Frankfort, KY. - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is extending the closure of Corinth Lake in Grant County through Feb. 16.
Fisheries biologists with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife plan to spray the 96-acre lake with a chemical designed to eliminate gizzard shad. The chemical treatment was originally scheduled to occur this week, but is being delayed due to poor weather conditions. The treatment has been rescheduled for next week if weather conditions allow.
Although the chemical is not harmful to humans, wildlife or pets, the department is closing the lake as a precaution.
The department is taking action because shad are negatively impacting the growth of bluegill and redear sunfish in the lake. The chemical treatment will have minimal impact to bass, catfish and panfish in Corinth Lake. The department has performed similar shad removal projects over the past 20 years at several small impoundments, including Beaver, Elmer Davis and McNeely lakes.