Kentucky Lake in Henry County, TN

Kentucky Lake is the largest body of water located between the Gulf of Mexico and the Great Lakes. Covering over 250 square miles with over 2,000 miles of shoreline, it is the largest man-made lake East of the Mississippi River.

At 184 miles long and 1.5 to 2 miles wide, the lake is a prime area for fishing and watersports. Because of its crappie and bass fishing opportunities, Kentucky Lake hosts several major fishing tournaments each year.

Many resorts and marinas in Henry County offer boat rentals, bait/tackle, wave runners, and more to visitors.

Upcoming Tournaments


American Crappie Tour

May 19-20, 2017

Recent Fishing Tournaments
2017 Cabela's Collegiate Big Bass Bash

Evan Owery from Bethel University took home 1st place with an 8.49 lb bass.

Bassmaster Toyota Bucks Team Championship

1st place went to Scott Clift of Dadeville, Missouri at the Bassmaster Toyota Bucks Team Championship Tournament held at Paris Landing on Kentucky Lake

2016 B.A.S.S. Masters High School and Junior Championship

1st place winners Turner Mason and Ryan Wood

from Colorado won the tournament with 49 pounds, 4 ounces,

2016 Cabella's Crappie USA Championship

Kyle Schoenherr of Oakdale, Illinois and Rodney Neuhaus of Hoyelton, Illinois take first place in the Pro Division with a total weight of 21.58 pounds.