Kentucky River - Upper

Note: To protect Native strain walleye during restoration, there is a two fish daily creel limit with an 18- to 26-inch protective slot limit for walleye in the upper Kentucky River and tributaries, The area includes the Kentucky River upstream of Lock and Dam 14, the North Fork below Carr Creek Lake along with the Middle and South Forks and all tributaries. All walleye caught from these waters between 18 and 26 inches must be immediately released.

Special Fishing Regulations for Kentucky River - Upper

SpeciesRegulation DescriptionNotesKRSKAR
SMALLMOUTH BASSMust be 15 inches or over - Limit 6 per angler 


Fishing Forecast

Access Sites (Click the Access Site Name for More Info)

Handicap Accessible Only:

Access Type

NameMap RefTypeRamp SurfaceFeeMarinaCounty
College Hill Boat Ramp   2Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneMadison
Frank Brown Ramp   10Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneEstill
Irvine Ramp   9Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedYes NoneEstill
Merritt   1Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedYes UnknownClark