Kentucky Lake (TN)

Best Place to Fish & Boat

About Kentucky Lake (TN)

More than 100 species of fish — plus campgrounds, hiking trails and ball fields.

People Often Fish Here For:

Spotted Bass Spotted Bass

Many anglers who catch a spotted bass believe they have caught a largemouth bass.

Channel Catfish Channel Catfish

The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Largemouth Bass Largemouth Bass

The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.

White Bass White Bass

They are an excellent light tackle fish that will take a bait or lure readily.

Walleye Walleye

The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.

Warmouth Warmouth

Although it is an excellent panfish, the warmouth is not actively sought by a great many anglers.

Paddlefish Paddlefish

Paddlefish are one of the largest freshwater fish in North America

Redear Sunfish Redear Sunfish

Like the bluegill and other sunfishes, the redear sunfish is and excellent panfish with white, flaky meat.

Yellow Bass Yellow Bass

The yellow bass is a scrappy fighter and a popular species among light-tackle and panfish anglers.

Bluegill Bluegill

Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.

Smallmouth Bass Smallmouth Bass

There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.

Black Crappie Black Crappie

Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.

Sauger Sauger

The sauger is closely related to the walleye, and the two appear almost identical.

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Conservation Through Participation

You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.

Responsible Fishing Starts With You

Learn more about how fish populations and habitats are managed, the connection between fishing and water quality, and the importance of fishing laws.