Crappie fishing big fun on big river backwaters this weekend


Mar 11, 2001
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Crappie fishing big fun on big river backwaters this weekend on “Kentucky Afield” TV


Frankfort, Kentucky – The crappie spawn is spawning excellent catches along the Ohio River and its tributaries this weekend, May 10 and 11, on “Kentucky Afield” television.

Up into the streams and creeks that feed the Ohio River, crappie anglers find harvest heaven. Breckinridge County’s Richard Butler guides host Tim Farmer into some honey holes just south of Louisville.

Elsewhere, our series on the history of hunting in Kentucky continues with part II, “Market Hunting.” In early settlement times, game laws and conservation practices didn’t exist. In its place was over harvest, which decimated many native wild animal populations. Eastern elk, river otter and bison are just some of the species extirpated from the state, while populations of wild turkey and white-tailed deer nearly disappeared.

Lastly, in honor of Mother’s Day, Sherry Farmer enjoys a spring day fishing in a Mason County farm pond with her son. Meet the mother who introduced the great outdoors to the host of our show.

“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 Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern /7:30 p.m. Central and is repeated Sunday at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central on KET 1.

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