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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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Madisonville, KY
262 acre park, 1.25 mile trail, 2 fishing lakes with boat ramps, electric motors only on lakes
Benton, KY
Full sercice marina, covered & open slips, pontoon & fishing boat rentals, campsites, cabins, fishing tackle & boating supplies,
Cave City, KY
Guided canoe & kayak trips on green river & through Mammoth Cave National Park, multiple day trips optional with camping, fishing, stay over night at the popular Wayfarer B&B


Mammoth Cave is known for its miles and miles of mammoth passageways.
Mammoth Cave, KY
Mammoth Cave National Park home to longest cave system in the world, approximately 90 miles of trails (hiking, biking, horses), camping, plus canoeing and kayaking on Green Ri...
Louisville, KY
746 acre park, 46 acre fishing lake with boat access, year round stables, horse rental fees/hour,
Danville, KY
3.5 miles of trails, 4 routes, millennium lake with bank fishing access, numerous native birds and trees, dog walking park, sports facilities
Berea, KY
1,847 acre WMA, dog training, hunting, pond fishing, rifle, trap, and skeet ranges, 12 miles of horseback riding trails, archery range
Eddyville, KY
541 acre park, boat ramp and access to 57,921 acre Lake Barkley, 18-hole golf course
New Concord, KY
Full service marina, pontoon & fishing boat rentals, cabin rentals, boat ramp, fishing pier, no credit cards accepted
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