What is FINs?
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) created the
Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program in 2006 to provide
anglers with quality fishing opportunities close to home. In
2013 the program includes 39 lakes statewide. The aim of the
program is to create quality fishing opportunities near cities
of all sizes throughout the state. Lakes are regularly stocked
with catfish and rainbow trout throughout the year. In addition
to these lakes being stocked with catfish and trout, the sunfish
and bass populations are regularly sampled to ensure natural
reproduction is meeting the needs of anglers. Stocking of
hybrid sunfish and/or largemouth bass occur if needed.
FINs program is a cooperative agreement between KDFWR and
city/county municipalities. Lake owners have committed to cover
25% of the stocking costs. All 39 lakes in the FINs program
have a standard set of regulations that are posted around the
lakes. These regulations are a little more restrictive than the
statewide regulations but help spread the fish harvest out over
a longer period of time.
Questions or Comments
Urban Fisheries Biologist
502-564-7109 ext. 4480