Guide To Fishing At Fishtrap Lake
A boat launch ramp at each end of Fishtrap Lake provides easy access for boating and fishing on the lake. It is a 1,130-acre lake in the eastern corner of Kentucky, 10 miles southeast of Pikeville.
Fishing enthusiasts can peruse about 40 miles of shoreline by boat in search of hybrid stripers, bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish and musky. Some areas for fishing from the bank are available near boat launch ramps and other places where country roads access the lake. There is no marina, rental boats, lodging or amenities at the lake, so come prepared. Camping is available off Grapevine Road, or near the dam.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, hybrid striped bass and muskie at Fishtrap Lake in Kentucky.
Primary fish species residing in Fishtrap Lake
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Fishtrap Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Fishtrap Lake Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest corner of the lake, off Fishtrap Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Grapevine Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, northeast side, off Grapevine Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Lick Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, south side, off Lick Creek Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Grapevine Campground - 606 437-7496
US Army Corps of Engineers Campground - 606 437-7496
Fishtrap Lake KY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
100 Old Rd
Phyllis, KY 41554
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Fishtrap Lake in KY
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, wipers and musky in eastern KY.