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Department to Test Experimental Fishing Tournament Rules

Department to Test Experimental Fishing Tournament Rules

  Three-year study would allow statewide size limits on two lakes By FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 20, 2018) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will study the impact of allowing anglers participating in fishing tournaments to keep shorter bass in lakes with special regulations. The three-year test is limited to two spring...
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Salato Wildlife Education Center Reopens March 1

Salato Wildlife Education Center Reopens March 1

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2018) The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort reopens for the season beginning March 1. The center, which features exhibits of the state’s fish and native wildlife, is a popular destination for families and school groups. Later this season, visitors can expect to see a new addition: a striped skunk....
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New Park Managers Named at Four Kentucky State Parks

New Park Managers Named at Four Kentucky State Parks

FRANKFORT, Ky. – (Feb. 16, 2018) – Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland announced the recent appointment of new managers at four Kentucky State Parks. The new managers are: Joe Mounce is the new park manager at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin. Mounce, a native of Somerset, has a master’s degree in recreation and...
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New Fishing Regulations for 2018

New Fishing Regulations for 2018

BY Lee McClellan (Feb. 15, 2018) – A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1. “Anglers requested this regulation,” said Ron Brooks, director of Fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and...
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Green River Lake

Snake Creek Ramp on Green River Lake to Close Temporarily Closure through March 1 for extension work FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2018) — Snake Creek Boat Ramp on Green River Lake in Adair County will be closed through March 1 for extension and maintenance work. Green River Lake has nine other ramps available to...
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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife partners with Appalachian Wildlife Foundation to bolster Bell County elk herd

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife partners with Appalachian Wildlife Foundation to bolster Bell County elk herd

BY Lisa Tolliver FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2018) — Visitors to the Cumberland Gap area of the state soon will experience the majesty of elk in much the same fashion as when Daniel Boone blazed the Wilderness Road. The elk herd in Bell County is regaining a solid foothold through a partnership between the...
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Hunters post fifth-highest deer harvest on record

Hunters post fifth-highest deer harvest on record

Story By DFWL FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2018) – Looking at the total number of deer harvested by hunters in Kentucky during the 2017-18 season, it would appear nothing was out of the ordinary. The season ended earlier this month. When it did, hunters had combined to take more than 136,000 deer across the...
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Use the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Website to Find a Place to Fish

Use the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Website to Find a Place to Fish

BY Lee McClellan Two employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently used the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov to glean information on catching saugeye. They used the 5-foot contour maps on the “Find a Place to Fish” to study the bottom of Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County and determine a...
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Best Kayaks for Flat Water Fishing

Best Kayaks for Flat Water Fishing

BY Lee McClellan A car, truck or sport utility vehicle with a couple of kayaks on the roof with fishing poles visible through the back window is an increasingly common sight on Kentucky highways. Sales data shows kayak fishing and related kayak accessories increasing in popularity. Some of this popularity has to do with...
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Encourage your young angler’s growing interest this summer

Encourage your young angler’s growing interest this summer

BY Kevin Kelly If free fishing weekend was a homerun with your kiddos, you might be wondering about how to keep the momentum going throughout the summer. Take a cue from them: keep it fun. Does this mean they need to catch a fish or get a bite every cast? Not necessarily. Fun can...
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