There is an ongoing issue with Kentucky’s catfish regulations that is really concerning me and many other sportsman to the point of desperation. I believe if the issue isn’t addressed quickly many future new comers joining the sport may not get the chance to find out what it is like to catch a trophy catfish.

If you didn’t know, bluecats and flathead catfish can grow to weights in the triple digits with the world record currently being 143 lbs. with that being said in recent years these trophy cats have not only become popular with sport cat fisherman, they have also attracted the pay pond industry which had made the demand for these big cats overwhelming which brings me to the main issue of this article, the Kentucky catfish regulations.

What are the regulations you ask?

There are no regulations for catfish in Kentucky.

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If you feel strongly about this, let your KDFWR or State representative know that you support regulations to protect large catfish.

You can also voice your opinion in the public meeting on November 1st 2013 in frankfort Kentucky at The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
#1 Sportsman’s Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-7109