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...

July 17, 2018

                                 Nymphing is the name of the game on the Cumberland.

Slightly higher than average temperatures and great trout fishing have been the trend over the past few weeks on the Cumberland River.   Summer is in full swing and cool, foggy mornings on th...

August 29, 2017

                                                Lots of 16-20" fish being caught right now.

Fishing on the Cumberland River has been good and well, I might say interesting.  There’s been a ton going on...

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. 

No...

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...

May 22, 2015

.Today was the first day in  while that the Corps didn't have a crazy generation schedule in the morning and Cumberland Bottom Ticklers was there to take advantage of it.   Water clarity was still a bit off, but water temp was good.  The morning looked like it would be very productive with a nice fog bank, overcast and no wind at all.  A old friend from Lexington and I picked off a few here and there, but no real size.  The bi...

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