Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery Hosts 10th Annual Wounded Warrior Fishing Event

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Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery hosted the 10th Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing Event to recognize and honor those who have suffered an injury during their time of service to our nation. Twenty-three participants attended the event, which included a day of food, fishing, honor, and fun!

The day started off early with participants being served breakfast at 6 a.m. and provided with a commemorative shirt and a snack bag to take on their fishing trip. Seven guide boats were waiting at Halcomb's Landing at 6:30 am to take the veterans out striper fishing on Lake Cumberland. Several fish were caught, and the guides volunteered to clean and bag the fish for the participants to divide and take home. A lunch of pulled pork, sides, desserts and drinks was provided, along with a ceremony by the Russell County Honor Guard. A goodie bag with a cup and commemorative coin was also handed out at the lunch. The day concluded with trout fishing at Hatchery Creek.

Participants of the 2023 Wounded Warrior Fishing Event enjoying breakfast provided by the Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery before boarding the guide boats to fish for stripers on Lake Cumberland.
Three participants of the 2023 Wounded Warrior Fishing Event holding their catch of the day on Lake Cumberland. This event is put on By Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery, Friends of Wolf Creek NFH, and countless sponsors and volunteers.

The following guides donated the morning trip for this event:

A participant of the 2023 Wounded Warrior Fishing Event posing with his catch on Lake Cumberland. This event is hosted by Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.

Bryan Beauchamp of Laker Guide Service

Rich Edlin of Striper King Guide Service

William Francis of Living the Dream Guide Service

Jermi Taylor of Taylor's Guide Service

Matt Piper of Mega Bite Charters

Kevin Plagge of Kentucky Striper Guide Service

Jerry Sasser of Jerry Sasser Fishing

Participants of the 2023 Wounded Warrior Fishing Event being served lunch at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery.

This event is a joint effort by Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery and The Friends of Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. We could not do these events without our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers. Events like this are a coordinated effort by many, and we appreciate all who help to make them successful!

Participants of the 2023 Wounded Warrior Fishing Event fishing at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery's Hatchery Creek.
Participants in the 2023 Wounded Warrior Event at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery

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