Lake Barkley

Current Temperature:
77°

Est Water Temperature:
76° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.98 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Lake Barkley
National Pro Reports

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-08-26
Well fall has defiantly arrived early this year on Old Hickory and the fishing has been consistently tough for the most part. Fall fishing on Old Hickory is typically pretty tough and usually doesn%u... [more]

-Ian Huey

Kentucky Reports

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. Vital fishing information for Lake Barkley, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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):
76 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.
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Lake Barkley Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lake Barkley Crappie Rating:
   4.2/5
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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.
Lake Barkley Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Lake Barkley Walleye Rating:
   1/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Lake Barkley Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lake Barkley Catfish Rating:
   5/5
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- I recommend to use shrimp here if your fishing on bottom along the channel
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.
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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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- 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 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:
07:27 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:15 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...