The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) will remove gizzard shad from the lake at Panther Creek Park.
Beginning on Tuesday, January 18th, the lake will be treated with an application of rotenone to selectively remove the shad and restore the balance of fish species.
Rotenone is an organic substance derived from plants and poses no threats to people, pets, or other wildlife. Signs will be posted around the lake, notifying the public of the treatment.
Even though gizzard shad are native to Kentucky, they can be detrimental to the overall balance of fish in a smaller pond, impacting sunfish and bass populations.
Panther Creek Park is among 45 sites statewide for the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program, designed to provide quality fishing opportunities close to home for Kentucky anglers.
Learn more at https://fw.ky.gov/Fish/Pages/Fishing-In-Neighborhoods.aspx.