Lake Cumberland

Kentucky

Best Place to Fish & Boat

About Lake Cumberland

Family-friendly and great for bass, crappie and sauger fishing — plus boating.

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.

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.

Largemouth Bass Largemouth Bass

The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.

Striped Bass Striped Bass

To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new.

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.

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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.