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04-13-2010, 09:55 AM
I was going to wait and see if someone else from the group posted but since they didn't I will. Myself, Donnie, Tim and Jeff put in last Saturday for a float down the elkhorn. The day started out really cold but turned into a beautiful day. I hooked a fish within the 1st 15 minutes on the water but never got it in, but did draw first blood about 20 minutes later with a nice smallie. The water in the creek is really low due to lack of rain and the moss is terrible which drove Tim to the topwater lure, and he did really good with it catching 8 bass total I think. 2 kentucky, 1 LM, and the rest being Smallies. I ended the day with 5 all being smallies except one that was a big freshwater drum, sheephead, white perch or whatever ya'll want to call them. I can tell you it was a challenge on the ultralite with 4lb test, I was dissappointed because I thought I had a really good bass, but it was still really fun to catch. I won't say how many fish Jeff and Donnie caught. They can tell that story themselves. All in all it was a great day on the water. Tim said he was going back on Sunday but I don't know how they did. The fish are definately biting now with the water temp at almost 70 degrees so get out there and get you some.
04-13-2010, 10:23 AM
Congrats, sounds like a great day on the Elkhorn. The water levels here are really low also, I hope this isn't a sign of a really dry summer coming.
04-13-2010, 10:02 PM
The creeks need a BIG rain to flush the moss out and get the fish active. Terry
04-14-2010, 09:38 AM
You guys had a great day on the water. I always enjoy catching different species and it sounds like Elkhorn is a good stream for a mixed bag.
04-14-2010, 09:44 AM
we definately need a good rain to flush out the creek. The key right now as far as i can tell is making long cast into spots for the fish. The water is so clear the fish are easily spooked. The only thing bad about the long cast is the amount of moss you have reel back in if you dont get any takers. I'm pretty sure we set some kind of record for the amount of moss we caught.
04-14-2010, 12:53 PM
The moss has been getting worse every year on the main stem. Could it be caused from all the run off around all the construction around Georgetown with factorys, new home, and business expanding. If this is whats happening, how can we help control it. The Indiana Smallmouth Alliance has funded study's and contibuted funds for the planting of buffer strips along creeks to help filter out fertilizer and pollution run off. Does Ky have a soil and water convervation district in each county? Can the KDFW get involved. Another thought is, maybe this is just a cycle and it may get worse before it gets better.
04-20-2010, 10:13 AM
this is my 3rd spring here and I have never seen anything like it. I think it is just a result of lack of rain or a cycle like you said. I do know that the clearer the water is the more active the moss is because it recieves plenty of sunshine and we have had hardly any rain to stain the water so the moss is thriving. Talking to some of the oldtimers here they say they have never seen so much moss either. The KFW people are very active with the Elkhorn because it is thier baby it gets lots of funding so I'm sure they have been checking it out already
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