Fishing and Boating in Kentucky

Use our Kentucky fishing and boating resources to plan a successful day on the water with your family and friends. Whether you want to experience boating or cast a line, there are many waterways in the state to choose from. Find fishing license details and get boat registration information here.


Kentucky Fishing

Get started fishing in Kentucky today. You can purchase a 24-hour, 7-day, or a 15-day Kentucky sport fishing license.

Get a Kentucky Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

Kentucky Boating

You can go boating in Kentucky on one of the state’s many freshwater rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.

Register A Boat In Kentucky

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in Kentucky


Fly Fishing Conclave

If you have dabbled with fly-fishing or have always wanted to learn more about it, the Fly Fishing Conclave at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery is for you. Join experts in the field of fly-fishing on August 10 and 11, 2018 t...

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7th Annual Wounded Warriors Fishing

This free event is open to any veteran wounded during service and will be a day filled with fishing, food and fun. Considered one of the finest fishing areas in the Eastern United States, wounded warriors will have the opportu...

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Catch a Smile Senior Fishing Derby

On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST, Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery will host the 11th Annual Catch A Smile Senior Fishing Derby. The event is free and is open to anyone 62 years of age or older. Re...

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