Kenton County Parks & Recreation, in cooperation with Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources (KDF&WR), is excited to be included in the list of lakes which are part of the KDF&WR‘s Fishing In Neighborhoods, or FINS program. Both of the ponds at Middleton-Mills Park are enrolled in the program; the Shelterhouse Pond, since 2006 and the Long Pond, since 2010.
The goal of the program is to create quality fishing opportunities close to home in cities of all sizes. At Middleton-Mills Park, each pond will be stocked with 300 Channel Catfish (9-15”) at least three times annually. Additionally, 500 Rainbow Trout (8-12” keepers) at least twice each year. A complete list of which lakes are involved in the program, directions, months fish are stocked and other related information is provided at the KDF&WR website.
- 5 Trout
- 4 Channel Catfish
- 1 Largemouth Bass (must be at least 15” in length)
- 15 Bluegill or other sunfish
Be sure to have a valid Kentucky Fishing License in possession to fish in any of Kentucky’s public waters and you must have a Trout Stamp if you are keeping Trout.
You can purchase your fishing license and Trout Stamp at a number of Northern Kentucky retailers. You can also go online to purchase your license and Trout stamp.
The address is 3415 Mills Rd., Covington, KY 41015.