Casey Creek


Cadiz, KY
United States United States
36.7562, -87.7252

Bank fishing access KY 1395 W of Cadiz; left on KY 525; follow signs.

The state record Rock Bass was caught here.

Casey Creek rises in Trigg County and meanders for about 3 1/2 miles until it joins the Little River, which eventually flows into Lake Barkley. This is in far Western Kentucky and is primarily largemouth bass and panfish country. But in the heart of bass, bluegill and crappie territory, Casey Creek is an anomaly. It's spring fed, clear, surprisingly cold and loaded with trout; mostly rainbows along with a few browns. It's a pretty stream, gurgling as it does through farm country.

Casey Creek looks fishy. It flows across a gravel and rock bed and is dotted with dead falls and other wood that shifts with nearly every gush of high water. The shore is a mix of cut banks, root wads and gravel bars. The creek is mostly wadeable but the current is surprisingly strong and a few of the deeper holes would swamp a fisherman in chest waders.

Like nearly all of the state's trout waters, Casey Creek is regularly stocked. The stocking site is the bridge on highway 525 about 10 miles southeast of Cadiz. There's a small parking area at the bridge. If you visit on stocking day expect plenty of company. At other times you can fish in relative solitude - especially if you're willing to walk a couple hundred yards from the bridge.

Casey Creek is managed as a delayed harvest stream, which means that from October through March all fish must be released. The rest of the year state creel limits apply. During the delayed harvest season it's lures and flies only. No bait. Otherwise, corn, worms, crickets, et al, are both welcome and used.

Getting here is not easy. The stream is 200+ miles southwest of Louisville; south of U. S. 68/80 between Cadiz and Hopkinsville. Access is off highway 525. You can find supplies, gas and food in nearby Cadiz.


Gravel and rocks beds, submerged fallen timber, deep holes, bridges.

Spot Access:
Parking (car/truck), Picnic Area, Shore fishing access, Fly Fishing
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Fishing Reports

James Morris
about 5 years ago (04/10/2012)

Casey Creek Fishing Report 04.10.12

     Fished Casey Creek April 8th 2012 0730 hours, went from the highway 525 bridge up stream for about 1 mile caught 2 nice trout both rainbows. Hard fishing because of deadfalls but I had fun even if I only caught 2 trout. I wish I knew where those 1,000 trout went they released March 27th?...



Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)


Bass, Rock (Ambloplites rupestris)


Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)


Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)


Trout, Brown (Salmo trutta)


Trout, Steelhead (Rainbow) (Oncorhynchus mykiss)


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