• Still trying to master the art of fishing

    Fishing, one of the most confusing sports/hobbies/obsessions there is!
    Bass, bluegill or crappie, it’s all the same.
    I’m talking about the “learning curve.” They talk about how much easier it is now to catch fish than it was “back in the day.” Mostly, this is attributed to better equipment, i.e. rods, lines and especially electronics.

  • Still trying to figure out how to fish in spite of the weather

    So what’s up with the weather? One day it’ll be in the 60s and the next in the 40s ... with rain! We’ve even had snow!
    The answer is pretty simple. It’s March in Kentucky!
    So how does one fish the various weather patterns? What to throw and how fast to fish?
    Water’s cold, fish slow. Water’s warmer, fish faster. Water’s clear, fish close. Water’s dirty, fish wide.

  • Turkey season is fast approaching

    April 4 and 5 are fast approaching, so you better get ready.
    For what, you might ask. Here’s some hints: red, white and blue heads, brown with a beard and … oh yeah …. they gobble!
    That’s right, it’ll be turkey season. No, it won’t, you say. Turkey season doesn’t start until April 18 and goes through May 10.
    OK, as an adult, you’re correct! But I’m talking about the spring early youth season! In Kentucky, if you’re a youth, you get a head start on the adults.

  • Bass fishermen seek, find a lake for tourney

     Sunday, the Central Kentucky Bass Club held the first tournament of the 2015 season. Originally, the tournament was scheduled to be held on Spurlington Lake in Taylor County.

    But access to launch anything at Spurlington was limited at best. That coupled with the chocolate colored water, which had the consistency of a milk shake, pretty much eliminated the lake for now.

  • 20 years and just as ‘Young’ as ever

    It’s March 2015. Now to most that doesn’t mean much, but to me it’s sort of special in that it makes 20 years I’ve written this column for the Enterprise.
    That’s 1,040 weeks ... minus a few when I had heart surgery and those pesky “early deadline” times I missed.
    Anyway, the way I figure it, at around 1,000 words per column, it works out to about one million words. Note: The number of words that reflected actual truth is questionable!

  • Looking for something to do until spring has sprung

    Just as a reminder, you need to get your 2015 hunting and fishing licenses if you haven’t already done so!
    By far, the best deal out there is the Sportsman’s License. This license includes just about everything. About all you’ll need “extra” is your federal duck stamp.

  • I’m a bad weather wuss

    I know you can ‘burn out’ the barrel of a rifle by shooting a substantial number of hot loads through it. But, I wonder if it’s possible to do the same thing by cleaning it too much.
    The reason I ask is that all I’ve been able to do with my predator rifles for the last couple of weeks is clean them. Not from shooting them a lot, but out of sheer boredom! Right now I’d put my guns up against one just coming off some companies assembly benches!

  • Mid-Kentucky Bass Anglers schedule season

     The Mid-Kentucky Bass Anglers met Sunday and set our 2015 tournament. 

    I told you last week about our March 22 Cabin Fever Tournament, which is an open tournament to kick off the 2015 season!

    The rest of the schedule and launch times are as follows:

  • ‘Success’ during coyote hunt

    Feb. 1 rolled around and a few days later we tried our luck at night hunting coyotes. I had everything I needed: guns, lights and calls.We had a rifle for longer shots, anything over 40 to 50 yards, and a 12 gauge with No. 4 buckshot for everything else.
    It was textbook! We’d eased into our area and parked a distance away from our location. We eased into where we had cover and could see as well as the full moon would allow. It’s amazing how good you can actually see when your eyes adjust to the darkness.

  • How to get prepared for a night-time coyote hunt

    Here I sit with my list. Warm clothes, check. Boots, check. Heavy gloves, check. Scanning light, check. Shooting sticks, check. Shotgun, check. No. 4 buckshot, check. Electronic caller/mouth calls, check. Seat/chair, check. And shooting* light, check.
    * We call ‘em “kill” lights, but we have to be “sensitive.”