WYMT | Eastern KY | News, Weather, Sports

With Higher Temps, State Ups Trout Limit On Portion Of Cumberland

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Portions of the Cumberland River, in southern Kentucky, are at risk of becoming too hot for the prized trout living there.

As a result, state fish and wildlife officials are relaxing rules on how many of the fish can be taken from the river. Starting tomorrow, anglers can keep ten trout of any size caught on a 40-mile lower stretch of the Cumberland.

Officials worry that warming waters could cause a fish kill along that stretch of river.

The relaxed trout limits apply from the Tennessee line to just upstream from the public boat ramp at Burkesville.

River temperatures have risen during a spell of hot, dry weather combined with lower water flows from Lake Cumberland.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8025172 - wkyt.com/a?a=8025172
Gray Television, Inc.