585 ft above sea level (582 is considered normal wading level)
SUNRISE /FIRST CAST -7:05 AM
SUNSET/LAST CAST- 6:29 AM
WADING TO BLUEGRASS ISLAND IS NOT PERMITTED
The river is warming up quickly after yesterdays sunshine. Today is going to be a little more chilly with highs only in the 30s. The walleye are definitely on the move upstream . Walleye spawn over rock, rubble, gravelÂ brush and similar substrate in rivers in water 1 to 6 feet deep, where current clears away fine sediment and will cleanse and aerate eggs. Male walleye move into spawning areas in early spring when the water temperature may be only a few degrees above freezing. The larger females arrive later. Spawning reaches its peak when water temperature ranges from 42 to 50 degrees. A five-pound female deposits more than 100,000 eggs. Neither parent cares for the eggs in any way. Its important to know that walleye donâ€™t go by a typical monthly calendar, a number of factors go into when they move , the most important being water temperature. When they sense the warming trend the male walleye begin their journey , sometimes arriving at the staging site as much as a month in advance of the spawn itself. the females donâ€™t arrive until the water has reached an ideal temperature to ensure the success of the reproductive activity. This is usually around 45 degrees give or take a few degrees.
So all that being said and taken into account, we will continue to monitor the weather conditions , water temp ,level and pass on any information we gather
Have fun , be safe and good luck fishing.