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Chris Malone wins FLW Toyota Series Championship

By Chris Erwin Too many in our area, Chris Malone is well known; he is the owner of Malone’s Marine & Repair in Ironton, OH. At 49, he has won the largest purse in fishing for 2020 except for the Bassmaster Classic, which was a 300,000 dollar pay-out. Malone’s win amounted to 237,500 dollars, and…

2019 KOPA Writers Conference comes to a close Oct 13th

BY Chris Erwin The Kentucky Outdoor Press Association has an annual writer’s conference each fall where writers from around the state come together each year to set the goals for the upcoming year. While many of the writers didn’t make it this year, the press organization still had a very productive event. Outdoor writers are…

The Soc and Sam Canoe and Kayak Race is in the Books

By Chris Erwin It was a beautiful day in Greenup County when the Canoers and Kayakers launched their craft in the Little Sandy River. It was right by the Raccoon Bridge on Route 2, at 9 am. Both Soc Clay and Sam Piatt were present and commented that in the last eight years, the race…

Potential Asian Carp Deterrent to be Tested Below Barkley Dam

                                           Technology creates underwater wall of sound Asian carp have become a major concern in the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and many other rivers within the Mississippi River basin. In western Kentucky, two of the state’s largest reservoirs, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, were formed by the construction of navigation dams on the Tennessee and…

Hook, Line and Teacher

BY Lee McClellan (June 21, 2018) – School kids fervently look forward to summer break, but often after a few weeks, they complain of boredom. An 18-inch largemouth bass jumping and shaking its head at the end of a line is a sure-fire way to cure boredom and instill a passion for a lifelong wholesome…

Tick season underway across Kentucky

(May 21, 2018) — With spring now in full swing, people are taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outside. This also is the time when tick activity increases across Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions…

Give nesting eagles the space they need

Getting too close with a drone or on foot can cause nest abandonment By FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2018) — When trying to catch a glimpse of an eagle in its nest, Kate Slankard reminds people to keep their distance and make visits brief. “It’s natural to be excited when we see an eagle in…

Department to Test Experimental Fishing Tournament Rules

  Three-year study would allow statewide size limits on two lakes By FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 20, 2018) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will study the impact of allowing anglers participating in fishing tournaments to keep shorter bass in lakes with special regulations. The three-year test is limited to two spring and…