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A day on the Creek with KKFA

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Several of us from the Kentucky Kayak Fishing Association (KKFA) met up this past weekend to do a little fishing on the Elkhorn Creek in the Midway area.  I had never fished this section of the Elkhorn so needless to say I was pretty excited to cover some new ground.

We all met at the bridge on 341 just off interstate 64 in Midway at 7:30 AM.  This was the first time meeting for several of us and as is usually the case it was a pleasure meeting other kayak anglers here in Kentucky.


We quickly unloaded the kayaks and proceeded carrying them down the steep rocky bank.  That’s where the first mishap of the day occurred.  Jeremy slipped on a rock and cut his heel pretty good.   It bled for a bit but not enough to stop us from fishing for the day.  Once all the kayaks were on the shore we took two cars to the pull out just a couple miles down the road.  

Upon returning to where we had left the rest of the group, we proceeded to finish rigging the kayaks and getting on the water.   The water was very low and clear.  

I managed to catch the first fish of the day on a whacky rigged senko.  Nothing to write home about but I was happy to have at least not gotten skunked.


Not to long after John caught several fish, then the rest of the group.  It was a very slow day of fishing.  With the water so low and clear I think that we all saw more smallmouth than were caught by the combined group.


The most productive presentation for me was on a 4” green pumpkin colored senko, which I had trimmed about ½ an inch off of.  It was rigged Texas rigged and I just bounced it slowly off the rocky bottom.  I ended up with about 10 or so fish that day most of which were caught on this presentation.

Other fish were caught that day on a whacky rigged senko’s, grubs, beatle spin, and fly.  


As the sun began to set, we decided to start hauling butt to the take out before dark.  We got off the water just after 6:00 Pm.


It was a beautiful day even though the fishing was a bit slow.  It was great meeting the new folks from KKFA and I can’t wait to fish with all these folks again.


About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com He is addicted to fishing tackle and gear and is dedicated to growing the sport of kayak fishing.
Adam considers himself a pretty poor writer and "crappy" photographer but still loves to share his stories and findings with the readers of YakAngler.
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About the Author: Adam Hayes is an avid kayak angler and the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com. He enjoys spending time on the water with his friends and family and really just about anything than involves growing the sport of kayak fishing.



# johncochran 2011-10-12 07:19
It was a beautiful day, even if we had to carry our kayaks over at least 30 low sections. That was rough on this ol' man. But, I'd do it all over again. It was fun meeting a really nice KKFA. But, of course I'm one of the group. We did have a blast on an awesome day in October.

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