If you are coming from Northern Kentucky I wouldn't recommend Madison Lake, I know people do catch crappie out there, but I would think you could find a more quality lake a little closer to home. I have fished it from my boat years ago, and I will never put in there again. Deepest spot I found was 6ft clear up in the creek channel and the fishing was not that great. This is just my opinion but I live less then 5 minutes from the lake, and would rather drive to any other lake in central Ohio. Like I said, just my 2 cents! Good luck!
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