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June a month of transition for bass fishing

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June a month of transition for bass fishing

BY Lee McClellan The gorgeous weather combined with warming, but tolerable, temperatures make June one of the best months to be outside. The wonderful weather drives hordes of largemouth bass anglers to waters across Kentucky, filled with anticipation of catching a couple of five pounders. Often, at the end of a day of fishing...
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Post Spawn Tactics

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Post Spawn Tactics

By Chris Erwin It’s a pretty safe bet that in most of our eastern lakes, the bass spawns have come and gone. The big question I hear is what should I do or how should I adjust to a post spawn period? To begin with, we need to talk about something you don’t hear...
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Late spring means redear sunfish and bluegill

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Late spring means redear sunfish and bluegill

BY Lee McClellan May is a special time for anglers who chase redear sunfish and bluegill as they move into the shallows to spawn. “I think we still might be a week or so from the peak for redear fishing,” said Maj. Shane Carrier, assistant director of law enforcement for the Kentucky Department of...
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Eastern Lakes moving towards spring spawn

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Eastern Lakes moving towards spring spawn

By Chris Erwin I had all intentions of posting this article last week; however, because of the death of my father I elected to write about him. That said, the progression of the spring spawns is becoming a reality in all our lakes. The one exception may be the Ohio River; I haven’t got...
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Pitching, Flipping or Casting

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Pitching, Flipping or Casting

By Chris Erwin His classmates know Dylan Gifford, a junior at Boyd County High School, as a pitcher for the Lions’ baseball team. His performance on the field has been reported to be exceptional, making him a standout athlete. What many of his classmates may not know is his interest extends out on the...
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April is here and the fish are biting

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April is here and the fish are biting

BY Lee McClellan This is the sixth installment of the “Spring Fishing Fever” series of articles, detailing productive fishing techniques and opportunities across Kentucky. The series will continue until early summer. An archive of past articles is available on the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov). The grass is the deep forest green that only reveals...
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Catching up with pro angler Jimmy Houston

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Catching up with pro angler Jimmy Houston

BY Kevin Kelly (This is the fifth installment of the “Spring Fishing Fever” series of articles, detailing productive fishing techniques and opportunities across Kentucky. The series will continue until early summer. An archive of past articles is available on the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov). The growth of outdoor television and an expanding library of...
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Why We Fish

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Why We Fish

By Chris Erwin A question often on the lips of the unindoctrinated is: Why do you fish? While it may seem to be easy to answer, it is more complicated than you might think. When I talk to people that have never been part of the fishing world they sometimes have no idea what...
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Farm ponds and small lakes offer excellent fishing earlier than other waters

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Farm ponds and small lakes offer excellent fishing earlier than other waters

BY Lee McClellan ( This is the fourth installment of the “Spring Fishing Fever” series of articles, detailing productive fishing techniques and opportunities across Kentucky. The series will continue until early summer. An archive of past articles is available on the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov). FRANKFORT, Ky. – When air temperatures crest the 70-degree...
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Lure Crafting during the Winter Months

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Lure Crafting during the Winter Months

BY Chris Erwin This is the time each year when I try to make fishing lures for the upcoming season. In my opinion, it is as much a part of fishing as any other thing we do to get prepared for getting back out on the water. Each year I tweak lures and experiment...
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