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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission sets special meeting to consider fisheries, wildlife issues


The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Frankfort for a special called session at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern time) for Friday, July 7.

The commission will consider several fisheries and wildlife-related items. All recommendations made by the commission must be approved by legislators before
they become law.

Items on the agenda include:

· Establishing a statewide daily creel limit of 20 crappie;
· Setting the statewide daily creel limit for trout at eight rainbow trout and one brown trout; brown trout must be at least 16 inches;
· Adding five Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) lakes, removing three FINs lakes and restricting possession or use of live shad for bait on FINs lakes;
· Removing the 15-inch size limit for largemouth bass on Beaver Lake;
· Increasing the minimum size limit for crappie on Taylorsville Lake to 10 inches;

· Removing special harvest regulations for crappie, sunfish and bluegill on Benjy Kinman Lake;
· Adding special fish harvest regulations on Willisburg Park Pond;
· Establishing a 15-inch minimum size limit for largemouth bass and a daily creel limit of 15 bluegill on Beech Fork Reservoir;
· Implementing the same blue catfish regulations on Barren River Lake as those in effect on Taylorsville Lake;
· Changing identification information requirements concerning jugs, trot lines and set-line (limb-line) fishing;

· Allowing the use of dip nets statewide;
· Clarifying that all shad restrictions refer to live shad;
· Adding protections against raccoon rabies in the USDA surveillance zone in eastern Kentucky;
· Meeting in executive session, if necessary.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission meetings are open to the public. Sessions are conducted at the Arnold Mitchell Building on the main campus of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife headquarters is located at 1 Sportsman’s Lane (formerly 1 Game Farm Road) in Frankfort. The entrance is located off U.S. 60, approximately 1½ miles west of U.S. 127.

From Fish and Wildlife Communications


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