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Anglers appreciate landowners that participate in the KDFWR’s Voluntary Public Access Program.  This program provides anglers with access to areas such as this one located on South Fork Elkhorn Creek.

Anglers appreciate landowners that participate in the KDFWR’s Voluntary Public Access Program. This program provides anglers with access to areas such as this one located on South Fork Elkhorn Creek.

Smallmouth bass are plentiful throughout Elkhorn Creek and can be taken on a wide variety of artificial baits.

Smallmouth bass are plentiful throughout Elkhorn Creek and can be taken on a wide variety of artificial baits.

Quality size rock bass can be found around tree roots and along rocky banks.  Notice the variation in color that occurs in rock bass.

Quality size rock bass can be found around tree roots and along rocky banks. Notice the variation in color that occurs in rock bass.

 
Elkhorn Creek is not only known for its quality fishery but also for its paddling.

Elkhorn Creek is not only known for its quality fishery but also for its paddling.

Fisheries staff shows off some nice smallmouth bass collected and released during spring sampling.

Fisheries staff shows off some nice smallmouth bass collected and released during spring sampling.

  Float trips are a popular way to fish, spend time with friends and enjoy the natural beauty of Elkhorn Creek.

Float trips are a popular way to fish, spend time with friends and enjoy the natural beauty of Elkhorn Creek.

 
Elkhorn Creek is home to many fish species including striped shiners which can be caught on artificial and live baits.

Elkhorn Creek is home to many fish species including striped shiners which can be caught on artificial and live baits.

The scenic views and countless riffles make any trip on Elkhorn Creek memorable.

The scenic views and countless riffles make any trip on Elkhorn Creek memorable.

Large rock bass can be found probing small tub jigs along the cracks and crevices of rocky banks.

Large rock bass can be found probing small tub jigs along the cracks and crevices of rocky banks.

 
Looking downstream toward KY 1262 bridge from the Peaks Mill Voluntary Public Access Site.

Looking downstream toward KY 1262 bridge from the Peaks Mill Voluntary Public Access Site.

Paul Wilkes holds a 20 inch smallmouth bass collected and released during spring electro-fishing survey.

Paul Wilkes holds a 20 inch smallmouth bass collected and released during spring electro-fishing survey.

Although less numerous, anglers can find chunky largemouth bass in areas with slower current.

Although less numerous, anglers can find chunky largemouth bass in areas with slower current.

 
The view looking upstream toward US 127 bridge located near Elkhorn Creek’s confluence with the Kentucky River.

The view looking upstream toward US 127 bridge located near Elkhorn Creek’s confluence with the Kentucky River.

Fisheries staff conducting electro-fishing sport fish surveys in Elkhorn Creek.

Fisheries staff conducting electro-fishing sport fish surveys in Elkhorn Creek.

  Smallmouth bass fishery has remained impressive over the years.

Smallmouth bass fishery has remained impressive over the years.

 
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