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Kentucky River Receives 15,000 Blue Catfish from West Virginia

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources donated 15,000 blue catfish to restock the Kentucky River in October. Paul Wilkes, acting director of fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, expressed his gratitude for the donation.

“We’re grateful to West Virginia for helping us fortify blue catfish populations in areas where numbers are low and catfishing is popular,” he said in a press statement.

Earlier this year, a gift of 38,000 surplus cutthroat trout from Arkansas were stocked in Kentucky’s Cumberland River.

“These are just further examples of where state and federal governments work together to provide more opportunities for anglers everywhere,” Wilkes said. — By Rachael Kelley

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