Kentucky Afield Outdoors:

Posted July 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Want good fishing and carefree

boating? Leave the bananas at home

A close friend prepared to board a charter boat with his family for a fishing excursion while on a Florida vacation several years ago. His mother brought along some bananas for a between meal snack.

The captain of the boat adamantly said those bananas were not coming on his boat. My friend’s mother, perplexed, offered mild protest. The captain told her: “Put them on that hook over there. Believe me; they’ll be here when you get back.”

The presence or consumption of bananas is universally regarded as inviting terrible luck to a boating or fishing trip, especially among captains of charter fishing boats. The origin of

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    Kentucky Afield Outdoors:

    Posted July 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Make safe boating part of your July 4 holiday weekend plans

    With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday this year, Kentucky’s lakes and rivers will be teeming with boaters enjoying the

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    Kentucky Afield Outdoors:

    Posted June 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Catfish spawn brings hot fishing in reservoirs

    Water temperatures are climbing into the upper 70s, sending channel catfish to rocky banks in reservoirs to spawn. June is one of the most productive months to fish for them.

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    Oesterreicher kills first turkey

    Posted May 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Thomas Oesterreicher killed his first turkey Saturday in Cumberland County while hunting with his dad, Josh Oesterreicher. It had an 11-inch beard and weighed 27 pounds.

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