Fishing at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

The Kentucky Lake region is a hotspot for sport fishing bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, and sauger. Kentucky Lake itself has the Kentucky state record for white bass, Buffalo carp, and yellow perch.

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley has some of the best fishing in Western Kentucky making the Land Between the Lakes area one of the most popular fishing spots. In addition to these lakes, there are a number of smaller lakes in the area that are great for fishing. This region is a hotspot for sport fishing bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, and sauger. Kentucky Lake itself has the Kentucky state record for white bass, Buffalo carp, and yellow perch.

This area is surrounded by campgrounds, resorts, lodges, and has plenty of interesting activities for the whole family. There are a number of developed campgrounds that offer boat ramps and launching in addition to a number of backcountry and primitive camping throughout the LBL area.

Fishing at Land Between the Lakes

Boat Rentals and Marinas

Are you looking to rent a fishing boat for your Kentucky Lake fishing trip? Then look no further - check out the listings for the boat rentals and Marinas in the Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley area.

Boat Rentals

Fishing Tournaments

The Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley lakes are also the home to fishing tournaments. You can find out more at the following sites:

Kentucky Fishing License

A fishing license is required to fish in both Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Resident (and non-resident) children under the age of 16 may fish in Kentucky without a license. You can find out more about the Kentucky fishing regulations using the following links: