Search Fishin.com

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Ashland, Kentucky, USA.
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run

    I'm sure that many of you on this board know me. I don't stray very often from my own forum but we need to spread the word..

    Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run!

    This past year the state stock bass in Cave Run it was needed but the sad fact of the matter is that many of the stocked fish never got to live past their first year..

    live bait fisherman have taken many of these fish because its not breaking the law to take them..

    The lower end of the slot 0-13 inches is un-protected when the state stocked Cave Run many of these fish were easy pickins for live bait, in my view this was a waste because many of these fish never seen the first spawing bed before they ended up in someones frying pan..

    its plain that this lake doesn't have a over populated bass population
    or the state wouldn't stock the lake with more bass to start with.

    I'm starting a grass roots movement to close the lower end of the slot
    If you feel the same as I do its time to speak up

    Chris "Trimmer' Erwin

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    .
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like

    RE: Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run

    I'm with you on that. If I can help just let me know. I enjoy fishing the cave, but it would be nice to have more to fish for.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    .
    Posts
    219
    Post Thanks / Like

    RE: Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run

    Chris,

    Anything I can do to help I will do as well. I think its a shame how people will take any fish that isnt regulated by a limit. We could have such great fisheries around this area if people would just use common sense.

    You also know my feeling about adding a slot on Grayson Lake. Anything you can do to help me out on that one would be greatly appriciated.

    Skeeter James

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Benton, KY.
    Posts
    266
    Post Thanks / Like

    RE: Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run

    I agree,
    I never understand why someone would eat a bass anyway, it's like eating a squirrel when you could have a nice young doe! mmmm doe!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    2,511
    Post Thanks / Like

    RE: Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run

    I don't eat any fish, but bass are in the same family as crappie and bluegill and taste basically the same.
    Likes BKGOOCH, GeoFisher liked this post

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    .LaGrange
    Posts
    10,433
    Post Thanks / Like

    RE: Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run

    >I don't eat any fish, but bass are in the same family as
    >crappie and bluegill and taste basically the same.



    No they don't, not at all. Crappie are in the bass family, Calico bass to be exact, but bluegill are part of the sunfish family, very different and taste completely different.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    2,511
    Post Thanks / Like

    RE: Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run

    Hmm...I thought they were all a member of the sunfish family

    ...and so do a lot of other people, including Purdue University:

    http://fn.cfs.purdue.edu/fish4health...ish_Family.htm

    Cornell University must be mistaken also:

    http://fish.dnr.cornell.edu/nyfish/C...rarchidae.html


    And I've eaten all three and there really isn't much difference.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    .Radcliff
    Posts
    97
    Post Thanks / Like

    RE: Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run

    Have to agree with fishgurl. Look it up. Black Bass are actually members of the sunfish family. The "true" basses are your whites, yellows and of course landlocked stripers.
    As for taste... I don't know. I don't eat bass but I do eat crappie and bluegill and I can't tell a difference between them.
    Likes Bobby Headrick liked this post

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Mount Sterling,Ky
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    slot limit should go away

    Quote Originally Posted by Trimmer308 View Post
    I'm sure that many of you on this board know me. I don't stray very often from my own forum but we need to spread the word..

    Its time to do away with the slot limit on Cave Run!

    This past year the state stock bass in Cave Run it was needed but the sad fact of the matter is that many of the stocked fish never got to live past their first year..

    live bait fisherman have taken many of these fish because its not breaking the law to take them..

    The lower end of the slot 0-13 inches is un-protected when the state stocked Cave Run many of these fish were easy pickins for live bait, in my view this was a waste because many of these fish never seen the first spawing bed before they ended up in someones frying pan..

    its plain that this lake doesn't have a over populated bass population
    or the state wouldn't stock the lake with more bass to start with.

    I'm starting a grass roots movement to close the lower end of the slot
    If you feel the same as I do its time to speak up

    Chris "Trimmer' Erwin
    chris I agree with you, the slot has been on for way to long. It should go away and and there should be a 15inch minimum on large mouth bass, check the other lakes around Kentucky and you will see most have at least a 15 inch minimum on large mouth,
    this has been brought up several times in the past from people who fished Cave Run since it opened. They knew, and we know now that the slot needs to go.
    Several items have been placed across the lake (habitat program) and a big thank you is in order for that.
    lets focus on the problem at hand' small mouth and large mouth fishing at Cave Run is terrible, several men are meeting with Rich Storm this Friday and we will be disgusing several issues.
    We are hoping that the committee will consider the changes. They meet September. Let's keep trying, it may happen.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    24
    Post Thanks / Like
    I remember cave run before the slot limit and I realize the slot may help those 13"-16" fish get larger before someone can harvest them I would like to see the lower end go off myself. To me to stock small bass under 13" seems to indicate that there is a problem of the larger fish spawning and producing enough fry surviving to the 13" size.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Paris
    Posts
    879
    Post Thanks / Like
    Sign me up too. I agree with the OP on this

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    410
    Post Thanks / Like

    Stocking

    I'm guessing it has more to do with supplementing a poor spawn due to high water. I think high water in spring has more to do with the lack of small bass than slot limit.

Similar Threads

  1. Confusion about creel limit and possession limit?
    By zofishkentucky in forum Kentucky Discussion Board
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 04-20-2010, 02:28 PM
  2. going to Cave Run for the first time
    By jwp in forum Kentucky Discussion Board
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-25-2008, 05:48 PM
  3. Slot fish
    By birdstrike in forum Kentucky Discussion Board
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-22-2007, 07:58 AM
  4. Slot limit returns for lower river Sept. 24.
    By PRO V LE in forum Kentucky Discussion Board
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-19-2007, 02:45 PM
  5. Slot for a Specific Lake
    By James in forum Kentucky Discussion Board
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-04-2005, 11:23 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •