The Parklands of Floyd's Fork
PARKLANDS OF FLOYDS FORK FLOAT OR WADE FISHING
Initial plans for folks from up here are to meet at the Shoe Carnival / Staples parking lot at 6:15AM. Those of us who will be floating (kayak or canoe or inflatable) will be trailering our craft. A few of us can take more than one kayak or canoe or combination so folks can drive/rideshare. We’ll try to work that all out before the trip. We’ll partner up and then head south on I-75 stopping at Richwood to grab breakfast at McDonald before continuing down I-71. We plan on being at whichever upper access point we will launch from by 8AM-ish. Folks coming from further south (Georgetown, Lexington/Louisville, etc) will leave at an appropriate time to meet up with us.
At this point we don’t even know what stretch of Floyd’s Fork we’ll be fishing. That will depend on the then-current water conditions, etc. It will definitely be one of the shorter sections … we like to float sections that are 3-miles or less in length (put-in to take-out) so we maximize fishing and minimize paddling. In either case, folks who go to wade fish will have the put-in and take-out accesses to wade and fish so that we can all meet at the take-out point and decide where to go for a late lunch/early dinner before heading home. My vote is for Double-Doggs (13307 Shelbyville Road – Route 60 east of Middletown, KY just off I-265 Gene Snyder Hwy). They have a great taco salad … served in a big dog bowl. Fun!!
For now … we need to know who is interested, whether you have a float-craft and/or trailer or if you just plan to wade and fish. If you have a float craft do you need to have it trailered, can we combine vehicles, riders, drivers, etc to minimize travel costs. REGISTER here and we will contact you as the date nears.
As the date approaches, the maps for the appropriate section(s), driving directions, contact info for everyone going, equipment and fly listings, etc will be sent to those who decide on actually going.
As with any of our local trips, do NOT let the fact that you are a beginner or may not have the appropriate (or any) fly-fishing gear keep you from attending this trip. Many of us have loaner outfits. You will need felt-soled wading boots … but probably not waders … most of us will be wet wading.
If you have specific other questions, contact Trip Coordinator Mike Arnold at email@example.com.