Fishing

Both Kentucky’s and Tennessee’s government websites have many resources on fishing. Many of the sites below were pulled from the Tennessee and Kentucky State websites.

Pre-Trip Checklist: Feel like you’re forgetting something? Use this checklist to make sure you don’t leave something important behind.

Safety: Stay safe on the water; use the links below to prepare you for any situation!

How-To’s:

Licensing and Regulations:  Licensing and Regulations are incredibly important to maintain healthy fish populations. Without these laws, we would not be able to fish in many of our streams and rivers today. Please follow the law and maintain our fisheries so that future generations can continue enjoying one of our favorite pastimes.

Stream Gauges:  It’s always a good idea to know the stream/river conditions before heading out on your trip. Use these resources below to find data on your stream.

  • USGS has many resources about stream conditions, both past and present. For quick and easy access,  our interactive map allows you to find a stream gauge near you and provides a link to the data on the USGS site. Additionally, you may use one of the sites below. On the sites, use the dropdown menu on the left under “Predefined Displays” to find current gauge measurements; use the menu at the top right to find other data types or to change the location.

Fish and Aquatic Plant Identification: