BASS helps improve Kentucky Lake

BASS has partnered with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife to construct a courtesy dock on Kentucky Lake.

 

 

 

 BASS has partnered with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife to construct a courtesy dock on Kentucky Lake. A contribution of $7,000 from BASS made it possible to build the new dock that will benefit all boaters at Kenlake State Park.

 Kenlake is one of two state parks on Kentucky Lake, which provides premier bass fishing and hosts a variety of tournaments each year, including the recent Elite Series event won by Kevin VanDam. The lake, stretching across Kentucky and Tennessee, has a total of 160,000 acres of water, 48,000 of which are in Kentucky.

 The existing dock, at this important access area, was in disrepair and needed replacement. The newly built structure is a 1,144 square foot courtesy dock constructed with galvanized steel and aggregate concrete floor panels. It can accommodate six boats within the interior slips, while additional boats will be able to use the exterior sides. The new facility allows for boaters to conveniently and safely dock their boats while helping to expedite tournament weigh-ins at this popular access point.

 Chief of Fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Benjy Kinman, has been involved with the development of the project.

 "Since most boats are a major investment, we consider courtesy docks as necessary enhancements to provide temporary mooring during launching. The additional financial support for this structure from BASS allows us to extend our limited funding for additional beneficial projects. It is also an opportunity for BASS to partner with a resource agency and invest locally in a user necessity," said Kinman.

 

 

 

 

 

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