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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

 

 


The Homeplace
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

The Single Pen Cabin is one of many historic buildings at the Homeplace 1850's working farm in Land Between The Lakes.