As part of my blog,  once a month I am going to post local events.   The events that get posted will be connected to activities to the lake and the surrounding area.  So with Memorial Day behind us, summer has officially started and Cave Run has a lot to offer.

Boating, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, are just some of the things you can enjoy here.  Here at Cave Run we have.

12 boat ramps

2 sand beaches

6 picnic areas

2 marinas

To go along with 8,270 surface acres, 200 miles of shoreline, and 100 + miles of trails.

Local events this month include:

Rudy Fest, June 15-22, at Poppy Mountain

Star Theater:  Dawn of the Space Age will be presented at MSU’s Star Theater

Rowan County Christmas 5K is June 22nd at the Airport

Hill Top Madness is June 22nd at Dirt Nasty Off Road Park

Cave Run Sailing Association’s Spring Racing Series is June 22nd at Scott’s Creek Marina.

For more info you can go to

Fishing Report

Pool Elevation is 731.6 and dropping,  Outflow is 3641 cfs.  The water is in good shape overall, with most people reporting good color over most of the lake.

The rain from last week coupled on and cloud cover and cold fronts has made for a tough bite this past week hear at Cave Run.  But  fish are still being caught, you just have to work at it.

Crappie:  They were shallower earlier this week after the rain and rising water, but now with the lake dropping they have moved back to deeper hangouts.  The passing cold fronts will keep them tight to cover, depths range from 12 to 16 feet on deeper structure.  I have had a several customers in my shop in the late evenings going out night fishing for crappie, its seems to be very productive.  Minnows and curly tail grubs in white or chartreuse are still working.

Bass:  The same for the bass they to have moved out to deeper water, isolated cover seems to be holding fish.  Finesse jigs and Ned rigs in natural colors are pretty hot right now.

Muskie:  Spinnerbaits  and Bucktails have been catching fish this week,  chartreuse or silver blades, are good color choices.   About mid ways in the creeks and hollows are good places to start looking for fish.  Thanks to Gregg Thomas, Battle The Beast Guide Service, for the muskie info.

Catfish:  Dough bait and liver are the baits of choice this week.  Main Lake flats have been producing this week.

Spillway:  Not much to report this week,  high outflows  have pretty much put the clamps on the the fishing there.  But as we get closer to summer pool, the fishing there will rebound,  it always does after a big flow.

Thanks for reading.  Now get out there and find your adventure.