I am thinking about going to Taylorsville lake this year near Louisville Kentucky in the summer time. I used to go with a Kayak and camp out in cove with a trot line loaded with chicken livers in which I had moderate success. But because the park rules say you cant camp out what should I do for shore fishing for catfish. It seams like it takes about 30 hooks of chicken livers to catch one large catfish in this lake over night. I dont want to set up a trot line in the day time because I think its illegal. Can you think of any effective ways to catch catfish in an all day trip from sunrise to sundown only using less than five poles off the banks on foot. I normally use chicken liver and like I said its not all the very effective and fairly expensive too. Im in college right now so I am on a budget. 500 bucks is the most I can spend on summer fishing gear.
I got a kayak now and it is not big enough to haul a regular fishing rod so i was wondering if an ice-fishing rod could still be used for fising in large creeks and lakes?
Our family only has kayaks, so we are hoping to find a lake that doesn’t allow boats, but has very good spots to fish and catch trout and possibly steelhead. We would also like there to be a nice, clean campground.