Off the Beaten Path: Gone Fishin’

KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – The Wabash River is a 500-mile stretch of water.

It starts on the very edge of Ohio before cutting across Indiana and emptying into the Ohio River in southern Illinois.

The Wabash goes through many towns right here in our viewing area.

News 10’s Ross Rowling stepped “Off the Beaten Path” to find a young lady in Vincennes who spends a lot of time out on the Wabash River.

“Anything that has to do with the water, I love it,” Kelly Parker told us.

It’s what swims under these peaceful waters that stock the cases here at Horton’s Fish Market.

Kelly got her first job here.

Waiting tables, cleaning fish, and even making fish themed earrings to sell out of a case on the wall.

But it’s not what she does in here that caught our attention, it’s what Kelly’s catching when she’s not here.

“Yeah, I took my first boat ride when I was probably five-months,” Kelly told us.

A 22-year-old commercial fisherman. Helping catch fish served out of Horton’s each week.

She pulls fish that sometimes seem bigger than she. It’s out on the Wabash where Kelly Parker feels at home.

“My grandparents met out here and my dad and my dad and I have this special bond and we get to fish out here, so it just kind if runs in the family I guess,” she said.

It’s hard telling what these nets might yield.

“You never know what’s going to come out of the river, it could be a three-pound fish or 50-pound fish, it’s always something different every day,” Kelly said.

One thing’s for sure, Kelly Parker is hooked.

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