How does the old song go? "You get a line, and I'll get a pole; we'll go fishin' in the crawdad hole?" Yeah that's it. But you can forget about the crawdad hole. You have, ahem, bigger FISH to fry.


Kentucky's annual free fishing weekend is upon us. It happens THIS weekend, June 4th and 5th, and it's a time to enjoy the great outdoors by the water. And you don't have to be a Kentucky resident to enjoy this free weekend.

What the free weekend means is that on June 4th and 5th, you can fish to your heart's content without worrying about having a license or a trout permit, if that's your pleasure. (It IS mine; trout is my absolute favorite. Mmmm.) But keep in mind, for whatever species of fish you decide to keep, you'll still need to follow size and number limits.


This free fishing weekend would also be a great opportunity for BEGINNERS. Have you always wanted to take up fishing, but, for whatever reasons, the motivation wasn't there? Well, now it is. The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources has you covered with links to a fishing and boating guide, where to go fishing, and how to get a license in case you DO get bitten by the fishing bug this weekend.

But let me make it easier for you. The KDFWR has a handy "Fishing Forecast" guide with lots of tips about what fish you'll find in what bodies of water. If you're looking to catch a specific type of fish, this is the guide for you.


Here in Daviess County, there's a "Take a Kid Fishing" event at Panther Creek Park Lake.

It's for kids aged 3 to 15 years and happens this Saturday, June 4th. Registration will begin at 8 AM with fishing from 9 AM until 11 AM. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Plus, there will be prizes and a GRAND prize for catching tagged fish. Lunch will be provided.

Parks around Kentucky will be offering events like this one Saturday in celebration of free fishing weekend.

Don't miss out.

[SOURCE: WBKO-Bowling Green]

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