Fishing At Buckhorn Lake
AKA: Lake Buckhorn
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, white bass and muskie at Buckhorn Lake in Kentucky.
Nestled in the serene Appalachian foothills, Buckhorn Lake is a great place to go boating and fishing. Bass, crappie and musky swim in this 1,230-acre lake in the east-central part of the state. Quality bass fishing, topped off with the chance to catch a monster musky, make this a great angling destination. You can find everything you need at, or close by the lake. Duffs Bay Marina has rental boats and all the supplies you need. A bait shop, restaurants, lodging and camping stand ready to make your stay pleasant. There are over 60 miles of shoreline, some of which can be accessed for fishing from the bank. Several boat launch ramps are available to the public.
Primary fish species residing in Buckhorn Lake
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Buckhorn Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NO
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Buckhorn Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off State Road 1387, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Buckhorn Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Marina Lane, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Leatherwood Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off State Road 484, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Buckhorn Campground - 606 398-7220
US Buckhorn Tailwater Campground - 606 398-7220
Gays Creek Campground - 606 398-7071
Trace Branch Campground - 606 672-3670
Buckhorn Lake KY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Buckhorn, KY 41721
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Buckhorn Lake in KY
General Fishing Info
Fishing for crappie, bass and big muskies in east-central KY.