Lake Barkley

Current Temperature:
45°

Est Water Temperature:
42° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.62 (Normal)

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

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Lake Barkley
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2015-01-19
After a couple weeks of extremely cold winter weather Old Hickory has rebounded well in the last week. 2 weeks ago the temperatures were down right frigid and we were breaking ice leaving the boat ram... [more]

-Ian Huey

Kentucky Reports

Paintsville Lake, KY
2015-01-19
Don\'t go right now your wasting your time......... [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 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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 42 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 42 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Lake Barkley Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Barkley Crappie Rating:
   4.2/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Lake Barkley Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Barkley Walleye Rating:
   1/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Lake Barkley Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Barkley Catfish Rating:
   4.9/5
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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 going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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:
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:
09:01 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:07 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...