2019 NKFF CAVE RUN LAKE TAILWATERS FLOAT WARM WATER FISHING DAY TRIP
– Saturday June 22 or RAIN / HIGH WATER DATE Sunday, June 30
This is a float only trip … because we are not sure of any safe accessible and wadable areas.
Meet at 6AM at the Shoe Carnival / Staples Parking lot in Florence to drive to the Cave Run Lake Dam Tailwater Access Park – it’s about a 2-hour drive. Directions: I-75 south to I-64 east out of Lexington. I-64 east to exit 133 (Farmers KY-801 south); follow KY-801 south past US-60. Turn right onto KY-826 then right onto the first road to right after crossing the dam. We’ll stop somewhere along the way to have breakfast the continue to the put-in.
We’ll launch our kayaks/canoes/jon boats/bass boats/etc and float & fish our way downstream for a mile or two. Then we’ll paddle and be towed back up-river to the tailwater access park to take out and head home … probably stopping somewhere for dinner.
Actual date is dependent on the COE being finished drawing down the lake to summer pool so the flow is slow enough for us to fish without being swept down too far. The nearest public take-out down-river is six or seven miles.
So at least one, possibly two of us must have a motor-craft to help tow the paddlers back to the put-in.
- Michael J Arnold