A generous donation of 15,000 blue catfish from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources boosted fish populations in the Kentucky River.
“We’re grateful to West Virginia for helping us fortify blue catfish populations in areas where numbers are low and catfishing is popular,” said Paul Wilkes, acting director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
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Taking another step to shield the state’s deer and elk herds from chronic wasting disease, the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed at its most recent quarterly meeting a new no-cost registration system for businesses that process meat from those animals.
Chronic wasting disease is an always-fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, elk, moose and caribou. It has not been detected in Kentucky but it has been found in six of seven bordering states and more than half the states in the U.S.
They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927. People for many years believed these fish only existed in Kentucky.
In 1956, the Kentucky legislature designated this species the “Kentucky bass” and made them the official state fish. Many anglers, especially in the south-central portion of the United States, still call the spotted bass a Kentucky bass.
They pale in reputation to their black bass cousins, the largemouth and smallmouth bass, but the spunk shown once hooked and their abundance should raise the profile of the overlooked spotted bass. They are also aggressive and readily strike lures.