Written by: Danielle Wilson
Wow! I just returned from the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery’s new trout steam and it is awesome! Did you know that it is the only trout stream of its kind in the entire United States… and it is right here in Jamestown, Kentucky!
The trout were really jumping and I had great luck my first time fishing – of course it is catch and release. Hatchery Creek is located below Lake Cumberland immediately behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. You wouldn’t know from looking at it, but Hatchery Creek is a completely man-made stream that originates from the cold water outflow of the hatchery and flows about a mile before joining the Cumberland River! I found that “paws down”, night crawlers worked the best for me as live bait. I loved being outside and listening to the gentle flow of the stream was just what I needed to relax! I also loved all the brand new hiking and biking trails!
Trout fishing is year round at Hatchery Creek and Jamestown, Kentucky is THE place for it! Did you know that the state records for Brook Trout, Brown, Lake and Rainbow Trout were all caught right here on the Cumberland River!
Even if you aren’t a fisherman, there are lots of trails that follow the stream & you can hike all the way to the Cumberland River. For my first Kentucky adventure, this was a good one! I will definitely be back.