Fishing and Hunting Still Open:
Fishing and hunting for 2020 are still open per statewide seasons/regulations.  Licenses and permits to fish and hunt are required as usual.  Boat registrations may be renewed at county clerks offices by mail or drop-box.  Open-air sites such as public lakes/streams and wildlife management areas remain open.

State Offices Closed to In-Person Contact but Still Available to Help:
State offices and facilities are closed to in-person contact with the public to minimize health risks. Until further notice, please use this website, call us at 800-858-1549, or email Info.Center@ky.gov for assistance. 

Additional Information
For the latest information on the novel coronavirus in Kentucky, please visit kycovid19.ky.gov. Coronavirus and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife: answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

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.

Rules and Regulations

New to Fishing?

 Where to Fish

Know Your Fish

Stocking

2018 Stocking Map

2019 Stocking Map

Current Stocking Map

 

Advisories and Safety

Kids in a Boat

Other Fishing Information