Christmas is over, but the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife would like to create a fish habitat for your Christmas tree.
From December 26th to January 15th, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will receive real, undecorated trees at drop-off sites throughout the state. Because locations range from parking lots to public parks, the state says it’s best to plan to take down trees during the day.
Based on the previous year, they expect to get a little over 5,000 trees.
Kentucky fisheries biologist Jeff Crosby says trees provide the perfect fish habitat for fish to spawn and hide from predators.
“It gives them a place to go looking for a little shelter or a place to hide and feed for a little while,” he said.
The state classifies trees as “fish attractors,” along with objects such as large rocks and wooden pallets submerged in lakes.Provided by the Wildlife Department GPS coordinates All fish attractors used by anglers as it becomes a hotspot for bass, bluegill and crappie.