301 KAR 1:160. Stocking procedures for private waters

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/301/001/160.htm
Published: 2015

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      301 KAR 1:160.

Stocking procedures for private waters.



150.010, 150.150


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

remedial stocking.


      Section 2.

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.


      Section 3.

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.)