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Find a New Fishing Spot in Kentucky This Summer

It's undeniable that for many generations of Kentuckians, fishing is a much-loved pastime. Blessed with more flowing water than many other states, fishing is a year-round activity. With 17 different reservoirs and plenty of lakes, rivers, and streams throughout the state, it's never been easier to find your daily catch, either. Whether it's Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake in the west, or the Cumberland River and Lake Cumberland in the southeast, this summer is a great time to discover a new favorite place to fish.  When it's time to choose lodging for your great adventure, make sure to look at our wonderful group of Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts. Find your favorite today!

Fishing Destinations in Kentucky

Though summer doesn't always offer idea fishing conditions, a day spent on the water, relaxing under the hot Kentucky sun is never time misspent.  In fact, there's arguably something magical and restorative about casting a line in Kentucky's waters. Adventure is the name of the game; you never know what you'll find, or where you'll end up.  Here are a few of Kentucky's best fishing lakes and rivers to get you started:

Lake Fishing
  • Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley: These two are arguably the most popular and the best fishing spots in all of Kentucky. There are at least 15 species of fish in these lakes, and they rarely disappoint.
  • Cave Run Lake: One of the best places for big Muskellunge (muskie) fishing in Kentucky.
  • Lake Cumberland: Bass, walleye, and crappie are plentiful here, but it's probably best known for the stripers.
  • Cedar Creek: The crappie, bluegill, and shellcracker are good, but this is truly a destination for the bass fisherman. Cedar Creek, a relative newcoming to the fishing scene, is becoming a trophy bass fishing destination.
  • Barren River Lake: Tournament anglers love Barren River Lake for consistent bigger largemouth bass.
  • Green River Lake: Green River is one of the few places where you can find better than average size spotted bass.

Fishing in Kentucky

River Fishing

  • Floyds Fork: Nearly 20 miles of Floyds Fork Creek are open to public fishing, where you're sure to find plenty of smallmouth bass.
  • Cumberland River/Wolf Creek Dam: This is a great place to test your angling skills and fly fish for big Brown and Rainbow Trout. You can also find a great haul of Walleye and Stripers.
  • Kentucky River: A great place to fish for muskies, flathead and channel catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, whites, a few walleye and sauger, and all sorts of panfish
  • Casey Creek: This is a great place to fish for both bass and trout, and the bluegill is also plentiful.
  • Ohio River: The falls on the Ohio River are probably the best place fish, with a tremendous variety of unique spots to go in search of Aligator Garr, Catfish, Bass, Sunfish, Bluegill, and more.

No matter where your fishing adventure takes you, you'll need somewhere to rest when you're done.  Our Kentucky Inns offer the best hospitality and unbeatable accommodations. From cozy and rustic to luxurious and modern, Kentucky Bed and Breakfast's are the premiere lodging choice.  Find your favorite Inn, then book your stay today!