Monday, June 29, 2009

Letter from the Commish Follow up

The letter from the commish was a response to an article written in Kentucky Afield talking about hunting over the next 20+ years here in Kentucky. The article talked about changing seasons and threw a bunch of people into a pannick b/c they thought these were changes that were already in the works when in reality, it was just the opinions from the author. It must have pushed some buttons because it created 195 responses on I'll track down the entire article when I get back in Kentucky.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bass Fishin St. John's River Florida

This shiner fishing thing is pretty awesome. Florida bass fishing is a little different than Kentucky. We don't have to avoid any big gators at home. We saw some big ones on the St. John's river. We caught quite a few bass. Not as many as I would have like but it was pretty fun. We got a late start with two flats and a broken spring on the boat trailer of our guide. We didn't get onto the water until 8:00. After some misses, my son got hot and started reeling good bass in. He also had to fight in a 20+ pound gar. It was a fun and hot day on the St. John's river. I can't wait to come back.

If you ever come to Florida, check this guy out. He's a hard working guide and a fun guy to fish with.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Letter from the Commish

I've got to research this a little. Here is the letter from the F&W Commisioner based on the response from a KY Afield article...........

Dear Subscriber:

We hope you are enjoying the articles in the Summer 2009 edition of Kentucky
Afield magazine.

We would like to clarify the intent of the article entitled “Deer Season 2029” by
Tina Brunjes, and apologize for any confusion this may have caused. The ideas
presented in the article are thoughts shared with us over the last few years, and none of the “Suggestions for Change” are positions endorsed by the department or the
Commission. The article’s intent is to stimulate public involvement as we design the
deer management plan for the next 20 years.

We have already heard from many hunters who are passionate about Kentucky’s
deer herd. If you haven’t already, we hope you’ll take a moment to read the article and email us your thoughts about deer hunting in Kentucky in the future, and any other ideas or suggestions you might have about deer management in the Commonwealth.


Dr. Jonathan Gassett

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bass Fishin in Florida??

We're down in the Daytona area looking for some good bass fishing. Anybody know any spots and/or contacts?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Free Fishing Weekend June 6-7

The celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week includes Free Fishing Weekend. Kentucky anglers may fish June 6 - 7 without a fishing license or a trout permit. All fishing regulations such as minimum size limits and daily creel limits remain in effect during Free Fishing Weekend.
This year, National Fishing and Boating Week brings begins June 6 and ends June 14. The celebrations aim to bring new people into fishing, boating and other water-related recreation.

**Captain Myra Minton of the law enforcement division of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will host a Kids Fishing Derby across KY 245 at the Jim Beam Distillery at Clermont, Kentucky from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6.

**Conservation Officer Scott Herndon will host a kids fishing event at the Taylorsville Lake tailwater below Taylorsville Lake Dam from 8 a.m. to noon on June 6

No registration is required for both of these free events.

**The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will also host the 23rd Annual Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby on June 6 at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and creek, located just below Wolf Creek Dam on Lake Cumberland. The free event is for kids 1 to 15 years of age. Registration for the free fishing derby begins at 8 a.m. Central time. Participants must bring their own fishing tackle.