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.
Bass fishing has slowed a bit as the larger fish are in a post spawn transition period. Good numbers of fish up to three pounds are still being caught. Plastics and jigs fished around 10 feet deep off points are working well. Green pumpkin, brown and melon appear to be the flavors of the week. The topwater bite early and late is good. The lake is at summer pool, clear and around 80 degrees.
Bass fishing is still very good. Melon, brown and pumpkin jigs tipped with a craw are putting several good fish in the boat. Plastics, spinnerbaits and crankbaits are also productive. Points and docks appear to be holding the most fish. Bluegill fishing is getting better. Main lake bluffs and shady pockets are producing best. Try a popeye jig tipped with a meal worm under a pear bobber at 3 to 5 feet. The lake is clear, at pool and in the mid 70's.
Surface temps are in the mid 70's with the lake being clear and near summer pool. Bass fishing continues to be good. Jigs in watermelon and brown have been successful. Plastic worms and creature baits are catching bass. Floating worms fished around docks are also picking up some fish. Most fish are being caught off main lake points. Crappie fishing is slow. Bluegill fishing is getting better each day. A popeye jig tipped with a wax worm and fished under a pear shaped bobber works well. I have not seen much bedding activity as of yet.
Bass fishing continues to be very good. Numbers of quality fish are being caught on shad pattern crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs and plastics. Main lake points are most productive right now. Plastics in melon/red and browns appear to be a winner. Crappie fishing is slow. Bluegill fishing is heating up with some quality fish being caught off gravel banks, bluffs and in pockets. Popeye jigs with wax worms are working great. Fish these about 3 feet deep under a pear bobber. The lake is clear, stable, around summer pool and near 70 degrees.
Currently Nolin is about 4 feet above summer pool, mainly clear and temps are in the lower to mid 60's. Bass fishing is excellent. Numbers of quality fish can be taken on 1/2 ounce willow spinnerbaits, shad pattern crankbaits, floating worms, and jig/craw combinations. Pitching to flooded trees has been very successful this week. Crappie fishing is slow. Some fish can be caught slow trolling a tandem curly tail rig over brush. Bluegill can be caught on popeye jig and worm combinations in pockets and off gravel banks. Good luck.
Nolin is clear to stained, at summer pool and temps in the mid to high 60's. Crappie fishing has slowed considerably. Most fish are being caught early and late in the day around shallow cover. Minnows, grubs and tube jigs appear to be the best flavors. Bass fishing has slowed a bit. Good numbers of fish are still being caught shallow off main lake points and secondary points in creeks. Spinnerbaits, jigs, and crankbaits in baitfish patterns appear to be favorite flavors. Trick or sinking worms are beginning to catch fish as well. Try fishing these baits around shallow docks and timber. Chartreuse flake, white and melon/red are good flavor choices. White bass can be caught on spinners and small crankbaits over channels, windy flats and in the river. Debris is still floating, navigate carefully.
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.
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