Cumberland River, Kentucky Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Cumberland River, Kentucky Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fish the stretches with lower flows on them.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
8 / 12 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Cumberland River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 9700 cfs

Visibility: 28 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 57 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. Dry- dropper my current favorite. Streamers tight to the rocks and bank on high water. Terrestrials starting now.

7-Day Forecast

Excellent conditions now. Call Dane 770-655-9210 to get on the water. 08/12/19

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