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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish, sauger, saugeye and tiger muskie in Kentucky.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities for these species. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in Kentucky waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in Kentucky

Muskie and northern lure

Larger lakes across the state of Kentucky, 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.

Fishing for other species in Kentucky



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

KY State Record: 15 lbs 1 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

KY State Record: 5 lbs 6 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

KY State Record: 40 lbs 0 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

KY State Record: 47 lbs 0 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

KY State Record: 10 lbs 8 oz



World record: 144 lbs

KY State Record: 106 lbs 0 oz



World record: 17 lbs 7 oz

KY State Record: 7 lbs 7 oz



World record: 15 lbs 6 oz

KY State Record: 6 lbs 8 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

KY State Record: 19 lbs 9 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Kentucky, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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