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Take Kids Fishing Day is Saturday, May 21 in Dawson Springs
Take Kids Fishing Day is Saturday, May 21 in Dawson Springs

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. — The annual Take Kids Fishing Day is planned for Saturday, May 21 at Riverside Park in Dawson Springs. Organizers expect up to 300 youths ages 3 to 15 participating in the annual event. Onsite registration begins at 9 a.m. with fishing taking place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Prize awards will...

Dec 16, 2020
KY Lake on the Verge of Great Crappie Fishing
KY Lake on the Verge of Great Crappie Fishing

WESTERN KY – Poor spawns from 2005-2007 impacted the numbers of young white crappie in Kentucky Lake, resulting in spotty fishing for white crappie over the last several years. The crappie population in the lake also morphed from mainly white crappie to predominately black crappie due to aging of the lake. The water flows clearer than...

Dec 16, 2020
WK Outdoors – New or Improving Fishing Opportunities for 2012
WK Outdoors – New or Improving Fishing Opportunities for 2012

WESTERN KY – With Valentine’s Day upon us, only a few weeks remain on your current annual fishing license. The new license year begins March 1.  This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers, and white crappie.  Black crappie now dominate the population in...

Dec 16, 2020
Mike Kirby’s 5th Annual ‘Fishing with Kids’ at Lake Malone
Mike Kirby’s 5th Annual ‘Fishing with Kids’ at Lake Malone

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. – Mike Kirby’s 5th Annual “Fishing with Kids” at Lake Malone State Park will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Lake Malone State Park campgrounds. Signups start on event day at 6:00 AM. You must be registered before 8:00 AM. This event is for children ages 4 through 15:...

Dec 16, 2020
God’s Great Outdoor Adventures – Time to Take a Kid Fishing
God’s Great Outdoor Adventures – Time to Take a Kid Fishing

KENTUCKY – Hello again folks! I hope you are having a blessed day. The weather we have had has been beautiful. Yes, we have had some rain, but the days are awesome for taking a kid fishing. The great thing about fishing is that it costs very little. Another great thing is that there are so...

Dec 16, 2020
‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Event is Saturday at City Park
‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Event is Saturday at City Park

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. – Madisonville Noon Kiwanis annual Take a Kid Fishing Day is set for noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Madisonville City Park. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The event is free. There will be prizes and trophies for the biggest overall fish caught in each age group. Food will be provided. Rain date is...

Dec 16, 2020
40th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament
40th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament

KENTUCKY — The 40th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament will be hosted by Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area on Saturday, May 20 at Honker Lake, off Forest Service Road 138 near Woodlands Nature Station. Registration for the free tournament is from 8-9 a.m.; fishing is from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Prizes will be...

Nov 11, 2020
Prime Time for Sauger and Walleye Fishing
Prime Time for Sauger and Walleye Fishing

KENTUCKY – If fishing is one of your true loves, then think of Valentine’s Day his past week as the start of the best fishing of the year for sauger and walleye in Kentucky rivers and tailwaters. The water may still be cold with temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s, but the fishing...

Nov 11, 2020
Events Planned Across the State for Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2
Events Planned Across the State for Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Families can take a free test drive of fishing fun during the first weekend of June.  Kentucky celebrates free fishing weekend across the state June 1-2. It’s been an annual event since at least 1992.  Moms, dads, grandparents, extended family and out-of-state visitors all can sample Kentucky’s fishing opportunities without having to...

Nov 11, 2020
Over 400 Show up for First Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day – Video Footage
Over 400 Show up for First Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day – Video Footage

GREENVILLE, Ky. – A year ago few in Muhlenberg County had even heard of an event called “Take a Kid Fishing” Day. Now, after an estimated crowd of at least 400 showed up Saturday, June 8th, with rods and reels in hand, it’s pretty clear that kids, adults, planners and sponsors have fallen for this...

Nov 11, 2020
MCHS Wins Murray State High School Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake
MCHS Wins Murray State High School Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake

MURRAY, Ky. — The Muhlenberg County High School team of Nathan Flener and Brandon Payne brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the 2015 Murray State Open on Kentucky Lake. The win earned the team $4,000 in scholarships to Murray State and qualified the team to compete in...

Nov 11, 2020
Fishing Tournament Nets 40 Tons of Carp from Kentucky and Barkley Lake
Fishing Tournament Nets 40 Tons of Carp from Kentucky and Barkley Lake

TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. – Commercial anglers netted nearly 83,000 pounds of Asian carp during the country’s first freshwater commercial fishing tournament.  Barry Mann claimed the top prize of $10,000 after hauling 28,670 pounds of fish from Kentucky and Barkley lakes during the two-day tournament held March 12-13.  “We were in them all day long,” said...

Nov 11, 2020
God’s Great Outdoor Adventures – Fishing Fundraiser
God’s Great Outdoor Adventures – Fishing Fundraiser

WESTERN, KY. – Hello again folks! I hope you are having a blessed week. Turkey season has not been this tough in about six years.  We had the same weather at that time and the birds would not gobble after hitting the ground. Also, we lost a lot of young turkeys that season due to...

Nov 11, 2020
God’s Great Outdoors – Fishing Fundraiser Huge Success
God’s Great Outdoors – Fishing Fundraiser Huge Success

KENTUCKY – Hello again folks! I hope you are having a blessed week. We have been blessed with some beautiful weather but we do need some rain. The farmers seem to be getting their fields planted but everything is so dry at this point in the year.  I noticed the water levels on Lake Beshear...

Nov 11, 2020
FLW Fishing Central Conference Headed to Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
FLW Fishing Central Conference Headed to Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

GILBERTSVILLE, KY. – National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky/Barkley lakes May 2 for the second of four stops in the Central Conference. Forty college teams will be competing for a top award of $5,000 and a berth in the Central Conference Championship tournament. “You are going to see some pretty big weights...

Nov 11, 2020
Kids Fishing with Faith
Kids Fishing with Faith

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY – Faith Outdoors is a non-profit organization associated with Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Our mission is Connecting people to Christ through the Great Outdoors. This year Faith Outdoors celebrates their 3rd year of the Fishing with Faith fishing tournament, set for May 12. Many men, women, and children come together for some family...

Nov 11, 2020
Kentucky Youths Enjoy Fishing Trip
Kentucky Youths Enjoy Fishing Trip

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY. – Several local youths, Logan Nance, Kendall Orange and Austin Orange, enjoyed a very successful catfish fishing trip on Saturday evening, May 5, 2012. According to a very pleased parent, Randall Orange of Hopkins County, KY, the largest of the eight catfish caught in this trip was 6.6 Pounds. A big congratulation...

Nov 11, 2020