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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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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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Crankin’ for Crappie

Crankin’ for Crappie

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in The Greater Ashland Beacon on Sept. 7, 2011. By Chris Erwin Crappie fishing, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, is done 62 percent of the time with tube jigs. The remainder is done using live minnows. But every year there comes a time when those...
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Deer season opens, city hunting

Deer season opens, city hunting

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Wed., Aug. 31, 2011. By Chris Erwin Archery deer season is just around the corner. In zone two, which covers our area, the season will begin Sept. 3 and will run until Jan.16, 2012. While most hunters will be scouting their favorite...
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Rail to Trail project considered in east Ky.

Rail to Trail project considered in east Ky.

The Dawkins Rail Line stretches across three counties and could become the state’s longest Rail-Trail By Carrie Stambaugh PAINTSVILLE – For nearly 100 years, the Dawkins Line helped to fuel the local economy by hauling out natural resources from the hills of Johnson, Magoffin and Breathitt Counties. Soon, the abandoned line could again prime...
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Squirrel season opens

Squirrel season opens

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Wed. Aug. 24, 2011. By Chris Erwin It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. As the water begins to cool and the fishing begins to improve, this is also a time when hunters start to clean their guns...
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Late Summer Fishing Strategies

Late Summer Fishing Strategies

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in the Greater Ashland Beacon on Aug. 17, 2011. By Chris Erwin If you have been out on the water in the last few weeks, you may be wondering where the fish are and how in the world, you can catch them. Catching bass in the heat of...
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Vacation Fishing: Florida’s Panhandle

Vacation Fishing: Florida’s Panhandle

By Carrie Stambaugh PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. The vacations my husband Carl and I prefer to take are typically marked by almost continuous travel around a central geographic area. We explore a different locale by day and sleep at another each night. This year we took a more traditional-style family vacation to Panama City...
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Fishing the Shaky Head Jig

Fishing the Shaky Head Jig

Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in The Greater Ashland Beacon on Aug. 10, 2011. By Chris Erwin If you follow tournament fishing or read fishing articles, you have likely already heard about the shaky head jig. This simple concept has proven over time to be one of the most productive ways to catch...
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The Crappie Connection

The Crappie Connection

This column first appeared in The Greater Ashland Beacon on Aug. 3, 2011. By Chris Erwin They are a lot of different kinds of fish swimming in the waters of Kentucky and most of them have anglers dedicated to catching them. The Crappie is no exception. As a matter of fact, crappie has been...
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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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