Fishing At Kentucky Lake
Excellent Fishing In Tennessee
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, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel, paddlefish and sauger at Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.
The largest manmade lake in the eastern US, Kentucky Lake is a 160,000-acre reservoir in Kentucky and Tennessee. Located at the northwest Kentucky border, 60 miles west of Nashville, it is easily accessed from all directions, including I-40 near the southern end of the lake. Healthy populations of most fresh-water species reside in these fertile waters. Famous for excellent bass fishing, Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley annually appear in the Bassmaster Top 100 bass lakes in the USA. Along with legendary bass catches, Kentucky Lake has exceptional crappie, catfish and striped bass fishing. The long list of species residing in the lake also includes catfish, white bass, sunfish, sauger, chain pickerel and others. More than half a dozen marinas, on the TN portion of the lake alone, are there to serve boaters and anglers with fuel, boat rentals, fishing gear, food, and boating supplies. Camping, picnicking and lodging options surround the lake in almost every direction. Boat ramps galore make for simple launching of most any pleasure and fishing boats. Canoe and kayak fishing is also popular here. Come enjoy some of the best fishing in TN, here at Kentucky Lake.
Primary fish species residing in Kentucky Lake
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Kentucky Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Eagle's Nest Campground - 731 363-2692
Hidden Creek Camp Ground - 731 641-0034
Paris Landing, Kentucky Lake KOA Campground - 731 642-6895
Country Junction RV Resort Campground - 731 415-5398
Whispering Pines Campground & Cabins - 931 232-4570
Country Junction Resort Campground - 731 415-5398
Birdsong Resort Marina & RV Campground - 731 584-1996
Mansard Island Resort & Marina Campground - 731 642-5590
Kentucky Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Paris Landing State Park
Buchanan, TN 38222
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Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.
General Fishing Info
Excellent bass fishing, plus numerous other species in northern TN.