Over the past few weeks, fishing has been slow in most places in Central Kentucky due to the nasty weather and extreme temperatures. However, people are still fishing where the creeks are not frozen, with moderate success, but anglers should set their expectations low until water temperatures rise. One place that has seen great fishing over the past few weeks is Otter Creek Recreation Area outside of Louisville. Fishing at Otter Creek has remained good throughout the Winter and should continue to be a quality option for those wanting to wet a line over the next few months. The creek was stocked with numerous large fish last Fall, and again in late January. There are currently significant number of fish in the 16"-22" range in multiple sections of the creek. Fishing at Otter Creek has been exceptional when water levels are low. Be sure to bring a net if you go!
The Cumberland River tailwater is still seeing high flows, but water levels should recede soon, once the snow melts and temperatures return to normal. The Dix River has had high flows on most days over the last month or so, but there have been windows of opportunity with good water levels and active fish. It is imperative to know the generation schedule at both these tailwaters before you plan a trip, as water levels fluctuate significantly creating dangerous conditions and rendering the waterways extremely challenging to fish.
There are also numerous delayed harvest streams that are currently full of trout and can be a good escape from cabin fever this time of year.
Give us a call at the shop, (859) 389-6552, for more details on any of these streams.