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Want a boat dock on Lake Lanier? Live at Bay Pointe!

Patsy Mercer

Date: 1/8/2019

Before buying a lot or building a new home on Lake Lanier, first find out if the land comes with a boat dock. Because if it doesn’t, your chances of securing a new dock permit are slim to none. Lake Lanier already is at its maximum number of boat docks at a little over 10,600. Before that limit could be

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Bluegill Fishing in Kentucky

traveltips.usatoday.com

Date: 12/28/2018 4:00:00 PM

Large manmade impoundments such as Dale Hollow Lake, Herrington Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Cumberland, Lake Barkley and Taylorsville Lake are top bluegill fisheries; these locations also offer other sp

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Taylorsville, Kentucky Motels

traveltips.usatoday.com

Date: 12/15/2018 4:00:00 PM

The city was founded in 1799 and was named after President Zachary Taylor’s father. This quiet country city is home to the Taylorsville Lake State Park, which has 1,200 acres of land and sits along a

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Wet weather to kick off your weekend

WLKY

Date: 12/14/2018 3:12:00 PM

THE RADAR SCAN, YOU CAN SEE FAR SOUTHEASTERN JEFFERSON COUNTY, STILL A LITTLE LIGHT RAIN AND POINTS OFF TO THE EAST, SHELBYVILLE, FINCHVILLE, TAYLORSVILLE LAKE, TOWARDS MOUNT WASHINGTON AS WELL, BUT Y

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New deer hunting regulations proposed for 2019 season

The Morehead News

Date: 12/12/2018 6:56:00 AM

Hunters participating in quota hunts on Taylorsville Lake WMA would earn one preference point for each female deer harvested. This would help reduce deer densities in the area. Implement two deer quot

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• Length: 75 Miles
• Surface Area: 3,050 Acres
• Volume: 86,440 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 352 Square Miles
Taylorsville Lake is a 3,050-acre (1,230 ha) artificial lake or reservoir located mainly in Spencer County, Kentucky. Construction by the United States Army Corps of Engineers started in 1974, and flooding began in 1983. The total cost of the lake was $103 million. It is about 18.5 miles (29.8 km) long. Backwater areas of the lake are also located in Nelson County and Anderson County.
The dam is located on Salt River, and it is estimated that it has prevented more than $30.5 million in flood damages since it became operational. The lake is named for Taylorsville, the county seat of Spencer County, and today serves as a major economic source for Spencer County, as well as a popular fishing area. Taylorsville Lake State Park occupies a portion of the lake's northern shore.

The lake's water is murky year round and contains a large amount of silt washed down from agricultural runoff up river. During the lake's creation there was a large amount of standing timber in the lake that still remains today. This timber provides cover for much of the lake's wildlife.
On weekends with good weather the lake is usually fairly crowded, especially around holidays. Boaters new to the lake should use caution when leaving the river channel that runs through the lake due to standing timber that can sometimes be just under the water surface. The 2 most popular boat ramps found in the northwestern part of the lake are Settlers Trace and Possum Ridge also known as the State Park Ramp. There are two smaller boat ramps upstream, Chowning Lane and Van Buren. There is a small waterskiing course on the lake. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, jet skiing, and fishing are popular on the lake. Due to the lake's popularity and proximity to a major city (the closest large lake to Louisville) fishing pressure on the lake is high which can make fishing difficult. Fishing with jugs for catfish is a common sight.
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