Barren River Lake


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Barren River Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing Quality Assessment

Note: 9,674 acre lake To protect Native strain walleye during restoration, there is a two fish daily creel limit with an 18- to 26-inch protective slot limit for walleye in the upper Barren River and its tributaries, The area includes the Barren River, Barren River Lake and all tributaries upstream of Barren River Lake Dam. It also includes Barren River and all tributaries downstream of the lake to Lock and Dam 1. All walleye caught from these waters between 18 and 26 inches must be immediately released.


Special Fishing Regulations for Barren River Lake

SpeciesRegulation DescriptionNotesKRSKAR
WHITE CRAPPIEMust be 10 inches or over, Statewide creel limits apply 
BLACK CRAPPIEMust be 10 inches or over, Statewide creel limits apply 
LARGEMOUTH BASSMust be 15 inches or over - 1 largemouth bass or smallmouth bass under 15 inches allowed, Statewide creel limits apply 
SMALLMOUTH BASSMust be 15 inches or over - 1 largemouth bass or smallmouth bass under 15 inches allowed, Statewide creel limits apply 
HYBRID STRIPED BASSStatewide Regulations Apply 
WHITE BASSStatewide Regulations Apply 
YELLOW BASSStatewide Regulations Apply 
REDEAR SUNFISHStatewide Regulations Apply 
SPOTTED BASSStatewide Regulations Apply 
BLUE CATFISHLimit 15 per angler, channel catfish and blue catfish combined - No more than 1 fish may be over 25 inches 
CHANNEL CATFISHLimit 15 per angler, channel catfish and blue catfish combined - No more than 1 fish may be over 25 inches 
WALLEYE18-26 inch protective slot limit. All fish between 18 and 26 inches must be released. Limit 2 per angler for other sizes. 


Access Sites (Click the Access Site Name for More Info)

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Access Type

NameMap RefTypeRamp SurfaceFeeMarinaCounty
Austin Ramp   9Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo UnknownBarren
Baileys Point Ramp   4Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedYes NoneAllen
Barren River Lake WMA   7Carry-down onlyNoneNo NoneBarren
Barren River SRP Campground Ramp    Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneBarren
Beaver Creek Ramp BRL   6Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedYes NoneBarren
BRL State Park Ramp   8Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo Year Round - Limited HoursBarren
Browns Ford Ramp   12Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedYes NoneAllen
Dry Creek Unit WMA   11Carry-down onlyNoneNo NoneBarren
Narrows Marina   9Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo Year Round - Limited HoursBarren
Narrows Ramp   5Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedYes Year Round - Limited HoursBarren
Peninsula Ramp   3Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedYes Year Round - Limited HoursBarren
Port Oliver Ramp    Any trailerable recreational boatPavedYes NoneAllen
Quarry Road Beach   2Carry-down onlyNoneYes NoneBarren
Walnut Creek Ramp   10Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo Seasonal - Limited HoursAllen