Serious sport fishermen or the family outing—great fishing for all
On Lake Barkley, you’ll find the best crappie, catfish and bass fishing in Kentucky. Plenty of fish are waiting for you to drop a line in the water.
Okay, we admit it’s not quite that easy, but an abundance of champion-sized catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, bluegill, and rockfish “striper” – just to name a few – are out there.
We catch ’em all the time, and you will, too… on your own or with a hired fishing guide. Yup. We have those, too.
And they don’t judge… even when you don’t have a clue what you’re doing.
It’s just one more thing that makes Lake Barkley the best fishing and boating lake in Kentucky.
Every year, Lake Barkley hosts fishing tournaments, from the granddaddy of all crappie tournaments – the Crappie USA Classic – to dozens of qualifying events for Crappie USA, Cabela’s King Kat, USA Bassin, B.A.S.S. and others. Professional fishermen across the country have proclaimed Lake Barkley the best-kept secret in fishing.
But don’t take their word for it. Discover for yourself what makes Lake Barkley the best fishing spot in Kentucky.