Barren River Lake

Current Temperature:
46°

Est Water Temperature:
53° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.92 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North at 12 Knots (14 MPH)

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Barren River Lake
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Kentucky Reports

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):
With Barren River Lake at 53 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
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 53 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:
   1.8/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
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 crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
06:40 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
18:58 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...