Kentucky Fish and Wildlife - June 3 Update

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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife in the news

Sgt Richardson WPSD

WPSD-TV weekend morning anchor and reporter Holly Brantley interviewed Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officer Sgt. Daniel Richardson on May 29 for a story about boating safety.

WPSD (Paducah)

Kentucky Life (KET)

Associated Press

WOWK (Huntington)

WYMT (Hazard)

WEKU (Richmond)

Fort Campbell Courier (Fort Campbell)

Northern Kentucky Tribune (Edgewood)

The Sentinel-Echo (London)

Commission meeting replay available

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission held a quarterly meeting on Friday, June 3 in the Administration Building on the department's campus in Frankfort.

A video replay of the meeting is available on the department's YouTube channel at

Video: How long does it take for a bass to reach 15 inches in Kentucky Lake?

How long does it take for a bass to reach 15 inches in Kentucky Lake?

Adam Martin, Fisheries Program Coordinator for the Western Fisheries District, debuted a new video series June 3.

From a list of frequently asked questions, Martin plans to create and post a new video each week on the Western Kentucky Fisheries Facebook page.

The first installment tackles the question, "How long does it take for a bass to reach 15 inches in Kentucky Lake?" 

Watch the video: 

GRL fishing pier ribbon cutting

Ceremony commemorates opening of new accessible fishing pier at Green River Lake

A new fishing pier at Green River Lake State Park is now open for the public to use and enjoy.

To commemorate its opening, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Rich Storm joined representatives from project partners, including Friends of Green River Lake, Green River Lake State Park and the Taylor County Tourist Commission, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 1.

The fishing pier is located in Taylor County at the state park between the campground beach and the Lone Valley boat ramp. It features approximately 960 square feet of fishable area and is connected to a parking lot by an accessible concrete pathway.

To enhance anglers’ odds of catching fish from the pier, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife staff placed six “spiderhump” fish-attracting structures on the lake bottom within easy casting distance from the pier.

The structures are 7-feet deep at summer pool and made of rock piles and logs or pipe fashioned in a spoke-and-wheel configuration. Pipe was used closest to the pier in place of natural logs to reduce snagging of hooks while still providing shade and cover like natural logs. Similar structures have been used at Barren River Lake and Nolin Lake and are proven to attract largemouth bass and crappie.

Funding for the project was provided by Friends of Green River Lake and the Kentucky Department of Parks.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Green River Lake State Park also provided technical assistance to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, which constructed the pier and walkway over a four-month period.

In the spotlight

SS Clint Cox

In the "Staff Spotlight" this week, it's Conservation Officer Clint Cox.

Fun facts about Clint: He enjoys hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR and racing his dirt track racecar. He and his wife are looking forward to welcoming their first child later this year.

The spotlight appears weekly on Facebook ( and Twitter (@kyfishwildlife).

Stay tuned for next week’s “Staff Spotlight” featuring an employee from another one of the department’s divisions.

Great Outdoors News: Welcome to the Reel World

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