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Emergency fishing rules lifted at Lake Cumberland

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky fish and wildlife officials are
ending emergency regulations for people fishing for striped bass in
Lake Cumberland, effective Tuesday.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the
previous two-fish daily creel limit on striped bass with a 24-inch
minimum size limit will be back in effect on the lake.
Agency Commissioner Jon Gassett had issued the emergency
regulations on Sept. 1 because high water temperatures and low
dissolved oxygen levels stressed striped bass to the point of
death. The agency's director of fisheries, Ron Brooks, says lake
conditions have improved and striped bass are no longer dying.
Repair work on Wolf Creek Dam has kept lake levels much lower
than normal. The lower water levels along with the summer heat
caused poor water conditions that affected striped bass.

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