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Aquatic Education

Hook and Cook

Fishing
Hook and Cook is an educational class geared towards adults ages 16+ on the basics of fishing, meat preparation, and cooking. Most of these workshops are at FINS lakes where the department stocks fish several times a year. In this class you will learn everything from tying a proper fishing knot to preparing fish for cooking and storage, along with other useful skills for an enjoyable day on the water. We teach you the basic skills necessary to harvest your own fish and where to find a fishing hole near you!
Below is a list of the classes that are currently scheduled.
Below is a list of the classes that are currently scheduled. If you have further questions please email fw.aquatic.ed@ky.gov or call our info center at 1800-858-1549.

Upcoming Events

  • Hook and Cook, May 10-11, Madison County Public Library and Lake Reba, Madison County, KY

    ​Come fish for trout, sunfish, & channel catfish in the lake. You must attend both class days and a Kentucky Annual Fishing License is required for participation. Topics covered will include: setting up a rod and reel, knot tying, bait choice, casting and retrieving, fileting fish, and preserving and cooking fish​. A fresh-cooked fish & hush puppy/coleslaw lunch will be included for participants on Saturday. Bring your own gear or borrow ours!

    Cost: FREE   Schedule: May 10, 5:30pm - 8:00pm; May 11, 8:30am – 1:30pm

     For more information, please contact: easton.copley@ky.gov or 502-330-1411​

    http://app.fw.ky.gov/eventregistration/startpage.aspx?REGID=86

  • Hook and Cook, July 20, Parklands of Floyds Fork, Jefferson County, KY Come fish for trout, sunfish, & channel catfish in the lake. A Kentucky Annual Fishing License is required for participation. Topics covered will include: setting up a rod and reel, knot tying, bait choice, casting and retrieving, fileting fish, and preserving and cooking fish. A fresh-cooked fish & hush puppy/coleslaw lunch will be included for participant. Bring your own gear or borrow ours! Cost: FREE Schedule: July 20, 9:00am – 6:00pm

    For more information, please contact: easton.copley@ky.gov or 502-330-1411

  • http://app.fw.ky.gov/eventregistration/startpage.aspx?REGID=87

  • Hook and Cook, July 23rd, Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area; Garnetsville Picnic Area.

    Come fish for trout, sunfish, & bluegill at Otter Creek. A Kentucky Annual Fishing License is required for participation. Topics covered will include: setting up a rod and reel, knot tying, bait choice, casting and retrieving, fileting fish, and preserving and cooking fish. A fresh-cooked fish & hush puppy/coleslaw lunch will be included for participant. Bring your own gear or borrow ours!

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    Cost: FREE Schedule: July 20, 12:00pm – 6:00pm

    For more information please contact Rachel Young: rachel.young@ky.gov OR 502-682-9504

    http://app.fw.ky.gov/eventregistration/startpage.aspx?REGID=131​

  • Hook and Cook, August 23-24, Boone County Extension Enrichment Center, Boone County, KY Come fish for trout, sunfish, & channel catfish in the lake. You must attend both class days and a Kentucky Annual Fishing License is required for participation. Topics covered will include: setting up a rod and reel, knot tying, bait choice, casting and retrieving, fileting fish, and preserving and cooking fish. A fresh-cooked fish & hush puppy/coleslaw lunch will be included for participants on Saturday. Bring your own gear or borrow ours! Cost: FREE Schedule: August 23, 6:00pm - 8:30pm; August 24, 8:30am – 4:30pm

    For more information, please contact: easton.copley@ky.gov or 502-330-1411

  • http://app.fw.ky.gov/eventregistration/startpage.aspx?REGID=88

 


 

Kayak Fishing!

Fishing in the creek  
Kayak fishing 101 is an inforam​​tive class for adults 16+ that covers basic fishing, basic kayak skills/ safety and how to put the two sets of skills together. This usually consist of two or thee part class that icludes a kayak fishing trip. We do provide the equipment necessary for these classes so dont let that stop you from joining in on the fun!

 


 

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Fishing

Angler's Legacy is a fishing program from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources that helps develop adults with little or no fishing experience into self-sustaining fishermen and women. High school students, college students, and families are introduced to fishing through a program designed to help them gain the skills and confidence to become lifelong anglers. Events focus on the skills needed to successfully catch fish such as how to use a spinning rod and reel, determine proper hook size, know what kind of bait to use, how to bait a hook, and how to take a fish off a hook. Other topics include where and when to fish and fishing regulations. The goal of the program is to teach people who may have never fished before how to become successful, long term anglers.

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