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Lake Barkley Fishing



Lake Barkley Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Lake Barkley, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Spotted Sunfish

  2. Spotted Sunfish

    There is a 14.39% catch rate for Spotted Sunfish, based on 20 Spotted Sunfish counted.

    Lake Barkley Spotted Sunfish Counts Chart
    Spotted

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  3. Bluegill

  4. Bluegill

    There is a 12.23% catch rate for Bluegill, based on 17 Bluegill counted.

    Lake Barkley Bluegill Counts Chart
    Bluegill

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  5. Longear Sunfish

  6. Longear Sunfish

    There is a 12.23% catch rate for Longear Sunfish, based on 17 Longear Sunfish counted.

    Lake Barkley Longear Sunfish Counts Chart
    Longear

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  7. Green Sunfish

  8. Green Sunfish

    There is a 9.35% catch rate for Green Sunfish, based on 13 Green Sunfish counted.

    Lake Barkley Green Sunfish Counts Chart
    Green

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  9. Common Carp

  10. Common Carp

    There is a 6.47% catch rate for Common Carp, based on 9 Common Carp counted.

    Lake Barkley Common Carp Counts Chart
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  11. Largemouth Bass

  12. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 6.47% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 9 Largemouth Bass counted.

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  13. Spotted Bass

  14. Spotted Bass

    There is a 5.04% catch rate for Spotted Bass, based on 7 Spotted Bass counted.

    Lake Barkley Spotted Bass Counts Chart
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  15. Warmouth

  16. Warmouth

    There is a 5.04% catch rate for Warmouth, based on 7 Warmouth counted.

    Lake Barkley Warmouth Counts Chart
    Warmouth

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  17. Channel Catfish

  18. Channel Catfish

    There is a 4.32% catch rate for Channel Catfish, based on 6 Channel Catfish counted.

    Lake Barkley Channel Catfish Counts Chart
    Channel

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  19. Redfin Pickerel

  20. Redfin Pickerel

    There is a 4.32% catch rate for Redfin Pickerel, based on 6 Redfin Pickerel counted.

    Lake Barkley Redfin Pickerel Counts Chart
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Recommendations above based on 23 species of fish and 139 fish counted for June around Lake Barkley.

To date, there are 34 species of fish and a total of 1024 fish counted for Lake Barkley and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 7/26/1890 (134 years).

Last Update: 6/13/2024 3:45:55 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Lake Barkley are the following:

  1. Bruton Spring Creek


  2. Old Lock


  3. Bear Creek


  4. Baros Creek


  5. Flathead Catfish82


  6. Submerged Culvert


  7. Neville Bay


  8. Submerged Culvert


  9. Submerged Culvert


  10. Submerged Culvert


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Top Lake Barkley Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Fisherman's Friend Bait-Tackle


  2. King Creek Resort and Marina
    Our private, full service marina offers boat rentals for our guests and a store. We also have luxury pontoon and fishing boats. Our 40 slip marina is new in 2018!! Non-ethanol gasoline is available at the Marina. The store has what you need whether i

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Top Lake Barkley Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Lucky Lady Guide Service
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Top Lake Barkley Marinas

  1. Lake Barkley Marina


  2. Kenlake Marina Corporation
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