Fishing in Kentucky
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch
them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of
pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a
limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very
noble fight once hooked.
Kentucky Lakes With Catfish
Barren River Lake, Cave Run Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Green River
Lake, Herrington Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland,
Laurel River Lake, Nolin River Lake, Rough River Lake, Taylorsville
Lake and Yatesville Lake all have a healthy population of catfish.
Rivers, streams, private ponds and most smaller lakes also contain
The Kentucky state record blue catfish came from the Ohio River
in the Cannelton Dam tailwaters. The state record channel catfish
came from a private pond. The Green River was home to the state
record flathead catfish. So pick some place close and go catfish
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another.
They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their
strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food
sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your
search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught
on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate
their ability to catch live bait.
Catfish Organizations & Resources
U.S. Catfish Anglers
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