Department of Fish and Wildlife
Shad eradication planned next week for Carpenter Lake in Daviess County
Ky. – Shad eradication efforts
will take place during the week of Feb. 16-20 at Carpenter
Lake in Daviess County.
with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will spray the lake
with a chemical designed to eliminate gizzard shad. The chemical is not harmful
to humans, wildlife or pets.
The department is taking this action because shad, which were
introduced from an unknown source, are affecting the growth of bluegill and
redear sunfish in the lakes. Shad are prohibited from being used as bait in
these lakes because of their potential to harm the panfish fishery.
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife manages Carpenter Lake for fishing.
Gizzard shad removal will help begin the restoration of the panfish fishery
that was once popular at this lake.
The eradication will have minimal impact to bass, catfish and
panfish. The department has performed similar shad removal projects over the
past 20 years at several small impoundments, including Beaver, Elmer Davis,
McNeely, Corinth, Waymond Morris and Panther Creek Park lakes.