How to Turn Cooling Weather into a Hot Bass Bite

Among all the different factors that affect bass behavior, none has more impact than the seasons. Fish – especially bass – are ruled by the weather. Just like all creatures, two things drive fish: survival (food, safety) and reproduction. But the first step to catching any fish is knowing where to find them. To find […]

Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed In Graves County Deer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2019) — A white-tailed deer from western Kentucky is the state’s first confirmed case of hemorrhagic disease this year. Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center recently confirmed to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources that a deceased female deer recovered from Graves County tested positive for hemorrhagic disease, sometimes […]

Fishing rod challenge! Can this guy break an Ugly Stik GX2?!

Are ugly stiks fishing rods really as tough as people say? They put this medium action Ugly Stik GX2 to the ultimate fishing rod challenge. They are determined to find out if we can actually break an ugly stik fishing rod, and it shows! I’ve used a lot of good rods over the years. I’ve […]

Fishing Those Ole’ Dog Days of Summer

Here’s my humble advice for bass fishing hot summer weather. Stay shallow: Sometimes, believe it or not, I fish shallower than I ever did earlier in the year. The key, however, is to find some place where there’s freshwater coming into the lake. The oxygen levels are low this time of year, so you need […]

The Thermocline; How to Fish it in Late Summer into Fall

You know, it seems like I’ve had a lot of people ask me about thermocline lately. Most of the time I haven’t had enough time to explain what takes place in fresh water ecosystems, but you need to know about thermocline. It’s very important to your fishing. I hope I can help you to understand […]

How to protect pets from coyote attacks in Kentucky

What you need to know about protecting your pets and community cats from coyotes Many people assume that coyotes don’t live in suburban or urban neighborhoods because they don’t see them. But that assumption can be dangerous for your animal companions. Coyotes typically hunt small mammals such as mice, voles and rabbits. If given the opportunity, […]

Can Our Dogs Eat Fish?

To make a long story short, yes, dogs can eat fish, and fish can be a part of a healthy diet for your dog, provided it is fully cooked without any additional oils and seasonings, does not contain any bones, and is not a species prone to high levels of mercury such as tuna. For […]

Kentucky Fish Consumption Advisories

The Kentucky Departments for Environmental Protection, Health Services and Fish and Wildlife Resources jointly issue a fish consumption advisory to the public when fish are found contaminated. Trace contaminants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and mercury are found in some fish in Kentucky. An advisory cautions people about potential health problems that may result from eating […]

Freshwater Jellyfish in Kentucky; Can They Sting?

Freshwater jellyfish have been observed in numerous water bodies in Kentucky, mainly locations that possess relatively high water quality. They have a clear or translucent white bell-shaped body about the size of a dime or nickel. Unlike some marine jellyfish, the freshwater jellyfish does not pose a hazard to swimmers. Freshwater jellyfish can occur in […]