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Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake Fish Species



Kentucky has a total of 242 species of fish, which represents one of the most diverse assemblages in North America. Many are obscure minnows and darters, which are not commonly seen by anglers. The following list features the most common Lake Barkley & Kentucky Lake fish species.

Largemouth Bass
(Micropterus salmoides floridanus)

Common names: black bass, Florida bass, Florida (or southern) largemouth, green bass, bigmouth, bucketmouth

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Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
(Micropterus dolomieui)

Common names: Black bass, brown bass, bronzeback

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Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
(Micropterus punctulatus)

Common names: Kentucky bass, Kentucky spotted bass, northern spotted bass, Alabama spotted bass, Wichita spotted bass, smallmouth bass.

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Spotted Bass (Kentucky Bass)
White Bass
(Morone chrysops)

Common names: stripe, silver bass, striper, sand bass, barfish.

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White Bass
Striped Bass
(Morone saxatilis)

Common names: striper, rockfish, rock, linesides.

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Striper
White Crappie
(Pomoxis annularis)

Common names: papermouth, bachelor perch

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White Crappie
Black Crappie
(Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Common names: speckled perch, specks, papermouth, bachelor perch, calico bass, strawberry bass, or white perch.

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Black Crappie
Bluegill
(Lepomis macrochirus)

Common names: bream, blue bream, sun perch, blue sunfish, copperhead, copperbelly, roach.

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Bluegill
Redear
(Lepomis microlophus)

Common names: Widely known as shellcracker because of its fondness for snails.
Also called bream, yellow bream.

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Redear
Yellow Perch
(Perca flavescens)

Common names: raccoon perch, redfin perch, ringed perch, lake perch

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Yellow Perch
Blue Catfish
(Ictalurus furcatus)

Common names: channel cat, hump-back blue, forktail cat, great blue cat, silver cat, chucklehead cat, blue fulton

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Blue Catfish

Channel Catfish
(Ictalurus punctatus)

Common names: spotted cat, blue channel cat, river catfish,Fiddler, willow cat

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Channel Catfish
Flathead Catfish
(Pylodictis olivaris)

Common names : yellow cat, mud cat, shovelhead cat, johnnie cat, goujon, appaluchion, opelousas

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Flathead Catfish
Sauger
(Stizostedion canadense )

Common names: sand pike

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Sauger


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