Department of Fish and Wildlife
Anglers Can Help With Ongoing Panfish Research At Corinth Lake In Grant County
Anglers fishing at Corinth Lake in Grant County can help the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources by returning tags from marked bluegill and redear sunfish (shellcrackers).
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife employees recently inserted tags into more than 790 bluegill and nearly 270 redear sunfish. More fish will be tagged in the coming weeks. Anglers who return tags from these fish are eligible for an award.
Researchers are trying to determine the angler catch of bluegill and redear sunfish. This information will be used in the future to improve panfish fishing in small lakes across the state.
Each tag consists of a piece of green tubing inserted into the back of the fish. Tags contain the department’s name, telephone number and a fish identification number. Each tagged fish will be 6 inches or longer.
Anglers who catch tagged fish should return the tag to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. For convenience, tags and fish information may be turned in at the lake using the envelopes located at a drop box at a kiosk near the ramp.
Anglers practicing catch-and-release may clip the tag from the fish before releasing it. Only one tag should be placed in each envelope.
Last year, researchers ran a similar tagging study at Elmer Davis in Owen County.