Department of Fish and Wildlife
Cedar Creek Lake and lake on Kentucky River WMA to receive stockings of trout
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will stock 10,000 rainbow
trout at two locations in Lincoln and Henry counties next week, among others.
Lincoln County’s Cedar Creek Lake
will receive 9,000 trout Jan. 27 while a 6-acre lake on the Boone Tract of
Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will receive 1,000 trout Jan. 28.
The 6-acre WMA lake is located
adjacent to KY 389. A gravel parking lot and sign beside the lake are easily
visible from the road.
“The trout stocked into the 6-acre
lake on the Boone Tract are a new fishing opportunity,” said Mike Hardin,
assistant director of fisheries for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. The trout
stocked into both lakes will average 10 inches in length.
department also will stock 4,500
trout each at two sites on Cedar Creek Lake: the ramp at the dam and the ramp
on old U.S. 150, located in the middle section of the lake.
are targeting and catching these trout in Cedar Creek,” said Dave Dreves,
fisheries program coordinator for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “These stockings
provide a good fishing opportunity because trout bite all winter long.”
can expect to catch trout through early summer in these lakes. Because trout
cannot survive in the warmer water temperatures of summer, the department
encourages anglers to keep what they catch. There is no size limit on trout and
anglers may keep up to eight trout a day.
Visitors to Cedar Creek Lake or the
Boone Tract of Kentucky River WMA can go online to the Kentucky Fish and
Wildlife website at fw.ky.gov to see
a map and other information about these lakes.
Fisheries personnel tagged 500 trout
for the Cedar Creek Lake stocking as part of a study to determine catch and
harvest rates of these fish.
encourages people to return the tag from any tagged fish. The department has
placed metal boxes around the lake where anglers may get an envelope, place the
tag inside and fill out the information about the catch before depositing the
boxes are located at each boat ramp and at the public fishing area next to the
KY 1770 bridge,” Dreves said. “Those who don’t want to fill out the information
at the ramp can take them home.”
envelopes are postage paid. Anglers may fill them out at home and send them
back to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. Anglers must include their name, address,
phone number and whether they kept the trout or released it.
anglers must have a trout permit in addition to a fishing license to keep these
fish. A trout permit is included in the senior/disabled license and the