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Elkhorn Creek a good spot for wading

Streams and fishing will return to normal

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By Lee McClellan

Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Many of us who remember the March 1997 floods in Kentucky recently had uncomfortable pangs of foreboding as storm systems dropped 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 carried away belongings.


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Youth Turkey Hunt


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Taylorsville, Guist Creek lakes among best spots for crappie

By Lee McClellan

Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Although the redbud trees haven’t bloomed yet, it isn’t too early to start fishing for crappie.

Black crappie are likely along rocky banks now in lakes that have them.


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Spring turkey season gives four weekends to chase birds

Enjoy the musical mornings brought on by warmer temps

By Jeff Lilly

Outdoors columnist

Spring is finally trying to make it back to the Bluegrass State. The calendar says it is officially here as of March 20 but I cannot help but be a little skeptical the way the last couple of months have gone for us in Kentucky

Temperatures are warming up and God is putting some green color back in to some of our vegetation so things are looking better each day.


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March brings elusive Muskie Madness to Kentucky waters

By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources


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Taylorsville Lake headwaters offer excellent white bass fishing

By Lee McClellan

Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Small creeks across Kentucky that normally run placid currently rage with brown froth. Reservoirs now cover marina parking lots and lakeside campgrounds.

Most Kentuckians are punch drunk from the blows of the latest salient of the Polar Vortex followed by cold rain.


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Preparing your bow for the offseason

By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources


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Backyard bird watching can be an easy, fun winter activity

By Lee McClellan

Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.


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Species population currently very good in Kentucky

Looking for outdoors action? Now is great time to hunt rabbits

By Lee McClellan

Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Outdoors enthusiasts of a certain age well remember their grandfathers extolling the virtues of fried rabbit, declaring it superior to filet mignon and better than any restaurant meal you could buy.

Many hunters scratch around for something to get them afield during that dull period from Christmas until the first warm winds of spring. Grab a shotgun, don some brush pants, a hunter orange vest and walk an overgrown fencerow to jump a rabbit.


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Few lures beat a tailspinner in cold water

By Lee McClellan

Ky. Dept of Fish & Wildlife Resources

Some lures on the market have stood the test of time, catching fish decade after decade. The Dardevle spoon, the Panther Martin and Rooster Tail in-line spinners, the Jitterbug and the Hula Popper still catch fish today like they did when swing music topped the charts.

The tailspinner is another old-time lure that still catches fish consistently, and one of the best winter lures for black bass.


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