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.
The following guides donated the morning trip for this event:
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
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!