Fishing Cumberland Stripers: Part 1

It took three of us four hours to catch six keeper stripers over two feet long on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. And we took time to catch a freshwater drum and a batch of catfish and crappie with live minnows. This kind of thing is typical … what is unusual is an uncrowded lake with wonderful fishing less than a day’s drive from much of the South, East and Midwest.

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Our 6,000-Mile Spring Camping Trip: Part 1

The author and his wife left Southern California on a cool Sunday last May. The destination was Northeastern Kentucky to attend a family reunion. Follow the author’s progress in this “diary” and read about the neat places he camped and visited along the way.

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Take A Child Camping

Children love camping. There are numerous benefits to a camping trip with kids — for you and them! It is a great opportunity to introduce a youngster to the outdoors and teach them to respect, and care for what Mother Nature has provided.

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Big Baits, Big Bronzebacks

If it’s lunker smallmouth that you’re after, be ready to offer them a meal rather than a snack. Sometimes bigger really is better! Here’s some advice on how to catch huge smallies on large baits.

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Action Is Steady For Kentucky Stripers

Braving the cold and wind of Jack Frost is very disheartening if the fish aren’t biting. However, there is at least one type of fish, which lends itself well to winter fishing — the striper! Here’s how to catch them in the winter.

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Camping Is Incredible In South-Central Kentucky

Kentucky has 54,000 miles of streams and rivers, and the terrain is rugged with steep hills that are coated by dense forests of poplars, hickory, maple, beeches and short-needled pine trees. There is an abundance of wildlife, a wide variety of flora and wildflowers and a few sensational waterfalls to boot!

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Camping In Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park

For a vacation camping trip that includes a variety of outdoors activities, natural beauty and a unique experience, Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, is an excellent choice. It includes a cave system that is over 300 miles … and the longest cave in the world!

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