Environment

Ryan von Linden / New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Wildlife officials say the fatal fungus called white nose syndrome affecting bats across the U.S. has been confirmed in Breckinridge County, Kentucky. It was discovered in Trigg County in April, but the three sites in Breckinridge County indicate that the disease is spreading in the commonwealth. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist Andy Randomski says biologists at the Clarks River Wildlife Refuge in our region have been working to monitor bat populations in the area and hopefully prevent the spread into this area.

Murray, KY – FLW Outdoorsman Scott Ellison has some advice on buying a new prop for your outboard.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report. Though you might not be able to tell it from the recent weather, spring and fishing season are just around the corner. Even now, a few hardy souls are venturing out onto the lake and being rewarded with good stringers of crappies.

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – The Alabama Rig is heating up fishing on Kentucky Lake. Hear more in this week's FLW Fishing Report by Scott Ellison.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Report. Cold weather, hot fishing is the way to describe January on Kentucky Lake.

Murray, KY – Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report

Murray, KY – Tips on catching "Redears" in this week's FLW Fishing Report.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

Murray, KY – Scott Ellison shares tips for finding fish attractors in Kentucky Lake in this week's FLW Fishing Report.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

Rotten weather or not, crappie fishing is really good now on the lake. Maybe it's because there aren't many people going fishing right now because of the rain and wind, but whatever the crappies are biting.

Murray, KY – Outdoorsman Scott Ellison shares gives thanks in the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

Scott Ellison here, with the FLW Weekly Fishing Report.

FLW's Dave Washburn

Murray, KY – There's more talk about deer than about bass this week. Hear why in this week's FLW Fishing Report with Dave Washburn.

Dave Washburn here, with the weekly FLW Fishing Report.

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Learn about the outlook for crappie next spring with our weekly fishing commentary.

Scott Ellison here, with the weekly FLW Outdoors Fishing Report.

Maybe we should be talking about hunting, because that's all most of the guys going into local sporting goods stores now seem to have on their minds. The modern firearms season for deer comes in Saturday morning, so be prepared to hear distant gunfire throughout the day.

Murray, KY – Learn about the float n' fly in this week's FLW Outdoors Fishing Report with Scott Ellison.

Though the wind kept a lot of people off the lake last week, the weather has settled down again and the water temperature is headed into the low 60s. Fishing is pretty much hit-and-miss, with some anglers reporting good success on topwater lures including poppers, walking lures like zara spooks and buzzbaits, while others are beating the water to a froth without anything to show for it.

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