Picnic, Outing, Elections, Healing Waters, Meeting Schedule, Fishing Report, Trout Camp, Tons of Pictures, & much more!
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Annual Picnic

Saturday, September 21, 5:00PM @ Firebrook Clubhouse

Casting Contest, Pond Fishing, Chapter Elections, Pot Luck, & Cookout

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Chapter Elections @ Picnic

Board elections are an important component to our annual picnic.  If you cannot attend, please email our chapter president Ken Wells (click here) with your proxy. This is very important, as we need a quorum in the chapter to confirm new board positions.

Click here to view all board nominees (we will be accepting additional nominations at the event!)

Fall Outing

A full day float with Cumberland Drifters on Sunday, October 6th!

The Cumberland is back!
Click here for more info, and email Jeremy Roberts to RSVP

Upcoming Meetings

Click each for more info!  

October 1 - Dave Dreeves, Cumberland River Mgmt
November 5 - Bill Coyne, Project Healing Waters
December 3 - Andy Mowery, Hatchery Creek

Legislative Liaison Position Open

This board position is responsible for keeping the chapter informed about political issues relevant to TU and cold water fisheries.  The legislative liaison reports these issues to the board along with TU's official or probable stance.  He/she also helps the chapter in its dialogue with appropriate parties. 

Please consider becoming a leader in our chapter, and helping with our important conservation and education efforts.  Email us at info@bluegrasstu.org, or contact our Facebook or Twitter pages for more info!

-Ken Wells

A New Year for Trout in the Classroom

The school year is off to another great start as the Bluegrass chapter put on a training seminar for Trout in the Classroom.  Led by Bill Davig, the seminar commenced with a presentation by Gary Rose about the history and extent of TIC throughout the nation.
 
Bill followed by demonstrating how to install the aquarium, chiller, and filter.  Using PowerPoint and actual aquarium parts the teachers were led through the complete installation process.  The end result was a completed aquarium for Melissa Graham's science class.
 
Gary then spoke about how to release fish at the end of the year.  Many questions were answered and the class was awarded 5 PDH certificates for their participation.

Thanks to all who participated!   If are interested in getting involved with the Trout in the Classroom program, please contact Sandy Broughman (click here), we are always in need of more mentors! Check out some pictures from one of last year's releases below:
-Sandy Broughman

Louisville TU's Latest Newsletter

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5 Rivers College Outreach Program


5 Rivers seeks to establish TU chapters at colleges and universities to spread conservation programs and fly fishing education.

If you'd like to help in establishing the University of Kentucky's chapter, please contact us.

A Couple Outreach Videos


Headwaters Stream of Engagement Video
The Trout Unlimited youth outreach video was created by members of TU’s National Leadership Council and the Headwaters Youth staff to better explain the Headwaters program and its Stream of Engagement to chapters and councils across the country.  Growing Trout Unlimited's youth outreach through the Headwaters program will engage more TU volunteers across the country in fostering the next generation of cold-water stewards.

Casting-Train the Trainer
The Trout Unlimited 2012 Fly Casting-Train the Trainer video was created to assist Trout Unlimited volunteers to teach fly casting as part of their fly fishing classes and outreach education.  Basic fly casting techniques as well as common casting problems and solutions are included.
-Dale White
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Cumberland River Charity Tournament


Cumberland Drifters will be hosting a Project Healing Waters charity tournament on October 19.    Participants will share a drift boat with wounded veterans for a full day of fly fishing on the Cumberland River.  The day begins with veteran recognition at 8AM CST, and ends with a celebration/awards ceremony at 5PM.  The event is $300/person (benefiting Project Healing Waters) and includes, lunch, t-shirts, prizes, and fishing with professional guides for brook, brown, and rainbow trout from Wolf Creek Dam to Winfrey's Ferry.  

Also, BIG thanks to Brandon and Mike of Cumberland Drifters for meeting with our chapter last month!

If interested in participating, please email mike at michaeldubya@gmail.com or Troy at troy@cumberlandtroutguide.com

From The Lexington Angler

Summer rains have limited some of the fishing unless you have access to a boat. The Cumberland especially can be difficult to fish in high water, but should be very productive at times when there is no generation. Elkhorn Creek and other smallmouth streams are fishing well right now as the flows continue to drop. It is important to fish these streams before it rains again, as the fishing turns off when the flows get up. However, as soon as dropping flows begin to clear, smallmouth begin to feed again (see a few of these below).  Though they are hungry, they may be sluggish from high flows and heat, so a super-slow retrieve or dead-drift is often the ticket.  The Dix river has also been fishing well consistently when the flows aren't excessive.  We're starting to see terrestrials on the water, and a lot of insect activity early and late.  Make sure to seek out some farm ponds this time of year, and stop by the shop.  Happy Dove Season!

2013 Trout Camp @ Tremont


Dale White joined 14 campers at Tremont this year for a BGTU sponsored Trout Camp. Read about his experience here, and check out the photos below, and see the full set here.  Thanks Dale!

KDFWR Trout Survey

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources sent out a trout survey to 1,800 random licensed anglers this summer.  Read about it here, and please respond candidly if you received one.  This information helps the KDFWR make objective decisions to improve the health of our fisheries.

Cumberland Drifters Fishing Report:


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Website Media Needed

Our chapter has been trying to gather media for our new website for some time.  Please send us your photos, videos, and other media from all your adventures in KY or elsewhere.  Additionally, if anyone is interested in writing blog posts, fishing reports, or chronicling chapter events, please get in touch!  

Check out the Squamish River, BC salmon, & the Wind River, WY brown from member Doug Gradek.  Really impressive!  Thanks, Doug!
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