Friday, February 26, 2016


Kentucky is restoring the native, river-run walleye to its former range through stocking efforts. To protect these fish, an 18- to 26-inch protective slot limit and a two fish daily creel limit will go into effect on several river systems throughout Kentucky. All walleye caught from 18 to 26 inches in length from these waters must be immediately released.
“We are trying to give greater protection to the breeding-sized native walleye in the population,” said Dave Dreves, assistant director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “These walleye are about 5 years old before they are sexually mature. We’ve found a 5-year-old walleye is a little over 20 inches long.”
These walleye previously fell under the statewide regulations of a six fish daily creel limit with a 15-inch minimum size limit.

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