Written by: Tourism
Think winter means winterizing your boat and putting away your fishing rods? Not so fast…. the warmer temperatures of Kentucky keep us busy with great fishing all year long!
Kentucky is a water wonderland and has more miles of running water than any other state except Alaska! The numerous rivers and water impoundments provide 1,100 commercially navigable miles (1,770 kilometers). With that much water, Kentucky can be called the mecca of fishing and an angler’s paradise – all year long! Of all the beautiful waterways in Kentucky, Lake Cumberland is one of the largest and most popular fishing destinations. With over 1,200 miles of shoreline (63,000 surface acres), as well as the many coves and private islands, Lake Cumberland fishing is one of the best Kentucky lakes to catch a trophy fish.
Fishing in Kentucky is great year round, and there are many fishing tournaments that you can enjoy. A very popular Kentucky fishing tournament is the Lucas Oil Southern Kentucky Winter Fishing Open – coming twice this winter to Lake Cumberland at Halcomb’s Landing. See Kentucky Fishing Schedule Below…
11/19/2017 Green River Lake – Lone Valley Ramp 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
12/03/2017 Lake Cumberland-Halcomb’s Landing 7:30 am-3:30 pm
12/17/2017 Barren River Lake – Oliver Ramp 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
1/7/2017 Lake Cumberland-Halcomb’s Landing 8:00 am-4:00 pm
The Lucas Oil Southern Kentucky Winter Open is part of the USA Bassin National Tournament Fishing Trail. USA Bassin is an amateur bass fishing tournament trail that promotes a family friendly atmosphere where singles, teams, co-ed and youth can experience competitive angling at an affordable price. The Southern Kentucky Winter Fishing Tournament is an Open Kentucky Fishing Tournament, meaning you do not have to be a current USA Bassin member to participate.
The entry fee is $100 with a $10 optional Big Bass Pot and 80% payback. There is a $1,000 bonus possible that matches the weight of the Uncle Sam Bass. (Your entry includes a chance at catching Uncle Sam Bass). The top 3 USA Bassin teams of this event that acquire 250 points or more, fishing USA Bassin tournaments during the 2017 season, will also qualify for the Lucas Oil Tournament of Champions, held on Kentucky Lake, where the first pace prize is guaranteed at $10,000! For additional rules and an entry form, Click Here.