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Elkhorn Creek Report

Just got back from Elkhorn Creek fished from Knight’s Bridge to Canoe Ky. All I can say is have you ever had a day you should have stayed in bed, This was mine, if it could go wrong it did. Other than catching a bunch of fish it became a very trying day. The good news is that the fish were biting. The bad news is that about a third of the fish I caught were dinks. I’m not saying that the bigger fish weren’t biting, but small guys were faster. There were a number times after hooking a dink a nice fish was chasing it, trying to get the lure from it. I caught most of my fish on a small thin stickbait, only about 2 inches long. The fish were in fast water. I caught more above a rapid than below. If there was big chunk rock that was shallow with fast water I caught a lot in those areas. I finished the day with 67 fish. Other than the dinks most of my fish were 10 to 14 inches long. I did catch a nice 17 incher just before I got to Canoe Ky. Now for all the things that could go wrong and did. I had 2 dinks that were jumping around while I was trying to get them unhooked. I loss control of them and got a hook in me pass the barb. Good thing I am good at getting hooks out of people. In the swift water just above Clay Bank rapid my anchor started sliding and got hung under a rock and almost swamped the yak. I had to get out and was finally able to get the anchor loose and dump a lot of water out of my yak. I had a bearing go out of one of my new reels. I got caught in two wonderful storms. I just love lightning. After loading the yak and on the way home I had a flat. Of course it was pouring down and I had to wait for about a hour and a half for the rain to slow. After jacking the truck up and removing the tire the truck slid off the jack. I didn’t have cell phone service so I had to climb a hill to get service and another storm hit. I couldn’t locate my wife and none of my friends in the area would answer. I was able to jack the truck up a little at a time and put rock under the brake drum till it was high enough to get the jack back under it. I got the spare on and drove very slow and carefully home. I will be lucky if I get out of bed tomorrow. Here is where I say hope to see you on the water but after today I wouldn’t want my bad luck to rub off on anyone.

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Taylorsville Lake Fishing Report

I decided to go try Taylorsville Lake yesterday afternoon. The water was clear, down about a foot from summer pool and 71 degrees. The water was allot warmer than I had expected. The wind was blowing real good at times. You have to get use to that because the wind seems to always blow there. I started with some plastics, worms and craws. They didn’t like ether. I went to a crankbait and was able to start catching some fish. I have to say it was a difficult day. The fish were on wood in about 5 feet of water, but very scattered. They were hitting the bait very lightly. If I hadn’t had a very sensitive rod I’m not sure if I would have caught most of the fish that I did. I lost twice as many fish as I boated. I ended the day with only 11 bass. The highlight of the trip was right after I launched the boat I observed 2 Bald Eagles flying never Van Buren. They were circling with a Osprey. I saw them again in Candy Creek. I have been told they have a nest on the lake. Till the next report, hope to see you on the water.