301 KAR 1:160.
Stocking procedures for private waters.
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS 13A.350, 150.150
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: The commissioner, with the concurrence of the Fish
and Wildlife Commission, finds it necessary to formalize stocking procedures
necessary to fund and justify the stocking of fish in private waters. This
amendment is necessary to delete the amount of the stocking fee which is listed
in a separate administrative regulation.
Section 1. Upon
application and receipt of a nonrefundable stocking fee, any owner of a pond or
lake may receive fish stocks for private waters, provided one (1) of the
following conditions is met:
(1) The pond or
lake is newly impounded and contains no fish.
(2) The pond or
lake has been drained and refilled or chemically renovated and contains no
(3) The pond or
lake has been checked by a fishery biologist who has recommended it for
Species available for private waters include largemouth bass, bluegill, and
channel catfish. The pond or lake must be stocked with largemouth bass and
bluegill; the channel catfish are optional. Combinations of the above species
are available at the discretion of the department.
Stocking applications shall be received by the department no later than October
1 of each year. The stocking cycle begins in late October with the delivery of
bluegill and channel catfish. The cycle is then completed during May of the
following year with the delivery of largemouth bass. Fish stocks are delivered
to each county, with advance notice of time and place provided to each pond or
lake owner. It is the responsibility of each pond or lake owner to pick up the
boxed fish and place them in the designated waters following the stocking
instructions which are printed on the outside of each box. (11 Ky.R. 1217; eff.
3-12-85; Am. 19 Ky.R. 456; eff. 9-23-92.)