Hello friends! I must say this has been the best two weeks I have had on Barren River Lake in 10 years. The bass are on point. It is akin to the good ol days. I have no idea what the difference is this May but I am sure glad it is here.
I can’t help but wonder if the high water this spring which caused the lake to be tough had an effect on the fish. They were more scattered and that made the pressure seem less. Now that the water is down the fish are in their normal pattern, but they just seem eager to eat. For me the days of catching a boat full of fish had seemed a thing of the past. But me and a few of my readers are all seeing the same trend. Good size and good numbers!
So what are those green guys doing? They are on transition banks close to pockets or coves. Where the channel begins to move away from the bluff. This pattern should hold through this week I believe. Once you dial it in you should catch 3 to 4 fish off each little area. It is a small portion of the bank these fish are relating to. You just fish it until you start dialing it in. Soft plastics Texas rigged os the trick. Fish your confidence color and it should work.
Mark Towe, is in the feature image up top. He boated some chunks over the weekend. He told me it was his best day on the lake so far. Ross Anglin, above has also boated some chunks the last two weeks. How about that Fishers of Men cap Ross, Thanks for the support! Eric Price, below has really been on them as well.
Fishers of Men has a tournament on Nolin on the 9th of June we would sure love to see you all come out! We are on Barren on the 30th of June. Weigh in will be at three for each event. send me an email or call for more information.
Catfish have been good as well. Good numbers are being caught on live worms in coves. Soon they will be moving to the rock walls, crickets on pop eye jigs are the ticket for that. Go see Todd at Barren Outdoors he can put you on the right stuff. Don’t forget you can park at the bridges and fish that rip raff the same way, the catfish will be there too.
Some hybrid are being caught trolling in the channels. Live shad is best.
Blue Gills are everywhere right now. Get some crickets and you should fill a basket up!
It is with a heavy heart that I let you all know, my friend Eddie Goode lost his daughter over the weekend in a car accident. I ask that you all Pray for the family. Eddie and his family love to fish and love Jesus, and are a blessing to all who know them.
In closing I want to thank my Sponsors, Barren Outdoors, GLoomis, Shimano, Jakal, Power Pro Lines, and Freddie’s Dugout. If you all enjoy reading these reports, please give these folks some support, without them this could not happen. I also want to send a shout out to Fishers of Men tournament trail. If you guys want to be involved with a great organization check them out.
Good Luck and God Bless!