Kentucky Fishing Limits
Kentucky Daily Fishing Limit and Size Limits
If you are going to fish in Kentucky, you need to know the daily catch and size limits. There are no size limits for some species. And there are " Catch and Release Only" ones as well.
Fish not included in this list are considered rough fish. There are no size or creel limits for rough fish, unless special regulations apply.
Species - Daily Limit - Minimum Size Limit
Coosa Bass : 6 - None
Kentucky Spotted Bass : 6 - None
Largemouth Bass : 6 - 12”
Rock Bass : 15 - None
Smallmouth Bass : 6 - 12”
Striped Bass : 5 - 15”
Yellow Bass : None - None
White & Hybrid Striped Bass : 15 - None
Brown Trout : 1 - 16”
Cutthroat Trout : 1 - 20"
Rainbow Trout : 8 - None
Chain Pickerel : 5 - None
Crappie (Black & White) : 20 - None
Muskellunge : 1 - 30"
Northern Pike : None - None
Paddlefish : 2 - None
Redear Sunfish : 20 - None
Walleye, Sauger and their Hybrids : 6 - 14"
Brook Trout : Catch and release only
Lake Sturgeon : Catch and release only
Fo more information and updated limits: fw.ky.gov