Located on the outer edge of the Louisville Metro is Long Run Park, home to Long Run Lake, a great place for some float fly fishing in Kentucky! Strip some poppers near the grass or head to the dam for some rocky structure! Bring the family, some fly rods, a canoe or two, have a barbecue and enjoy some fun in the sun!
Equipment & Notes
- I use a 4wt 9′ TFO Mangrove rod or TFO TiCr 8wt lined it with the Scientific Angler Amplitude Grand Slam an awesome combo for bombing huge poppers and lifting bass
Long Run Park Rd
Louisville ky 40254
Long Run Park is located off Flat Rock Rd or Long Run Rd in Louisville Kentucky, near Long Run Golf Course. The park is home to a decent sized lake with plenty of picnic areas with BBQ pits, plenty of parking, and a boat ramp open to non- gas-powered boats. This is a great place to spend the day fly fishing or go for a few hours after work on the weekdays when the park isn’t as active! Check out a PDF Map Here !
Expect to target sunfish, bass, or if you’re lucky maybe a grass carp for some Ky bone fishing! I’ve not spent enough time here to say it’s good or great, I did catch plenty of fish but nothing with size.
There’s a lot of area to cover, don’t let that intimidate you, break the lake down in sections. Go even further breaking the section down into areas based on the fly you intend on using. The wind is a bit tricky as it blows across the lake pushing you around. Bring an anchor if you prefer to stay in one place. On busy days check your back casts, other floaters don’t pay much attention, and most are not aware of the room we require!
I’ve had plenty of action running poppers along the edges of the lake especially the dam area but have spent very little time in the depths where the bigger fish probably reside. I’ve heard and seen some massive top water hits out in the middle but haven’t pursued any. Bait fish seem to be plentiful, you’ll see minnows all over the place! Some sinking line and my 8 weight might be inline for my next adventure to Long Run Park!