Sunday, May 18, 2008

Fishing Success Despite Windy Day

Matthew and I went to Cave Run Lake today. We had a rough time launching the boat from Clay Lick Boat Dock due to high winds. Big waves tossed the boat erratically. It was even tougher getting the boat back on the trailer at the end of the day. Despite this hassle, we had success catching fish.

The wind made it impossible to fish on the main lake, so we ventured about a mile up the Licking River near Fuget Branch in search of calmer water. It took us a while to get there, as much of this water is flooded timber. When navigating these waters it is necessary to exercise extreme caution to avoid running the boat into the tops of the submerged trees. This area is known for holding largemouth bass, crappie, and muskie. It is the furthest point up the Licking River that we have accessed from Clay Lick to date. We caught largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie. We fished all afternoon and into the early evening. Matt got hungry and ate the Vienna sausages and nabs I packed between reeling in fish. We also enjoyed listening to the Reds game on the portable XM radio as we fished. It was a very fun day.


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