Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fabulous Fishing Down On The Farm This Weekend On "Kentucky Afield" TV
If you can’t make a trip to Kentucky’s larger lakes or streams, then great fishing is still waiting at a nearby farm pond. You’ll see that story and more on “Kentucky Afield” television this weekend, July 10 and 11.
From his cell phone, a private land owner showed our host, Tim Farmer, a snapshot of an 8-pound largemouth bass caught the previous week. That was incentive enough to grab some gear and remember the value of farm pond fishing. Often dismissed because of small size or lack of scenic beauty, a well-balanced pond packs plenty of excitement. We go to Fayette County for the proof.
Elsewhere, just like the temperature, noodling season is hot. Kentucky Conservation Officer Mickey Craig takes Farmer to the Ohio River in Campbell County to try the bare-hand technique on some whopper catfish.
Also on the show, we herd geese. Canada geese molt their flight feathers in mid-summer. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources migratory bird biologists Rocky Pritchert and John Brunjes show us how researchers take advantage of this opportunity to gather the birds and attach leg bands.
“Kentucky Afield” is a production of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. It is the longest continuously running outdoor television show in the nation. The program airs at 8:30 p.m. Eastern /7:30 p.m. Central Saturdays, and repeats at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central Sundays on KET 1. To see the latest news about “Kentucky Afield” television and view your favorite show segments from the past, sign up today for the electronic newsletter. Visit fw.ky.gov on the Internet and click the Kentucky Afield Newsletter icon.