Kentucky Fishing Lodges and Resorts

Catch the Big One: The Ultimate Guide to Sportfishing in Kentucky

Kentucky’s Finest Fishing Spots Unveiled

Kentucky, known for its abundant flowing waters and love for fishing, offers a wide range of fishing destinations that cater to anglers of all levels. With 17 reservoirs and countless lakes, rivers, and streams, it’s no wonder fishing enthusiasts flock to the Bluegrass State. As summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to uncover a new favorite fishing spot and enjoy a relaxing day on the water. Don’t forget to book a cozy stay at one of Kentucky’s Bed and Breakfasts for the ultimate fishing getaway!

Among the many fishing locations in Kentucky, some stand out as top destinations for a variety of fish species and unforgettable experiences. Let’s dive into the best of Kentucky’s fishing spots.

Lake Fishing:

Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley: As the most popular fishing spots in Kentucky, these two lakes boast at least 15 fish species and rarely disappoint anglers seeking a bountiful catch.

Cave Run Lake: Known for its excellent muskie fishing, Cave Run Lake is the ideal spot for anglers targeting big Muskellunge.

Lake Cumberland: Home to abundant bass, walleye, and crappie populations, Lake Cumberland is also famous for its striped bass.

Cedar Creek: A haven for bass fishermen, Cedar Creek offers great crappie, bluegill, and shellcracker fishing. It is also emerging as a trophy bass fishing destination.

Barren River Lake: Favored by tournament anglers, Barren River Lake consistently delivers large largemouth bass.

Green River Lake: As one of the few locations offering better than average-sized spotted bass, Green River Lake is a must-visit for bass enthusiasts.

River Fishing:

Floyds Fork: With nearly 20 miles of public fishing access, Floyds Fork Creek is teeming with smallmouth bass.

Cumberland River/Wolf Creek Dam: Ideal for fly fishing enthusiasts, the Cumberland River is home to large Brown and Rainbow Trout, as well as Walleye and Stripers.

Kentucky River: A top choice for muskie, flathead and channel catfish, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, whitefish, walleye, sauger, and various panfish.

Casey Creek: Known for its bass and trout fishing, Casey Creek is also abundant in bluegill.

Ohio River: The falls on the Ohio River offer a diverse range of fishing spots for Aligator Garr, Catfish, Bass, Sunfish, Bluegill, and more.

As you embark on your Kentucky fishing adventure, remember to book a stay at one of the state’s charming Bed and Breakfasts. Offering unparalleled hospitality and accommodations, these inns are the perfect home away from home during your fishing getaway. Discover your favorite inn and book today!


Big Bear Big Bear Resort offers a wide range of accommodations that cater to every need. Whether it’s a party of fishing buddies on a tight budget, a family vacation, or a romantic getaway, Big Bear Resort has what you need to make your trip to Kentucky Lake a memorable experience.

Buzzard Rock Resort and Marina Buzzard Rock Resort and Marina is located in a quiet cove on beautiful Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake complex, one of the most outstanding recreation
areas in the United States.

Discover Kentucky Lake Welcome to beautiful Kentucky Lake, one of the world’s largest man-made lakes with 2,380 miles of shoreline and 160,000 acres of water. You have just discovered America’s best-kept secret… Just imagine an area where the people are friendly, life is easy, and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. You have just pictured Kentucky Lake!

Eddy Bay Lodging Located on a hillside overlooking one of the largest bays on Lake Barkley, Eddy Bay Lodging offers a beautiful lakefront area for family picnics, cookouts, and outdoor recreation. You’ll find some of the finest fishing and boating on Lake Barkley at our doorstep and we offer dock space, boat rentals and fishing guide services to help make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Eddy Creek Marina Resort When you stay at Eddy Creek Marina Resort you can experience the best in lakeside living! With a full-service Marina, Motel and Cabins, RV Park, Restaurant, Pool, Private Beach, and Grocery, Eddy Creek lets you get away from it all!

Emerald Isle Resort Imagine combining the serenity of a relaxing, peaceful retreat along with a fun filled water experience. We’re certain you’ll soon discover why we call it “The Best Kept Secret in Kentucky”.

Green Turtle Bay Resort Green Turtle Bay is the premier marina resort on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes in Western Kentucky. Just two miles south of I-24 (Exit 31), it is ideally located for vacationers and boaters from such major cities as St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville and Memphis.

Hickory Hill Resort A vacation at Hickory Hill is a warm and welcome escape to a yet unspoiled countryside with friendly people and beautiful scenery on Kentucky Lake. You’ll experience hospitality that’s filled with the kind of special consideration that lifts you out of your work-a-day world.

Kentucky Lake Resorts and Lodges Kentucky Lake Resorts and Lodges in the Paris Landing area of Kentucky Lake.

Ellen Island Camp
Anglers Kingdom
Wild Goose Lake Resort
Northern Walleye Lodge
Fireside Lodge