperatures starting out in the mid-80s in the morning, and climbing into the upper-80s by late afternoon. With the good flow rates we’ve [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of July 5th

2020-10-26T15:27:27-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

On Monday, Kentucky Lake levels at New Johnsonville were at 359ft and predicted to remain stable. Of course this all depends upon how much rainfall we receive on the Tennessee River Basin this week. Flow rates are strong on Monday, but are predicted to fall off to normal rates by early week. Monday morning, TVA was reporting nearly 70.000cfs, but was going to reduce the flow by Monday evening to 30,000cfs. Water temps remain in [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of June 28th

2020-10-26T15:27:43-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels are now at 359.5ft and are predicted to be stable throughout this week, but I want to remind everyone that TVA will start dropping water levels just after the Fourth of July weekend. Water temperatures are in the mid 80s accross most of the lake, and flow rates are averaging 25,000 to 30,000cfs. Fishing has picked up for most species, bluegill and shellcracker are being taken around the numerous mayfly hatches. Bass have [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of June 21st

2020-10-26T15:27:58-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Kentucky Lake water levels are holding steady with levels at 358.8ft at New Johnsonville. Without any added rainfall across the TN river valley, expect the lake levels to remain stable until normal draw-down, which occurs the week after the Fourth of July weekend. Water temperatures are climbing, and are in the low to mid-80s this week on the lake. Flow rates for Kentucky Lake are low, with an average of only 20,000cfs predicted. The Buffalo [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of June 7th

2020-10-26T15:28:16-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels are falling this week, with TVA predicting a fall back to around 359ft by this Wednesday. Flow rates have backed off as well, with a predicted flow around 30,000cfs mid-week. Water temperatures are now in the mid-80s and are expected to continue to rise with the warmer than normal weather we've been having. Bass fishermen continue to pitch Texas-rigged bait in the shallows at visible cover, but with the falling water levels, expect [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of May 30th

2020-10-26T15:28:33-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

We had a busy Memorial Day weekend, the warm weather brought a lot of boaters out to the lake. A few rain storms in the area slowed up some activity, but passed quickly, and the boat crowd soon regained momentum, filling most of the waterways with waves. Lake levels remain at summer pool, 359ft and are predicted to remain stable this week. Flow rates have picked up, with the lake seeing just over 100,000cfs this [...]

Humphreys Co. outdoor report for week of May 22nd

2020-10-26T15:28:58-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

TVA has been reducing the flow rate from where it has been all winter/spring. Flow rates on Kentucky Lake were over 450,000cfs (cubic feet per second), to less than 20,000cfs last week. With some rainfall across the Tennessee River Valley this past week, flow rates have increased to the mid to upper 70,000cfs range this weekend. Water temperatures on Kentucky Lake have reached into the mid to upper 70's, which have spurred on the shellcracker/bluegill [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor report for the week of May 9th

2020-10-26T15:29:16-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

It seems like a broken record – rain, wind, followed by cold weather. With the unpredictability in the weather lately, fishing has been tough. With many years of fishing, I’ve found that the best fishing comes with stability, including: water temperatures, water levels, and weather. But lately we’ve not had any stability on the fishing front. Many fishermen love the spring, late April and May, as this is the time for the spawn! But most [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report for week of April 27

2020-10-26T15:29:30-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Kentucky lake continues to fall, both in level as well as temperature. We saw the lake in out area reach just over 361ft last week, with lake temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. Then cooler weather and high flows entered the picture, dropping lake levels and cooling surface temps. Kentucky Lake is now holding just above the 359ft mark, and is predicted to remain stable this week. Flow rates have backed off a bit, [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor report for week of April 20th

2020-10-26T15:29:56-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

This week has brought some cooler weather in the picture. Some may call it ‘Dogwood winter’, but most would agree we would love to see some warmer weather come back. The cooler weather has slowed the spawning activity of most fish, with crappie and bass moving back out to deeper water in future anticipation of a warm-up. Current lake levels are just under 361 ft at New Johnsonville, with TVA predicting a fall to 360 [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor report for week of April 9th

