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Kentucky Fishing Report

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Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to Kentucky, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including 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, Yatesville Lake and others. Many of the lakes in Kentucky have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby.

Kentucky is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Walleye fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Trout, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Sauger, Saugeye, Longnose Gar, Bowfin, Paddlefish and sunfish including Green Sunfish, Longear Sunfish, Redbreast Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Rock Bass, Warmouth, White Bass, Yellow Bass, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.

Reports - Kentucky Fishing Reports

Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley Fishing Reports

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Fishing Report

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Kentucky fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Kentucky fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to Kentucky for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Kentucky include Louisville, Owensboro, Huntington, Lexington, Bowling Green, Murray, Monticello, Somerset, Campbellsville, Fort Knox and others scattered across KY, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Kentucky fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.


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Fishing report for local waters in Kentucky.