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The FLW Bass Fishing League tournament season continues June 15-16 with back-to-back T-H Marine FLW LBL Division tournaments on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000, respectively, in each tournament. Takeoffs…

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Above-average temperatures have hung around for about a week now and Kentucky Lake anglers have found themselves transitioning toward summer fishing patterns a bit earlier than anticipated.

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It’s the weekend boaters have been waiting for since many of them went into hibernation just after Labor Day.Labeled as the official start to the summer boating season, Memorial Day weekend kicks off a recreational barrage for boaters, fishermen, campers, skiers, tubers and all lake dwellers.

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Kentucky Lake’s fishing scene was pretty good this week for catfishermen, who continue to land decent stringers from rocky banks and also throughout the secondary bays where spawning continues.

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Every year, hundreds of people lose their lives in boating incidents. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four of five recreational boating fatalities, and that 83 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. 

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What started way back in late March is now drawing to a close. Tennessee’s spring turkey season will see the curtain fall Sunday as the statewide season ends.

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Still on the prowl this week are spawning catfish along the rocky banks of Kentucky Lake. Several nice ones have been taken in the backs of small coves and pockets just off the main lake, too, as the fish move up to search for spawning territory plus feast on bluegill beds.

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Emery Miles got herself a gobbler on March 24 weighing in at 28 pounds, 2 ounces with an 11-inch beard and 1.5 inch spurs. She shot the bird using a 20-gauge shotgun while hunting in a turkey blind with her dad Kevin Miles. 

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Dogwood winter started the week off for the Kentucky Lake fishing scene as frigid temperatures followed a wet and windy weekend. A quick rebound returned by Tuesday only to have cooler conditions with more rain and thunderstorms in the forecast as Easter weekend arrives.

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Every year, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency entertains input from anglers and then presents comments to both the wildlife commission and fisheries biologists.

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For most crappie anglers testing the waters of Kentucky Lake these last few weeks, it has been pretty tough sledding. A mean spring has tossed some very challenging conditions in the path of anglers yearning to jump start this very popular fishing season.

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Doubling up on turkeys last Saturday during the Young Sportsmen’s Turkey Hunt were two Henry County youngsters, 12-year old Carter (left) and 9-year old Blair Moody. They teamed up with their dad, Jon Paul, and mom, Erin, to make it a family hunt.

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For the last week Kentucky Lake’s elevation has been falling fast as TVA really pulled the plug in the aftermath of recent flooding across the region. The reservoir crested about ten days ago some thirteen feet above normal winter pool in some places.

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How about this wild ride on the weather roller coaster? For anglers and hunters it has been a weird winter season as changing conditions have also paralleled fluctuations in lake levels.

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The statewide deer harvest stood at 145,711 this week and, while the regular season ended Jan. 13 with the last Youth Deer Hunt, there’s still change underway, as the season has been extended in Fayette and Hardeman counties because of the discovery of deer that tested positive for Chronic W…

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