Thats not bad at all. I live in Shepherdsville so i could cut that 5 hours down some. Where is the best place to launch for a new guy on that lake? Is there lodging close by?
I've still got a bad taste in my mouth from my trip on the 18th. Every boat ramp I went to were jam packed. Everybody I talked to was doing horrible. The first day we came back to the dock were the college guys were putting there fish back in the lake from there tournament. The fish they were putting in were enormous. Every one of them. I was a virgin to the lake but I should of hired a guide the first day to show us the lake. Because I was clue less on we're to go. That being said we fished all types of places and had terrible luck. We were around a ton of boats and never saw a fish being caught, and nobody had over 1 or 2 in the box.
I'm leaving this Sunday and coming back late Friday. I'll post a report next weekend when I get back.
It was fishing very different this last week. I spoke with a guy who was catching over 20 lbs every day the end of february and had 5 keepers in 3 days last week. He said they dropped the lake 4 feet in a couple of days. Another group of 3 boats told me they have been going there for 10 years and it was awful for them. Between 3 boats the day I spoke with them they had 1 keeper and 1 drum. I know its a great lake and that's why I went but even the best lakes can be tough at times.
The current was so bad, I was going with a 15 mph wind down a bank and when they started pulling my boat went the opposite way of the wind...that is pulling water hard. The good thing was the spotted bass started biting. There are some BIG spots in that lake.