FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Fisheries biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources plan to spray a chemical at a lake in western Kentucky next week to eliminate gizzard shad.
The department says in a news release that the work will take place next Monday through Friday at Carpenter Lake in Daviess County.
The release says it's not known how the shad were introduced into the lake but they're affecting the growth of bluegill and redear sunfish. Shad are prohibited from being used as bait because of the potential to harm the panfish fishery.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says it's performed similar removal projects during the past 20 years at several small impoundments. The agency says the eradication will have minimal impact to bass, catfish and panfish.