Kentucky Afield Outdoors:

Posted July 30, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Fishing options for the dog days

The dog days of summer settled over Kentucky in the last week, bringing the hottest temperatures of the year. The summer heat in July and August make fishing reservoirs a tough prospect.

Even bluegill get grumpy in the larger lakes at this time of year, much less largemouth bass.

“We are getting to the time of year of the maximum production for baitfish, such as shad, in our reservoirs,” said Ryan Oster, fisheries program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Bass and other predator fish don’t have to search hard for food. The bigger lakes are full of 2- to 3-inch shad; a perfect bite-sized meal for them. They shouldn’t be as hungry on

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    Kentucky Afield Outdoors:

    Posted July 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm

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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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