Department of Fish and Wildlife
Angling Under The Lights On "Kentucky Afield" TV
When baseball goes into extra innings, a late night can become an early morning. The same is true for catfishing. The play-by-play is on “Kentucky Afield” television this weekend, July 17 and 18.
In the shadow of the Cincinnati skyline, host Tim Farmer takes a swing at late night Ohio River catfish action. This isn’t the first all-nighter for guide Dale Broughton. Plenty of caffeine and fresh live bait make for an exciting event for these boys of summer.
Since the 1960s, Butler County’s Hershel House has been crafting the finest Kentucky Longrifles in the world and in Tinsel Town. Built for both collecting and black powder hunting season, the period-perfect guns are authentic in every detail. The Woodbury resident gives Farmer a front-row seat to his log cabin workshop. Of course, you have likely seen House’s work already in the hands of megastars Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe in recent box office hits.
Elsewhere, we head west to a forgotten corner of Kentucky. In the earthquake-made Reelfoot Lake, bluegill fishing still provides aftershocks.
“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.