KY Fishing License- Licenses and permits to fish in Kentucky in the coming license year are now on sale. The 2024-2025 license expire on February 28, 2025.

All Kentucky hunting and fishing licenses and permits can be purchased online. Visit the secured Kentucky Fish and Wildlife License Sales site.

You may also purchase licenses and permits throughout the state at about 900 locations. Find the Kentucky list of License vendor locations at

Licenses and permits can be purchased by phone as well.  Call 877-598-2401. You may purchase all licenses and permits, except a disability license, elk drawing application, and youth licenses and permits, by telephone.

Those who purchase licenses and permits by phone will be charged a small convenience fee. Licenses by phone orders must be paid for with a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover card, or an e-check. Purchasers will be issued an authorization number which then serves as the license or permit.

Anglers from throughout the central United States come to Kentucky to fish its waters, including the crappie fishery in Kentucky and Barkley Lakes.

For more information about hunting and fishing opportunities in Kentucky, visit the department website at

Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide

This informational guide includes a fish identification guide, license fee chart, as well as a boating guide. Download the Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide 2024-2025 Here.

2024 Fishing Forecast and Tips

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife 2020 forecast is also now available. Download the 2024 Kentucky Fishing Forecast and Tips Here.

Make Your Travel Plans

Are you ready to book your Kentucky Lake Area Fishing trip? Update your Ky Fishing license, and then make sure you check out our Lodging Page for a list of Livingston County Hotels, Resorts, and Campgrounds. Likewise, check out our Dining Page for information on Patti’s and other area restaurants.

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