If I wanted to Catch a Muskie ?

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Duster, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Were in this state should I go ? I have heard of some being put in old strip mine lakes but that about all from this area. I know the green river used to hold some a long time ago up in the cave area but am not sure if that holds true anymore or not.
     
  2. gates

    gates 6 pointer

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    Check this link

    http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/fishfr01.htm

    Looks like Cave Run and Green River Lake are the best choices.

    Next in line are Buckhorn and Green River form GRL to Rochester.

    I have never fished for muskie. Where do you live? Do you need a partner? Green River lake is about 3 hours from me. I live at Morgantown about 10 miles from Rochester. I have never heard of anyone catching a muskie this far down the river. I would love to try for one of these fish but all I have is bass tackle. I've got a few thousand casts in me. If you go let us know how you do and where you went.

    James
     
  3. 45 Caliber

    45 Caliber 6 pointer

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    There's lots of excellent musky fishing here in Rowan county, KY. You have Cave Run lake, Triplett creek (overlooked for musky) and the Licking River. Even though I don't musky fish much, I have managed to accidentally hook a couple over the past two or three years while trout fishing. Both musky were 35"+. I have saw several good ones come out of cave run. Also, the liking river below cave run dam is another hotspot. I saw a HUGE musky come out of there this past spring.

    Hope this helps
     
  4. raktrakr

    raktrakr Cyber-Hunter

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    green river lake is a good place in about a month from now.4 yrs ago i caught 2 within 10 min. of each other,it was snowin pretty hard and i was the only one fishin.most of the time though,your usually rubbin elbows where its so crowded. oh yeah, we usually fish from the bank at the state dock
     
  5. Redeye

    Redeye Fawn

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    I love to fish for musky! The CAVE is the tops in the state! I have fished there 3-4 times and if you plan on going there go stop by Crash's and they will give you some tips. His website is www.crashslanding.com I personally fish green river lake because its closer to my home. The musky are somewhat smaller but there is plenty of 38"+ fish in the lake.
     
  6. FW OFFICER

    FW OFFICER Fawn

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    The last 2 state record muskie came from Cave Run. The lake has a website you can check out. www.caverun.org
    Good luck.
     
  7. Bowcrazy

    Bowcrazy Cyber-Hunter

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    Cave Run is tops for muskie and beautiful to boot.
     
  8. KY_Xcutter

    KY_Xcutter 6 pointer

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    I'll have to agree with 45 Caliber. Even though I don't muskie fish I have saw two huge muskies come straight out of the spillway at Cave Run Lake while i was trout fishing last year. Also i had a boy tell me that he caught a muskie that was around 20 inches with a sein while trying to catch minnows out of Tripplet Creek. 20 inches isn't much when your talking about muskie but where there is small fish there is big fish.

    Xcutter
     
  9. 45 Caliber

    45 Caliber 6 pointer

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    Xcutter...

    You ever have much luck with the trout at the spill way at the Cave??

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  10. Marcus

    Marcus 6 pointer

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    The North fork of Craney Creek at Cave Run has been good to me for catching huge muskie. My friend caught a 43+ pounder on a 9 inch brown suick. It was 52.25 inches and ranked third in the state at that time. This really made this guys life. He is now guiding at Buckhorn and has become an expert and is known all around Ky. I wish I had been the one with the brown bait and not the black one. I casted by that fish 10 times but to no avail. Try the sunny side of the shallow banks with a white spinner bait(slow roll it); maybe a double-bladed and even gold if the water is murky and hold on to your rod and reel as tight as you can! Good luck fishing!
     
  11. ky_great_white_bowhunter

    ky_great_white_bowhunter 6 pointer

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    45 Cal.

    Some friends and I have already been catching trout out of the spillway when the water is at a decent level. We mainly fish about a mile down in a long hole. Catching most of the fish on rooster tails w/gold spinner blades. And small minnows, believe it or not. Most of our fish are anywhere from 10" to 15" (Perfect eating size)
     
  12. KY_Xcutter

    KY_Xcutter 6 pointer

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    I am the Great White Bow Hunters roomate and every chance we get to fish down there we always have pretty good luck. But they are kind of picky. Just about any gold spinner will do though. Catching them on minnows kind of shocked me at first but every one i have talked to around here swears by them. I'll use whatever works.

    Xcutter
     
  13. 45 Caliber

    45 Caliber 6 pointer

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    Guys...

    I mainly fish at the spill way below the cave...don't do too good here. Do you guys walk down from the spill way to that whole of water that you fish? What's the biggest trout that you have seen come out of there? I know of one rainbow about 18 inches that came out of the hole just below the spillway. I've heard the state stocks a few 16-18 inchers in here but I am yet to see em.

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  14. ky_great_white_bowhunter

    ky_great_white_bowhunter 6 pointer

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    Not to get off the subject of fishing but if you don't mind, could you tell me what days they have the shoots up there in Ashland. Now to get back to the subject of fishing. We have been having the best of luck about a mile down from the dam. We normally drive to the spot, you could walk down to the hole but it would make for a long walk from the spill way. Also, I don't know the name of the creek, but if you drive down 32 going toward Flemming county and turn like you would be going out toward the campus farm the creek that runs parallel with the road should have trout in it. I spoke to a man that said they stock it but I don't know when. Just thought this might help! <img src=icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
     
  15. 45 Caliber

    45 Caliber 6 pointer

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    Ky great white..

    I am a new member of the club and have never shot there yet. However, it looks as though they have been shooting some lately according to their calendar of events. Here's a link to their website which has a calendar of events. http://www.geocities.com/nekfg/ The club is having their Wild game cookout for club members and their family this weekend. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun.

    The creek you are referring to out Cranston way is North fork of triplett creek. They begin stocking it in March through June. I catch a bunch of trout out of this creek but they are small. The best place to fish this creek is at the Caudill cemetary road down the creek to the "weaver hole." I 've hooked a couple of musky in this area also fishing for trout.
     

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