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Fishing Kentucky

EZFishing brings you Kentucky's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Kentucky Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Kentucky.

Kentucky Fishing Regulations

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Kentucky Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Kentucky Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Kentucky's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Kentucky Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Kentucky.

  • Lake Barkley Top 5 Patterns - Day 1
  • Day one of the Costa FLW Series on Lake Barkley presented by T-H Marine was largely fought on Kentucky Lake. Of the top five, four raced to Kentucky Lake and fished the ledges. Flip-flopped boat draws and another day of fishing pressure will likely keep ..
  • Fishing League Worldwide
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  • 6/8/2018 12:14:00 AM
  • ACA Announces Changes to 2018-2019 SOY Program
  • AFTCO Collegiate Bass Fishing Open – Lake Dardanelle -Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements – Sam Rayburn -Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley – Kentucky Lake -BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship ...
  • Fishing
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  • 6/7/2018 10:19:00 PM
  • Lake Barkley Midday Update - Day 1
  • Day one of the Costa FLW Series on Barkley Lake presented by T-H Marine has mostly gone down on Kentucky Lake so far. Most are expecting a ledge bite and conditions for ledge fishing are nearly perfect: sunshine, water temperature near 80, little or no ...
  • Fishing League Worldwide
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  • 6/7/2018 6:00:00 PM
  • ACA Announces Changes in School of the Year Program
  • AFTCO Collegiate Bass Fishing Open – Lake Dardanelle -Texas Lunker Challenge presented by Mossy Oak Elements – Sam Rayburn -Cabela’s Collegiate Big Bass Bash presented by Berkley – Kentucky Lake -BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship ...
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 6/7/2018 8:36:00 AM
  • Nearly 700 strong: Local youth attend fishing derby
  • Timmermann is one of the many volunteers who make this event possible each year. A big thanks needs to go out to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife among a dozen other sponsors. A complete list of local sponsors includes KY Fish & Wildlife, Walmart of Morehead ...
  • The Morehead News
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  • 6/6/2018 2:19:00 PM
  • Why are South Korean and Japanese people so healthy?
  • Have you ever heard of sushi which is eaten a lot in Japan? The fish is raw, so it's raw protein. Compare it to Kentucky Fried Chicken. It's chicken (protein = good) plus flour (high calorie, bad) plus oil (high calorie, bad). Try to drink a teaspoon of oi
  • Quora
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  • 6/6/2018 5:05:00 AM
  • Top 10 Patterns from the Red River
  • 7. Cody Batterson and Chase Serafin – Adrian College – 27-4 (15) The Adrian College team of Chase Serafin and Cody Batterson – winners of this year’s YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake – placed 13th on day one with 10-6, moved into ...
  • Fishing League Worldwide
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  • 6/4/2018 2:34:00 PM
  • You can fish for free in Kentucky this weekend
  • The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the state will host a free fishing weekend on June 2-3. A statement from the agency says residents and non-residents can fish Kentucky waters on those days without a license or permit, but there .
  • WLWT
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  • 6/1/2018 3:47:00 PM
  • Free fishing without license offered this weekend
  • Kentucky is kicking off the start of great fishing weather with a statewide free fishing weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Both children and adults can fish in any state or local fishery without a license or permit this weekend. Normal regulations on size ..
  • Messenger-Inquirer
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  • 6/1/2018 5:11:00 AM
  • Outdoors: Clash sparks controversy at fishing tournament
  • Kentucky Lake is a long way from lots of places, including Texas. Even so, the sprawling Tennessee Valley Authority reservoir in Gilbertsville had the full attention of bass fishing junkies worldwide during the FLW Tour event held there on May 17-20.
  • Palestine Herald-Press
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  • 5/31/2018 11:38:00 PM
  • Act would extend fishing below dam for 5 years
  • The Freedom to Fish Act negates a 2014 law restricting fishing near Wolf Creek and Barkley dams, two of the most popular fishing spots in Kentucky. The restrictive law would have allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for safety concerns, to establish .
  • Commonwealth Journal
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  • 5/31/2018 12:00:00 PM
  • Key leaders named at Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
