Barren River Lake
Current Temperature:
37° F
Est Water Temperature:
51° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.20 inHg (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 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
2018-10-26
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 59
I've fished Barren for over 30 years. Just spent 4 days and nights fishing(Oct.22-24). Poorest fishing I've ever experienced here. The only thing they'd even look at was a baby brushhog- watermelon red. Caught 1 keeper sized KY and a few 10" and under. Tournaments going on Thur. and Fri.
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"Ě 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.
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):
With Barren River Lake at 51 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Barren River Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.2
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Barren River Lake at 51 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
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):
The crappie fishing should be getting good to great now. Crappie function excellent in 51 degree water. Crappie will be nicely bunched up still and moving more aggresively than when the water temperature is in the 35 to 50 degree range. With baitfish getting more active, the crappie fishing will be good. Good luck today!
Barren River Lake Walleye Rating:
2.4
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Barren River Lake Catfish Rating:
3.7
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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 Rating:
3.4
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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.
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:

12:29

Sunset:

22:29

Moon Phase:


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