Unique trout fishing experience now offered near Wolf Creek Dam

Unique trout fishing experience now offered near Wolf Creek Dam


IT’S NOT THE TYPE OF OPENING DAY YOU TYPICALLY HEAR ABOUT, A NEW CREEK HAS JUST OPENED UP IN SOUTHERN KENTUCKY FISHERMEN SAY THE NEW ‘MAN MADE’ HATCHERY CREEK IN RUSSELL COUNTY.. IS LIKE NO OTHER IN THE NATION. NEW AT 5-30.. PHIL PENDLETON SHOWS US WHY THIS STREAM IS SO DIFFERENT. At first glance it does look like a natural creek, but it’s not. It takes 18 million galleon of water a day from the fish hatchery and meanders through a forest area..and a mile later is emptied into the Cumberland River. GREGORY JOHNSON/Ky. Fish and Wildlife “The stream falls 47 feet in elevation. That’s almost 6 stories including 30 feet in a series of steep pools through final 500 feet.” Trout anglers will notice runs, riffles, glides and pools that provide a fishing experience they might only find out in trout rivers in states far away. MIKE LUBEACH/Trout Angler “This new facility I would say far outweighs number one the old facility that was laden with silt.” It’s also more than three times the length of the existing creek. Today hundreds of officials and anglers came out as the new creek was dedicated. LT. COL. STEPHEN MURPHY/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “I was walking along the creek and I looked and in the army we would say that is a target rich environment. I would say if you don’t catch a fish you should probably get a refund on your fishing pole.” The creek cost nearly 2 million dollars and almost 10 years in planning and construction, but no taxpayers dollars were spent. In Russell County Phil Pendleton WKYT. THE NEW HATCHERY CREEK IS LOCATED JUST BELOW WOLF CREEK DAM OFF U-S 127 SOUTH OF JAMESTOWN IN RUSSELL COUNTY.

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