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The 2016 version of the Cave Run Lake Fish Habitat Project focused on the Ramey’s Creek and Warix Coves of the lake. Once again thousands of structures were added to the lake creating 10 new habitat sites. These sites should be large enough for multiple boats to fish on them at once and congregates the habitat a little more than the reef structures. Additionally, we were also able to add a couple of new sites that should be fishable from the bank: both are focused around the Windy Bay access area.
Just click on this link Cave Run Lake Attractor Map for the latest version of the Cave Run Lake Fish Habitat Map.
A brief note about the GPS coordinates: these coordinates are provided in a decimal degree format and your unit may not use this as a standard format. You can usually change these under the settings of your unit and as a last resort there are many free online converters. The converted coordinates are also available on the Google version of this map. It can be accessed from here. Cave Run Lake Fish Attractors in Google Maps!
We also have a PDF version of the habitat coordinate tables in 3 different formats. It has Decimal Degrees (DD), Degrees Decimal Minutes (DDM) and Degrees Minutes Seconds (DMS) for GPS units that prefer a certain format. It can be found here:
Cave Run Lake Fish Attractor Coordinate Table
We have one more year on this project. Please stay tuned to this website and the KDFWR Cave Run Area Twitter account (@kyfisheriesne) for updates on this project!
Cave Run Lake, like most flood control reservoirs, has been losing natural fish habitat since its impoundment in the 1960’s. In 2013, KDFWR established the “Cave Run Lake Fish Habitat Project”; a multi-year large scale habitat project aimed at create new fish habitat in the lower portions of the lake. This will serve to give anglers places to target their fishing as well as potentially increase food sources for fishes.