Seasonal Fishing Articles

​One of Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife's goals is to promote fishing and provide information to those wanting to know more about the sport.  As part of this effort, our Information and Education division regularly writes and publishes articles that help new and experienced anglers enjoy and explore better ways to fish.  This page contains links to seasonal fishing articles that will allow anyone to be a successful angler, any time of the year.  If these seasonal articles whet your appetite for more, check out Kentucky Afield magazine.  It contains a wealth of information, including articles on fishing in all types of weather.  For those of you that prefer video over reading, the Kentucky Afield television show and YouTube channel also have an array of fishing how to's and adventures from across the Commonwealth.  Kentucky is a great place to fish, whatever the season!


Spring Fishing Frenzy
Farm Ponds and Small Lakes
April is trophy largemouth time
Best weather trends for spring fishing
Decoding the white bass runs
Late spring begins prime time for catfish
Late spring is an excellent time for river fishing
Stream Smallmouth Love May
Redear sunfish spawn is upon us
Spring is prime time for trophy largemouth bass
The Spybait is an excellent option for spring fishing for smallmouth bass
Three things to consider for spring fishing
White bass runs are upon us
White bass spawning runs beginning
Smaller waters hold crappie
Derby Time Brings Good Stream Smallmouth Bass Fishing


Summer Fishing Tips
Stick it to Dangerous Currents with a Wading Staff
Bluegill offer great late spring fishing
Channel catfish spawn brings hot fishing for bank anglers
June: a transitional month for bass fishing
Lake Cumberland striped bass heating up
Two Tailwater Floats for Summer Smallmouth Bass fishing
Encourage your young angler's interest this summer
Two good state resort parks for early summer fishing
Wade the Lake Cumberland Tailwater to beat the heat and catch fish
Wading is an excellent and inexpensive way to fish streams
A revival for the fly and rind
Swimbaits fool trophy fish


Fall Fishing Festival
10 Ways to Improve Your Fall Fishing
Adjusting to fishing situations in the fall months
Cooler temps heat up fall bass fishing
Fall for trout all over again
Fishing remains productive during deer season
Muskellunge fishing heats up in fall
School is in for spotted bass in fall
Stream smallmouth bass love early fall
Three state resort parks for great fall fishing
Five things to consider for reservoir smallmouth bass season
Largemouth bass active on smaller lakes across Kentucky


Enjoy seasonal catch and release trout streams this winter
Few lures beat a tailspinner in cold water
Float and Fly works during the coldest months
Lake Cumberland Tailwater offers great winter trout fishing
Lures you need to catch fish through Christmas!
Sauger bite during the holiday season
Three productive winter crappie spots
Reservoir smallmouth bass season: just around the corner