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Kentucky Lake Fishing

The Crappie Bite Is On

John Morgan (right in photo) reports the crappie bite is in full swing at Kentucky Lake!  Get the latest Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley fishing info here.

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Tater Day World's Biggest Fish Fry Coming
Mark your calendars for April 19-27 for the World's Biggest Fish Fry in Paris, Tenn. 
Fish Fry Events >>

Kentucky Dam Annoying Cold Snap Arrives
A powerful cold front swept through Monday dropping air temps from about 80 to around 50.
How Long It Will Last >>

Eggners Ferry Bridge Snow LBL Wildlife Refuges Are Open
Various LBL refuges are now open that home local waterfowl and wintering eagles.
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Kentucky Lake

The Tennessee River

Kentucky Lake is one of the best lakes for sport fishing in the country, whether it is crappie, bass, bluegill, or catfish you're hunting.

Kentucky Lake is also home to outstanding recreational boating, from jet skis to ski boats to pleasure boating.

Quick Facts:

· 184 miles in length
· 2,064 miles of shoreline
· 160,300 acres of water
· Completed in 1944
· Created by Kentucky Dam

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Land Between
The Lakes

Enjoy a vast uninhabited land full of small lakes, wildlife, historical attractions, and trails. The Land Between The Lakes is perfect for those who love to be outside.

Take a step back in time at The Homeplace 1850s or see live animal exhibits at the Nature Station.

Quick Facts:

· 170,000-acre NRA
· 300 miles of pristine shoreline
· 420 miles of country roads
· 200 miles of hiking trails
· Sandwiched by the lakes

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Lake Barkley

The Cumberland River

Lake Barkley is a younger lake and is slightly smaller than Kentucky Lake, but still offers the same great fishing experiences and boating opportunities.

There are several full-service marinas and resorts along Lake Barkley to make your visit a pleasurable one.

Quick Facts:

· 118 miles in length
· 1,004 miles of shoreline
· 57,900 acres of water
· Completed in 1964
· Created by Barkley Dam

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Welcome to Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between The Lakes!

Kentucky LakeTogether, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley form the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. With over 210,000 acres of water, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley provide plenty of room for fishing, boating, and outdoor recreation.

Bass fishing is outstanding; the lakes provide some of best crappie fishing waters anywhere. Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between The Lakes is truly an outdoorsman's paradise. We have world-renowned fresh water fishing with largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, sauger, and much more.

Our fishing reports offer the very latest in what's hot: species, fishing patterns, water conditions, and everything else you need to prepare for your next fishing trip.

Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is a unique 170,000-acre National Recreation Area situated between Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley. Key attractions include The Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie, Golden Pond Planetarium, Homeplace 1850s, and Turkey Bay OHV Area.


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Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between The Lakes offer a unique vacation experience for everyone! Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley collectively is the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Here you can enjoy fishing, boating, hunting, eating at great restaurants, and experiencing the numerous attractions of the Land Between The Lakes. The region is located just eight hours from Chicago, three hours from St. Louis and six hours west of the Smoky Mountains.