Kentucky Lake Outdoors

Jack Fuller, left in the photo above, and Tony Roberts, above right, are busy getting Kentucky Lake Outdoors set to re-open on Friday, February 22, 2013. The firm is located in Ford Square in Calvert City just off I-24.

Calvert City outdoor store

to re-open on February 22.

Calvert City- Kentucky Lake Outdoors is set to re-open on February 22, 2013 with a Grand Opening to follow on March 8. New owner Jack Fuller and Tony Roberts have been working for weeks to stock new inventory and re-set the spacious store that is located at 163 Kennedy Avenue in Ford Square near I-24.

Both Fuller and Roberts have extensive previous experience in retailing outdoor merchandise. Fuller has worked in retail for 25 years and has 10 years experience in outdoor retailing and previously worked as an area manager for Gander Mountain. Roberts has worked in retail for 15 years and has seven years in outdoor retail management. Roberts also is a regular competitor in Bass Fishing League events. He has competed in fishing tournaments for 12 years.

Both Fuller and Roberts live in Marshall County and according to Fuller one of his goals for his new business is to grow the basics in the community. He said they wanted to play a strong role in “Growing our youth in the outdoors.” He said they wanted to be a liaison with the high school fishing team and with the 4-H shooting sports team.

Fuller said one of the over all goals for the new Kentucky Lake Outdoors was to provide outdoor resources for the entire community. He explained Kentucky Lake Outdoors would provide a full line fishing equipment store for both recreational fishermen and professional fishermen. He said fishermen will be able to purchase pan fish equipment as well as have access to the largest selection of crappie fishing equipment in the area.

Archery will continue to be a huge part of the products offered by Kentucky Lake Outdoors as will all sorts of hunting equipment. However he did explain they were still about 45 days away from being able to sell fire arms at the new store. The sale of firearms at the store is pending federal licensing and they are still in the process of completing that process.

Fuller is a licensed fire arms instructor and plans on offering concealed carry classes in the fall and classes in home defense. He said Kentucky Lake Outdoors would also offer hunter safety classes for youths in the fall as well.

There will be some interesting new product lines at Kentucky Lake Outdoors including a huge line of towable water sports rides and the equipment that goes with them line tow lines and hardware. Kayaks have grown in popularity on both Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Fuller said they would have a large selection of Kayaks at the store soon. He also said also would have a big selection of Kentucky Lake tee shirts like visitors to the lakes liked as mementos of  their visit.

Fuller said he wanted his store to be a part of the growth of Marshall County and the lakes area. He explained that he brought his family of six here seven years ago because the area was a great place to raise his children and be a part of the community.

For now Fuller and his crew at Kentucky Lake Outdoors are busy working against the clock getting a mountain of products ready for the store’s opening on February 22. They will be ready just in time for the spring rush.