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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 great streams and creeks, there are plenty of 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 some prime Kentucky lake fishing or want to try your luck on a trout stream, all you need is to get your license and decide where to fish first – find a full list of places to fish in Kentucky here.

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Burkesville, KY
Cumberland River, Lake Cumberland & Dale Hollow Lake, Guide service for trout, stripers & smallmouth bass
Campton, KY
21.3 miles total, 19.4 miles designated as National Wild and Scenic River, some rapids Class III+, multiple access sites & outfitters, fishing for smallmouth & kentucky bass, ...
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Stanton, KY
Canoe & Kayak Outfitter in Red River Gorge operating on Red River and Mill Creek Lake, guided & unguided shuttle services, retail boat sales, rental cabin, camping, fishing eq...
Stanton, KY
Rock climbing, hiking, biking, paddling on the Red River, campgrounds and some back country camping. Top destination for sport climbing, thousands of routes of varying diffic...
Campton, KY
5 line canopy zip-line tours, Off Road Tours, canoe rentals, lodge and cabin rentals, fishing available on property
Hyden, KY
25,529 acres, fishing for muskie, bass & panfish in Redbird River, 25 miles of hiking trails, access to Redbird Crest Trail, open under statewide hunting regulations
Marshy cypress trees are home to a growing bald eagle population which is at its peak in the Reelfoot Lake area in February
Hickman, KY
10,428 acres, mostly in TN, small portion located in western KY, some primitive trails, visitors should take caution of swampy conditions and wildlife during warmer months, op...
Livingston, KY
A Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Blue Water Trail. Highlights 37 miles of water in eastern Kentucky. Begins in Livingston and ends at the headwaters of Lake Cumber...
Falls Of Rough, KY
4,860 acre lake, fishing for bass (white and black), crappie, channel catfish, bluegill, and a variety of rough fish, 64 site campground, air camp sites, tiedowns but no fuel ...
Falls Of Rough, KY
6,746 acre WMA, fishing and boating access to Rough River Lake, open to state wide hunting regulations
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