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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ninth in the periodic Blue Water Trails series-Tygarts Creek

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Ninth in the periodic Blue Water Trails series-Tygarts Creek

July 28, 2011 Author: Lee McClellan (This article is the ninth in the periodic Blue Water Trails series highlighting the floating, fishing and tourism opportunities on Kentucky’s streams and rivers). FRANKFORT, Ky. – Moving water throughout the millennia left an indelible mark on Carter County, Kentucky. Water flowing through the ground melted the porous...
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Fishing at Night to Beat the Heat

Fishing at Night to Beat the Heat

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in The Greater Ashland Beacon on July 27, 2011. By Chris Erwin When the blistering heat of summer’s dog days arrives, it’s time to think about moving your fishing game to the cool of night. Night fishing is tons of fun, and no matter what your favorite fishing...
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The Ohio River, then, now, the future

The Ohio River, then, now, the future

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in The Greater Ashland Beacon on July 20, 2011 and is being published here with permission. By Chris Erwin ASHLAND As I sit here looking out over the Ohio River, I can’t help but to think about it in the days when I grew up and how much...
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Hunting season preview

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Hunting season preview

July 21, 2011 Author Art Lander Jr. FRANKFORT, Ky. – The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come: The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide next week. The 66-page guide...
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Sheltowee Trace Association works to improve trail conditions, build public support

Sheltowee Trace Association works to improve trail conditions, build public support

By Carrie Stambaugh MOREHEAD In its first two years of existence, the Sheltowee Trace Association has made significant strides in improving Kentucky’s longest hiking trail by mobilizing volunteers to support it. There is still a lot of work to be done, according to Executive Director Steve Barbour, who has been leading the fledgling organization...
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Dale Hollow Lake boat ramp renamed for angler who caught world record smallmouth bass

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Dale Hollow Lake boat ramp renamed for angler who caught world record smallmouth bass

July 14, 2011 Author Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – On the morning of July 9, 1955, angler David L. Hayes of Leitchfield began a trolling run in the Phillip’s Bend area of Dale Hollow Lake. After Hayes cleared a point near what is now Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, the biggest smallmouth bass...
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Cumberland River still great trout fishery

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Cumberland River still great trout fishery

July 14, 2011 Author Lee McClellan FRANKFORT, Ky. – Monsoon rains this past spring pushed Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Nolin River Lake, Rough River Lake, Cave Run Lake and Taylorsville Lake to water levels never before witnessed. Water flowed over the emergency flood spillway at Rough River Lake for the first time. Lake Cumberland...
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Fishing Cave Run Lake

Fishing Cave Run Lake

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in The Greater Ashland Beacon on July 13, 2011 and is being republished here with permission. By Chris Erwin It has been my pleasure to fish Cave Run Lake since its first day of being available to the public. I have spent many days nestled in the hidden...
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Crank-Baits in the Summer Heat

Crank-Baits in the Summer Heat

By Chris Erwin Spring is like a flash in the pan, then the heat takes over and the fishing can get downright tough. The day heats up quick and the chances of catching good fish are quickly fading in the sweat that drips from your forehead as the days of spring seem like another...
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Bowhunter education program meeting the needs of Kentucky archers

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Bowhunter education program meeting the needs of Kentucky archers

Author Art Lander Jr. July 7, 2011 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Bowhunter education is not mandatory here, but it’s likely that more Kentuckians who hunt with archery equipment will want to take the course in the future. “Our focus is on offering more opportunities for certification,” said Bobby McKee, state bowhunting education coordinator for the...
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