Barren River Lake
Current Temperature:
55° F
Est Water Temperature:
60° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.95 inHg (Normal)
Wind Speed:
East at 10 Knots (12 MPH)
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Barren River Lake
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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!
State:
Kentucky
Latitude:
36.8372
Maximum Depth (ft) :
70
County:
Barren
Longitude:
-86.06209
Normal Elevation (ft):
552
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
3-6 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
10000
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2018-03-25
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 50
Crapping fish was fair for the week ending 3/24/18 -crapping were being caught at 8-12" -trolling jigs (white,red, chartreuse) at approx. .75/1.00 MPH -Crappie stacked along channels on heavy cover -Decent catches of 10-12" crappie in 18-22 FT. -Don't forget the new creek limit of 20 and 9" size -Try to remember to through back as many female as possible too continue to make the harvest as good as possible -God bless and remember our savior sheer his blood for our redemption and rose again 3 days later
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 !!!!!!
Guest
2014-01-31
Species: Crappie
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 40
Last trip to the lake was Martin Luther King Day. Water temp 38 - 40 in the river channel into the mouth of Peters Creek. Several Fisherman were running spider rigs in the main channel with little to no luck. I noticed most of them did not use fish finders at all just continued to troll. My wife and I trolled the channel for a few hours with no luck then moved into the creek channel where I began to notice bait fish on my finders holding at 12 feet. We caught 30 crappie ranging from 9 to 12 inches in 2 hours all on jigs.
Guest
2012-07-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Shad are pooling, jugging is sweet
Guest
2012-06-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 80
fishing slow, all species. Should pick up soon.
Guest
2011-04-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
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Barren River Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Barren River Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Barren River Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Trophy largemouth bass, especially females, are at their heaviest weight of the entire year during late winter/early spring. Water temps in the 50's are ideal. Check here for fish attractors on the water: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=18AVd1W9yRpFm9QIoamfF-IjL_M8&ll=36.88651718233531%2C-86.086245555&z=14
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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 60 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 Rating:
3.2
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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 Rating:
3.2
Barren River Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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 Rating:
2.4
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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 Rating:
3.7
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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 Rating:
3.4
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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 Rating:
3.1
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Barren River Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Barren River Lake Trout Rating:
2.4
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

11:01

Sunset:

00:23

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full