outdoors big_country2_300KENTUCKY (2/8/14) – If you have "cabin fever" like some people and you're just wanting to get out on the water to cast your first cast of the year, your time will come soon enough.

Fishing fever always hits me about the end of January and I'm thinking about all those good spots that I caught some good fish at last year.  

The time is now to get all your fishing gear cleaned up, get those reels greased and oiled up, along with organizing your tackle boxes.

Do your homework now and prepare all your gear for that first trip to the lake.  Along with the preparation of your gear, your boat, motor & trailer needs some tlc if needed.  

Check your hoses, check all anchor and ropes, go through your motor for replacement of spark plugs if needed, and always inspect your gas tank and gas lines.

Your Trolling motors and batteries need to be thoroughly inspected especially the connections of the wires to the batteries.  Corrosion is a nightmare. Just a little check may save you a lot of trouble before you launch your boat into the water.

With the 2014 Kentucky Fishing & Boating Guide out at all license sales post in retail establishments or bait shops, you can read and scan thru each page for all rules and regulations for all species of fishing and boating rules.

Fishing Regulations are listed for each area of the state.  

The FINS Program is an excellent program that the Kentucky Dept of F&W has established throughout the state for City Parks and recreational lakes, for more information on this Fish stocking schedule log onto the web site at www.fw.ky.gov.  

Or call (800) 858-1549 for more detailed information.   

Also don't forget, all statewide Fishing & Hunting License expire on Feb. 28. New license, tags, and permits will need to be purchased for the 2014 calendar year!

If you hunt and fish, I recommend that you consider purchasing the Sportsman Package License, it will save you about $30 or so!  

Peabody & LBL permits are sold separate from license.   

The website has a full line of subjects to read.     

Good luck to you and get ready for the Spring Kick Off coming soon to a Lake near you!  

Be safe and leave it better than you found it folks. Our future depends upon what we do today.    

Randy Adams Outdoors with Big Country

Randy adams_logo_fishing

Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 18,276.29
-9.45 (-0.05%)    
2 S&P 2,128.97
-1.85 (-0.09%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,093.07
+2.28 (0.04%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 15, 2015 10114

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5211

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 16, 2015 4946

Roses Coming Soon

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3666

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3613

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10114

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 9542

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 21, 2015 2732

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 924

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 781

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 643

UPDATE: Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting…

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 579

Collision with Deer Results in Fatality on US 79

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 20, 2015 554

Four Go to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 512

EPA Rules Threaten Aluminum's Revival

by Jim Waters
May 21, 2015 453

Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain…

by Jennifer Brislin