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Taylorsville Lake

I needed to check out my repair of the boat. The Tilt/Trim relay went out and blew the fuse to the motor while in Canada. I decided to run up to Taylorsville for the afternoon. The water was the calmest I have seen in many years. The upper lake is a little dingy and the water temperature was 82 to 84 degrees, can you believe that. There were a lot of sticks and some logs on the main lake so be careful. I started in the first little creek below Candy Creek. The second fish I boated was a 18 incher and weighted 3 lbs even. I caught fish in all the creeks I tried. I didn’t do much good on the main lake only a couple of small fish. The only negative was there was a bad mud line around most of the banks due to boat traffic. If I could find a clear bank I seem  to do better. As usual I caught my fish on a silver crankbait that ran down to 5 feet or so, I did try one with a rattle and one that didn’t. To be honest I couldn’t tell much difference. Early in the afternoon I lost a lot of fish and later I improved my catch. It was a multi specie day. I caught a number of Drum several over 5 lbs. Along with Green Sunfish, Crappie, and I caught my first Flathead Catfish in Taylorsville. I finished the day with 25, most were in the 11 to 14.5 inch range with just a couple of dinks. The fish are biting but after today and with the Holiday weekend fishing I believe it will be hard. Taylorsville will have a lot of traffic and fishermen.  Those of you that Facebook, David and I have a new Facebook page Central Kentucky Bass Fishing. Everyone is welcome. It is so everyone can comment and show their pictures which you can’t here. I did make a short Video of my trip. To be honest I forgot I had left my GoPro in the boat till just before I quit. It is on Facebook. I plan to keep putting my fishing reports here. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.Taylorsville


Taylorsville Lake report

Sabrina and I went to Taylorsville Lake. I just got my Bass boat back for some normal maintenance. I needed to run it to make sure everything was OK. I will be taking it to Canada in about a week and a half. Was it a tough day. It wasn’t because of the fish not biting but WIND. It was all I could do to try to control the boat and casting was fun too. We would be lucky if we could keep a cast within 10 feet of where we were trying to cast a lure. I felt sorry for Sabrina the back of the boat was everywhere. The wind was so bad that at times I had to to put the trolling motor on #4 and 5 being the highest setting. This was just to move the boat slowly.

The fish were biting some. They were very scattered and seamed to be around wood. Poor Sabrina was either hung on something on the bottom or the wind would send her lure into the weeds or trees, brushes on the bank. The good thing was the fish we caught were nice size. I boated 2 over 15 inches and the rest were in the 12 to 14 inch range, with one dink about 9 inches. We were using shad color crankbaits the ran down to 4-5 feet.  We caught fish from the mouth of the creeks to about 3 feet of water in the rear.

The water was clear except around wind blown banks and they were muddy. The water temperature was 66 degrees. We only boated 12 bass. I believe we would have a good day but for the wind. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.

Taylorsville Lake report

Yesterday afternoon I went up to Taylorsville. The water was clear, the water temperature was 82 and the lake was down about half a foot from summer pool. Fishing was super tough. I only hooked 12 bass. I was able to boat 10 of them. My big fish was only 14.75 inches. 0830171454The few fish were in the creeks. I never got a hit on the main lake. There were some shad in schools in the creeks. The big schools were around Van Buren. I tried some plastics but only got Green Sunfish bites. I went to my shad color crankbait that went down about 5 feet and that is what I caught my fish on. I did see a lot of wildlife. I had a doe swim across the mouth of Candy Creek. I also saw a number of turkeys. It will be interesting to see what Harvey does to fishing. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.

Taylorsville Lake Report

My Girl Friend has apparently found her a new Sugar Daddy with some money. She wanted to stay home instead of going fishing with me. What is wrong with the girl. I decided to finally give Taylorsville a try. The lake is at Summer pool and has a good algae bloom. You can only see down about a foot and a half. The water temperature was 86 degrees. I have to admit it was hot today. There was very little wind which is very unusual for Taylorsville. The second unusual thing was the shad were deep today. There was very little topwater activity. To be honest it was another tough day. The fish were very scattered and on wood. I had to fish a little deeper than normal. The fish I caught were down 5 feet or a little deeper.  I never did find any decent fish. all were in the 10 to 12 inch range. I had one that went 13.5 inches. I only lost 6 fish, but I only boated 10. I caught all of my fish on crankbaits they were chrome or white with a black back. I tried a worm for a while and all I got hits on were Green Sunfish. The fish are biting, but you have to cover a lot of water. Till the next post hope to see you on the water. By the way there was only 6 boats on the water when I got there at about noon. I almost forgot. I got the you know what scared out of me. I was fishing a bank with a lot of weeds on shore. All of a sudden a big black hairy thing came out of the weeds and jumped in the water getting me wet. I almost left the boat. It turned out to be a River Otter I slipped up on lying in the weeds. Sabrina would have laughed her but off. I didn’t know I could still move that fast.8-16-17

Taylorsville Lake Report

0508171726aI needed to run my bass boat to make sure everything was working for my upcoming Canada fishing trip. I decided to go to Taylorsville Lake. I wasn’t sure if I could catch any fish due to the big cold front that just went thru. The lake was up about a foot, but very clear for Taylorsville. I had several surprises. The first was the water temperature was between 65 and 70 degrees, much warmer than I would have thought. I caught more fish than I thought I would. They were very scattered but on wood. The second surprise was I saw 2 bass guarding fry. I thought the spawn was over. I caught most of my fish on a chrome color crankbait. The biggest problem was due to the clear water I had to keep cleaning the moss off of my lure. I did catch a few fish on a white Fluke. The fish were running between 11 and 14 inches. I did boat a 16 inch fish and 2 dinks. I hooked 20 bass and was able to boat 15 of them. I’m not sure how well the fish will be biting with another cold front coming thru. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.

Taylorsville Lake Fishing Report

0413171317I hate to tell you but the report isn’t good. I went down this afternoon. I mainly wanted to run my bassboat to make sure it was running OK. The good news is that it ran great. I plan to take it to Canada shortly and I have already had one problem with it several years ago. Back to the fishing report. The fish were very scattered. They are about halfway back in the creek arms to rear of the creeks. I caught all but one fish on a shad color crankbait, the one was caught on a fluke. Most of the fish I caught of lost were on rocks. That surprised me. The water around Van Buren is very dingy. By the time you get to Timber Creek its clear and I mean clear, you can see down about 4 feet. That’s very clear for Taylorsville. The main lake was 65 degrees and some of the creeks were up to 70. It seems that the fish are getting kind of spawny. I saw several on the rocks that looked like they were trying to nest. I couldn’t get any of them to hit any thing. I boated only 7 bass with 2 that were keepers and only one dink. There was a lot of heavy boat traffic mainly crappie fisherman. Till the next post hope to see you on the water.

Taylorsville Lake Report

I went to Taylorsville Lake today. I put in at Van Buren. I only fished for about 5 hours. I can tell you it was very windy. Even with the wind it was still darn hot. The fish were very scattered and not relating to any thing I could tell. I again only caught two sizes of fish, dinks or 12 to 14 inchers. The good news is I only loss one fish I know of. It was a little guy. I was fishing in 4 to 8 feet of water. The funny thing was I didn’t see many shad which is very unusual. Most of my fish were caught in the first third of a creek or on the main lake. The only bait I caught fish on was a crankbait. I tried a worm and didn’t even have a hit. I finished the day with only 12 bass, several drum, a bunch of green sunfish and a few whitebass. If you go your going to have to cover a lot of water. Till the next post hope to see you on the water. By the way I only saw 8 boats all day and I made a run all the way to the dam and back.