East Kentucky Crappie Trail hosted its first event at Jenny Wiley State Park

On March 30th 2019 The East Kentucky Crappie Trail hosted its first event on Dewey Lake. Total of 14 boats entered the tournament, as well as 3 youth. The bite was on, most all boats had full bags of fish. The winning bag went to Ricky Newsome and Reese Spurlock with a 7 fish bag […]

Plan this Spring for HOT Fishing Spots in Kentucky this Summer

By Lee McClellanAssociate Editor, Kentucky Afield MagazineKentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Kentucky is blessed with fantastic aquatic resources in our 17 major reservoirs, dozens of smaller state-owned lakes and more flowing water than all but a few states. Fishing is a year round activity in the Commonwealth. Summer can be a tough time […]

Early Spring Time in Kentucky is Turkey Time

March, April, and May are turkey months throughout the hills and valleys across most of rural America. The popularity of turkey hunting is growing substantially from year to year. Huge flocks of females (hens), common throughout the winter season, begin to break up into smaller subgroups of two to five birds as the month of […]

Big rains make smaller streams best choice for smallmouth

By Lee McClellan FRANKFORT – Many of us who remember the March 1997 floods in Kentucky recently had uncomfortable pangs of foreboding as storm systems dropping heavy amounts of rain freight-trained across the state. It looked like another 1997 for a day or so. Small, normally docile neighborhood creeks suddenly filled basements, eroded roadways and […]

It’s Spring Time, that means Tangle Gut is for dinner

This delicate, lovely plant is a traditional early spring green, eaten sauteed in bacon grease, with onion. It provides fresh vegetable matter early in the spring, before any type of lettuce or even most other wild greens are available. It is slightly succulent in texture, and very mild in flavor (especially as compared to many […]