About Kentucky Lake (TN)
More than 100 species of fish — plus campgrounds, hiking trails and ball fields.
People Often Fish Here For:
Many anglers who catch a spotted bass believe they have caught a largemouth bass.
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.
They are an excellent light tackle fish that will take a bait or lure readily.
The walleye is a wide-ranging, North American species that occurs virtually everywhere on the mainland.
Although it is an excellent panfish, the warmouth is not actively sought by a great many anglers.
Paddlefish are one of the largest freshwater fish in North America
Like the bluegill and other sunfishes, the redear sunfish is and excellent panfish with white, flaky meat.
The yellow bass is a scrappy fighter and a popular species among light-tackle and panfish anglers.
Today the bluegill is one of the most popular panfish species in North America.
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.
The sauger is closely related to the walleye, and the two appear almost identical.
Nearby Points of Interest
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.