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Common Fish Species Found at Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley

You'll find these common fish in the waters of Kentucky & Barkley Lakes.

Largemouth Bass

Micropterus salmoides floridanus

 

Kentucky Record:
14 lbs. 9.5 oz.
April 19, 2019
Highsplint Lake
Caught by Mark Ward


Smallmouth Bass

Micropterus punctulatus

 

Kentucky Record:
11 lbs. 15 oz.
July 1955
Dale Hollow Lake
Caught by David Hayes


Black Crappie

Pomoxis annularis

 

Kentucky Record:
4 lbs. 14 oz.
May 8, 2005
A watershed lake in Christian Co.
Caught by Penny Hopper (Ky State Record applies to both white and black crappie)


White Crappie

Pomoxis annularis

 

Kentucky Record:
4 lbs. 14 oz.
May 8, 2005
A watershed lake in Christian Co.
Caught by Penny Hopper (Ky State Record applies to both white and black crappie)


Bluegill

Lepomis macrochirus

 

Kentucky Record:
4 lbs. 3 oz.
August 5, 1980
A strip mine lake in Hopkins Co.
Caught by Phil Conyers


White Bass

Morone chrysops

 

Kentucky Record:
5 lbs.
July 7, 1943
Kentucky Lake/Tennessee River
Caught by Lorne Eli


Channel Catfish

Morone chrysops

 

Kentucky Record:
32 lbs.
May 26, 2004
Ohio River
Caught by Kyle Estep


Blue Catfish

Ictalurus furcatus

 

Kentucky Record:
106.9 lbs.
October 20, 2018
Ohio River
Caught by Glynn Grogan


Sauger

Sander canadense

 

Kentucky Record:
7 lbs. 7oz.
April 28, 1983
Lake Cumberland
Caught by Rastie Andrew


Asian Carp

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Invasive Species

 

Photo Credit:
David Riecks
UIUC/IL-IN Sea Grant