2020-10-26T15:30:44-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

The fishing season has arrived! Lake levels are back to normal, with Kentucky lake at New Johnsonville holding at 357.7ft for the next few days. Water surface temperatures are staying around 65 degrees. Flow rates on the river have backed off, as TVA was dropping the lake back from 363ft earlierr this week. Flow rates are now around 40,000cfs. Most of our sunfish species (bass, crappie, bluegill) have started the spawning phase. Most sunfish will [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor report for week of March 23rd

2020-10-26T15:31:04-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

With all the rainfall through the last few months, TVA is predicting the Tennessee River to flood again. Add in the excessive flow rates (350,000cfs coming in and 180,000cfs being let out of the Kentucky dam) expect some tough conditions on the lake. Crappie have been found around the area, most fish are still deeper, between 3-20ft deep, but expect the fish to move up with the higher temps slated for this week. Spawning will [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor report for week of March 8th

2020-03-13T12:15:15-05:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels continue to fall back to normal levels, with TVA predicting a stable level of 355.5 over the next few days. Water temps remain in the low to mid 50s with flow rates on Kentucky lake around 150,000cfs through Friday, but with the expected rainfall predicted in the TN river valley, expect lake levels to rise again. Fishing has continued to be slow for most species, with top bass tournament weights around 15lbs, and [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor report for February 24th

2020-02-24T10:20:44-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

With all the rain, the area rivers are up, but predicted to fall later this week, the Tennessee river at New Johnsonville was at 361ft. on Monday, with a flow rate of just under 300,000cfs. TVA has predicted a fall to 357.5 by next Sunday. The Duck river at Dyer Rd. Is at 12ft. and has slowly began to fall, but with the added rainfall this week, I’m expecting a rise in the river levels [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report Aug 30, 2019

2019-11-15T06:55:23-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

TVA is prediction for the lake at New Johnsonville to go below the 356 ft mark by mid week, current lake levels are 356ft with flow rates bumped up to around 40.000cfs.  water temps remain in the mid to upper 80's.  Fishing has seen a small improvement, with Bass tournaments taking around 15lbs to win.  Fish remain scattered, with a few fish starting to hit on top water.  Crappie remain deep, in the 20ft range, [...]

Humphreys Co. Outdoor Report Aug 26, 2019

2019-12-03T09:32:04-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Fishing continues to improve slowly, with the hot temperatures beginning to give way to somewhat cooler temps, fishing will improve.  Hot water can be stressful on fish, due to the waters lower capacity to hold oxygen.  most of our sunfish species preferred water temperature is around 68 degrees.  Lake levels at New Johnsonville have been holding just over 356ft.  TVA has increased flow rates on the TN river system to hold the lake at this [...]

Humphreys Co. Fishing report for week of August 18th

2019-12-03T09:31:37-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

This has been a week of excuses, hot temps, warm water, too much current , no current, etc.  Most fishermen have been unsuccessful at catching any species of fish.  As fishing goes, summer can be the most difficult season to fish.  Hot water temperatures can cause water be low on oxygen levels, lakes can stratify, depleting any remaining oxygen, and fish can become stressed causing the bite to be slow.   Water levels continue to [...]

Humphreys Co. outdoors

2020-01-09T11:06:34-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels have remained stable this past week, and TVA is predicting the same for the upcoming week.  Lake levels at NewJohnsonville have been around 357.5ft, and will only fall back to the 357ft mark by mid week.  water temps continue to be in the mid to upper 80's with flow rates averaging around 45,000cfs. Not much information on the fishing front this past week, hot weather and blistering sun have kept most fishermen off [...]

Kentucky lake fishing report for week of August 4th

2019-12-03T09:33:55-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Not much has been happening on the fishing front this week, Hot temperatures, rain fronts and school beginning, not many fishermen have been braving the conditions, instead patiently awaiting the arrival of  fall weather.  A few bass continue to be taken in and around wood cover fairly shallow, as the bass are moving looking for the plentiful shad schools around the shoreline.  Top water has payed off for some early in the morning, and a [...]

