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Rockdale Boat Mart Passes One Year in Their New Location

Rockdale Boat Mart Passes One Year in Their New Location

BY Chris Erwin Rockdale Boat Mart has been around for nearly 30 years starting in the side yard of Claude Leake in the Rockdale, Kentucky area. It was then purchased by Phillip Robinson and moved near Summit RV on US 60. Over the years they have sold boats and motors, and have performed service...
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More than 6,200 students to compete in Louisville

More than 6,200 students to compete in Louisville

One of the largest school archery tournaments in the country will kick off March 31 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville. More than 6,200 archers from schools around Kentucky will compete for state championships at the 2017 National Archery in the Schools (NASP) tournament March 31-April 1. Tournament participants include archers...
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White bass spawning runs just around the corner

White bass spawning runs just around the corner

BY Lee McClellan February days in the 60s make for crowded boat ramps and golf courses during a time of year usually spent indoors. Everything, nature wise, seems a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. Buds show on lilac bushes, green grass already grows in bunches and the sound of lawn mowers permeates an...
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Kentucky’s Trophy Bass Program Opens for the Season Department seeks angler donations to build a better bass fishery

Kentucky’s Trophy Bass Program Opens for the Season  Department seeks angler donations to build a better bass fishery

When Murray resident Austin Gruner caught an 8.2-ounce largemouth bass bulging with developing eggs from Kentucky Lake on Feb. 10, he didn’t keep it. Instead, Gruner took his trophy to Fisherman’s Headquarters in Benton, where employees held it for pick up by a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources hatchery truck. “Austin’s fish...
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Fishing licenses unlock opportunities

Fishing licenses unlock opportunities

BY Kevin Kelly The mild weather this winter has many thinking it will be an early spring across Kentucky. The earlier, the better for anglers, who by late February are like sprinters on their marks waiting for the starter’s pistol to fire. Some of the best fishing of the year is right around the...
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The Birds and the Bees

The Birds and the Bees

By Chris Erwin Maybe I should have said the bees and the birds since I want to start with the bees. As many of you know I have decided to start raising honeybees. I have ordered two nucs, a slang name for nucleus hives. That is a hive that is basically half the size...
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The peak of float-and-fly fishing is upon us

The peak of float-and-fly fishing is upon us

BY Lee McClellan Although we’ve seen many warm fronts this winter with temperatures in the 60s just this past weekend, the water in our highland reservoirs is still cold. Water temperatures are in the high 40s in Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow and Laurel River Lake. Once water temperatures drop below 50 degrees for extended...
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Be ready when fishing opportunities arise

Be ready when fishing opportunities arise

BY Kevin Kelly Planning a fishing trip more than a couple days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the weather is a mixed bag and the favorable conditions here today may be gone tomorrow. With some advance preparation, you can be ready to grab what you need and go...
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Rod Repair 101

Rod Repair 101

By Chris Erwin I think I can safely say almost every fisherman at one time or another has lost an eye or broken an eye on one of his or her fishing rods. In this short column I’m not going to try to teach you how to build your own fishing rod. However, I...
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FINs Lakes Stockings Begin This Month, Offering Excellent Late Winter Fishing

FINs Lakes Stockings Begin This Month, Offering Excellent Late Winter Fishing

BY Lee McClellan Five new lakes enrolled in the Fishing in Neighborhoods Program (FINs) will receive stockings of trout in February, a boon to anglers tired of being house bound. Flemingsburg Old Reservoir, an 11-acre lake in Fleming County, gets 900 trout while Leary Lake, a 5-acre lake on Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in...
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