Barren River Lake

Current Temperature:
59°

Est Water Temperature:
57° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.56 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)

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Barren River Lake
National Pro Reports

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Barren River Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Barren River Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Barren River Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Fishing opportunities abound at Barren River Lake. Hybrid bass (stocked regularly by State of Kentucky), striped bass, largemouth bass, all types of catfish, crappie, brim and many others are harvested. Boat ramps are conveniently located at all recreation areas and include Peninsula, Barren River Lake State Resort Park, The Narrows, Beaver Creek, Baileys Point, Walnut Creek, Austin and Browns Ford.

Fishing Piers
Fishing is one of the main attractions at Barren River Lake and for those who donít own a boat, or prefer fishing from the shoreline, there are three fishing piers to choose from. Two of these piers are located at the Quarry Road Recreation Area located at the dam off State Highway 252 in Barren County. Choose the main lake to fish from or a more quiet location in a small pond adjacent to the parking lot. The third location is located below Lucas, Ky., at the end of South Lucas Road on Peter Creek. From U.S. 31 East take State Highway 1318 west and turn left at the stop sign onto South Lucas Road. [Barren River Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 04/06/2008]
State:
Kentucky

County:
Barren

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
10000

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
36.837196

Longitude:
-86.062088

Water Clarity:
3-6 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
70

Normal Elevation (ft):
552

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Barren River Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Barren River Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Barren River Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Barren River Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 57 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Barren River Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Barren River Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.1/5
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- water tower in front state beach off minnow and pink jigs
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Barren River Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Barren River Lake Walleye Rating:
   2.1/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Barren River Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Barren River Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.6/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Barren River Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Barren River Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Barren River Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Barren River Lake White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Barren River Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Barren River Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Barren River Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
05:59 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:24 CST







Barren River Lake Links
Barren River Blog
http://www.barrenriverblog.com/  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us  

State Fishing Licensee
https://fw.ky.gov/license/olpsintro.aspx...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fish/FishRec...  

State Parks
http://parks.ky.gov/  

State Fishing Information
http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/pdf/basicfi...