This is a fisherman’s paradise!
We’ve got a great catch waiting for you at Cave Run Lake. Morehead, Kentucky, is the Musky Capital of the South. Anglers come from across the nation to fill their nets with these beasts, one of the freshwater’s largest fish.
Musky season traditionally starts in March, when the fish begin to spawn, and continues through the fall. The state record musky was caught in Cave Run Lake in 2008, weighing in at 47 lbs and measuring 54 inches.
More than Musky
Cave Run Lake is perfect for anglers looking for variety in their fishing experience. Musky isn’t the only type of fish swimming in this lake. More than 150 species of fish live in the lake, including:
• Largemouth Bass
• Smallmouth Bass
• Spotted Bass
• White Bass
• Black Crappie
• White Crappie
Chances are you’ll reel in something you’ll want to take home.
Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery
120 Fish Hatchery Road • Morehead, KY 40351 :: 606-783-8650 :: website
The Minor E. Clark Fish Hatchery is one of the largest freshwater fish hatcheries in the nation, making it a must-see for anglers visiting the Cave Run Lake area. There are more than 100 ponds located at the fish hatchery, and a variety of warm water game fish are raised there.
Come visit during the summer months, and enjoy viewing the different species of fish in a large outdoor tank. Group and school tours can be scheduled in advance, and there is always something new to learn and see. The hatchery grounds are open year-round during daylight hours. Indoor tours are available from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the summer months.
INTERESTED IN A GUIDED FISHING TOUR?
We’ll personalize a fishing excursion just for you. We have several guide services available with extensive knowledge of the lake, able to help every type of fisherman.
Cave Run Muskie Guide Service :: 606-776-6567 :: website