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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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Find any of the 10402 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


Kentucky Fishing Resources

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

Kentucky Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Kentucky?
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.

  • Next weekend brings license-free fishing opportunities
  • If you'd like to go fishing but you are dead set against buying a fishing license, next weekend brings your chance in Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources sponsors the state's Free Fishing Weekend June 2-3, two days during which .
  • The Paducah Sun
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  • 5/26/2018 6:01:00 AM
  • Free fishing events in Russell, Taylor Jun 2-3
  • Frankfort, KY - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will celebrate Free Fishing Weekend June 2-3, with events in Russell, Taylor, and Wayne Counties, among others. Free Fishing Weekend, an annual event since 1992, offers residents and ..
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  • 5/26/2018 1:53:00 AM
  • Easy to find and fun to catch, bluegill are America’s fish
  • But they tend to travel in bunches, strike with vengeance and fight with fury. “Bluegill can be fished for almost year-round,” says retired Kentucky fisheries biologist Paul Rister. “During the spawning period you want to fish shallow. If you are in ...
  • WHAS11 News
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  • 5/25/2018 12:25:00 PM
  • 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 ...
  • LEX 18
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  • 5/24/2018 8:43:00 PM
  • Bass Fishing a Family Affair for the Robinsons
  • The win was also impressive because they out-fished 156 other teams and earned a spot in the Bassmaster® High School National Championship set for August on Kentucky Lake. The Robinsons are grounded by bass fishing and in their choice of boats.
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  • 5/24/2018 8:28:00 PM
  • Fish without a license for free
  • 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 license
  • Franklin Favorite
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  • 5/24/2018 6:27:00 AM
  • Kids Fishing Derby at Wolf Creek National Hatchery in Kentucky
  • What began as a small event in 1986 has now blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in the country! This year’s 32nd Annual Catch A Rainbow Kids Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, 2018 and will take place at the Wolf Creek ...
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  • 5/14/2018 6:20:00 AM
  • PREP FISHING: LaRue places seventh at state tournament (05/14)
  • LaRue County’s Wyatt Pearman and Evan Morris placed seventh at the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship, a two-day event at Kentucky Dam Marina in Calvert City ending Saturday. Pearman and Morris caught 16 pounds, 13 ounces total, with a top catch of ...
  • The News-Enterprise
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  • 5/14/2018 4:29:00 AM
  • HS FISHING: Southern's Harold/Cochran take second at state meet
  • The Madison Southern bass fishing team was in excellent position on Friday after the opening round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Championships in Gilbertsville. The senior duo of Blake Harold and Cameron Cochran was in the first ..
  • Richmond Register
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  • 5/13/2018 10:40:00 PM
  • Muhlenberg, Ohio in top 6 of state bass fishing
  • Muhlenberg County and Ohio County placed among the top six teams in the 2018 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament, which concluded Saturday afternoon on Kentucky Lake. Muhlenberg's Carson Recke and Jackson Kulijof finished with a two-day total of six fish .
  • Messenger-Inquirer
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  • 5/13/2018 5:32:00 AM
  • 2018 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championships finish up at Kentucky Lake
  • CALVERT CITY, Ky. (WYMT) - The 2018 KHSAA Bass Fishing state championships concluded Saturday at Kentucky Lake. Marshall County's Tristan Barrett and Evan Bremmerkamp finished number one overall, they brought in 4 pounds 12 ounces on day one, and 3 pounds
  • WYMT
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  • 5/12/2018 10:55:00 PM
  • Stable conditions return to Kentucky Lake fishing scene
  • Sunny days have returned to the Kentucky Lake fishing scene, brightening the outlook of anglers who had grown weary of a stubborn spring. In fact, the weatherman is talking 90-degree temperatures by this weekend! Before you complain about hot weather ...
  • Paris Post-Intelligencer
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  • 5/11/2018 2:52:00 PM
  • Mustangs look to defend state fishing title
  • The sixth annual KHSAA State Bass Fishing Tournament will be contested Friday and Saturday at the Kentucky Dam Marina, with 80 teams competing for the 2018 state championship on Kentucky Lake. Muhlenberg County is the defending champion, and Mustangs coach
  • Messenger-Inquirer
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  • 5/11/2018 5:29:00 AM
  • LCHS fishing team competes at state
  • In addition, Brown, O'Domirok and Woods will represent Lenoir City Aug. 2-4 in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series National Championship on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tenn.
  • News-Herald
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  • 5/9/2018 12:07:00 PM
  • Running Bass Down on Cave Run: Take Your Pick
  • Kentucky anglers are lucky to have so many good choices for bass fishing. Among those choices and one of the state’s larger reservoirs, Cave Run Lake’s 8,000 plus acres offer plenty of opportunity this spring to catch largemouth, smallmouth and spotted ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/7/2018 2:29:00 AM
  • The Greatest
  • A look at VanDam’s titles is a case in point. He’s won at nearly all the famous fisheries: Buggs Island, Kentucky Lake, Rayburn, the Potomac, the Delta. And he’s done so, primarily, through the use of cast-and-retrieve-based techniques, fished ...
  • BassFan
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  • 5/3/2018 5:30:00 AM
  • Lebanon anglers do well on Kentucky Lake
  • On a perfect weekend for fishing, there were few bites for the Cedar City Bass Anglers’ second event of the year on Kentucky Lake. Corey Steakley of Lebanon persevered and took first place with 17.89 pounds caught using a jig flipping the bushes to earn ..
  • The Lebanon Democrat
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  • 5/1/2018 10:05:00 PM
  • 2018 Southern Family Fishing Destinations
  • Sure, those trips are fun too, but there are plenty of great destinations in Kentucky to get away for a weekend or even an entire week, with lots of things to do the whole family will enjoy, not to mention some excellent fishing opportunity….Keep Reading .
  • Game & Fish
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  • 5/1/2018 4:25:00 PM
  • Courrier: Fishing-opener streak was bound to end
  • You can’t have summer until after The Masters, Kentucky Derby and the fishing opener. This year, summer will have to wait one more week, which is OK because spring came much too late.
  • The Free Press
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  • 4/29/2018 6:57:00 PM
  • Need A Kicker Bass?
  • At this point you are looking for one swing of the rod to win the event. My good friend Boone in the picture came all the way from Kentucky to fish for a few bites a day in hopes of that “kicker” fish. We decided to leave smaller fish and numbers ...
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  • 4/29/2018 11:12:00 AM
  • 'Fishing for Mentors' helping kids enjoy the outdoors
  • BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) --'Fishing for Mentors' allows kids from Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky to fish with some of their biggest influences and gain advice while enjoying outdoor activities. "I caught 16 bluegill and a catfish," says
  • WBKO
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  • 4/28/2018 10:05:00 PM

Kentucky Guides/Outfitters

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Kentucky Fishing Clubs

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