Bear Hunters: The 2015 bear season with dogs opens Saturday November 28.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549  after 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met.  For information about checking bears, click here.

Recreational Fishing

You’ll find an amazing diversity of fish in Kentucky. Here you’ll discover hard-fighting smallmouth bass  (Kentucky is home to the world record smallmouth), striped bass, blue catfish, shellcrackers, muskellunge, crappie and more. In Kentucky, it’s possible to catch three species of trout then trailer your boat a short distance to tie into some largemouth bass, walleye and spotted bass. Start exploring all that Kentucky has to offer on this page, with links to lake, river and stream information that you need to have a great day on the water.

Tournament Fishing


Where to Fish


Fish Identification and Information

Fish ID Booklet

Fish Identification Links

Mussel Identification Links

Aquatic Plant Identification Links

Aquatic Insect Identification Links