Fishing At Rough River Lake
AKA: Rough River Reservoir
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill and hybrid striped bass at Rough River Lake in Kentucky.
Catfish, bass, hybrid stripers and crappie fishing can be excellent at Rough River Lake, a 5,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Falls Of Rough. Many, many coves and fingers create over 250 miles of shoreline for boating and fishing. The setting is stunning and the fishing is awesome at times. Anglers can target multiple fish species in a single day, and find success with most. Marinas, boat launch ramps, rental boats, camping, bait, stores and restaurant are all close at hand to enhance your trip here. Cruise the whole lake by pontoon boat, pleasure craft or fishing boat, or pick a cove and enjoy the day paddling a canoe or kayak. Either way, you'll find beauty, serenity and some good fishing.
Primary fish species residing in Rough River Lake
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Rough River Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Nick's Boat Dock
Rentals: Pontoon boats
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Axtel Campground - 270 257-2584
Laurel Branch Campground - 270 257-8839
North Fork Campground - 270 257-8139
Rough River Lake KY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Rough River Lake
Rough River Dam Resort State Park
Falls of Rough, KY 40119
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Rough River Lake in KY
General Fishing Info
Fishing for crappie, catfish, bass and hybrid stripers in west-central KY.