The month of October often brings a sigh of relief from the heat of summer, and offers an abundance of outdoor activities. The forest is undergoing its yearly change and in turn paints the hillsides with an awe-inspiring array of colors. Certain animals and insects will be leaving The Parklands in anticipation of colder months to come, but others will be making their way here.
This month the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be stocking the waterways of The Parklands. William F. Miles Lakes in Beckley Creek Park will be stocked with Rainbow Trout, along with Floyds Fork near the two paddling accesses and under I-64. Shortly after being placed in the ponds and creek, fisherman can enjoy the treat of catching these feisty and delicious fish.
A few ways tips on how to nab rainbow trout:
These are not the only ways to enjoy trout fishing, but provide a basic outline for how trout can be caught with minimal purchasing power. Keep in mind, regulations dictate that rainbow trout do not have a size limit in our park but they do have a number limit of five fish daily. Also, in order to keep rainbow trout you must purchase a trout permit from Kentucky Fish & Wildlife. I hope you enjoyed these tips and I hope to see you soon out by the water catching one of my favorite fish!
The October trout stocking is scheduled for 10/15/14 in Angler Lake, Green Heron Lake, and Floyds Fork. To learn more about fishing in The Parklands, and to see an annual stocking schedule, click here.
Jared joined The Parklands crew in the summer of 2014. His background includes a Masters degree in Recreation and Park Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. This skill set allows Jared to convey interpretive messages and educational concepts at the PNC Achievement Center for Education and Interpretation where he works as an Interpretive Ranger. If he can’t be found on the grounds of The Parklands, you might find him deer hunting or fishing with his wife, Jerrica.
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