October 13, 2018

         3 generators (2) sluice gates and (1) orifice at Wolf Creek Dam

What's going on with the generation at Wolf Creek Dam?  I've been asked that question more over the past two weeks than I have over the past 17 years.  It's prime time for fishing on the Cumberland river, but recent generation schedules are keeping most fly fisherman off the river.  Central and Southeastern Kentucky usually av...

September 10, 2018

Fly fishing for trout on the Cumberland river hasn't been on fire, but it's been close.  Over the past 2 weeks our seasonal temperatures have changed, more leaves are transitioning to fall color, generation schedules have been mixed, and trout in the river have noticed all of this. 

       Fly fisherman are enjoying quality trout everywhere on the Cumberland right now.

Of importance to fly fish...

October 18, 2017

                                               Fun times on the Cumberland River right now.

It’s been a while since the last fishing report.   My apologies for not posting a report in a while, but life has...

July 31, 2017

Welcome to full blown summer in South Central Kentucky.  So far this summer has been a blast on the river. Fishing on the Cumberland River lately has been anywhere from outstanding to average.  I've guided recent trips where 60 plus fish were brought to net and I've guided a couple of recent trips where we struggled to get the numbers.  Every year I have a couple of days where I think I've got the river figured out and dialed...

July 4, 2017


                      Smooth casting 14 year old Garris getting it done on the Cumberland last week                      

Happy Fourth of July!  It's that time of year again for cookouts, fields full of lightning bugs at n...

June 1, 2017

It's been a while since the last fishing report, but that doesn't mean we haven't been fishing!  Most of spring and early summer on the Cumberland river found water conditions to be a bit high to realistically nymph with much success.  We did a lot of fishing in the beautiful Smoky Mountains during high water events on the Cumberland and caught a lot of wild fish, especially brookies. 


January 6, 2017

Well, it looks like Mr. Winter has finally decided to show up in the bluegrass state.  Don't let cold, nasty weather stop you from going fly fishing.  The Cumberland might be high right now due to generation, but don't let it hamper you from going to Hatchery Creek, the Smoky Mountains, or maybe trying a trip with a more southern location.   Hatchery Creek has been fishing well.  Watch for redds and be gentle if you catch a fi...

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