Cave Run Lake

Current Temperature:
45°

Est Water Temperature:
56° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.07 (High)

Wind Speed:
North at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Cave Run Lake
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Cave Run Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cave Run Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Cave Run Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Cave Run Lake supports good populations of muskie, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. The latest state record muskie was taken from Cave Run Lake. This and other near-record catches have established Cave Run Lake as one of the most productive muskie lakes in the Southeastern United States.

Notices To Anglers:
Special Cave Run Lake Fishing Regulation - Slot Limit: Cave Run Lake has a special slot limit on largemouth bass. Largemouth bass between 13 and 16 inches in length must be released immediately. Largemouth bass less than 13 inches in length or greater than 16 inches in length may be kept. Smallmouth bass measuring 16 inches or less must be released immediately. Slot limit requirements and minimum size limits do not apply to the Kentucky (spotted) bass. The daily catch limit (six) and possession limit (12) apply to any combination of the black bass species. Black bass species include largemouth, smallmouth and Kentucky (spotted) bass. [Cave Run Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 04/06/2008]
State:
Kentucky

County:
Menifee

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
8270

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
38.036404

Longitude:
-83.453521

Water Clarity:
0-1 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
65

Normal Elevation (ft):
730

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Cave Run Lake Community Fishing Reports


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Cave Run Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Cave Run Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Cave Run Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- plastic worms
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 56 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Cave Run Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Cave Run Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Cave Run Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 56 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Cave Run Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Cave Run Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.4/5
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Cave Run Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- excellent crappie lake!!! great fishing spots all around the lake.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Cave Run Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Cave Run Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.2/5
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Cave Run Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is no Walleye on this lake, I have been a guide on this lake and continue to report on this lake

Chris "The Trimmer" Erwin
kentuckyAngling.com
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Cave Run Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Cave Run Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.5/5
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Cave Run Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Patience will catch you alot of cats
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Cave Run Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Cave Run Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Cave Run Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Cave Run Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Cave Run Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use sr7 shad raps and deep running crank bait and solid shite super flukes !
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cave Run Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Cave Run Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Cave Run Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:43 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:19 EST







Cave Run Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://fw.ky.gov/license/olpsintro.aspx...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fish/FishRec...  

State Parks
http://parks.ky.gov/  

State Fishing Information
http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/pdf/basicfi...