new rules for flatheads at AJ Jolly Lake

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  1. brinley45cal

    brinley45cal Active Member

    New rules for flathead catfish at A.J. Jolly Lake in Campbell County

    September 8, 2009

    Frankfort, Ky. – Anglers fishing 175-acre A.J. Jolly Lake in Campbell County must immediately release any flathead catfish caught.
    “We stocked flatheads last fall as part of an effort to improve fishing in the lake,” said Gerry Buynak, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It appears that many of the fish were removed before they could do what we hoped.”
    Prior to this regulation, no size or creel limits existed on flathead catfish. Flathead catfish feed primarily on sunfish, small bullhead catfish and shad.
    “Everything in the lake is stunted,” said Dane Balsman, urban fisheries biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “The overall goal of stocking the flathead catfish is to improve fishing for sunfish, largemouth bass and other catfish. We don’t want any additional flathead catfish removed. The blue and channel catfish are still fair game.”
    Buynak reminds anglers that limb lines, trotlines or jug lines are not legal on A.J. Jolly Lake or any other lake in the state less than 500 acres.
    —Lee McClellan
  2. lance

    lance New Member


  3. bnt55

    bnt55 New Member

    Northern KY
    That's nice that they are keeping up to speed on the lake, hopefully they will enforce this ruling.
  4. johndeere nut

    johndeere nut New Member

    oldham county,kentucky
    i would like to see creel limits and regulations on big cats taken from waters all over ky.those big cats take a long time to get there lets keep them for the future.i always practice cpr:big_smile: