HOPKINS COUNTY, KY. – Hello! I hope everyone is having a Blessed week. I will be honest in saying that I don't know if my week could get any better. I had a terrible turkey season but at the same time it was my best.
The reason for it being the best was my daughter killed her first turkey and it was a very nice long-beard. Now it is time to put away my hunting gear for a few months and enjoy some great fishing opportunities.
I was talking with my great friend, Ron Ogelsby, this week about the catfishing at the lake. Ron keeps me informed every year about when the cats start hitting well down there. He assured me, as with everything else, they are running about two weeks ahead of schedule and are starting to move up in the shallows and on the rocks. This makes an excellent time to get down there and catch a ton of fish. There are some very nice places to fish from the bank if you don't have a boat. I am planning on taking the wife and kids out in a couple of weeks and try my new electric filleting knife out on some of those cats.
Another type of fish that folks are catching a lot of right now is known as the red ear. They are a huge type bluegill and average about 1lb and a half to as big as 2lbs. I forget what the state record is, but I want to say around 4 lbs. but not for sure without looking it up on the website.
This fish is mainly found on the bottom of the lake and offers lots of fun fishing with an ultra-light combo.
Sportsmen for Christ and Walmart will be sponsoring the Take a Kid fishing event for this year held at Madisonville City Park. The date is June 23rd and I will post times as I receive them.
This year we are cranking things up a notch and having more than just fishing. We will be having a BB gun shoot, a duck pond for the little kids and many other fun-filled games.
Until next week God bless and be safe. Please don't forget to thank God for allowing us these beautiful places to hunt and fish. Also these beautiful creatures He created for us to harvest.

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