Nolin Guide Service

I will have a very limited openings August through mid October.

What's Biting and When

Largemouth and KY Spotted Bass

Mid March through late November

White Bass

April  June  July


Late March to mid April and  Mid June through August

Fishing Activity 


Lake levels have dropped back to pool following recent rains.  Temperatures have been running in the lower 80's.  Bass are biting fair in 10 to 15 feet of water.  Melon/red is still a favorite flavor in plastics.  Main lake points are still producing as well as feeder creeks with standing timber.  Fishing has been a bit better in the upper lake and river areas.  Topwaters have been productive as well as a swim jig and chatterbait. 

Crappie are 10 to 12 feet over cover and taking minnows and tube jigs.   

White bass have slowed a bit over the last week.

Good Luck.


Currently the lake is at pool, clear and in the mid to upper 70's.  Cooler temps and rainfall have been mixing water columns.   Bass fishing has slowed considerably.  Topwater baits have been getting bites early.  Most bites are from smaller fish, but they are bites.  Crappie fishing has been most successful.  Fish are around 8 to 10 feet over cover.  Jigs and minnows are catching good numbers.  The numbers of smaller fish is a good indicator of having a very good spring.  Early mornings have been best.  White bass have slowed. Trolling small crankbaits can be successful in the mouth of feedercreeks.

Good Luck!