Department of Fish and Wildlife
Fishing Program Expands to Two Lakes in Campbell County
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has partnered with the cities of Alexandria and Southgate to provide great fishing opportunities at two lakes in Campbell County.
The 2-acre Southgate Lake is newly enrolled in the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program. Stein Lake in Alexandria, which was one of the five original FINs lakes when the program started in 2006, will continue to receive special fish stocking. Stein Lake is 7 acres.
This year, the FINs program has expanded to include 30 lakes statewide. The goal of the program is to provide high quality fishing opportunities near cities of all sizes throughout the Commonwealth. These lakes are great places to make a quick getaway to relax and catch a mess of fish or to take the family on a fishing outing without traveling far from home.
These two lakes will receive up to four high-density stockings of channel catfish and up to two rainbow trout stockings from March through November of each year. The first stocking of 1,400 channel catfish is scheduled for the second week of March at Stein Lake. Southgate Lake is scheduled to receive its first stocking of 400 catfish in mid-April. The stocked channel catfish will be 13-16 inches long and average 1 pound each.
The first stocking of 1,000 rainbow trout at Southgate Lake is scheduled for the third week of March. The next scheduled stocking of rainbow trout will occur mid-April at Stein Lake. Rainbow trout will average 8-12 inches long.
FINs lakes also contain sunfish and bass populations which will be managed and stocked as necessary. Check the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website for the exact stocking dates, license requirements, directions to the lake and fishing events. The site also has a place for you to submit pictures of your catch. Just go to fw.ky.gov on the Internet and type in the keyword, “FINs.”
Daily limits for each angler fishing a FINs lake includes five rainbow trout, four catfish, one largemouth bass over 15 inches and 15 bluegill or other sunfish. A statewide fishing license is required for anglers who are 16 and older. Licensed anglers who want to keep their trout must have an additional trout permit. The trout permit is included in the $5 senior license for those anglers age 65 and older.
Don’t forget: March 1 marked the start of the new year for fishing licenses.
A great fishing opportunity is just minutes away. So grab a pole, wet a line and we’ll see you at the lake.