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More fishing access open at Taylorsville Lake wildlife area

Posted at 5:00 AM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 05:00:09-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Additional fishing access has opened at Kentucky's Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area.

The access will be available for people wanting to fish the headwaters for the spring white bass run, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said in a news release. As temperatures reach the low 50s, white bass will run from downstream up into the headwaters to spawn, the agency said.

A portion of Old River Road paralleling the Salt River in Anderson County opened Saturday. The gated accesses at Palmer Road and Old River Road off Kentucky 44 at Taylorsville Lake Wildlife Management Area will remain open from daylight until dark into summer, except for temporary closures during the youth-only and general spring turkey seasons.

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

Closures will be April 4 and 5 and April 18 to May 10 to prevent disturbance to hunters. Gates will reopen May 11 until early August.

Maps of the area and other public fishing and hunting areas are available online.