The Edmonson Voice is proud to feature a new column on our network, "Nolin Lake Fishing Report" from Terry Watts. Terry is a Cabela's guide and pro staff member. He is a retired educator from the Lexington area and contributes his fishing reports to Cabela's in Bowling Green and Louisville. He also volunteers with Nolin Lake area groups and in youth programs for the Corps of Engineers. You can find out more about Terry and his lake guide service by clicking on the photo above.
by Terry Watts:
Lake conditions are constantly changing due fronts and precipitation amounts. As of today, the current elevation is about 5 feet above summer pool and falling. Surface temps remain around 55 degrees. Clarity ranges from clear to stained.
Bass fishing has been fair. Spinnerbaits and chatterbaits have been good in the back of creeks and around shallow docks. White or shad patterns have been good flavors and 1/2 ounce has been a good size. Sunlight and wind are major factors influencing the bass bite this time of year.
White bass are biting very good on spinners and grubs in the upper river. A 1/8 ounce Cabelas bed jig with a white grub or 1/8 ounce rooster tail is a good choice.
Crappie fishing has been slow with fish remaining deeper than usual for this time of year. Try minnows or tube jigs fished around 10 feet in standing timber or near blowdowns along deep banks.
Wear your PFD when on the water and take your kids fishing.