2/28/2015: Just a reminder–Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses expire TODAY–renew your license before you head out (after this white stuff disappears!)
2/16/16: Snowed in today, but I just read a release about trout stocking in Hickman Creek, in Lexington. 1,000 rainbow trout are being stocked at Belleau Woods and Veteran’s Parks this week. I’ve written about Veteran’s Park in the past–this is a great development for Lexington’s public fishing scene. This should be a very interesting fishery over the next few months, and very close for folks in Lexington. A list of other FINs stockings is also posted at the KDFWR website. Once this snow slacks off, I’ll definitely be heading back to Veterans Park for a little winter trout fishing.
2/7/15: I tried Lock 7 again for sauger–no dice. There were others there for the same reason, but nobody caught anything. On the way home, I took a detour to go take a look at Lock 6, at the end of Oregon Road near Nonesuch in Woodford County. There was a gate blocking the entrance to the area. I know that anglers are allowed downstream of a dam to fish, but I’m not too sure about gate-hopping to get there. It would be great if it could be worked out between Fish and Wildlife and the KY River Authority to create authorized access to the various dam sites, in a clear and legal way.
1/17/15: Today was the first decent weekend day of the new year, so I thought I’d try to catch some sauger on the Kentucky River. It was 55 and sunny, but I couldn’t get anything to bite. Another fellow was there also, and he said that he hadn’t had any bites yet either. I think it was February the last time I caught sauger there, so I guess I’ll wait a few weeks and try again.
Tell us about your winter trips in the comments below. I know there are others itching to get out and hit the water this year as well, and it’s nice to hear about what is working and where to focus efforts on these rare winter days like today.