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wkuflyfisherman
10-14-2009, 06:02 PM
Hey.I go to school in bowling green and trying to find some fishable water close by that would be farily good anybody have any ideas.

kytroutman
10-15-2009, 08:42 AM
Look at Trammel Creek. It' right in your backyard.

wkuflyfisherman
10-15-2009, 11:26 AM
Ya i went down there the other day and started at the blankinship bridge. I cought a few fish but most were this years stockers. I was worndering if there might be any carry over fish there and maybe if there was a place that didnt get hit as hard as that area look liked. But it was a neat place to fish.

Streamhound
10-15-2009, 11:27 AM
Trammel creek access is down near Petroleum KY. Most folks fish near the Concord Methodist Church. This and some other KY sites have been posted elsewhere on the board. I have been over to Trigg County to hit one of the streams over there and Sulphur Creek in Simpson County. These are the stocking sites around BG.

Streamhound
10-15-2009, 01:48 PM
all these areas get hit hard. day after stocking, the garbage cans and sometime the river banks have the empty corn cans. Same is true at Sulphur and Casey creeks.

The cumberland is east of BG about an hour and a half but it is not really a bank or wade kinda water.

Some of the other folks on the board can discuss fishing the Cumberland

drodgers
10-16-2009, 03:38 PM
If this is the first time you've fished trammel at blankenship, you're seeing a "brand new" stream. Several hundred yards of the stream were recently reworked by KDFWR. Warm water at cumberland has forced higher than usual numbers of stock rainbows at trammel. I fished it monday and was amazed at the number of fish. Spend some time there and you will find the hold overs. based on what I saw there should be plenty of rainbows to grow throughout the winter. Also check out Jennings creek for a quick trip. It is practically within the city limits. I'm usually able to pick up a rainbow or two when I fish it in the fall/winter. Jennings is spring fed and the fish always seem very healthy.

kytroutman
10-16-2009, 04:08 PM
I haven't been there in a while but at one time, KDFW was stocking Roundstone Creek near Munfordville with rainbows as well. Maybe some other posters will know if it's still in the stocking rotation.

wkuflyfisherman
10-19-2009, 08:57 PM
Thanks for all the ideas guys I look forward to researching and getting out and trying these streams that you all have recomended. I got to go over to the trammel on Sunday with my a buddy who goes to tenn. tech. He gets to fish the canny fork everyday so i told him i was going to show him a little change of senery. We only hooked one fish but it looked about like a 12'' bow be it shook off right before we landed it,but we had a blast up there, anyways thanks again for all of the help.

Streamhound
10-20-2009, 03:43 PM
Yep they stock that Roundstone in Hart Co.

Here's the link for stocked streams
http://fw.ky.gov/troutstreams09.asp

bredmon930
10-20-2009, 11:20 PM
Like drodgers said, put some time in. Ive been fishing trammel since i was 12 (im 26 now), and fly fishing for the past 3 years. Its where i learned to fly fish actually. it can be tricky fishing. Its a little different than fishing the mtns. The water may not be as clear, but its a rather slow moving, spring creek. The trout have a lot more time to inspect your offering. Stealth is really important, longer casts with longer leaders on light lines helps. Especially fishing the really slow pools. And since ive switched over to more neutral colored lines (grey, olive, willow, etc) ive been having better success. The browns down there are only about 5-6 in. when they are stocked so by the time they get to 10+ in. they get just as tough as wild browns to catch. I fished down there the other day and caught close to 30 trout most were bows, but included several 11-12 in browns. Spend some time down there and you'll figure out where the hold overs are at. A good indicator if its a hold over or not will be the white lining on the fins, by the way. Trammel is also great small mouth fishing as well, ive caught several 15+ in. smallies down there. they really like crayfish patterns, jerk them across the bottom with quick jerks, and pausing in between.

tight lines
Brad Redmon

silvercreek
10-21-2009, 12:01 PM
Bredmon, you refer to this as a spring creek. Do you mean it is spring feed, or a spring creek as in those found in Pennsylvania and out west? I'd love to find a true spring creek around here. Thanks. Silvercreek

bredmon930
10-21-2009, 01:44 PM
Silvercreek, as I stated ive only been fly fishing for 3 years and im not sure on the difference. Heres what I CAN tell you....Trammel Fork (creek being discussed) is a smaller feeder stream that connects into Trammel Creek proper which is much larger and too warm to sustain trout. Trammel Fork's main flow comes from a spring, im pretty sure. As you work down stream there are some other rather small creeks, brooks if you will, that flow into it. I do know that they have tried doing dye tests on the spring but cant find its origin as the dye gets too diluted. Also, many years ago the spring came out in what we call around here a blue hole, but beavers dammed it up and it started spilling out from a spot about 30-40 yds away. Its actually really neat to see it, its just a hole between some big rocks about 3 ft below the surface with water bubbling out. Talk to me in two years and ill be able to explain things alot better, im pursuing a degree in enviroment sci, so i get to learn all about this in great detail :biggrin:. I mean to me for lack of knowledge, if a streams main source of water is a spring, then its a spring creek, what else would it be. If im wrong and i probably am, please inform me on the difference, its something Ive wanted to figure out for a while now, just haven't taken the time to investigate. I look forward to your response:smile:.

Brad

silvercreek
10-21-2009, 04:18 PM
Well, I'm no expert,so I can only tell you what I have seen. "Spring creeks" here in Tennessee look pretty much like freestone mountain streams with little vegetation in the stream even though the water comes right out of the limestone. In Pennsylvania and out west their spring creeks are full of aquatic weeds and support lots of insects. I've been told the true spring creeks are much more alkaline than those around here and that is the difference. Weeds seem to bring on the bugs and the trout.

tnflyguy
10-21-2009, 09:07 PM
Drodgers,
I too go to Western Kentucky University, but have never gotten out to fly fish because of staying so busy with school. I usually fly fish when I go back home to East Tennessee, but would love to find some places around here. I was just wondering where you fish on Jennings creek, is it public access or private and can you only catch fish right after they stock it. I would love to get out and fish soon, so would you recommend trammel or jennings. P.S. sorry that the questions don't have question marks. That button is broke on the keyboard. lol

bredmon930
10-21-2009, 10:45 PM
I would recommend trammel more so than jennings, especially this winter and spring. For two or three months trammel got 1000 more fish each month than it normally gets and there are alot left over. Its gonna be a great winter down there this year. I was down there several times last Jan. and Feb. and the stream temp was 50-52 degrees and the fish still active. One of the great things about spring or spring fed creeks are they stay warm in the winter. I usually fish it a min. of 2 times a month year round.

Personally im not a big fan of jennings for flyfishing.

I know you didn't ask me, but I figured Id give you my 2 cents.

tnflyguy
10-21-2009, 11:22 PM
I appreciate any info i can get. Thanks for sharing. Do most people fish at the concord Methodist church I read about earlier; or are there some other spots that are worth fishing as well. Once again any info is greatly appreciated. Sorry for all the questions but I don't know anything about fly fishing in this area.

bredmon930
10-21-2009, 11:50 PM
Thats one access point, the other is about 3/4 of a mile upstream. Instead of turning onto concord church rd, you drive past and there is another road to the right called Blankenship Rd. As D explained earlier, the blankenship portion of the stream has been totally reworked as a restoration project by the state. they put in some pools and pocket water sections and added undercut banks and structure. Its pretty neat. The state says theres somewhere around 4.5 miles of trout water, and ive fished a good portion of it and caught fish throughout. Shoot me an email bredmon930@yahoo.com