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

Largemouth Bass

Micropterus salmoides floridanus

Profile for Ky/Barkley Lakes

Kentucky Record:
13 lbs. 10.4 oz.
April 14, 1984
Wolf Creek Lake
Caught by Dale Wilson

Largemouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass

Micropterus punctulatus

Profile for Ky/Barkley Lakes

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

 

Smallmouth Bass

Black Crappie

Pomoxis nigromaculatus

Profile for Ky/Barkley Lakes

Kentucky Record:
4 lbs. 14 oz.
May 8, 2005
A watershed lake in Christian Co.
Caught by Penny Hopper

 

Black Crappie

White Crappie

Pomoxis annularis

Profile for Ky/Barkley Lakes

Kentucky Record:
4 lbs. 14 oz.
May 8, 2005
A watershed lake in Christian Co.
Caught by Penny Hopper

 

White Crappie

Bluegill

Lepomis macrochirus

Profile for Ky/Barkley Lakes

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

 

Bluegill

White Bass

Morone chrysops

Profile for Ky/Barkley Lakes

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

 

White Bass

Channel Catfish

Ictalurus punctatus

Profile for Ky/Barkley Lakes

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

 

Catfish

Blue Catfish

Ictalurus furcatus

Profile for Ky/Barkley Lakes

Kentucky Record:
104 lbs.
August 28, 1999
Cannelton Dam, Ohio River
Caught by Bruce W. Midkiff

 

Catfish

Sauger

Sander canadense

Profile for Ky/Barkley Lakes

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

 

Sauger

Asian Carp

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Invasive Species

Profile from Asiancarp.net

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

 

Asian Carp

 

 


Eagle Eye View
Photo by Ray Stainfield

This eagle has "puffed up" his feathers to appear more threatening. He hopes to intimidate a nearby enemy.