Kentucky features picturesque mountain scenery accented by waterways weaving in and out of the countryside. Kentucky Lake may be the state's largest fishing hole, covering 160,300 acres. Inlets and bays connect to the lake, and together they are an angler's paradise. They contain catfish, rockfish, crappie, bluegill and bass. Log cabin resorts place you right next to popular fishing holes and help you plan your fishing trips. Select resorts provide Kentucky fishing licenses.
The Moors Resort & Marina
The Moors Resort & Marina (moorsresort.com) on Kentucky Lake is in Gilbertsville, 203 miles south of Louisville. The marina provides fishing guides through the Big Kahuna Fishing Guide Service. They take you on half-day and full-day fishing trips. Packages include bait, ice and a cooler. Big Kahuna cleans and packages your catch. If you have a boat, the marina has covered and uncovered boat slips with electricity, as well as a store with gas, bait, snacks, boat parts and boat rentals. The Moors Resort has one log cabin lodge, a two-story structure with 24 rooms. The lodge offers rustic rooms with exposed logs and gives guests hotel amenities like housekeeping and cable television with DVD players.
Big Bear Resort
Benton's Big Bear Resort (bigbearkentuckylake.com) sits on 52 acres of wooded hills along Bear and Malcom creeks, inlets of Kentucky Lake in Benton. Located approximately 209 miles from Louisville, the resort has a full-service marina that provides fishing guides, live bait, tackle and fuel. If you don't have a fishing license, the marina has resident and nonresident licenses of a day, week or two weeks, as well as a husband and wife pass. Big Bear only has one log cabin, which accommodates up to 17 people. The two-story cabin sits on a wooded incline and has a full kitchen, utilities and three bedrooms.
Cozy Cove Waterfront Resort
Cozy Cove Waterfront Resort (cozycovewaterfront.com) boasts 12 acres of waterfront property along Kentucky Lake in Benton. The resort recommend using Capt. Kevin Frey's Guide Service or Craig Hisher's Guide Service. Both companies provide full-service fishing packages, but Capt. Keven Frey's lets you create a fishing package that includes accommodations in one of Cozy Cove's log cabins. Kevin Frey's allows you to customize your packages according to the number of people fishing, the number of days you want to fish and how many nights you plan to stay. The resorts cabins are all named after fish. The Kentucky Spotted Bass cabin accommodates 16 guests and features a 40-foot deck and a picture window overlooking the lake.
LakePointe Resort (lakepointeresort.com) in Russell Springs sits on Lake Cumberland, a 50,250-acre man-made reservoir with 1,255 miles of shoreline. Approximately 83 miles from Lexington, the resort offers pristine views of the water, as well as rock formations and a waterfall. The resort has a full-service bait and tackle shop, and recommends local fishing guides. Stevens Guide Service serves LakePointe Resort guests, offering packages if you fish alone or with a group. The resort provides log cabins to accommodate up to six guests. The Loft Cabin features a stone fireplace, a deck with a hot tub, and a front porch.