Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS NOT MET today.  Therefore, the bear season will remain open tomorrow.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549 AFTER 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met.  For information about checking bears, click here.

 Department Lakes with Fish Attractors

KDFWR regularly creates and maintains fish attractors and habitat structures in lakes throughout Kentucky. This list is a partial one and represents a small proportion of the total number of fish attractors KDFWR has placed. Fish attractors come in a wide variety of styles depending on the available materials and goals.

The main types of fish attractors are:

  • Weighted Brush Piles: Local brush gathered and weighted with concrete blocks
  • Christmas Trees: Recycled Christmas trees weighted with concrete blocks
  • Stake Beds: Arrays of vertical stakes grouped together in shallow water
  • Hinge Cuts: Shoreline trees cut partway through with their tops in the water
  • Log Piles: Larger tree trunks and branches weighted with concrete blocks
  • Pallet Stacks: Stacked arrangements of wooden pallets wired together and weighted
  • Plastic Structures: Various structures constructed of PVC pipe or plastic pallets

The following list of links will take you to a Google Maps page showing the fish attractors for that lake. Clicking on the icon for each attractor will give you information on the location, type, latitude and longitude. Many depth-finders and GPS units can be set to show different coordinate systems. The most common are Degrees-Minutes-Seconds (DMS) (XX° XX' XX"), Degrees-Decimal Minutes (DDM) (XX° XX.XX) and Decimal Degrees (DD) (XX.XXXXX). In most cases, KDFWR reports coordinates in Decimal Degrees. There are a number of sites available on the Web for converting coordinates between these systems. In most cases it is easiest to just set your depth-finder to decimal degrees. Instructions to do this can be found in your owner's manual. Here is a link to a quick explanation of the different coordinate systems.  To make it easier to enter coordinates we have included three coordinate systems in the tables.