Barren River Lake
Current Temperature:
84°
Est Water Temperature:
72° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.13 (High)
Wind Speed:
South-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)
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Cap Mauzy Lake, KY
2017-07-25
Report made by Keith Piercefield on state trophy Flathead Catfish contained a typo. Fish weighed 28 pounds and 3 pounces. Incorrect report stated 23 pounds.... [more]

Cap Mauzy Lake, KY
2017-07-25
Keith Piercefield from July 4 to July 23 caught 23 channel cats from 1 to 3 pound range and on 7/23/17 caught a flat head catfish measuring 41.125 inches in length weighing 23 lbs. 3 oz.... [more]

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:
36.8371960000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
70
County:
Barren
Longitude:
-86.0620880000000000000
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
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:
CrappieUSA comes to Barren River Lake next weekend, April 7-9, for an open tournament. See details at www.BarrenRiverblog.com
Guest
2011-03-06
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
"Lake stands at 553.9 ft., above Summer Pool (552 ft.), on Sunday, March 6. Expected to rise from weekend rains. Lake high and muddy. Not good for fishing."
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):
72 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
Barren River Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Barren River Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass are generally their most active at 72. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Barren River Lake Crappie Rating:
3
Barren River Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- water tower in front state beach off minnow and pink jigs
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie prefer this water temperature and will be actively feeding and staying in solid patterns. Baitfish are more active and schooling in all parts of the lake in this water temperature.
Barren River Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Barren River Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
This is the water temperature of choice for walleye. They are feeding well and moving in patterns that should be fairly easy to pick up and capitalize on today. Baitfish are not at the peak of activity but they will be in good supply in the deeper water. The lake is really turning on this time of year and the fish should be biting well.
Barren River Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Barren River Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Itís perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Barren River Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Barren River Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 72 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Barren River Lake White Bass Rating:
3
Barren River Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Barren River Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Barren River Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

05:49 CST

Sunset:

19:52 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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