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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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It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


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.

  • The peak of float-and-fly fishing is upon us
  • "Threadfin shad get thermally stressed by winter water temperatures, especially in late winter," said Jeff Ross, assistant director of the Fisheries Division for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. "They begin to twitch and spasm as ...
  • Franklin Favorite
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  • 2/23/2017 12:00:00 PM
  • WKU offering fly-fishing course in Montana
  • The Western Kentucky University Recreation Administration program will offer their second annual summer fly-fishing course in Montana for high school students. New this year is a high school student scholarship made possible by a current WKU student.
  • Glasgow Daily Times
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  • 2/23/2017 6:29:00 AM
  • FINs lakes offer excellent late winter fishing
  • Both of these lakes are in the Purchase Region. “We are stocking a larger-sized trout in all of our FINs lakes for 2017,” said Dane Balsman, coordinator of the FINs program for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The larger trout ...
  • The Richmond Register
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  • 2/22/2017 5:36:00 PM
  • From Fields To Fish Tanks, Meet Kentucky’s Lobster Farmer
  • Rocky Allen’s lobster farm — a long, skinny building filled with tanks heated by a wood-fired furnace — sits in a gravelly slope, nestled between two fields of black Angus cattle. “Just have a light lunch before you get here, lady,” Allen told me ...
  • WFPL
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  • 2/22/2017 11:03:00 AM
  • College Fishing S.E. Heads to Lake Guntersville
  • Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 274 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing .
  • thefishingwire.com
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  • 2/22/2017 8:27:00 AM
  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: The peak of float-and-fly fishing is upon us
  • Although we’ve seen many warm fronts this winter with temperatures in the 60s just this past weekend, the water in our highland reservoirs is still cold. Water temperatures are in the high 40s in Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow and Laurel River Lake.
  • bgamplifier.com
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  • 2/21/2017 6:15:00 PM
  • Fly Fish Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area
  • Next door to Fort Knox, Otter Creek offers a "golden" opportunity (get it?) for trout fishing just 45 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. First of all, it should be said that Otter Creek ORA is a great property offering far more than just fishing.
  • www.theoutbound.com
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  • 2/21/2017 6:06:00 PM
  • New Canoeing and Kayaking Page on Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Website
  • New Canoeing and Kayaking Page on Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Website Lee McClellan, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources bgamplifier.com The Kentucky Department of Wildlife Resources recently launched a canoeing and kayaking page on its ...
  • bgamplifier.com
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  • 2/21/2017 5:45:00 PM
  • Fly Fish Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area
  • Next door to Fort Knox, Otter Creek offers a "golden" opportunity (get it?) for trout fishing just 45 minutes from downtown Louisville, Kentucky. First of all, it should be said that Otter Creek ORA is a great property offering far more than just fishing.
  • theoutbound.com
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  • 2/21/2017 2:06:00 AM
  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: The Peak of Float-and-Fly Fishing is Upon Us
  • Although we’ve seen many warm fronts this winter with temperatures in the 60s just this past weekend, the water in our highland reservoirs is still cold. Water temperatures are in the high 40s in Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow and Laurel River Lake.
  • wmky.org
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  • 2/20/2017 4:02:00 PM
  • Angleton angler competes in pro bass fishing circuit
  • Out of the six tournaments Wittekiend fished, his best result was a 54th-place finish. “That was at Kentucky Lake, which was second to last tournament and by that time I had figured out Tennessee river fish,” he said. “In Kentucky, they have lakes ...
  • The Facts
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  • 2/19/2017 8:53:00 AM
  • Bass fishing as a high school sport?
  • Today, however, bass fishing is actually an approved high school sport. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association sanctioned high school bass fishing as a team sport beginning with the 2012-13 school year. Today, Kentucky is one of many states that ...
  • The Messenger
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  • 2/19/2017 6:16:00 AM
  • Want to get away? Lake of the Ozarks great winter fishing spot
  • It only took a couple of minutes for me to hook and land the first fish of the day, which was a small Kentucky bass. I quickly landed two more, with each increasing in size. Rob had wrapped a little lead wire on the hooks of the jerkbaits so they’d sink ..
  • Daily Journal
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  • 2/18/2017 6:33:00 AM
  • Float-and-fly fishing peak is upon us
  • “Threadfin shad get thermally stressed by winter water temperatures, especially in late winter,” said Jeff Ross, assistant director of the Fisheries Division for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “They begin to twitch and spasm ...
  • Daily News
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  • 2/17/2017 11:05:00 PM
  • Home-Based Hunting and Fishing Customer Service Jobs with Active Network
  • I only share opportunities I believe in. The Active Network is seeking home-based hunting and fishing license customer service reps in Kentucky! This is a part-time, seasonal home-based opportunity. The current home-based project is expected to last ...
  • workathomemomrevolution.com
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  • 2/17/2017 6:50:00 AM
  • The value of the fish
  • FIn’s Carp are supplied by Ronny Hopkins of Hopkins Fish House in Ledbetter, Kentucky. The Hopkins family is a three-generation fishing family with Ronny, his son Charlie, and grandson Byron. They are true stewards of the waterways. Ronny also works with .
  • The Southern
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  • 2/17/2017 6:33:00 AM
  • February a trophy fish month for the intrepid
  • February is the month tinges of hope arrive back in many anglers’ souls in Kentucky “Before any change of season, there are hints of the season to come,” said Mike Hardin, assistant director of Fisheries for the Kentucky Department of Fish and ...
  • The Richmond Register
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  • 2/15/2017 10:23:00 PM
  • Be ready when fishing opportunities arise
  • Aside from equipment maintenance and organization, it is important to carve out some time to review the Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide. The 2017-18 version is available online at fw.ky.gov and wherever licenses are sold. The guide points out any ...
  • Daily News
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  • 2/10/2017 9:20:00 PM
  • KY Afield Outdoors: Be ready for fishing opportunities
  • Aside from equipment maintenance and organization, it is important to carve out some time to review the Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide. The 2017-18 version is available online at fw.ky.gov and wherever licenses are sold. The guide points out any ...
  • columbiamagazine.com
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  • 2/9/2017 11:44:00 PM
  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Be ready when fishing opportunities arise
  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Be ready when fishing opportunities arise Kevin Kelly, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources bgamplifier.com Planning a fishing trip more than a couple days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the ...
  • bgamplifier.com
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  • 2/9/2017 10:16:00 PM

Kentucky Guides/Outfitters

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Kentucky Fishing Clubs

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