Barren River Lake

Current Temperature:
66°

Est Water Temperature:
62° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.20 (Rising)

Wind Speed:
West at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Barren River Lake
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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 Community Fishing Reports
Guest
2015-04-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
17 largemouth 3 smallmouth in 4 hours from 8 am until noon today. Was awesome!! Biggest went 6.5 smallest was 17 inch 3 pounder Great day !!!!!! Forgot to say just past walnut creek on left called canoe creek
Guest
2015-04-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
17 largemouth 3 smallmouth in 4 hours from 8 am until noon today. Was awesome!! Biggest went 6.5 smallest was 17 inch 3 pounder Great day !!!!!! Forgot to say just past walnut creek on left called canoe creek
Guest
2015-04-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
17 largemouth 3 smallmouth in 4 hours from 8 am until noon today. Was awesome!! Biggest went 6.5 smallest was 17 inch 3 pounder Great day !!!!!! Forgot to say just past walnut creek on left called canoe creek
Guest
2015-04-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
17 largemouth 3 smallmouth in 4 hours from 8 am until noon today. Was awesome!! Biggest went 6.5 smallest was 17 inch 3 pounder Great day !!!!!! Forgot to say just past walnut creek on left called canoe creek
Guest
2015-04-29
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature:
17 largemouth 3 smallmouth in 4 hours from 8 am until noon today. Was awesome!! Biggest went 6.5 smallest was 17 inch 3 pounder Great day !!!!!!
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 62 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
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):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
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):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
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):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Barren River Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Barren River Lake White Bass Rating:
   3/5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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:
05:32 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:49 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...