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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

Crappie Gills N' More Photo
  • Equipment Provided
  • Family-Friendly
  • No Alcohol
  • 4 & 6-hour Trips
  • Hummingbird Tech
  • '19 Excel Bay Pro 230
  • 250 HP Suzuki Engine
  • Taxidermy Service
  • Up to 4 Guests

With 50 years of experience fishing Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, let me give you a fishing experience you'll not forget! Fish with me for crappie, bluegill, redear and catfish. My specialty is trolling for crappie with my custom-painted crankbaits and longlines. Fully licensed! Visit Crappie Gills N' More online

Shelldiver Guide Service Photo
  • Over 35 Years Exp.
  • 22'6" 2016 Phoenix
  • Licensed & Insured
  • Family Fishing
  • Children Welcome
  • All Equip. Supplied
  • Coast Guard Cap. Lic.
  • No Exp. Required!

Professional fishing guide service specializing in bass and crappie fishing on Kentucky Lake. Shell diving has taught me up-close how fish use structure and cover. US Coast Guard certified and licensed. Fishing Kentucky and Barkley Lakes can be a premier fishing experience! Visit Shelldiver Guide Service online

Brandon Hunter Fishing Photo
  • FLW Touring Pro
  • Electronics Training
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Tourney Prep Trips
  • U.S. CG Lic/Ins
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Ranger Z520C
  • Latest Lowrance Tech

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. Visit Brandon Hunter Fishing online

John Morgan's Guide Service Photo
  • Licensed for 17 Years
  • Multi-Species Angling
  • Year-Round Fishing
  • Technique Teaching
  • 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. Visit John Morgan's Guide Service online

Bar-Ken Guide Service Photo
  • Bass Fishing
  • Ledge Fishing
  • Tourney Prep
  • Crappie
  • White Bass
  • 20' Skeeter Bass Boat
  • Lowrance

I guide bass fishing trips on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. Get a better understanding of how to fish these two lakes. I offer ledge fishing, flipping techniques and brush pile patterns, crappie fishing and white bass trips as well as electronics understanding and tournament prep. Visit Bar-Ken Guide Service online

Cedar Ridge Guide Service Photo
  • Family-friendly
  • 21' Triton/Mercury
  • Bass/Crappie
  • Bluegill/Redear
  • Licensed/Insured
  • Equipment supplied
  • Fish cleaning incl.

I grew up on the banks of Kentucky Lake. With extensive lake knowledge you're sure to have a successful trip. Come spend a day or two with me and we will catch some fish of your choice. I fish for bass/crappie year around and also bluegill and redear in May and June. All equipment is provided and I'll even clean your fish! Y'all come see me! Visit Cedar Ridge Guide Service online

Kick'n Bass Guide Service Photo
  • Full Time Guide
  • Fish for all Species
  • HD Electronics
  • Lowe Fishing Pontoon
  • State-of-the-Art

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. Visit Kick'n Bass Guide Service online

Steve McCadams Guide Service Photo
  • 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. Visit Steve McCadams Guide Service online

Papa's Fishin' For Fun Photo
  • 35+ Years Experience
  • 22" EBBTide Mystique
  • Licensed & Insured
  • Family Fishing
  • Children Welcome
  • All Equip. Supplied
  • Coast Guard Cap. Lic.
  • USCG Auxiliary Mem.
  • Fun Fishing

I have a captain's license with the Coast Guard and I am a licensed fishing guide with Kentucky. My boat is rated to carry 12 people, so it's not a problem to take out up to six folks at a time. My Ebbtide features high gunnels, so it's great for young kids and older adults. Visit Papa's Fishin' For Fun online

Captain Kirk's Guide Service Photo
  • 25+ Years Experience
  • Licensed & Insured
  • 20-ft Bass Boat
  • US Coast Guard Lic.
  • Ky State Lic.
  • All Species
  • Year-Round Trips

