Cumberland River, Kentucky Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Cumberland River, KY
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Cumberland River, Kentucky Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Flows are good. Streamer bite and dry dropper. Good fishable windows will increase as the season gets going. Watch the variable flows and target the correct section of river.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 6 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Cumberland River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 5000 cfs

Visibility: 28 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

Best time of day to fish: Morning

Best stretch: Any area with low water

Best access point: Public access points below Wolf Creek Dam Wolf Creek dam, Helm's landing, Burkesville.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges, several mayfly species, caddis, stoneflies, terrestrials. Dry flies and dry droppers right now. Streamers on higher water. Our guides have the flies dialed in.

Fish species: Rainbow, Brown, and Brook trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Bluegrass International Airport, Lexington KY

Techniques & Tips

Be prepared for various techniques. Indicator nymphing for go-to. Streamers tight to the rocks and bank on high water. Terrestrial pattererns and dry dropper.

7-Day Forecast

Weather and water flow look good for the week ahead. We are now booking trips here. Call Dane 770-655-9210 to get on the water. 07/06/20

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