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Carrie "Mudfoot" Stambaugh is the managing editor of KentuckyAngling.com. Carrie is an outdoor adventurer! She's an avid hiker and a burgeoning angler. Carrie and her husband, Carl, also enjoy canoeing eastern Kentucky lakes and rivers with their dog Cooper. The couple live in Ashland.

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It’s the season

It’s the season

Editor’s Note: This column appeared in the Nov. 30, 2011 edition of the Greater Ashland Beacon. By Chris Erwin For the last couple weeks hunters across the state have been doing their best to outsmart a deer for both the table and a trophy. All indicators point to another record harvest. Once you bag...
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Eastern Kentucky Fishing Report

Eastern Kentucky Fishing Report

This fishing report was compiled for Jan. 2 to Jan 9, 2012 Editor’s note: With dipping temperatures and heavy rains this past week, many lakes are reporting slow fishing but as we head into the New Year, the fishing should start to pick up. Cave Run Lake: The water level has been rising this...
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Late Fall Musky, Dynamite from Below

Late Fall Musky, Dynamite from Below

By Chris Erwin The sky was clear, not a cloud to be seen, as I put my boat in the water at the Poppin Rock Ramp just two weeks ago. I couldn’t wait to get out on the lake and cast my offering to whatever might be lurking in the shadows of the standing...
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KOPA Conference held at Cave Run

KOPA Conference held at Cave Run

Eastern Kentucky writers Soc Clay, Sam Piatt honored By Chris Erwin MOREHEAD Every year the Kentucky Outdoor Press Association selects a location for their annual conference were outdoor writers from across Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio come together to improve their craft and promote the selected location. This year was no exception. Approximately 30...
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Carter Caves in the fall

Carter Caves in the fall

By Carrie Stambaugh OLIVE HILL Carter Caves State Resort Park is beautiful all year but in the fall its hardwood forests put on a dazzling display of color, which almost steals the show from its namesake caves and sandstone arches. The warm days and cool nights the Tri-State has been experiencing the last several...
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A primitive fall in DBNF part 2

A primitive fall in DBNF part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two part series. By Chris Erwin If last week got you to think about putting a primitive camping-hunting-fishing trip together, there are a few things that will make your trip a lot more fun. Before we get to that, let me take you along and...
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A primitive fall in the DBNF

A primitive fall in the DBNF

Editors Note: This is part one of a two part series. By Chris Erwin October, can you believe it? The summer has just blown past us like a tropical storm, at least it seems that way to me. As I get older, it feels like the summer is in fast forward. One day I’m...
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Crappie in the Sticks

Crappie in the Sticks

Editor’s Note: This piece first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Oct. 5, 2011. By Chris Erwin The leaves are starting to fall, and your favorite crappie hole seems to be vacant. The truth is it may very well be void of fish during the transition. I talk a lot about the transition...
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Staying on the Fish

Staying on the Fish

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Wed. Sept. 21, 2011. By Chris Erwin A chill has gripped the night air with temperatures falling into the 40s; the early-morning fog is thick as it lifts from the cooling water. The moon has just passed the full moon phase and...
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The Awaking of Monsters

The Awaking of Monsters

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Sept. 14, 2011 By Chris Erwin Every year as the water cools into the mid to lower 70s the musky in Kentucky come to life. These toothy critters begin to move into the shallow-water areas with their metabolism revved to the max,...
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