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Lake familiarization is important as well as knowing where to fish and what to use when fishing.  You can get acquainted with Kentucky or Barkley Lake while picking up some great fishing techniques from one of these guides below.

Gold Level Fishing Guides

Rodney Hairgrove Guide Service

30 Big Bear Resort Rd., Benton, KY 42025

(270) 362-0147

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  • 20 Years Exp.
  • 20' Ranger Z520
  • Crappie & Bass
  • Bluegill & Redear
  • Licensed & Insured
  • Fish Cleaning
  • Friendly Service
  • Latest Technology
  • Large Groups Welcome
  • Photos of Your Catch

Out of Big Bear Resort on Kentucky Lake, licensed fishing guide Rodney Hairgrove takes fishermen on his fully-rigged bass boat to secluded bays of deep waters ideal for luring bass, crappie, smallmouth, panfish, sauger, white bass and catfish anglers.

Rodney Hairgrove Guide Service Rodney Hairgrove Guide Service
Rodney Hairgrove Guide Service Rodney Hairgrove Guide Service

Papa's Fishin' For Fun

300 Whippoorwill Cove, Benton, KY 42025

(815) 761-7287

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  • 35+ Years Experience
  • 22" EBBTide Mystique
  • Licensed & Insured
  • Family Fishing
  • Children Welcome
  • All Equipment Supplied
  • Coast Guard Cap. Lic.
  • USCG Auxiliary Mem.
  • Fun Fishing
  • No Experience Required

I have a captain's license with the Coast Guard and I am a licensed fishing guide with Kentucky. My guide service is unique because my boat is a 22 foot Ebbtide Mistique family boat. This allows me to take entire families from 6 months old to 100 years old with the security of a deep walled boat. All fish are filleted for you to take home.

Papa's Fishin' For Fun Papa's Fishin' For Fun
Papa's Fishin' For Fun Papa's Fishin' For Fun

Kentucky Lake Guide Service

1405 Hubbard's Lane, Bardstown, KY 40004

(502) 507-4824

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  • Technique Explanation
  • Family Fishing
  • Full Day Trips
  • Half Day Trips
  • 30 Years Exp.

Multiple tournament winner and professional fisherman for over 30 years! I have fished Kentucky Lake many days, know many tricks of the trade and enjoy sharing my expertise with others. Exposing children to fishing is especially rewarding, so pack up the kids and let's go fishing!

Kentucky Lake Guide Service Kentucky Lake Guide Service
Kentucky Lake Guide Service Kentucky Lake Guide Service

Captain Penrod's Guide Service

124 Hughes Road, Benton, KY 42025

(270) 804-5276

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  • US Coast Guard Approved
  • Licensed/Insured
  • All Skill Levels
  • Tourney Prep Trips
  • Fully Equipped Boats

All skill levels welcome! We fish both Kentucky & Barkley lakes with a fully-equipped 20' bass boat (tackle, bait, GPS and Sonar). We also have a handicapped-accessible pontoon boat available for larger groups.

Captain Penrod's Guide Service

Brandon Hunter Fishing

264 Cascade Hills Lane, Benton, KY 42025

(270) 703-7777

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  • FLW Touring Pro
  • Electronics Training
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Tournament Prep Trips
  • U.S. CG Licensed/Insured
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Ranger Z520C
  • Latest Lowrance Tech
  • Friendly Service

Fish with Brandon Hunter, a professional fishing guide for Kentucky Lake. Fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass just for fun or have Brandon help you prep for your next tournament. Sonar help also available.

Brandon Hunter Fishing

Steve McCadams Guide Service

655 Anderson Drive, Paris, TN 38242

(731) 642-0360

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  • 38 Years Guiding
  • Bass & Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Triton Boat/Mercury
  • Full & Half Day Trips
  • Hunting Guide
  • Duck/Waterfowl

Steve has over 37 years experience guiding anglers and is one of America's foremost outdoorsman who has hosted and appeared on several national television shows.

Steve McCadams Guide Service

Kick'n Bass Guide Service

Randy Kuhens, Gilbertsville, KY 42044

(270) 703-6133

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  • Full Time Guide Service
  • Fish for all Species
  • HD Electronics Instruction
  • Tournament Prep Packages
  • Z 520 Ranger Boat

Don't let our name fool ya... we fish for all species of game fish. Kick'n Bass Guide Service brings over a decade of experience in angling on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes! Guiding for the novice to the pro. Ask about tournament prep packages!

