Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rainbows rebound on fabled Madison River

Rainbow trout are rebounding nicely on Montana’s famed Madison River. The Madison was where the first cases of whirling disease occurred 15 years ago, decimating this world class trout fishery.

This is good news for lovers of the Madison, where a guided drift boat trip will run you around $425 per day.

To check out the entire story young can go to: http://www.billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_436aa078-74f3-11de-8520-001cc4c03286.html

Kentucky hunters needed

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) need information from turkey and waterfowl hunters in the state.

The questionnaire for turkey hunters involves the opening date of the spring season. The commission wants to know if hunters want to continue the opening day as we have it now, which is the Saturday nearest the 15th of April, or if they would like to see it moved to the second Saturday in April.

The survey for waterfowl hunters asks if the state should change the limit on mallard hens from the current one per day. It also asks about the youth weekend in the two zones.

If you want your voice heard you can visit www.fw.ky.gov and take the survey online. You have until August 10th to do so.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fly rods and farm ponds

Nothing says the lazy days of summer to me than a combination of fly rods and farm ponds. I discovered two ponds within a mile of my house and have been fishing them about once a week, usually during the evenings and sometimes early mornings. They, like most bodies of water this time of year, tend to go dead during the heat of the day.

There are plenty of bluegill and bass to be caught and I have had most of my luck on No. 8 Sneaky Pete poppers in chartreuse and on No. 4 black nose dace streamers. If you haven’t tried fly fishing in small ponds, you might want to give it a try.