Humphreys Co Fishing report for the week of July 28th

2019-12-03T09:34:07-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

TVA has began the normal draw-down this fall, bringing Kentucky Lake down to the mid to low 357ft mark. TVA normally starts dropping the lake levels just after the 4th of July weekend, and will have the lake at or near winter pool of 354ft, by the first week in September. Lake levels are predicted to stay around 357.4ft all week, with flow rates backed off from last weeks 80.000cfs, to the mid 30.000cfs.  Water [...]

Humphreys Co fishing report for the week on July 19th

2020-01-09T11:03:46-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Lake levels rebounded somewhat this week, with levels at NewJohnsonville at the 359ft mark.  Normally we should be around 358ft, but no doubt the added rainfall across the TN river valley has added some to the increase in water levels.  Flow rates have increased as TVA attempts to keep the lake levels on par with where we should be this time of year.  Flow rates have averaged around 60,000cfs to 75,000cfs this week. normal flow [...]

Fishing report for week of July 15th

2019-12-03T09:34:31-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Water levels in the NewJohnsonville area have been 358.8ft, with TVA  predicting a slight fall to 358.0ft by next weekend.  Water temps have been around the 90 degree mark, with flow rates averaging 50,000cfs this week.  The increased flow rates are TVA's attempt to drop the lake levels back toward winter pool levels by mid-September.  TVA normally starts the draw-down the week after the 4th of July weekend and reaches winter pool levels (354ft).  With [...]

fishing report for June 28th

2019-12-03T09:34:41-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

The big news on the fishing front has been the sudden rise in the lake level for Kentucky lake.  Lake levels at NewJohnsonville started last weekend at normal summer pool, at a level of 359ft.  Today, Friday June 28th the lake has risen over 3 ft to a level of 362.1ft with a crest predicted by TVA, of 362.61ft by Sunday afternoon.  Flow rates on Kentucky lake are 'slight', with Pickwick dumping around 60,000cfs and [...]

Fishing report for week of June 21st

2019-12-03T09:34:52-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Kentucky lake levels have been 'up and down' this week, with levels today(Friday), at 358.9ft. with TVA predicting a rise this week to a crest of just under 360ft by next Thursday.  Flow rates have been ranging from 35,000cfs to 60,000cfs in the NewJohnsonville area.  water color has been clear across most to the reservoir with average water temperatures around the 80 degree mark.  Bass fishermen have been seeing some improvement in ledge bite, but [...]

Humphreys Co. fishing report for week of June 14th, 2019

2019-12-03T09:35:04-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Current Kentucky lake level at NewJohnsonville is at 360.34ft.  lake levels are reported to rise over the weekend to a crest of 360.8ft with an average flow rate of 30,000cfs.  Kentucky dam is predicted to open up Saturday, bumping up the flows to over 60,000cfs through Sunday. Surface temps on the lake have been upper 70's in the morning, rising to the low 80's by late afternoon.  the Buffalo river is up some, with the [...]

Humphreys Co. fishing/lake report

2020-01-09T10:35:42-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

lake levels are on the rise, current levels in the NewJohnsonville area are at 358.8ft with a slight rise and fall over the week, but remaining somewhat stable for the week.  flow rates have been below normal (18,000-25.000cfs) but with the precipitation this week entering the Tn river valley, expect the flow rates to increase as TVA tries to maintain normal lake levels.  TVA is predicting flow rates over the weekend to be around 45,000 [...]

Kentucky Lake Report–May 15, 2019

2019-12-03T09:35:26-06:00Kentucky Lake Reports|

Water temp’s mid 70’s Flow rates have been around 70.000cfs but predicted to slow by this weekend Water levels 359.7ft, predicted to fall over the week to 359ft Fishing Report for Kentucky lake and duck river Shell cracker (Red-eared sunfish) action has been picking up, a cold front which dropped water temps has slowed the bite up.  Most fish have been  taken in 2-5 foot of water in backs of bays around grass, limits are [...]

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