Fishing Information: Lake Barkley is one of the most popular fishing lakes in Ohio. It is located in Livingston, Lyon and Trigg Counties and covers 49,083 acres of which 39, 496 are located in Kentucky. Lake Barkley was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1966 after Barkley Dam had been finished. The lake is named after Vice President Alben Barkley as is the dam.
Species List: According to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Lake Barkley contains numerous species of popular fish. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Black Crappie, White Crappie, White Bass, Redear Sunfish, Striped Bass and Sauger on these waters.
Largemouth Bass: 15 inches or more- creel limits apply
Smallmouth Bass: 15 inches or more- creel limits apply
Black Crappie: 10 inches or more- limit 20 per angler
White Crappie: 10 inches or more- limit 20 per angler
Redear Sunfish: Statewide Regulations Apply
White Bass: Statewide Regulations Apply
Striped Bass: Statewide Regulations Apply
Sauger: 14 inches or more- limit 6 per angler
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Marinas on Lake Barkley
Marina Name: Lake Barkley Marina
Address:4200 State Park Road Cadiz, KY 42211
Phone: (270) 924-6081
Marina Name: Hu-B’s at Kuttawa Harbor
Phone: (270) 338-9563
Marina Name: Eddy Creek Marina Resort
Address: 7612 State Route 93 South, Eddyville, KY 4203
Phone: (270) 388-2271
Marina Name: Buzzard Rock Marina
Address: 985 Buzzard Rock Rd, Kuttawa, KY
Phone: (270) 388-7925
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