Camp Ernst Lake is a very popular place to fish in Northern Kentucky. I have learned that just because a lake is constantly fished by dozens of other anglers, it doesn’t mean you can’t catch fish there.
On my most recent trip to Camp Ernst I caught over 20 bass. Most of the bass were small, but I did manage to catch few keeper bass over 15 inches.
On this trip I used an ultralight St. Croix rod, with 6 pound test line. I caught all the fish on a Rapala Skitter Pop topwater lure. Using light tackle and using very light line really helped me catch quite a few fish. Downsizing helps catch more fish on busy lakes. These fish are used to seeing lures and line.
This trip turned out much better than I expected. I love catching fish on topwater lures. Going out and catching over 20 bass in just a couple of hours all on topwater makes for a fun day.