Fishing At Paintsville Lake
AKA: Paintsville Lake State Park
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, white bass and yellow perch at Paintsville Lake in Kentucky.
Paintsville Lake State Park is a great place for a weekend family camping trip or extended vacation. It is located on the shoes of Paintsville Lake, a 1,140-acre lake in northeast Kentucky. The meandering river, now a lake, creates 57 miles of shoreline which is home to bass, trout, walleye, sunfish, catfish and perch. Paintsville Lake Marina rents pontoon boats and fishing boats, has a fishing pier and boat launch ramp...all open year round. Most often, good fishing can be expected for crappie, hybrid striped bass and rainbow trout. Bass and walleye can be good at times, and there is generally good bluegill fishing for the kids. Access for fishing from the bank can be found at numerous places around the lake.
Primary fish species residing in Paintsville Lake
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Paintsville Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Paintsville Lake Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Marina Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Patoker Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Open Fork Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Paintsville Lake State Park Campground - 606 297-8486
Paintsville Lake KY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Paintsville Lake State Park
1551 Kentucky Rte 2275,
Staffordsville, KY 41256
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Paintsville Lake in KY
General Fishing Info
Fishing for crappie, hybrid striped bass and rainbow trout in northeast KY.