Barren river lake

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  1. Catridge

    Catridge 6 pointer

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    Son has a high school bass tourney down there I'm gonna try crappie while he is out , anybody fished it and is it considered a good crappie lake
     
  2. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Very good crappie and bass lake. Catching them like crazy right now. For bass, rattle traps/lipless crankbaits wearing them out. For crappie, find stumps on the river or creek edges in 6-8 foot of water.
     
  3. Catridge

    Catridge 6 pointer

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    Appreciate the info , looking forward to it going down next weekend gonna fish Saturday and Sunday !!! Hope to catch enough to put between two slices of bread , ahhhhahaaa !
     
  4. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    If you're not familiar with Barren, be careful. You can rip a lower unit off if you're not careful when the water is this low.
     
  5. kyfarmer1

    kyfarmer1 Fawn

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    I'm not from that area but I crossed the upper part of the lake a week ago and it was very low. Is there a problem with the lake for it being so low.
     
  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    No, it's a Corps flood control lake. They draw it down every fall.
     
  7. kyfarmer1

    kyfarmer1 Fawn

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    thanks for the info
     
  8. smashdn

    smashdn 12 pointer

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    Weather looking not too good for fishing. Post front fishing. High supposed to be around 45 Saturday, potentially snow that night.
     
  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    High 34 now. Yuck.
     
  10. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04 10 pointer

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    Planned on fishing this weekend but don't believe that'll be happening, gonna go Friday though, hopefully it won't be too cold.
     

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