Additional fishing access opens at Taylorsville Lake WMA

FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 19, 2021) — A portion of Old River Road paralleling the Salt River in Anderson County is now open for anglers wanting better access to fish the headwaters of Taylorsville Lake for the spring white bass run.

As spring nears and water temperatures approach the low 50s, white bass will run into the headwaters to spawn, providing fast and exciting action for anglers.

The access gates at Palmer Road and Old River Road off KY 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will remain open from daylight until dark into summer, except for closures during the youth-only and general spring turkey seasons.

High water or road maintenance may force the temporary closure of Old River Road, however.

Access gates will remain open until Friday, April 2. Following a weekend closure April 3-4 for youth-only turkey season, the gates will reopen April 5 until April 16. Gates will remain locked during the general spring turkey season, April 17 to May 9, to prevent disturbance to hunters. Gates will reopen May 10 and remain so until early August.

Old River Road allows anglers easy access to nearly two miles of bank along the north side of the Salt River. The area includes gravel parking lots and several small pull-offs spread along the roadway. Parking is permitted only in the graveled parking spots and designated pull-offs. Driving through fields or parking in other areas is subject to citation.

Maps of Taylorsville Lake WMA and other wildlife management areas are available online at, the website of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Search under the keywords, "Taylorsville Lake WMA" to view a map of the area.

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