Kentucky Other Fishing
All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish and tiger muskie in KY.
This state offers unique fishing opportunities for these species. Listed below find information about these species of fish. Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Buckhorn Lake, Cave Run Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Dewey Lake, Green River Lake, Herrington Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, Laurel River Lake, Nolin River Lake, Rough River Lake, Taylorsville Lake and many others.
Other Available Species
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 15.08 lbs
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 6 oz
World record: 50 lbs 5 oz
State Record: 40 lbs 0 oz
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 47 lbs 0 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 10.53 lbs
World record: 144 lbs
State Record: 106 lbs 0 oz
World record: 51 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 19 lbs 9 oz
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Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.
Kentucky Miscellaneous State Record Fish
The state record bowfin was caught in the Green River.
The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Forked Lake.
The state record longnose gar was caught from the Ohio River.
The state record muskie was caught in Cave Run Lake.
The state record northern pike was taken out of Laurel River Lake.
The state record paddlefish was caught from the Ohio River.
The state record tiger muskie was taken out of a private lake.
For info about local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the KY walleye page.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.