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Fishing At Kentucky Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, yellow perch, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel, paddlefish and sauger at Kentucky Lake in Kentucky.
Kentucky Lake, KY

Camping, boating and fishing at Kentucky Lake is as good ad it gets. Plenty of campgrounds and RV parks are scattered all around this 160,000-acre lake. Over 2,000 miles of shoreline, about half in Tennessee and half in Kentucky, can be explored in search of multiple species of fish. Bass, crappie, stripers, hybrid stripers, catfish, sunfish, pike, walleye, sunfish, and giant paddlefish all roam these waters. The lake is easily accessed from all directions and access to the shoreline for fishing from the bank is easily located. More than a dozen marinas serve boaters and anglers with fuel, boat rentals, fishing tackle, ice, food, and boating supplies. Picnicking, hiking, sightseeing and lodging options also surround the lake in almost every direction.Come enjoy some of the best fishing in KY, right here at Kentucky Lake. Marinas around the lake offer kayaks, canoes, jon boats, pontoons, fishing boats, power boats and pleasure boats for rent, or bring your own.

Primary fish species residing in Kentucky Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Yellow Perch Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel Paddlefish Sauger

Kentucky Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Kentucky Lake Resort and RV Park - 270 362-8652

Water's Edge RV Park & Marina - 270 436-5321

Wildcat Creek Campground - 270 436-5628

Canal Campground - 270 362-4840

Stagecoach Station Campground - 270 410-2267

Cypress Lakes RV Park - 270 395-4267

Paducah, I-24, Kentucky Lake KOA Campground - 270 395-5841

Hillman Ferry Campground - 270 924-2181

Lazy Daz RV Park - 270 703-1214

Twin Lakes Backcountry Area Campground - 270 924-2000

Kentucky Lake KY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Kentucky Lake
Kentucky Dam Marina
466 Marina Dr
Gilbertsville, KY 42044
270 362-8386

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Kentucky Lake in Kentucky.

Information about fishing lakes in Kentucky

Kentucky Lake, in southern KY offers great fishing for bass, crappie, stripers, hybrid stripers, catfish, sunfish, pike, walleye, sunfish, and paddlefish.

Fishing on Kentucky Lake.