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Find the best places to fish in Kentucky

Kentucky is an angler's paradise. From two of the largest man-made lakes in the country, Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, to accessible streams and creeks, there are plenty of great places to wet a line in Kentucky. Lake fishing and river fishing in the Bluegrass State offer up a wide variety of species for anglers to pursue. Giant blue cats in the Ohio, trophy bass and crappie and even the Muskie Capital of the South, all await the eager fisherman in Kentucky's vast waterways. Whether you’re planning on a Kentucky lake fishing adventure or want to try your luck on a trout stream or creek, all you need is to get your license and decide which area to fish first – find a full list of places to fish in Kentucky below. Enterprising anglers can hire a guide from our list of Kentucky Outfitters and Guides for the latest fishing reports and tips on the best secret spots.

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camping for tents and RV
Jamestown, KY
118 campsites, RV and Tent sites, coldwater stream access, scenic views all throughout recreation area,
Hardin, KY
Located on midwest shoreline of Kentucky Lake, boat ramp, 90 campsites, hiking trails, numerous other facilities & ammenities
Hickman, KY
Hunting & fishing guide service, located in Western Kentucky along Mississippi River, waterfowl hunts, guided and daily pit leases


Gilbertsville, KY
Access to Land Between the Lakes trail systems, Kentucky Lake, full service marina, 219 campsites, close proximity to LBL
Murray, KY
4,044 acres, mostly wetland, open to statewide hunting regulations/seasons, numerous access points to Kentucky Lake
Horse Trails
Pineville, KY
Public hunting and fishing, hiking, horseback riding, primitive camping,
Richmond, KY
12.5 miles total,College Hill to Boonesborough, fishing for largemouth & Kentucky bass, muskellunge also found in this pool, 6.6 & 6 mile float options
Frankfort, KY
10.5 & 4 mile float options, fishing, 4 boat ramps
Harrodsburg, KY
18 miles total, options for various lengths, access to Hickman Creek & Dix River, fishing for numerous species, 2 boat ramps
Nicholasville, KY
17 miles, options for shorter floats, 5 boat ramps, good fishing for black bass and other species, access to several good fishing creeks, beginning of Palisades region
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