Upcoming Events for August and September at Wolf Creek NFH

Posted August 2, 2017 at 8:53 am

Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) is excited to announce the upcoming events for the months of August and September.

Tuesday, August 8, 1 p.m. CST— Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will hold its monthly meeting at the Russell County Tourism Office.

Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m. CST— Fish On! Join us for this month’s Fly Fishing Clinic. This session will cover streamers and bait fish imitation and will provide hands-on instruction from the Derby City Flyfishers. Pre-registration required. Limit to twelve participants.

Saturday, August 12, 1 p.m. CST— Get Your Craft On! Join master crafter, Eli Mackewich, in the classroom to make your very own nature themed personalized wreath. You will learn to construct your own wreath from readily available items and personalize it with a custom, twig initial. The cost of this event is $10, made payable to Friends of Wolf Creek NFH. Pre-registration is required.

Monday, September 11, 6 a.m. CST— Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) will host the 6th Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event, a day filled with fishing, food and fun. This fishing event was developed by Wolf Creek NFH and the Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, Inc. in an effort to promote outdoor recreational activity for wounded service veterans. Considered one of the finest fishing areas in the Eastern United States, wounded warriors will have the opportunity to fish Lake Cumberland, Cumberland River, and Hatchery Creek. Participants will start the day with a guided striped bass fishing tour on Lake Cumberland. Following a complimentary lunch, participants will end the day with trout fishing at Hatchery Creek or along the Cumberland River. Veterans who have suffered various injuries related to their service are encouraged to participate. All Kentucky Sport Fishing Regulations will apply. Lunch and fishing equipment will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own gear for trout fishing. Pre-registration required. With only 25 spots available for this event, it is encouraged that interested individuals register as soon as possible.

Tuesday, September 26, 9 a.m. CST— Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will host the 10th Annual Catch A Smile Senior Fishing Derby. The event is free and is open to anyone 62 years of age or older. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. CST. Hamburgers and other refreshments will be provided, and several door prizes will be given away. All Kentucky Sport Fishing Regulations will apply. Participants must bring their own fishing gear and bait. It’s sure to be a day of great fishing fun, so come on out and enjoy!

Due to low participation, our Nature Hour series has been cancelled for the remainder of the year. Please follow us on Facebook to keep up with our great upcoming events.

For more information, please visit the www.fws.gov/wolfcreek, follow us on Facebook and Twitter /WolfCreekNFH, or contact Ashley Buffington or Moria Painter, Environmental Education/Outreach Specialists, at 270-343-3797 or via email: Ashley_buffington@fws.gov or Moria_painter@fws.gov