GARY HOLBROOK | AUTHOR | WEST LIBERTY KY

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Kentucky fishing 2010 | Great tips

It’s called the Fishing in Neighbor-hoods program, or FINs for short. Its concept is simple: get more people fishing by heavily stocking local park lakes with fish.




The program, which started with five lakes, expanded to 29 locations this year. You’ll now find FINs lakes in Anderson, Boone, Campbell, Daviess, Franklin, Grant, Harlan, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Knox, Martin, McCracken, Montgomery, Nelson, Scott, and Warren counties.



If you want to know more about each lake, go online to http://www.fw.ky.gov/  and search under the keywords “fishing in neighborhoods.” This site includes all kinds of useful information, such as when each lake receives fish and how to get there. You can post photos of your catch online.



All lakes in the program receive stockings of 8- to 12-inch rainbow trout in the spring and fall. Several lakes receive two additional bonus stockings.



FINs lakes also receive at least two stockings of channel catfish that average more than 1 pound each. These stockings occur in April and September. Some lakes receive bonus catfish stockings in March and May.



If you’re looking for something fun for the whole family this summer, consider visiting your local FINs lake. You might discover some magic of your own.
 
Here are the regulations you need to know in PDF format
 
http://fw.ky.gov/navigation.aspx?cid=800
 
A guide to 18 of Kentucky's state-owned lakes

Fishing Guide to the Streams Kentucky (Thomas outdoor guides)

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