Top Kentucky Fishing Lakes

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LakeLatitudeLongitudeCommunity Rating (Votes)
Lake Boxley36.891540-87.4270685 (3)
Browns Lake37.253145-87.5271995 (1)
Ferrill Reservoir37.419809-85.3977175 (1)
Jones Fork37.187463-84.1702485 (1)
Kings Fork37.918083-84.0657325 (1)
Elk Lake38.487141-84.7636684.8 (4)
Lake Barkley36.770086-88.0162814.6 (8)
Sid Calk Lake37.914635-83.8462574.5 (2)
Elkhorn Lake37.166413-82.6370824.3 (3)
Fern Lake36.587656-83.7092134.3 (3)
McDougal Lake37.555373-85.6919954.3 (3)
Tug Fork37.989408-82.4917734.3 (3)
Tom Wallace Lake38.084916-85.7739294.2 (13)
Dale Hollow Lake36.660552-85.2757514.2 (10)
Carr Creek Lake37.232648-82.9922674.1 (57)
Big South Fork38.856960-84.7836094 (3)
Stevens Lake38.311750-82.9539734 (2)
Buckett Branch36.895759-85.0236004 (1)
Lake Charles38.686137-83.7984144 (1)
Lake Tandy36.908340-87.4345244 (1)
Russell Branch37.214234-85.3215474 (1)
Turkey Branch38.725814-84.2695044 (1)
Willisburg Lake37.828035-85.1514943.9 (14)
Dewey Lake37.712202-82.7062143.8 (10)
Salem Lake37.594550-85.7113093.8 (14)
Latest Kentucky Fishing Reports
April 6th, 2014 - Fagan Branch Lake
Report By:
Guest
Fishing Rating: 4      Water Temperature: 58
caught a 6 1/2 pound small mouth bass today 4-6-14 22 1/2 inches long.
January 31st, 2014 - Barren River Lake
Report By:
Guest
Fishing Rating: 3      Water Temperature: 40
Last trip to the lake was Martin Luther King Day. Water temp 38 - 40 in the river channel into the mouth of Peters Creek. Several Fisherman were running spider rigs in the main channel with little to no luck. I noticed most of them did not use fish finders at all just continued to troll. My wife and I trolled the channel for a few hours with no luck then moved into the creek channel where I began to notice bait fish on my finders holding at 12 feet. We caught 30 crappie ranging from 9 to 12 inches in 2 hours all on jigs.
March 25th, 2013 - Cave Run Lake
Report By:
Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 42
Cold and overcast morning. Water temp 41.5 degrees in Caney Creek cove. Water level was up some. Marked scattered fish deep16-18 feet. Marked more around timber at varying depths. No luck working suspending jerkbaits at different retrieves, jigs, jigs with trailers, and spinner baits.
January 19th, 2013 - Paintsville Lake
Report By:
Guest
Fishing Rating: 2      Water Temperature: 47
Wasnt out but three hours and had 8 crappie and two bass. This was last weekend when it was warm and rainy. Fog was so bad on the water. It was great to just get out on the winter and catch a few. Once I found them I caught them quick. Holding between 15 and 20 feet. I will know where to start the next warm day we have.
November 11th, 2012 - Cumberland Lake
Report By:
Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 60
bass: slow
October 11th, 2012 - Lake Jericho
Report By:
billme
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
Fishing slow
September 28th, 2012 - Corinth Lake
Report By:
Guest
Fishing Rating: 4      Water Temperature: 0
Went on 9-15. Caught 12 Largemouth but all were under 2 lbs. Great little lake. The launch ramp and facilities are poor but the state promises repairs and a \'fix up\' this winter.
September 18th, 2012 - Corinth Lake
Report By:
Guest
Fishing Rating: 3      Water Temperature: 0
Went there 9-15-12. Caught twelve small largemouth bass in about 6 hours. Most were in 6 to 10 ft. near the cover on the banks. Another note: The boat launch ramp is terrible. It needs to be reworked. If you do take your boat, you will not find a decent area to park your vehicle and trailer. There is no bait shop or boat rental as stated. be sure to lock your vehicle. This is not a resort area.
August 22nd, 2012 - Paintsville Lake
Report By:
Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
fishing slow caught a few smaall bass in 10 to15 feet of water over grass beds
July 20th, 2012 - Barren River Lake
Report By:
Guest
Fishing Rating: 1      Water Temperature: 0
Shad are pooling, jugging is sweet
Kentucky Fishing Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://fw.ky.gov/license/olpsintro.aspx  

State Fishing Records
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fish/FishRecTbl.html  

State Parks
http://parks.ky.gov/  

State Fishing Information
http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/pdf/basicfishingbook.pdf?lid=861&NavPath=C101C109