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Welcome to the 2020 Fishing Forecast for Kentucky’s major fisheries. The forecast is based on 2019 fish population surveys, creel surveys, fish stockings, and historical knowledge of the fisheries. This handout is designed to assist anglers in planning their fishing trips and improve their fishing success.

Additional fishing information is available from the Department’s website at or by obtaining copies of the 2020 Sport Fishing and Boating Guide available at most sporting goods stores. The Kentucky Trout Waters brochure is contained in the 2020 Fishing and Boating Guide. To locate fishing access sites in Kentucky, visit our website and click on “Fish” and then “Find a Place to Fish”.

You will be able to search for your favorite water bodies and get directions to all major boat launches and access sites. Opening day of the 2020 fishing season starts March 1 with the new year’s license, so take a trip to your local sporting good store, get online at, or call 1-877- 598-2401 to purchase your 2020 fishing license.

The Fishing Forecast is partially financed through funds provided by your purchase of fishing equipment and motor boat fuels under the Federal Sport Fish Restoration Program.

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