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After a tough summer, Lake Cumberland’s signature fish thought to be doing better
In Oct. 14 Issue

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has rescinded the special emergency regulations on stripers in Lake Cumberland, according to state fish and wildlife officials.

The previous 2-fish daily creel limit on striped bass with a 24-inch minimum size limit is now back in effect on the lake.

Commissioner Dr. Jon Gassett issued a Wildlife Disaster Contingency Measure back on Sept. 1 because high water temperatures and low dissolved oxygen levels were stressing striped bass to the point of death.

"Lake water conditions improved recently and the striped bass are no longer dying," said Ron Brooks, director of fisheries for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

"The normal Lake Cumberland striped bass regulations will again be enforced."

The ongoing repair work on Wolf Creek Dam propels the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to keep lake levels much lower than normal to reduce pressure on the ailing structure.

Lower water levels along with this past summer's high heat caused the poor water conditions impacting Lake Cumberland's signature fish.

Fisheries biologists observed stripers floating dead or dying on the surface of Lake Cumberland late this past summer, prompting the implementation of the contingency measure.

"We will continue to work in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to closely monitor lake conditions during each summer and early fall until lake levels return to normal," Brooks said.

The contingency measure lowered the minimum size limit to 22 inches and increased the daily creel limit to two striped bass caught by pole and line.

Anglers could also keep three striped bass daily of at least 22 inches in length found floating on the surface.

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