What is KDFWR Doing?

KDFWR is actively engaged in the battle against invasive Asian carp species, particularly in Kentucky and Barkley lakes. This seminar will provide an overview of current projects and future plans that KDFWR has for stopping the spread of Asian carp in Kentucky’s waterways.

KDFWR Asian Carp & Bass Fishing Seminars
Location: Eisenhower Room – Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center

When:
Friday, January 17 | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for both sessions
Saturday, January 18 | 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for both sessions
Saturday, January 18 | 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for both sessions

Presenter: Adam Martin- KDFWR sport fish biologist for western Kentucky

What happened to the bass at KY Lake?

There is no shortage of opinions about what is affecting the bass fishing at Ky Lake and Lake Barkley. Too many tournaments, too many Asian carp, natural cycling, lack of grass, etc. all get brought up when anyone is discussing our lakes. You probably know the answer isn’t simple, but you might be surprised to learn just how complex it really is. This seminar will provide an exhaustive look into all of those factors and provide you with the most complete picture of the past, present, and future of bass fishing in Kentucky Lake and in lakes across the country.

Adam Martin

Bios:

Jessica Morris

Jessica Morris is a Fisheries Biologist with KDFWR and has been working on Asian Carp issues in Western Kentucky for 4 years. She is the crew leader for the KDFWR Critical Species Investigations branch in Western Kentucky which focuses primarily on Asian carp research and removal. Jessica is involved with the growing commercial fishing industry for Asian carp, monitoring population characteristics, and assisting with the Bio-Acoustic Fish Fence deployed at Barkley Lock & Dam.

Jessica Fishing

Adam Martin

Adam Martin is the sportfish coordinator for Western Kentucky. He grew up in Western Kentucky and holds a master’s degree in biology from Murray State University. As the sportfish coordinator his primary job is to improve the fishing for the citizens of Kentucky. There has certainly been a spotlight on bass fishing in the twin lakes and there is no shortage of opinions about what has been affecting the fishery. Too many tournaments, too many Asian carp, natural cycling, lack of grass, lack of bass stockings, etc. all get brought up when anyone is discussing our lakes. You probably know the answer isn’t simple, but you might be surprised to learn just how complex it really is. This seminar will provide an exhaustive look into all of those factors and provide you with the most complete picture of the past, present, and future of bass fishing in Kentucky Lake and in lakes across the country.