Pool 5 - Green River

Pool 5 of the Green River is located near Brownsville, KY. This pool is about 14 miles in length with public boat ramps located on the upper, middle and lower sections of the pool. There are three major tributaries (Beaverdam Creek, Alexander Creek and Big Bear Creek) in this section of the Green River. This area is popular for largemouth bass, spotted bass, walleye, sauger, muskellunge, crappie and bluegill fishing. Boaters and anglers should use caution when boating or fishing above and below lock and dam structures.

 

 

Google Maps Link to Green RIver Pool 5 Stream Access Sites

 

 

 


 

 


Green River Pool 5 Access Site to Site Mileages

Put In Access Site

Take Out Access Site

Total River Miles

Brownsville City Ramp Alexander Creek Ramp 4.8
Alexander Creek Ramp Lock and Dam 5 Ramp 7.2

 

 


Recommended River Levels for Boating/Fishing*

Green River at Munfordsville, KY
Rating Flow in cubic feet per second (cfs)
Low <450 cfs
Good 450-700 cfs
High >700 cfs
Green River at Brownsville, KY
Rating Gauge Height in Feet (ft)
Low <9.0 ft
Good 9.0-10.0 ft
High >10.0 ft
*These ratings are only recommendations. Skill and experience will dictate levels appropriate for each angler.

Resources for River Levels:

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Lake Lake/River Reports
(Provides daily dam discharges and forecasted release schedules)


Daily Lake Report
3 Day Lake Release Forecast

 

U.S. Geological Survey
(Provides real time stream flows on rivers and stream around the state)


Current Stream Levels at Munfordville, KY

Current Stream Levels at Brownsville, KY

Green River Pool 5 Public Access Site Descriptions

 

Brownsville City Ramp: (Additional Information/Directions)

 

Located below Hwy 259 Bridge, this single lane concrete ramp is usable by all trailered watercraft. There is a paved parking lot, with security lights, for more than 25 vehicles. This ramp is located about 1.4 miles downstream of Lock and Dam #6. The water at this site is pooled up and has plenty of depth for operating gas motors, but beware of underwater obstructions.

 


 

Alexander Creek Ramp: (Additional Information/Directions)

 

This access point has a single lane concrete ramp suitable by all trailered watercraft. There is a gravel parking area located at the top of the ramp. This ramp is located mid-pool between Lock and Dam #5 and #6 at the mouth of Alexander Creek. Bank fishing access is available at this location. This is a Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources stocking site.

 


 

Lock and Dam 5 Ramp: (Additional Information/Directions)

 

This ramp is a single lane concrete ramp that is suitable for all trailered watercraft. This ramp is located across from the mouth of Bear Creek. Boaters should use caution, this ramp is located directly upstream of Lock and Dam 5. There is a gravel parking lot located at the top of the ramp that is suitable for less than 25 vehicles. Bank fishing access is also available at this location.

 


 

Bear Creek Ramp: (Additional Information/Directions)

 

This ramp is a single lane concrete ramp that is suitable for all trailered watercraft. This ramp is located across from the mouth of Bear Creek. Boaters should use caution, this ramp is located directly upstream of Lock and Dam 5. There is a gravel parking lot located at the top of the ramp that is suitable for less than 25 vehicles. Bank fishing access is also available at this location.

 


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Fishing Tips

Kentucky/Largemouth Bass
Focus fishing effort around the mouth of creeks, rocky banks and bank slides with woody debris. Anglers have good luck fishing crawfish imitating soft plastic baits Texas-rigged, medium running crank baits, spinners and a variety of top water baits. Match bait colors to the water conditions: natural patterns work best in clearer water (white, watermelon seed), while in muddy conditions use dark color (ex: black) or very bright color (chartreuse) baits that produce vibration.
Bluegill
Fishing should be focused around woody debris in areas that are pooled with little current. Try fishing a variety of live baits (worms, wax worms, crickets, etc.) under a bobber/cork or small tube jigs and curly-tailed grubs.
Sauger/Walleye
The best time to fish is from December through March when fish congregate toward the tailwaters of Lock and Dam 6. Try fishing jigs with minnows or a curly-tailed grub bumping the bottom in back eddies and near the current. Metal jigging baits like spoons and blade baits also work in these areas.
Muskellunge
Throughout the year muskellunge anglers should focus their efforts around bank slides, log jams, the mouth of creeks and the tailwaters of Lock and Dam 6. Try using big inline spinners, swim baits and top water baits like buzz baits and walking baits. Good potential for trophy size fish (≥40 inches).
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Fisheries Overview

 

The following length frequencies are representative of the top 3 species sampled in Green River Pool 5.

Kentucky Spotted Bass length frequency graph 

 

Largemouth Bass length frequency graph 

 

Bluegill Length frequency graph 

 

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