584 on the slow rise
OPEN 6AM-8PM MON-SAT
SUNRISE/ FIRST CAST-6:59AM
SUNSET/ LAST CAST-6:32 PM
WEIGHT: 3/4 oz- 1 oz
BLUEGRASS ISLAND: Water is on the rise -no go today. The rain from Sunday night and melting groundwater is contributing to the slow rise. Heavier weights today.
It’s early in the run , But wow we are off to a very good start. Bluegrass island and Jerome rd rapids were the place to be yesterday. There is a very good concentration of fish in the river right now. Fishing pressure was low, the rain and being a Monday kept most anglers away . The few that made it out had pretty good luck we saw just about everybody leave with one or two fish.
High water areas such as white street , orleans park and along the towpath will be good to test out today.
Black head/chartreuse tails, red head/shimmer shad tails were two very productive combos yesterday.
Temperature has dropped significantly in the last 24 hours so sometimes that slows down the bite, a good tactic when this happens is to shorten the leader and keep that floating jighead just a little closer to the bottom. Bouncing a leadhead off the bottom old school style is also a good approach in these conditions.
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Have fun, be safe and good luck fishing