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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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Sandy Hook, KY
698 acres, narrow gorge surrounding Laurel Creek, trout fishing
Enjoy a day out on Lake Barkley!
Eddyville, KY
Full service marina, john, bass, and pontoon boat rentals, kayak rentals, 2 boat launch ramps, motel and cabins, RV campsites, guide services
Frankfort, KY
125 campsites, developed & primitive tent sites, pull-thru RV sites, fishing access on the Elkhorn Creek, camp store with supplies
Frankfort, KY
17 miles, several access points, fishing for smallmouth bass and various sunfish/panfish, catfish, some rapids may be Class III depending on water levels, shuttles & rentals p...
Catlettsburg, KY
Guided whitetail & turkey hunts, hunting cabins, pond fishing
Owenton, KY
130 acre lake, 9.1 miles of shoreline, numerous sport fish species present, dock, boat ramp,max depth 59 ft, mean depth 21 ft,
Emerald Isle Resort & Marina
Campbellsville, KY
2 & 3 bedroom condo rentals, ful service marina, covered and uncovered boat slips, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, access to Green River Lake
Grand Rivers, KY
Lake Barkley, 27 sites, 26 standard electric & 1 group electric, boat launch ramp, wildlife, shoreline fishing access
Lebanon, KY
140 acre reservior, no gasoline powered motors, 3.2 mile Cecil L. Gorley naturalist trail, primitive camping
Lawrenceburg, KY
Fishing boat rentals, bait and tackle shop, waterside camping spots
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