The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources will be presenting seminars on Asian carp and bass fishing at Kentucky Lake during the Kentucky Outdoor Life/Field & Stream Expo this weekend at the Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center.

“Asian Carp: What is KDFWR doing?” will be led by Jessica Morris, who will present points on how KDFWR is actively engaged in the battle against invasive Asian carp species, particularly in Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. This seminar will provide an overview of current projects and future plans that KDFWR has for stopping the spread of Asian carp in Kentucky’s waterways.

Morris, a fisheries biologist with KDFWR, has been working on Asian carp issues in western Kentucky for four years and is the crew leader for the KDFWR Critical Species Investigations branch in western Kentucky, which focuses primarily on Asian carp research and removal. Morris is involved with the growing commercial fishing industry for Asian carp, monitoring population characteristics and assisting with the Bio-Acoustic Fish Fence deployed at Barkley Lock & Dam.

“What happened to the bass at Kentucky Lake?” will provide a look into all of the factors that have affected bass fishing on Kentucky Lake, including the popular opinion of too many tournaments, Asian carp, natural cycling and a lack of grass. The seminar led by Adam Martin will provide attendees with the most complete picture of the past, present and future of bass fishing in Kentucky Lake and in lakes across the country.

The two-hour sessions will take place in the Eisenhower Room of the convention center beginning at 6 p.m. Friday and again at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Admittance to all of the seminars is included in the price of regular admission to the Expo. Tickets and more information can be found online at