Barren River

Details

Location:
Bowling Green, KY
United States United States
Coordinates:
37.0108, -86.4092
Description:

The Barren River is a river in western Kentucky, USA. It is the largest tributary of the Green River, which drains more of Kentucky than any other river. The Barren River rises in Monroe County and flows into the Green in northeast Warren County.

River fishing, below the dam, offers the oportunity to catch muskie, catfish and also hybrid and striped bass. A boat ramp is located in the Tailwater Campground next to Barren River Lake.

Cover/Structure:

Dam basin, submerged timber, shoreline brush, weedlines, coves, bridges.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Pier, Shore fishing access, Camping, Fly Fishing
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Map

Map for 37.0108, -86.4092
New Fishing Report

Fishing Reports

Colonel Jesse Duncan Fishing Guide
almost 5 years ago (05/28/2009)

Barren River Fishing Report 05.28.09

Fishing is heating up despite the lake being a bit high. Water temps are in the 70's and hybrids are chasing shad and alewives early in the AM and late in the evening near dark.Bass are fair to good in the creeks.Bluegill and shellcracker are fair.Crappie are good in about 10 foot of water deeper on cover in some places. With the lake up about 5 feet you want to fish deeper than normal for this time of year for crappie....

Fish

Basshybridstriped-240-fw

Bass, Hybrid Striped (Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops)

Freshwater
309
Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater
Stripedbass-240-fwsw

Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Bluecatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Blue (Ictalurus furcatus)

Freshwater
322
Flatheadcatfish-240-fw

Catfish, Flathead (Pylodictis olivaris)

Freshwater
635
Blackcrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, Black (Pomoxis nigromaculatus)

Whitecrappie-240-fwsw

Crappie, White (Pomoxis annularis)

782
Muskellungespotted-240-fw

Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy)

Freshwater
358
Walleye-240-fw

Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum)

Freshwater

Guides

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Lodges

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Tournaments

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