Barren River Lake
Current Temperature:
84° F
Est Water Temperature:
80° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.82 inHg (Normal)
Wind Speed:
South-West at 08 Knots (9 MPH)
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Barren River Lake
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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:
36.8372
Maximum Depth (ft) :
70
County:
Barren
Longitude:
-86.06209
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
2018-03-25
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 50
Crapping fish was fair for the week ending 3/24/18 -crapping were being caught at 8-12" -trolling jigs (white,red, chartreuse) at approx. .75/1.00 MPH -Crappie stacked along channels on heavy cover -Decent catches of 10-12" crappie in 18-22 FT. -Don't forget the new creek limit of 20 and 9" size -Try to remember to through back as many female as possible too continue to make the harvest as good as possible -God bless and remember our savior sheer his blood for our redemption and rose again 3 days later
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:
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Barren River Lake General Tips: [ Add Tip ]
General Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 80 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Barren River Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.2
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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.
Barren River Lake Crappie Rating:
3.2
Barren River Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- water tower in front state beach off minnow and pink jigs
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Barren River Lake Walleye Rating:
2.4
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
Barren River Lake Catfish Rating:
3.7
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
Barren River Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.4
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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.
Barren River Lake White Bass Rating:
3.1
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Barren River Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Barren River Lake Trout Rating:
2.4
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

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:

05:29 CST

Sunset:

20:03 CST

Moon Phase:


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