Fly fishing for bass isn’t a new idea. But it is something of a niche pursuit. If you bass fish but haven’t tried them on a fly rod; do so. If you fly fish but haven’t targeted bass; they are worth your time. Here’s a link to my USA Today story on Fly Fishing for Bass. Thanks for taking a look.
And if you don’t fish . . . by all means get started.
Old Town Canoe Company www.oldtowncanoe.com recently rolled out their new Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman. I recently had an opportunity to paddle one. Check it out from my report for USA Today https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2019/03/23/canoe-kayak-old-town-discovery-119-solo-sportsman/3246042002/.
Chronic wasting disease (CWD), an always fatal neurological disease that affects whitetail deer and other cervids, is closing in on Kentucky but state game officials are determined to keep it at bay.
After CWD was recently detected in 10 deer killed in Tennessee, Kentucky wildlife officials extended a ban that prohibits the transport of any deer, elk or other cervid into Kentucky unless the brain and spinal cord have been removed. The ban now applies to any cervid taken anywhere outside Kentucky and is effective immediately. It previously applied only to cervids taken from states or provinces where CWD had been detected.
Chronic wasting disease has not been found in Kentucky. It has been reported or detected in at least 25 states, including Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee, six of the seven states that border Kentucky.
Kentucky wildlife agency spokesman Kevin Kelly said quarters or other portions of meat with no part of the spinal cord or head attached, boned-out meat, antlers, antlers attached to a clean skull plate, a clean skull, clean teeth, hides and finished taxidermy works can be brought into Kentucky.
Details at www.fw.ky.gov or call the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at 1-800-858-1549.
Ft. Niagara was established nearly 300 years ago at the mouth of the Niagara River. France, Great Britain (twice) and the United States have claimed ownership. The 22-acre site is soaked in history. It’s worth a visit.
Schedule an extra day because the fishing on the Niagara River is fantastic. Contact Capt. Frank Campbell. Capt. Frank will put you on fish.
From USA Today https://usat.ly/2H1vnZu
I will occasionally profile state parks and other public use areas for USA Today. Here’s a glimpse of a hidden jewel: Kentucky’s Columbus-Belmont State Park. https://usat.ly/2oekF5p