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Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
New This Year
Fishing and Boating Guide
New This Year
Following are changes to the 2020 regulations:
regulatory purposes, the upper lake boundaries now defined by landmarks on these reservoirs:
ave Run Lake: Scott’s Creek to theKY 801 culvert; Beaver Creek to the KY 1274 culvert; North Fork Creek to
the confluence of Craney Creek; Licking River to the KY 772 bridge; Ramey Creek to include the pool of water north of KY 801. G
reen River Lake: Green River to Snake Creek Boat Ramp, Robinson Creek to the KY 76 bridge; Casey
Creek to Arnolds Landing Boat Ramp. Rough River Lake: Rough River to the KY 84 bridge.
Catfish: 12-inch minimum size limit, no daily creel limit on Higginson Henry WMA lakes, Lake Pennyrile and Taylorsville Lake WMA ponds. No gifting of catfish to businesses.
Trophy catfish regulations in effect: anglers may only keep one trophy catfish per species per day, whether using traditional or non-traditional fishing methods (see Trophy catfish definition for more details).
Barren River Lake: 10-inch minimum size limit on crappie.
Boone Tract, Kentucky River WMA lakes (except Benjy Kinman Lake): Crappie: Now under statewide regulations, 20-fish daily creel limit, no minimum size limit.
The 4-acre lake on the Boone tract is now known as Prather Pond. 12-inch minimum size limit for catfish on Benjy Kinman Lake, Prather Pond and 6-acre pond. No daily creel limit on Benjy Kinman Lake, 4 fish on other ponds.
Cumberland River from Wolf Creek Dam to the Tennessee state line: Cutthoat trout: 20-inch minimum size limit, one-fish daily creel limit.
Gunpowder Creek (Boone County): All trout caught from October 1 through March 31 shall be immediately released and only artificial baits may be used during this period.
Lake Barkley tailwater: Fishing prohibited near the mouth of the lock chamber as designated by signs.
Middle Fork, Red River: Catch and release trout regulations removed.
“Catfish” will mean blue, flathead and channel only (impacts 12-inch catfish lake signs which say “includes all species” now)
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