Kentucky Blue Water Trails

The Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife Resources has developed a series of articles called “The Blue Water Trails” detailing paddle and float trips on streams and rivers across the state. The goal of the series is to provide comprehensive information for paddlers to enjoy floating Kentucky streams without worry.  All access areas profiled in the Blue Water Trails are open to public use.  A printable map accompanies each article showing the location of access points and the distances of each float.  The map also specifies important information paddlers need such as the location of low-head dams and where power lines cross the stream.  Every Blue Water Trails article describes each trip, relates the available sport fish species, and their haunts as well as how to catch them.

As of this writing in December 2015, 30 sections of streams are included in the series.  If you want to check out some new places to fish, this is an excellent starting spot!  Thank you KDFWR and our good friend Lee McClellan!

Lee McClellan with an Elkhorn Smallie
Lee McClellan with an Elkhorn Smallie

Fly fishing in and around Louisville Kentucky