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Commentary
4:08 pm
Thu June 9, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 13: Tournament Fishing

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Scott Ellison's FLW Outdoors Weekly Fishing Report. Learn about catching crappie and tournament fishing on Kentucky Lake.

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

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Commentary
11:40 am
Fri May 27, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 12: Trolling With Bandits

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – In this week's FLW Outdoors Fishing Report, Scott Ellison talks about trolling with bandits - strategizing for catching fish on the move and finding the fish that's been elusive this spring... crappies.

Scott Ellison here with the FLW Outdoors weekly fishing report for Kentucky Lake.

Fishing is good now, but the weather is bad, which means that most people have been going when they can, rather than when they want to.

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Commentary
2:29 pm
Wed May 25, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 11: An Idyllic afternoon on Kentucky Lake

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Scott Ellison spends an idyllic afternoon on Kentucky Lake in this week's FLW Fishing Report. The tale of a sunny day, a powerful boat and some hungry bass.

Scott Ellison is a lifelong fisherman and FLW Outdoors College Fishing Promotinos Manager.

 

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Commentary
3:20 pm
Fri May 20, 2011

Commentary: Open Letter to President Obama on Middle East Policy

Dr. Brian Clardy

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Commentary
3:02 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report (May 13): How fish adapt to flooding

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – It's time for our weekly glimpse at what's happening in and on our lakes. This week we'll learn about how flooding has made it possible to catch some fish where it's usually dry ground.

Scott Ellison here with the FLW Outdoors Weekly Fishing Report

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12:15 pm
Tue May 10, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 8: Fishing in our flood-swollen lakes

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – It's time for our weekly glimpse at how to catch fish around here. This time, it's about finding and hooking catfish, panfish, and bass in our flood-swollen lakes.

Scott Ellison here with the FLW Outdoors Weekly Fishing Report.

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Commentary
10:36 am
Fri April 29, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report 7: Bass fishing on Kentucky Lake

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – Caution is the current watchword for boaters on Kentucky Lake as high water carries dangerous floating debris. But soon it'll be a dandy time for bass fishing as we learn with this week's FLW Outdoors Fishing Report.

Scott Ellison here with the FLW Outdoors Fishing Report.

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Commentary
10:20 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Uncommon Mystery - The Girl in the Green Raincoat

Commentary
4:52 pm
Sat April 23, 2011

FLW Outdoors Fishing Report April 21:Brush Hogs, Sexy Shad Spoons and Curly-Tailed Jigs... Oh My!

Scott Ellison

Murray, KY – So are you up on your zoom brush hogs, sexy shad spoons and curly-tailed jigs? Learn more with the FLW Outdoors Fishing Report!

Next the FLW Outdoors Fishing Report, but first a disclaimer: this commentary contains language, like "lipless crankbaits," that may be puzzling to non-anglers.

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Commentary
12:10 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

Commentary: Book burning and verbal bombs at home and abroad

Richard Nelson

Murray, KY – On March 20, Florida pastor Terry Jones held a self-styled mock trial in which he burned a Quran at his church in Orlando. The desecration sparked a wave of protests in Afghanistan, which left dozens dead. Commentator Richard Nelson says the book burning is troubling, but pales in comparison to the violent response overseas, where the freedom of speech and the right to articulate opinions are not respected.

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