Buckhorn Lake

Current Temperature:
66°

Est Water Temperature:
67° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.10 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Buckhorn Lake
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-07-31
Well another couple weeks are again in the books here at Old Hickory Guide Service and we have enjoyed every minute of it. We have run a bunch of trips the last couple weeks with mixed results but wit... [more]

-Ian Huey

Keystone Lake, OK
2014-07-14
I have been regularly fishing Keystone for striped Bass for about four weeks right now. The trips I have been doing are very early morning trips, and they have been producing good numbers of Stripers ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Kentucky Reports

Buckhorn Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Buckhorn Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Vital fishing information for Buckhorn Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Buckhorn Lake offers over 1,230 acres of water at summer pool for anglers. There are many different species of fish to be caught at Buckhorn Lake, such as muskie, crappie, catfish, white bass and bluegill. From April through November the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife regularly stocks the stilling basin, just below the dam, with trout. Our Daily Lake Information Line, which includes daily recorded fishing reports, lake elevations and upcoming events and other messages, can be reached by calling (606) 398-7157 [Buckhorn Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 04/06/2008]
State:
Kentucky

County:
Leslie

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
1230

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
37.306544

Longitude:
-83.439445

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
50

Normal Elevation (ft):
980

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Buckhorn Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Buckhorn Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
67 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Buckhorn Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Buckhorn Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.2/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 67. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Buckhorn Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Buckhorn Lake Crappie Rating:
   4.3/5
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Buckhorn Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I\'ve been catching crappie 10 to 11 inches in size using minnows. If you can find a bait store that\'s still open get live bait it\'s working best right now for crappie fishing. I\'ve found that the river channel of Buckhorn Lake down near the damn is the best place to catch them.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Buckhorn Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Buckhorn Lake Walleye Rating:
   0.8/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Buckhorn Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Buckhorn Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Buckhorn Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Buckhorn Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 67 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Buckhorn Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Buckhorn Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Buckhorn Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I find it hard to believe the rating is so low for white bass. The white bass are coming off the nest right now and are extremely active anywhere from the opossum bend portion to the low water bridge in the confluence section. Night-crawlers are pretty good, red-worms are better, green stink worms is the best live worm. I find with artificial that I have the best luck with white rooster tail & gold tone medium spinners.
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Buckhorn Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Buckhorn Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   0.5/5
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Buckhorn Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
06:42 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:37 EST







Buckhorn Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://fw.ky.gov/license/olpsintro.aspx...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fish/FishRec...  

State Parks
http://parks.ky.gov/  

State Fishing Information
http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/pdf/basicfi...