• Steve Trauger, the Recreation Director for the Kenton County Parks and Recreation Department in Kentucky, invited us to return to where we debuted Reel Cool® Fishing Bottles® a couple of years ago. We had as much fun this time as we did then. The public was invited to a local park on June 6 for a kid focused "fishing derby." Prizes were awarded to young anglers who caught the largest of a variety of species in the action packed Saturday morning event. We had the opportunity to demonstrate and educate the audience...

  • Good times last Saturday at the Boone County (Kentucky) Fairgrounds! The "Fishing Frenzy" sponsored by Boone County Parks was the official kickoff for the Boone County Fair. It was a free event for kids 15 years old and younger, and boy, did the Parks Department team allow the kids an opportunity for a "reel" good time. This "catch and release" event featured a freshly stocked lake with huge, hungry catfish.  The largest I saw measured about 36 inches long and was landed by a young lady not much longer. She...

  • I started the day in a nervous frame of mind. The weather radar showed a 200-mile-wide band of rain approaching rapidly from the west, with a forecast of downpours and T-storms all day long. Great weather for fish; not so hot for a kids' fishing derby! So we loaded up the truck and headed to Kenton County to see what kind of day we would have. Well, we had a fantastic day! The rain held off all morning. People showed up in droves. Kids caught all kinds of fish, and...

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  • I couldn't be more excited about the Kenton County (KY) Kids' Fishing Derby tomorrow, June 1 at Middleton-Mills Park! This will be a great chance to teach a bunch of youngsters how to use the Reel Cool Fishing Bottle. I hope the weather cooperates and we draw a good crowd. We'll have some promo giveaways at the Derby, so please come on out and spend some time with me and Reel Cool.