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Fishing in Land Between The Lakes

Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley together comprise one of the world's largest man-made bodies of water, so it is only natural that Land Between The Lakes would also be one of the most popular fishing spots in the United States. 

The two lakes are connected at the northern end by a 1.75-mile-long canal and contain approximately 220,000 surface acres of water, making it more than large enough to surround LBL on three sides.

In addition to these two lakes, great fishing opportunities can be found within LBL at Hematite, Energy, Honker, and Bards lakes, as well as in some of the area's small ponds.  Crappie, bass, sauger, catfish, and bluegill can all be found in the waters of LBL. 

The presence of several developed family campgrounds, informal camping areas, 16 undeveloped lake access areas with boat ramps, and virtually unlimited backcountry camping by the lakeshore makes LBL a perfect destination for anglers of all ages.

A legal hunting/fishing map for all fishing locations at LBL can be picked up at the Visitor's Center or at the North and South welcome stations.

Launching Ramps in LBL, Lake Barkley:

(map all these locations)

  • Nickell Branch
  • Demumbers Bay
  • Kuttawa Landing
  • Cravens Bay
  • Bobcat Point
  • Taylor Bay
  • Crooked Creek Bay / Energy Dam
  • Devil's Elbow
  • Ford's Bay
  • Neville Bay
  • Gatlin Point
  • Honker Bay
  • Hematite Lake (no access to Barkley Lake)

Launching Ramps in LBL, Kentucky Lake

(map all these locations)

  • Twin Lakes
  • Birmingham Ferry
  • Pisgah Point
  • Smith Bay
  • Sugar Bay
  • Fenton (Eggners Ferry Bridge)
  • Redd Hollow
  • Ginger Bay
  • Boswell Landing
  • Gray's Landing (Paris Landing Bridge)

Further Fishing Information

Lodging Options for Land Between The Lakes

While you can select from several campgrounds within Land Between The Lakes, there are several marinas, resorts, hotels and other types of lodging located just outside LBL.  You can use the links below to help find the perfect place to stay.

Note:  ExploreKentuckyLake.com is not the official site of the Land Between The Lakes. You can access their official site here.


Fishing at Sunset
Photo by Sherry Bailey

So many childhood memories have been made on the banks of Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. These boys are determined to fish until the sun goes down.