Sunday follow up.....well I change my mind on the jerkbait thing and went up the creeks with about 100 other boats. Barren feels like Taylorsville right now. It's like the same 200 guys scratching it out for that one 3 pounder a day. Absolutely ridiculous.....muddy and cold....I'd go to KY lake or Dale if I were anyone deciding to spend a weekend.
I pretty much scratched out a few on crankbaits up shallow like everyone else.....I tried some other things....got no love. I didn't fish past noon and the evening bite was probably the deal....I saw a lot of deer moving on the way back to Louisville so the bite might have improved for the evening bite. I still stand by my advice stated earlier and don't recommend this lake for at least another month.