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  • A senior smiles as she holds a fishing rod in Hatchery Creek.
    Information icon A participant at the 2017 Catch a Smile senior fishing derby. Photo by USFWS.

    2019 Catch a smile senior fishing derby

    September 24, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 CDT

    Description Come out and join us for a fun day of trout fishing at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery! The 12th annual Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby is a free fishing event for those 62 years and older. The event includes complimentary lunch and door prize drawing! Location Hatchery Creek at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Registration Registration will take place the day of the event at 8:00am CST.  Learn more...

  • A few dozen male veterans showing off their catch.
    Information icon Participants from the 2018 Wounded Warriors fishing derby. Photo USFWS.

    2019 Wounded Warriors fishing derby

    September 11, 2019 06:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Veterans who have suffered injuries related to their service are invited to the 8th Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event! Lunch provided. Fishing licenses and trout stamps required. State fishing regulations apply. Download the registration form. 6:00am - 10:30am CST Striper fishing on Lake Cumberland (equipment provided) 12:00pm 3:00pm CST Trout fishing on Hatchery Creek or the Cumberland (bring your own gear) Registration Must pre-register by August 23rd. Submit registration form via email or postal mail to address listed below.  Learn more...

  • Hundreds of people huddle around the banks of a shallow creek with fishing rods.
    Information icon Hatchery Creek during the Catch a Rainbow Fishing Derby. Photo by Alex Hoover, USFWS.

    33rd annual Catch a Rainbow Kids Fishing Rodeo

    June 1, 2019 09:00 - 12:00 CDT

    Description What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the country. This year’s 33rd Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Designed as a way to get kids outdoors and connected to fishing, this event provides an opportunity for families to have fun with a rod and reel.  Learn more...

  • A man casting his rod from the bank of a creek
    Information icon Morning fly fishing. Photo by , CC-BY-NC-ND.

    August fly fishing clinic

    August 10, 2019 10:00 - 3:00 CDT


    • Morning session: casting technique, 10:00 - 12:00 CDT
    • Afternoon session: fishing the creek, 1:00 - 3:00 CDT

    Description Join professional volunteer fly fisherman, Mark Lamberth, for a free, basic instruction of fly fishing open to anyone ages 8+. Mark has over 50 years of experience fly fishing in over 42 states with loads of enthusiasm to share. The morning session will cover beginning casting. In the afternoon, particpants will begin fishing the creek. Location Meet at the Wolf Creek NFH visitor center at least 15 minutes before the session.  Learn more...


  • A prehistoric looking brown fish in a hand with a shovel shaped face.
    Shovelnose sturgeon. Photo by Eli Cureton, USFWS.

    Fish and Wildlife Service proposes Endangered Species Act protection for the shovelnose sturgeon

    September 22, 2009 | 4 minute read

    The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is proposing to treat the shovelnose sturgeon as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act) due to its similarity of appearance to the endangered pallid sturgeon. The Service is also proposing a special rule that would prohibit harvest of flesh or roe of shovelnose sturgeon and shovelnose–pallid sturgeon hybrids when associated with a commercial fishing activity. The pallid sturgeon was listed as an endangered species in 1990.  Read the full story...

  • Six people wearing life preservers on a boat.
    People enjoying a boat. Photo by Greg Workman, FWC.

    Secretary Salazar announces boating grants to 28 states to help keep waterways clean

    June 9, 2009 | 7 minute read

    Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced that $14.6 million will be awarded to 28 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2009. The grants will be used to fund the construction and installation of sewage pumpout facilities and floating restrooms, to purchase pumpout boats and provide educational programs for recreational boaters. “Clean Vessel Act funds support construction of facilities in communities that depend on recreational boating for their economy, and depend on clean water for their health,” said Salazar.  Read the full story...


  • A fuzzy bat bearing its teeth with white fungus covering its face.
    Information icon Little brown bat from Avery County with White Nose Syndrome. Photo by Gabrielle Graeter, NCWRC.

    Southern Appalachians face white nose syndrome

    July 10, 2009 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. White nose syndrome, an affliction of unknown origin that is fatal to bats, has been confirmed in two Virginia counties, the first cases in the Southern Appalachians. First documented in New York in 2006, WNS has killed tens of thousands of bats as it spread north and south. The affliction takes its name from the white-tufts of fungus that often grow on the muzzles of infected bats, however, it’s unknown if this fungus is the cause of the problem or merely taking advantage of a diseased and weakened bat.  Learn more...


  • A lobster-shaped and colored crayfish with tinges of rust and blue.
    Big Sandy crayfish. Photo by Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University.

    Big Sandy crayfish

    The Big Sandy crayfish is a threatened freshwater crustacean found in streams and rivers in the Appalachian region.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small fish with dark stripes on a yellow tinged back and white belly.
    Information icon Blackfin sucker. Photo by Matthew Thomas, KDFWR.

    Blackfin sucker

    A small fish averaging about five and a half inches in length, the blackfin sucker has a body patterned with two dark, brownish-black horizontal lines below the lateral line (a faint line of sense organs extending from the gill cover to the tail) and six or seven additional lines in the back and the side of the body, with intervening olive-gold stripes.  Visit the species profile...


  • A sign for the visitor and environmental education center.
    Information icon Welcome to Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Photo by Robert H Pos, USFWS.

    About the hatchery

    What we do Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is supported by federal tax dollars. Fish raised in federal hatcheries are stocked in public waters to support federal fishery responsibilities mandated by law. These responsibilities include: to provide fish for mitigation where, for example, human-made dams have prevented fish from reaching their spawning habitat; to recover threatened or endangered populations; to restore interjurisdictional fish populations, or to support depleted recreational fish populations in federal and state waters.  Learn more...

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