Kentucky Bass Fishing
Choice fishing for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass.
Bass Lakes In Kentucky
Finding bass in Kentucky is not difficult. Private ponds, small lakes, rivers and large impoundments have bass. The larger populations of bass tend to be found in major lakes including Barren River Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Carr Creek Lake, Cave Run Lake, Cedar Creek Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Dewey Lake, Fishtrap Lake, Grayson Lake, Green River Lake, Herrington Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, Lake Malone, Laurel River Lake, Martins Fork Lake, Nolin River Lake, Paintsville Lake, Rough River Lake, Taylorsville Lake, Wood Creek Lake and Yatesville Lake.
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 14 lbs 9.5 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz*
State Record: 11 lbs 15 oz*
World record: 8 lbs 12 oz
State Record: 1.21 lbs
World record: 9 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 7 lbs 10 oz
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Kentucky State Record Bass
The state record largemouth bass was caught from Highsplint Lake.
The state record smallmouth bass came from Dale Hollow Lake.
The state record redeye/Coosa bass came out of the Cumberland River.
The state record spotted bass was caught out of Nelson County.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Kentucky.
Bass fishing basics video.
Catch big bass in Kentucky!
Bass fishing information by state.
The lifecycle of bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Kentucky bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.