Kenton County Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with Kentucky Department of Fish and 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 to 15 inches) at least three times annually. Additionally, 500 Rainbow Trout (8- to 12-inch 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 Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources' FINS page.
Daily fishing limits are as follows:
Bluegill or other sunfish: 15
Channel Catfish: 4
Largemouth Bass (must be at least 15 inches in length): 1
Be sure to have a valid Kentucky Fishing License in possession to fish in any of Kentucky’s public waters. 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 purchase your license and Trout Stamp online.