785 Buchanan Resort Rd. Springville, TN 38256



  • What is the best time of year to fish Kentucky Lake?

One of the most popular times to fish for crappie is in the springtime.  However, you can catch crappie on Kentucky Lake year around.  One of the most overlooked times for fishing crappie is in the fall.  

  • Where is the best fishing on Kentucky Lake?

We like to think that the Big Sandy area is the best place with the most amount of keeper size crappie.  There are plenty of other areas that are doing exceptionally well as of 2022.  

  • Are fishing guides worth it?

As a guide myself I always hire a fishing guide when I go to a new area.  Even If I bring my own boat at least they can shoot me in the right direction.

  • Is Kentucky Lake rough?

KY Lake can get really rough at times with a due North or South wind.  We all run 20 ft plus for bass boats that are made for rough water.  

  • Can you fish in Kentucky Lake without a license?

No you cannot fish without a license.  We primarily guide out of the TN side of Kentucky Lake. Here is a link to purchase your license online.  All you need to do is purchase the license on your phone and take a screenshot of the license.  https://license.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx

  • How do you catch crappie on Kentucky Lake?

We typically use 12ft-16ft long rods and “single pole” to active fish.  We also pitch to fish with small spinning rods.  We all use Garmin LiveScope 95% of the time. 

  • What time of day are crappie most active?

Old school way of thinking is early in the morning and late afternoon.  I personally have found that crappie can’t see my bait as well when the light is low on the horizon.  I fish with live sonar and that’s just what I see and my style.  

  • How do you catch crappie on Kentucky Lake?

Dropping a single jig to them or by casting a jig to them.  All of our guides utilize Garmin Livescope so we are fishing for active fish.  If we can’t see them on the screen we keep on moving.  

  • How do you attract crappie?

There’s plenty of ways to attract crappie.  The old school ways would be with minnows or “Crappie Nibbles”.  There are some newer products like “Bait-Pop” out that have been showing signs of success.  Everyday is different and the faster you can figure out what they want the quicker you can put a pattern together and stick with it.