Kentucky Lake in Henry County Outdoors: Fishing

Together, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley form the largest body of water between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.  A free-flowing canal connects the lakes near the dams at Grand Rivers.

These lakes produce some of the best bass fishing in the United States.  In April, crappie are legendary on Kentucky Lake. These delicious-tasting fish reside in the spring in shallow waters of bays and in brush piles.

Bluegill are typically active along the banks during May. Catfish are also very common in the lakes with catches coming in year round.

Numerous marinas, boat launching ramps and accommodations are located throughout the Kentucky Lake Area in Henry County.  Come on down and experience a fishing trip you’ll never forget!

Guide Services

Steve McCadams Guide Service

655 Anderson Drive, Paris, TN 38242

(731) 642-0360 or Email

Scott Patton Fishing

PO Box 757, Paris, TN 38242

(731) 227-9499 or Email

Crappie Action Guide Service

Paris, TN

(731)-285-3551 or Email

Crappie Service

Tim ‘Skeeter’ Ayers

Kentucky Lake Fishing


Kentucky Lake Area Fish Species
Largemouth Bass Smallmouth Bass Black Crappie White Crappie Bluegill
Micropterus salmoides floridanus Micropterus punctulatus Pomoxis nigromaculatus Pomoxis annularis Lepomis macrochirus
White Bass Channel Catfish Blue Catfish Sauger Asian Carp (Silver Carp)
Morone chrysops Ictalurus punctatus Ictalurus furcatus Sander canadense Hypophthalmichthys molitrix

Photo Gallery of Tennessee Reservoir/Big River Fish