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 km˛) in the winter to 5,795 acres (23.5 km˛) in the summer. Nearby attractions include Mammoth Cave National Park, Nolin Lake State Park, Moutardier Resort and Marina, and Wax Marina.
Lake temperatures continue to rise with the warm weather. Surface temps range from the mid 60's on the main lake to upper 60's in the creeks. The lake is mainly clear at around summer pool with some floating debris. Bass continue to bite well. Melon jigs, chartreuse or white spinnerbaits and shad pattern crankbaits seem to be the flavors of choice. Crappie fishing has slowed. Most fish are still being taken shallow on tubes, grubs and minnows around 6 feet deep. Be prepared to change locations when searching for smaller schools of fish. Chartreuse or pearl seem to be the favored flavors of lures.
Fishing has slowed a bit this week due to fast rising lake levels. The lake is about 2 feet below summer pool, mainly stained to clear and in the low 60's. Bass are taking shad style crankbaits off points and rock banks, jigs and spinnerbaits in timber and jerkbaits near docks. Crappie are taking minnows, tubes and grubs at around 4 feet. Chartreuse or pearl have been productive. White bass can be caught on spinners and small crankbaits. Try points at the mouth of creeks and windy flats. Good luck.
Nolin is around 17 feet below summer pool, clear and in the mid 50's. Bass fishing is excellent on a variety of lures. Shad pattern crankbaits are catching good numbers of fish off points. White bass fishing is good using grubs, spinners and small crankbaits. Windy banks are producing best. Crappie fishing is good using jigs or minnows around 8 feet. Crappie are very susceptible to weather changes so plan accordingly.
Nolin is clear, rising slowly at 20 feet below summer pool and 52 degrees. Bass fishing is fair on jerkbaits, rat-l-traps and jig-n-pork combinations. Good numbers are coming off shallow stumps and the lower sections of major creeks. White bass fishing is good right now. Spinners, grubs and small crankbaits are working well. Good numbers of large fish are being caught. Crappie fishing is fair at best. Most fish are taking jigs or minnows fished along standing timber. Plan around weather patterns for the best fishing.
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.
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