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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, longnose gar, muskie, northern pike, paddlefish and tiger muskie in KY.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities for these species. Listed below find information about these species of fish. Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Buckhorn Lake, Cave Run Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Dewey Lake, Green River Lake, Herrington Lake, Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, Laurel River Lake, Nolin River Lake, Rough River Lake, Taylorsville Lake and many others.

Other Available Species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 15.08 lbs

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 5 lbs 6 oz

Longnose Gar

Longnose gar

World record: 50 lbs 5 oz

State Record: 40 lbs 0 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 47 lbs 0 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 10.53 lbs

Paddlefish

Paddlefish

World record: 144 lbs

State Record: 106 lbs 0 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 19 lbs 9 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.

Kentucky Miscellaneous State Record Fish

The state record bowfin was caught in the Green River.

The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Forked Lake.

The state record longnose gar was caught from the Ohio River.

The state record muskie was caught in Cave Run Lake.

The state record northern pike was taken out of Laurel River Lake.

The state record paddlefish was caught from the Ohio River.

The state record tiger muskie was taken out of a private lake.

For info about local sauger and saugeye fishing, visit the KY walleye page.

 

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