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Excellent Fishing In Tennessee

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, warmouth, white bass, yellow bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel, paddlefish and sauger at Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.
Kentucky Lake, TN

The largest manmade lake in the eastern US, Kentucky Lake is a 160,000-acre reservoir in Kentucky and Tennessee. Located at the northwest Kentucky border, 60 miles west of Nashville, it is easily accessed from all directions, including I-40 near the southern end of the lake. Healthy populations of most fresh-water species reside in these fertile waters. Famous for excellent bass fishing, Kentucky Lake/Lake Barkley annually appear in the Bassmaster Top 100 bass lakes in the USA. Along with legendary bass catches, Kentucky Lake has exceptional crappie, catfish and striped bass fishing. The long list of species residing in the lake also includes catfish, white bass, sunfish, sauger, chain pickerel and others. More than half a dozen marinas, on the TN portion of the lake alone, are there to serve boaters and anglers with fuel, boat rentals, fishing gear, food, and boating supplies. Camping, picnicking and lodging options surround the lake in almost every direction. Boat ramps galore make for simple launching of most any pleasure and fishing boats. Canoe and kayak fishing is also popular here. Come enjoy some of the best fishing in TN, here at Kentucky Lake.

Fishing Boats For Rent In TN

Primary fish species residing in Kentucky Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Yellow Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel Paddlefish Sauger

Kentucky Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Eagle's Nest Campground - 731 363-2692

Hidden Creek Camp Ground - 731 641-0034

Paris Landing, Kentucky Lake KOA Campground - 731 642-6895

Country Junction RV Resort Campground - 731 415-5398

Whispering Pines Campground & Cabins - 931 232-4570

Country Junction Resort Campground - 731 415-5398

Birdsong Resort Marina & RV Campground - 731 584-1996

Mansard Island Resort & Marina Campground - 731 642-5590

Kentucky Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Kentucky Lake
Paris Landing State Park
16055 US-79
Buchanan, TN 38222
731 641-4465


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Kentucky Lake in Tennessee.

Excellent bass fishing, plus numerous other species in northern TN.

Fishing at Kentucky Lake, in Tennessee.