Articles from March 2017



Barren River Lake Fishing Report

As storms roll in to Barren River Lake this week, I think spring is here.

Jacksonian Bass Tournament April 1

The Jacksonian Bass Tournament will be this Saturday, April 1, from 6 a.m.- 2 p.m., from Port Oliver Recreation Area.

Barren River Lake Fishing Report

There are many opportunities to fish from the bank on Barren River Lake.

Trophy bass sought for propagation

Trophy bass donated to the Trophy Bass Propagation Program go to Pfeiffer Fish Hatchery near Frankfort for spawning. The department stocks the trophy offspring to the original lake and select other lakes in fall.

Spring is can’t-miss time for muskellunge

Experienced anglers know spring is one of the can’t-miss times of the year for muskellunge.

State Park Campground opens March 31; stay one night, get second night free

Barren River Lake State Park Campground opens Friday, March 31.

Metal Docks by Quality Docks, LLC approved for Barren River Lake

Metal docks by Quality Docks, LLC have been approved for Barren River Lake.

Barren River Lake Fishing Report

Bass, crappie, hybrids, and catfish were all biting on Barren River Lake this week.

Barren among up and coming fisheries

Barren River is one of the Fisheries Division’s Fishing Forecast’s “Up and Coming Fisheries,” a savory menu of potential fishing trips for anglers to try in the coming year.

Twisted Oliver Trail work underway

Work is underway on the new Twisted Oliver Trail on Barren River Lake showing in the Port Oliver Recreation Area.