Hello friends. Sorry it has been a while since I have written. Things have sure changed on Barren River Lake since my last article. We have went from an abundant amount of fish being caught to, just a few. Oh we are picking up a few here and there but it has been a struggle. To the point at times I ask myself why, then I get a bite and I remember.
On Thursday the water temperature was a balmy 91 degrees. I set out after work to try and put a few in the boat. I ran to a spot I felt confident would be holding a fish. It was holding some I took a few bites, and broke one off but that was it. I then decided to go look for a school. I knew a spot that should hold some and I graphed a small school. They were holding about 15 feet deep. I also noticed a thermocline beginning to develop about 17 feet deep. I threw deep crank baits, shaky heads, jigs, and I finally ended up with a Carolina rig. I got bit but no one really ate. I honestly feel like the fish were hitting the sinker.
I have talked to a bunch of fishermen and they all seem to be having the same situation. They find some deep fish but just can’t get them to fire up. However I have heard, but not seen, some guys are picking up a few fish in 6 to 8 feet of water on main lake points. They are throwing 3xd Strike King crank baits to get on these fish.
Blue gill can be found on bluffs with crickets.
crappie at night under lights
hybrid between the islands trolling with live shad
catfish on flats and points live cut bait is great.
I hope this report finds you all well and your live wells full!