  • FRANKFORT -- A 22-year law enforcement veteran and a career Kentucky state government fiscal management specialist are joining the executive management staff at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Acting ...
  • Franklin Favorite
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  • 5/31/2018 6:05:00 AM
  • Check out the Outdoors calendar for meetings and fishing rodeos
  • Website: catholichigh.org “alumni” & fishing rodeo. Email: bhightower@catholichigh.org. HOBIE BASS OPEN KAYAK FISHING TOURNAMENT: Kentucky Dam Village State Park, Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Catch-photo-release for 3 longest bass each day, scored by total ...
  • The Advocate
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  • 5/31/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Follow the Forage for Summer Bass
  • Though the western part of the state abounds with great summertime fishing, Kentucky Lake and its ledge fishing is as good as it gets. Schools of largemouths take up residence on the ledges that line the floor of this huge impoundment, and the schools will
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/30/2018 5:57:00 PM
  • FREE fishing: Kentucky lets you fish for nothing June 2-3
  • KENTUCKY (WHAS11) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says you can fish for free on June 2 and 3. No license or permit is needed to go fishing in the state on those days. The department said the free fishing days are open to ...
  • WHAS11 News
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  • 5/30/2018 4:52:00 PM
  • Douglas Lake set for FLW Bass Fishing League Volunteer Division Tournament
  • Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct 286 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain.
  • The Newport Plain Talk
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  • 5/30/2018 2:04:00 PM
  • Free fishing weekend set for this weekend
  • FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate free fishing weekend June 2-3. Free fishing weekend, an annual event since 1992, offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a ...
  • The Times-Tribune
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  • 5/30/2018 1:10:00 PM
  • Noble Park Fish Out set for Saturday
  • A fishing license is not needed as it is a free fishing weekend, June 2-3, in Kentucky. For more information about the Noble Park Fish Out, contact recreation specialist Taylor Morsching at Paducah Parks & Recreation at 270-444-8508 ext. 4 or tmorsching@ .
  • The Paducah Sun
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  • 5/30/2018 6:05:00 AM
  • Fish without a license for free June 2-3
  • FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 2-3. Free Fishing Weekend, an annual event since 1992, offers residents and non-residents the opportunity to fish Kentucky waters without a ...
  • Richmond Register
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  • 5/29/2018 7:34:00 PM
  • Kentucky Fish And Wildlife Investigating Boat Explosion
  • LAKE BARKLEY, Ky. (WPSD)— The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating a boat explosion that injured two people. Investigators are still searching for answers as to why the boat exploded on Lake Barkley over the weekend. Investigators ...
  • LEX 18
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  • 5/29/2018 11:11:00 AM
  • Bass Fishing: It’s Crankbait Time
  • But for me, graphing fish out deep usually yields bigger fish. Just look at the FLW event last week on Kentucky Lake. Ledge master Jason Lambert caught 101 lbs of bass over 4 days out deep while 2 nd place finisher Scott Martin was primarily shallow ...
  • fishgame.com
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  • 5/29/2018 1:31:00 AM
  • Kentucky Fish and Wildlife investigating boat explosion
  • LAKE BARKLEY, KY — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating a boat explosion that injured two people. Investigators are still searching for answers as to why the boat exploded on Lake Barkley over the weekend. Investigators say the ...
  • WPSD Local 6
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  • 5/29/2018 12:08:00 AM
  • Forest Service, partners host kids fishing derbies
  • Kentucky provides free fishing days each year during the first weekend in June. Residents and nonresidents at any age can fish public waters without a fishing license or trout permit. State creel limits and other regulations still apply. The following ...
  • The Morehead News
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  • 5/28/2018 12:36:00 PM
  • Kentucky hosts free fishing weekend June 2-3
  • FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says the state will host a free fishing weekend on June 2-3. A statement from the agency says residents and non-residents can fish Kentucky waters on those days without a ...
  • Clarksville Now
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  • 5/27/2018 11:12:00 AM

Kentucky Guides/Outfitters

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Kentucky Fishing Clubs

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