Nolin River Lake is a reservoir in Edmonson, Grayson, and Hart counties in Kentucky. It was impounded from the Nolin River by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1963.The Nolin River dam was authorized in 1938 as part of a flood control act. The lake varies from 2,890 acres (11.7 km²) in the winter to 5,795 acres (23.5 km²) in the summer. Nearby attractions include Mammoth Cave National Park, Nolin Lake State Park, Moutardier Resort and Marina, and Wax Marina.
Surface temperature is 78 degrees with the lake being clear and near summer pool. Bass fishing has been good with good numbers of fish being caught on plastics off deep banks. The topwater bite should continue to improve as temperatures drop. Crappie fishing is fair over brushpiles using minnows around 10 feet or vertical jigging tubes in standing timber. White bass fishing is fair trolling crankbaits and spoons near channel bends and bluffs.
Nolin lake is clear, falling slowly and around 83 degrees in the mornings. Bass fishing at night is good using plastics and crankbaits 10 to 15 feet deep. Channel banks and long points are producing best. Crappie fishing is fair using minnows over brush at around 10 feet. White bass fishing is slow. Try trolling small crankbaits and spoons near bluffs.
Bass fishing is good on plastics and jigs off channel banks and on crankbaits off long points. Spinnerbaits are also producing early and late in the day. Crappie fishing is fair over brush around 10 to 15 feet on minnows. Evening is producing best. Surface temperatures are 83 to 85 degrees with the lake stable and clear.
Bass continue to bite well on plastics around 15 feet. Crankbaits are picking up fish on flats and points late in the day and at night. White bass can be caught casting and trolling channel banks. Crappie are on brush around 15 feet and bluegill are biting good off wood and docks at around 5 feet. Surface temperatures are hovering around 85 degrees with the lake being clear and at pool.
Bass fishing has improved this week. Most fish have been caught off channel banks and points adjacent to deep water. Jigs and plastics are producing the most fish. Try throwing a crankbait such as the Deep Little N on flats at night. White bass fishing is fair using Rat-L-Traps. The new color patterns for traps are awesome! Crappie can be caught on minnows over brush around 12 feet. The occasional walleye can be picked up drifting live bait late in the day and early evening. Catfish and bluegill fishing is good early and late in the day. The lake is clear, 85 degrees and slightly above pool.
Nolin is clear and stable with surface temperatures around 85 degrees. White bass fishing is fair to good. Jumps are not as consistent as the last few weeks. Rat-l-traps and spoons are producing fish over humps and channel bends. Bass fishing is slow with most fish being caught early and at night on jigs and plastics around 15 feet. Some crappie can be caught over brushpiles on minnows around 12 feet. Walleye fishing is slow. Catfish are biting fair on liver at night around 10 feet off points and rock banks. Bluegill fishing is fair around docks and wood early and late. Crickets fished around 5 feet are producing best.
White bass fishing is good on spinners, spoons and small crankbaits. Try fishing the mouths of creeks, humps and channel bends. Largemouth fishing is fair on plastics and jigs fished around 15 feet off channel banks. The Uncle Josh meat craw has been very productive on jigs. Bluegill are biting popeye jigs, worms or crickets around wood, docks or overhanging trees. Walleye fishing is fair trolling shad rap crankbaits off points and on flats. The lake is clear, stable and 85 degrees.
Bass fishing is fair to good along channel banks fishing plastics around 15 feet. Try fishing at night! White bass fishing is good on spinners, spoons and small crankbaits early and late in the day. Walleye fishing is fair using live bait rigs and trolling along dropoffs. Bluegill fishing is good along docks and under overhanging trees using popeye and worm combinations. Catfish are biting liver, crawlers and prepared baits off rocky points and channel banks late in the day and at night. The lake is clear, stable and in the mid 80's.
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