Cumberland River Fly Fishing Report 4-29-19

Get those fly rods out because early summer fishing on the Cumberland river is coming fast! My apologies for not posting a fishing report for a while, but there’s been little to report regarding fishing the Cumberland river tailwater until now. During the Fall (2018) and Spring (2019), several heavy precipitation cycles hit the entire Southeast with tons of reservoir filling rain. The results were record setting lake levels, out of this world water releases from area dams, and downstream flooding. Nearly every tailwater in the Southeast experienced very high flows causing fly fisherman to seek other avenues to fish somewhere other than the Southeast. We all sat at our tying stations wond

Cumberland River 'Boat Ramp' Report

Been getting a ton of questions about fishing and boat ramp conditions. As of this writing, the Corps of Engineers is still pushing 17,380 CFS 24 hours a day and the lake level is at 723.90 and steadily dropping. The river water quality is still very chalky and sediment ridden. Spring fishing is not far off if lake levels and generation schedules would calm just a bit more. I visited the river today to get an idea of ramp conditions. I think the pictures below will answer a few questions. View looking down Kendall boat ramp. Erosion of left side of Kendall ramp Erosion of left side of Kendall Ramp Erosion of right side of Kendall Ramp Kendall boat ramp barrier Looking up Ray Mann Road A

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