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Kayak Fishing 101 - Frankfort - Franklin County

Welcome to our beginner kayak fishing course! This course will teach you how to safely and effectively fish from a kayak. This course is designed for kayakers or anglers wanting to combine the two skills or someone new to both.

Day 1 (May 9th, 5:30pm- 8:30pm, KDFWR classroom)

This portion covers basic concepts including, but not limited to: fish identification, fish habitat, equipment,casting techniques, knot tying, both artificial and live bait selection, how to bait a hook, hook removal, safety, and when to fish (time of day/time of year), licensing and regulations. 

Day 2 (May 16th, 6:00pm- 830pm, KDFWR classroom)

The practical portion includes: loading and unloading a kayak, propelling and steering a kayak, weight distribution, how to secure gear, boat positioning for fishing and navigation of flowing water systems, access points, location selection and types of boats. 

Day 3 (May 18th 9:00am-1:00 pm, Canoe Ky shop)

This portion of the class is optional. It will be a float fishing trip guided by Canoe Kentucky pro staffers on Elkhorn Creek. Participants will be in their own boats with plenty of opportunities to practice the skills learned in the two previous portions of Kayak Fishing 101. Pro staffers will assist and offer tips and guidance. There is a fee associated with this portion of the class for kayak rental, shuttle and guides.

Dates:

5/9/2024
5/10/2024
5/11/2024
5/12/2024
5/13/2024
5/14/2024
5/15/2024
5/16/2024

Categories:
Educational / Workshops / Seminars , Fishing Events (Non-boating), Featured KDFWR Events, Kayak Fishing

Hook and Cook - McKee - Jackson County

Hook and Cook

This course will teach you the basics of catching and cleaning fish. Whether you are an experienced or a first-time angler, this course will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to get started in fishing. This event is primarily for women 16 years of age and older.

5/18/24 9:00AM

The classroom portion covers basic concepts including fish identification, biology, fish habitat, equipment, conservation, improving water quality, licensing/regulations, proper selection and use of cooking tools, cooking safety, fish fileting techniques, recipes, proper food handling and storage techniques.

The field portion will be on 5/18 in the afternoon, it will include but is not limited to: location selection, target areas, casting techniques, knot tying, both artificial and live bait selection, how to bait a hook, hook removal, safety, fileting fish, food preparation and cooking, and food sampling. A valid KY fishing license is required on the day of the class. 

If you have any questions please contact:

Easton Copley 502-330-1411 easton.copley@ky.gov

Dates:

5/18/2024

Categories:
Educational / Workshops / Seminars , Fishing Events (Non-boating), Featured KDFWR Events, Hook And Cook

Hook and Cook - Russell Springs - Russell County

This course will teach you the basics of catching and cleaning fish. Whether you are an experienced angler or a first-time fisherman, this course will teach you the skills and knowledge you need to get started in fishing.

Day 1 May 21st, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Russell County Cooperative Extension Office 

The classroom portion covers basic concepts including fish identification, biology, knot tying, both artificial and live bait selection, how to bait a hook, hook removal, safety, when to fish (time of day/time of year), fish habitat, equipment, conservation, licensing/regulations,

Day 2 May 23rd, 5:30pm-8:30pm, Russell County Cooperative Extension Office 

The field portion includes, but is not limited to: casting techniques, proper selection and use of cooking tools, cooking safety, recipes, proper food handling and storage techniques. fileting fish, food preparation and cooking, and food sampling.

Day 3 May 24th, 5:30pm-8:30pm Location TBD 

This will be the fishing portion of the class. KDFWR will provide all the equipment and bait so participants can test out the newly acquired fishing skills. 

Dates:

5/21/2024
5/23/2024
5/24/2024

Categories:
Educational / Workshops / Seminars , Fishing Events (Non-boating), Featured KDFWR Events, Hook And Cook

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