Do you love to fish? Besides catfish, rainbow trout is one of Kentucky's favorites, and soon some of our local parks will be stocked to the gills. Here's where to cast your line in Daviess County and how to get a fishing license.


Are you a good angler? Do you love to fish? I loved to fish with my Dad when I was growing up. When I was young, he took me ice fishing which was always fun. My Dad worked a lot, so it was nice to have that bonding time. I prefer fishing in a boat because it's peaceful on the water. My husband is an avid fisherman. On any given weekend, he loads the boat and heads to the lake. It's his happy place! How about you?

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We have to wait until March for catfish to be stocked in our local ponds, but rainbow trout will be released on Thursday! If you like to fish, this is welcome news by KDFWR.

The lakes at Panther Creek Park and Yellow Creek Park will be stocked with rainbow trout on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023. Approximately 750 fish will be delivered to each lake by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Daviess County Fiscal Court Parks and Recreation is proud to partner with KDFWR on the Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) program, providing anglers with quality fishing opportunities close to home.

Get your kid hooked on fishing this year at our area parks. With the challenges of daily life, it will mean a lot to bond with your child and teach them about nature.

Awesome! We’ve missed it each time. - Tonia Burden Berry

Photo by Clark Young on Unsplash
Photo by Clark Young on Unsplash


Resident/Nonresident Youth ages 15 and younger do not need a fishing license or trout permit.

Residents/Non-residents age 16 and older must possess a statewide fishing license.

Resident Seniors age 65 and older are not required to purchase a trout permit to keep trout if in possession of the Resident Senior License.

Resident/Nonresident Fishing License holders must purchase a Trout Permit to possess Rainbow Trout. R

Resident/Nonresident Fishing License holders can fish for Rainbow Trout, but can not be in possession of trout.

Any angler can fish without a fishing license on the Free Fishing Days that take place the first weekend in June.

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