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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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Henderson, KY
Ohio River near Henderson, catfish, sauger & striper
Burlington, KY
22 acre lake, FINs lake, handicap accessible pier, boat ramp
Lancaster, KY
60 RV sites, 30 primitive sites, boat ramp provides access to the Kentucky River, recreational facilities, camp store with supplies
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Versailles, KY
18 RV sites with electic, water & sewer, 15 primitive tent sites, boat launch ramp with access to Kentucky River, general store with supplies
Frankfort, KY
Canoe, kayak, rafting rentals and retail, guided trips, primitive camping on site, trips range in length and difficulty and are water dependent, fishing is popular on some tri...
Murray, KY
Kentucky Lake, Bass, Crappie, Bluegill & white bass
Muldraugh, KY
14.2 acres, FINs lake, bank access,
Owensboro, KY
68 acre lake, boat ramp, ADA fishing pier, limited bank access, species include largemouth, bluegill & channel catfish
Hindman, KY
2,880 acres, rough mountainous terrain, fishing & boating available at Carr Creek Lake,
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