Kick'n Bass Guide Service

Scott Patton Fishing

PO Box 757, Paris, TN 38242

(731) 227-9499

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  • 20 Years Exp.
  • Largemouth
  • Smallmouth
  • Crappie & Redear
  • USCG Licensed/Insured
  • Fishes B.A.S.S. Tour
  • Electronics Class
  • Ledge Fishing
  • Spider Rigging
  • Kids Welcome

As your guide I plan to make sure you get to enjoy this awesome fishery and the beautiful scenery in hopes that you can't wait to come back! I have been fishing this lake for over 20 years! I have a lot of fishing knowledge along with boating skills to keep you safe on the water!

Scott Patton Fishing Scott Patton Fishing
Scott Patton Fishing Scott Patton Fishing

John Morgan's Guide Service

2060 Turner Rd., Murray, KY 42071

(270) 436-2810 or (270) 978-0307

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  • Licensed for 17 Years
  • Multi-Species Angling
  • Year-Round Fishing
  • Technique Explanation
  • GPS Welcomed

Don't spend your whole trip looking for fish, let me put you on them. I personally guarantee your satisfaction with your trip.

John Morgan's Guide Service

Bar-Ken Guide Service

118 Driftwood Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211

(270) 206-0934

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  • US Coast Guard Licensed
  • 4-5 or 8 Hour Trips
  • Tournament Pre-Fishing
  • Lake Familiarization

With nearly 20 years of tournament fishing experience, Doug Pietrzak of Bar-Ken Guide Service offers guiding trips on Kentucky and Barkley lakes for largemouth and smallmouth bass. Visit the website for more information.

Bar-Ken Guide Service

Hog Heaven Guide Service

1355 Hammond Road, Farmington, KY 42040

(270) 978-2686

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Let Hog Heaven Guide Service help you catch the next big bass on Kentucky Lake or Lake Barkley! With over 30 years of experience, Keith Brown will help you find the right places and will show you the right techniques to land that next hog!

Hog Heaven Guide Service

Woods and Water Guide Service

33 Outland School Road, Murray, KY 42071

(270) 227 - 2443

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  • Licensed & Insured
  • 40 Years Experience
  • 20' Triton Boat
  • Prime Redear & Bluegill Fishing in May/June

Fully rigged crappie bass boat all tackle provided specializing in spider rigging. Guided spring turkey hunts also available.

Woods and Water Guide Service


Other Fishing Guides

Fish-R-Us Guide Service
Rick Chidester
Cadiz, KY 42211
(270) 522-5919
Nativ Bowfishing Guide Service
13 Maple Hill Dr.
Eddyville, KY 42038
(270) 625-0202 or (270) 625-9414
Dan Dolack Guide Service
Dan Dolack
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-0919
Craig Hipsher's Guide Service
586 Ridge Loop Rd
Aurora, KY
(270) 354-5221
Cap'n Bly's Guide Service
152 Hughes Road
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-5176
HandiCapable Guide Service

Grand Rivers, KY
(270) 362-4928
AAA Guide Service
96 Cedar Point Rd
Benton, KY 42025
270-205-2233
Fish Tales Guide Service
Tacklebox Lane
Murray, KY 42071
(765) 277-0395
Kevin Frey's All-Pro Guide Service
Kevin Frey
Benton, KY
(270) 354-8167
Weakley's Guide Service
Brad Weakley
Benton, KY
(270) 354-9974
Fishing Hype Guide Service
80 South Will Eli Rd.
Kuttawa, KY 42055
(612) 889-2423
Captain Kirk's Guide Service
11442 US Hwy 68 East
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-6017 or 1-877-354-6017
Crappie Action Guide Service
Ken Riddick
Buchanan, TN
(731)-285-3551
Bass Buster Guide Service
Dave Stewart
Benton, KY
(270) 362-9987


Geese
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

These geese float gracefully on a warm autumn day. Honker Lake was actually named for the number of Giant and Interior Canadian geese it attracts.