Cumberland River, Kentucky Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Cumberland River, Kentucky Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
High flows on the river again this week. Hatchery creek or alternate location may be best bet for next few weeks.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
3 / 18 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Cumberland River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 24000 cfs

Visibility: 28 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 46 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

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.

7-Day Forecast

Call for other southeastern options too. High water this week and for several to come. Anxiously awaiting lower flows.Stay tuned. Call Dane 770-655-9210 to get on the water. 03/18/2019

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