Lake Barkley near Clarksville, Tennessee
You won’t hear as much about Lake Barkley as you will hear about lake Kentucky but Lake Barkley definitely has a fishery that is almost if not as good as Lake Kentucky. For Black and largemouth bass fish fallen trees, weeds, shallow coves, and feeder creeks. For smallmouth bass consider fishing rocks and old creek channels. Use crank baits, spinners, and jigs for all the bass. You will find nice crappies near the dam, fallen trees, and old creek/river channels. Try jigs, live bait, and small crank baits for crappies. Good white bass fishing can be found in the old creek/river channels and near inlets (closer to shore when it's cold farther away). Jigs, live bait, and Zip Lures are some of the best white bass baits. If you come here to fish for saugers try fishing near the dam, gravel bars, and drop offs with jigs, live bait, and soft plastics. Good luck fishing!
Lake Barkley Fishing near Clarksville, Tennessee
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Lake
Lat/Long: 36.535328 -87.368065
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Description for Lake Barkley, Montgomery County, Tennessee
Lake Barkley is a lake located just .6 miles from Clarksville, in Montgomery County, in the state of Tennessee, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including redear sunfish, sauger, carp, crappie, sunfish, yellow bass, bream/bluegill, warmouth, white bass, black bass, sucker, blue catfish, green sunfish, largemouth bass, flathead catfish, panfish, bullhead, smallmouth bass, catfish, striped bass, perch, rock bass and drum here. Whether you’re baitcasting, casting, fly fishing, spinning or trolling your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Lake Barkley.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Tennessee Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
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