Lake Barkley

Current Temperature:
73°

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

Barometric Pressure:
30.06 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-West at 07 Knots (8 MPH)

Forecast   |   Trends

Lake Barkley
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-04-15
Fishing on Old Hickory is on FIRE!!! WE have been running very successful trips over the last week with good number and quality and look for the good days to continue. The fish have made a big push u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Kentucky Reports

Barren River Lake, KY
2015-04-29
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... [more]

Barren River Lake, KY
2015-04-29
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... [more]

Barren River Lake, KY
2015-04-29
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... [more]

Barren River Lake, KY
2015-04-29
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... [more]

Barren River Lake, KY
2015-04-29
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 !!!!!!... [more]

Lake Barkley General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lake Barkley 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. Lake Barkley 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

County:
Whitley

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
57900

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
36.770086

Longitude:
-88.016281

Water Clarity:


Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
68

Normal Elevation (ft):
359

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Lake Barkley Community Fishing Reports


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Lake Barkley Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lake Barkley Largemouth Bass Rating:
   4.6/5
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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!!
Lake Barkley Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lake Barkley Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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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.
Lake Barkley Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Barkley Crappie Rating:
   3.8/5
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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.
Lake Barkley Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Barkley Walleye Rating:
   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!
Lake Barkley Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Barkley Catfish Rating:
   4.8/5
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Lake Barkley Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I recommend to use shrimp here if your fishing on bottom along the channel
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.
Lake Barkley Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lake Barkley Spotted Bass Rating:
   4/5
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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.
Lake Barkley White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lake Barkley White Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Lake Barkley Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lake Barkley Striped Bass Rating:
   3/5
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Lake Barkley Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Look for drop offs if you have a depth finder. This is where the depth suddenly changes from shallow to deep. Stripers tend to hold up in these areas. Wait for the fish to start splashing at the surface. This usually happens during late afternoon early evening.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):


Lake Barkley Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
Full 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 opposite times of the day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The full 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, it?s 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. Full moon days can be great fishing. Good luck today!
Sunrise:
06:58 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:39 EST







Lake Barkley Links
DWP Lake Info
http://fw.ky.gov/WaterBodyDetail.aspx?wid=64&hndacc=N&atype=*&CID=*  

Lake Map
http://fw.ky.gov/ViewMap.aspx?MID=17  

Lake Map
http://www.kyafield.com/pdf/lakebarkley.pdf?lid=1407&NavPath=C101C110C403  

Guide Service
http://www.lakeviewmarinaresort.com/guide.htm  

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...