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Trophy size musky (>40 inches) can be found throughout the Barren River, especially around creek mouths.
Looking down river from the Barren River VPA #3 access, located below the Highway 101 Bridge crossing in Allen County.
Barren River angler, Mike Votaw, shows off an 18 inch smallmouth bass.
Martinsville Ford/Claypool Ramp provides easy access to the Barren River for small john boats, canoes and kayaks.
Barren River is a very scenic river providing a diversity of habitat and an excellent fishery.
Looking downstream from the Potter-Combs Ramp located in Weldon Pete Park near downtown Bowling Green, KY.
Fisheries technician, Nick Keeton, shows off a nice largemouth bass collected and released during sampling. Target woody debris in the slower pools for best largemouth bass fishing.
The pedestrian bridge over Barren River from the Riverview Park in Bowling Green, KY.
Quality smallmouth bass can be found throughout Barren River, target shallow areas with rocky banks.
The view overlooking the confluence of the Barren and Green rivers near Woodbury, KY.
Looking upstream from the James R. Hines Landing Park. This park provides anglers with paved parking, security lights, concrete boat ramp, picnic tables and bank fishing.
This nice 40 inch musky was collected and released between Beech Bend Park and James R. Hines Landing Park during a routine sport fish survey.
Jay Herrala holds a bowfin that was collected and released in the lower Barren River. Barren River is home to a wide variety of fish species.
Barren River provides boaters spectacular views like this photograph that was taken near Lonnie White Ramp.
David Dick displays two nice largemouth bass collected and released during spring electro-fishing surveys downstream of Lonnie White Park.
Barren River looking upstream from the Greencastle area toward Lock and Dam 1 during low water conditions.
Nice channel catfish can be found throughout the Barren River. David Baker holds up a couple nice channel catfish collected and released below Greencastle.
White and black crappie can be caught in the slower pools in the Barren River. Nick Keeton holds several 11 inch black crappie collected and released in the lower sections of Barren River.