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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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