Recreational Fishing

Fishing in Kentucky

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

Trout Stocking

Fishing in Neighborhoods (FINs) Lakes

Advisories and Safety

Kids in a Boat

Other Fishing Information


Popular Links

Gear Up & Get Out

Spring Fishing Checkout List

Gear Up List

Use this Equipment List to Help Plan and Prepare for Successful Spring Fishing in Kentucky!