Common Kentucky Species

There are several common species you can expect to catch in Kentucky. They are in every lake and are easy to catch.


The most common species you will ever catch is Bluegill. They are fun to catch, and I would recommend them if you have just started fishing. The best and easiest way is to use a bobber, hook, sinker, and red worms. Try to find a fins lake or state park near you.


Another fun fish to catch is the Crappie. This fish is similar to Bluegill but is a little harder to catch they tend to be caught on a bait called a crank bait. You can look this up online

Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass

I hope you are ready to learn about bass. There is so much to learn! These two species are very common at Lake Cumberland and all the lakes in Kentucky. They tend to be caught near wood and metal. They most of the time eat fish and frogs. Look these baits up if you don’t know what they are. Crank baits, spinner baits, swim baits, top water baits, and more are used to catch these fish, but these are the basics. Kentucky is known for trophy bass, so catch a big one!

I hope you find a good day to go fishing. Have fun!                            

2 thoughts on “Common Kentucky Species

  1. Hello, sir. I wanted to commend you on your informative articles. They are so well written and with beautiful use of punctuation! It sounds like you really know your stuff.

    Are you available for charters? I would love it if you could take me fishing one day and teach me how to catch the crappie and blue gill and bass you wrote about. It sounds like so much fun!

    I’m looking forward to your reply.



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