Nolin River Lake
Nolin River Lake is nestled in the rolling hills of South Central Kentucky. It is located in Edmonsun, Grayson, and Hart counties. It is a smaller lake that seems to offer a very good fishery. The dam is near Bee Spring, Kentucky. Other towns that are near by are Horse Cave, Munfordville, Brownsville, Clarkson, and Caneyville. There is a state park on Nolin River Lake. Another attraction near Nolin River Lake is Mammoth Cave.
Nolin River Lake has a summer pool of 515 feet above sea level and a total acerage of 5,795. This puts Nolin River Lake at 39 miles long at summer pool. It is drawn down to 490 feet above sea level for it's winter pool stage. At this point the lake occupies 2,890 acres. The highest elevation for Nolin River Lake is 560 feet above sea level. At this point the lake has exceeded it's capacity and over doubled in size to 14,530 acres.
Species Available:Largemouth Bass
Nolin Lake is popular with boaters and fishermen alike, and campers will enjoy the new Nolin Lake Campground, featuring 32 camp sites with water and electricity.
A sand beach curves along the shore of the lake. There are no restrooms or bathhouse facilities.
The Country Store is located in the park office. The hours of operation are from 10:00am to 2:00pm Memorial Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend. Lots of items offered for the outdoor camper and the beach lover, such as; Nolin Lake T-shirts and caps, ice cream, candy and other goodies. Free for all our guests we offer Kentucky maps, brochures, hunting and fishing guides.
Picnic tables and grills are found in the picnic area. Restrooms are available at the office building.
There is a launching ramp on the park. Visitors enjoy swimming, boating and skiing in the lake's crystal-clear waters. And for a more leisurely day on the water, canoeing down the Green River can be an adventure in its own right.
Submerged riprap, rocks, ledges, dam basin, brushpiles, weedlines, fallen and standing timber on shoreline.
Points are good Bass attractors. But most fishermen also overlook this type of structure. They offer shallower water and access to deep water. Just pull up on one side and make a few casts over the point and work the lure back to you. Then move to the end of the point and work the lure down the point. And if you have had any luck at all move to the other side of the point and work the lure back across the point.
Just run down the bank with the trolling motor on high and casting into the shallows. Insteadof the usuall crankbait ot spinnerbait use something different, such as a jig. If everyone fishes a bank the same way the Bass get tired of seeing the same lures. Thus give them a presentation and lure that they don't see like this very often.
During the warmer months opt for fishing at night, under black lights. At this time the surface water cools and Bass move up and into a more aggressive mood. With the change in water temp. even if slightly it can cause the Bass to feed.
Ramps are usually one of the most overlooked sanctuaries for Bass. Most people launch thier boats and head out to thier favorite bank or cove. Ramps are almost always either made of or supported by rock riprap. This type of structure provides excellent cover for Bass. Fish can even be caught while boats are being loaded and unloaded. It is almost as if they get used to the traffic in the area. So next time you unload your boat try a cast or two around the ramp.