I fish for every game species in the lake: Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Red Ears, Bluegills, White Bass, Stripers, Sauger, Catfish and even Yellers. The fact that this lake has such species diversity is one of it's many attributes. Something is ALWAYS biting!! I have been a full time guide on this lake for 25 years. Visit Captain Kirk's Guide Service online

Woods and Water Guide Service Photo
  • 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. Visit Woods and Water Guide Service online

Andy Allen Fishing Guide service Photo
  • 30+ Years Experience
  • Coast Guard Lic.
  • Insured
  • Full-Day Trips
  • Half-Day Trips
  • Crappie
  • Largemouth
  • Smallmouth
  • Striped Bass

Andy Allen's Fishing Guide Service offers guided fishing tours of beautiful Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. These lakes have a world-renowned reputation for producing trophy-sized Bass, Crappie, Bluegill and Catfish. You will be fishing for Crappie, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass and Bluegill. Visit Andy Allen Fishing Guide service online

Captain Penrod's Guide Service Photo
  • US Coast Guard Lic.
  • 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. Visit Captain Penrod's Guide Service online

Sugar Creek Charters Photo
  • Licensed & Insured
  • Bass/Crappie/Panfish
  • Pontoon Trips
  • Crankbait Trolling
  • Spider Rigging
  • Equipment Supplied
  • 20' Skeeter
  • 20' Pontoon
  • Family/Party Fishing

Featuring two fully rigged boats to suit your fishing needs. We can help you with tournament prep, or take the family out to make some good memories on either of these beautiful lakes! We are fully licensed and insured in Kentucky and Tennessee. Come make a memory with me! Visit Sugar Creek Charters online

Lucky Lady Guide Service Photo
  • Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Yellow Bass
  • White Bass
  • USCG Licensed
  • Insured
  • 20' Stratos
  • Lowrance
  • Kids Welcome

I'm Eric Ashley, providing a professional fishing guide service fishing on the north end of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. I target crappie, bluegill, white and yellow bass. Sometimes my clients and I even pick up a catfish or two! I'm U.S. Coast Guard licensed and insured. Come fish with me! Visit Lucky Lady Guide Service online

Rodney Hairgrove Guide Service Photo
  • 20 Years Exp.
  • 20' Ranger Z520
  • Crappie & Bass
  • Bluegill & Redear
  • Licensed & Insured
  • Fish Cleaning
  • Friendly Service
  • Latest Technology
  • Large Groups

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. Visit Rodney Hairgrove Guide Service online

Other Fishing Guides

Crappie Action Guide Service

Ken Riddick
Buchanan, TN 38222

Hog Heaven Guide Service

1355 Hammond Road
Farmington, KY 42040
(270) 978-2686

Kentucky Lake Guide Service

1405 Hubbard's Lane
Bardstown, KY 40004
(502) 507-4824

Weakley's Guide Service

Brad Weakley
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-9974

HandiCapable Guide Service

PO Box 421
Grand Rivers, KY 42045
(270) 362-0970

Fish-R-Us Guide Service

Rick Chidester
Cadiz, KY 42211
(270) 522-5919

Scott Patton Fishing

PO Box 757
Paris, TN 38242
(731) 227-9499

Dan Dolack Guide Service

Dan Dolack
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-0919

Kevin Frey's All-Pro Guide Service

Kevin Frey
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-8167

Nativ Bowfishing Guide Service

13 Maple Hill Dr.
Eddyville, KY 42038
(270) 625-0202

Cap'n Bly's Guide Service

152 Hughes Road
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 354-5176

Fish Tales Guide Service

Tacklebox Lane
Murray, KY 42071
(765) 277-0395

Fishing Hype Guide Service

80 South Will Eli Rd.
Kuttawa, KY 42055
(612) 889-2423

Craig Hipsher's Guide Service

586 Ridge Loop Rd
Aurora, KY 42025
(270) 354-5221

AAA Guide Service

96 Cedar Point Rd
Benton, KY 42025
(270) 205-2233

Precision Sonar

Randy Kuhens
Gilbertsville, KY 42044
(270) 703-6133

Photo by Angela Smith

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