Hello, Dane here with a much needed July fly fishing update for all of the southeastern anglersout there. We have begun our 2021 Cumberland river fishing season. Check out these photos from last week.
The Cumberland river below Wolf Creek dam on Lake Cumberland in south central Kentucky is where we will be focusing our guiding efforts during the next few months through October. The guides have enjoyed the opportunity to prefish the river and are ready for daily trips there now. The water temps are a little cooler than this time last year. We had readings of 53F last week 30 miles below the dam. So fish activity should increase as temps reach the upper 50's. Water clarity is still slightly less than desired, but the bite is good and clarity is increasing rapidly as the frontal systems diminish. We seem to be catching more brown trout this year than last. We have good availability for the upcoming months. If you are interested in multi-boat days for more than 2 anglers, booking earlier is better than later.
Here are a few good facts to know about fishing with us here:
- We base out of and fish the Burkesville, Ky. area. When conditions require, we can fish the area upstream directly below Wolf creek dam.
- We have jet boat and drift boat flexibility.
- We strongly encourage at least 2 day fishing trips here unless you live a short distance away. Fishing is usually good, but different every day.
- The Cumberland river holds the largest average trout size of any of our southeastern rivers east of the Mississippi.
- Drive times from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Louisville are 2-2.5 hours.
- Drive times from Atlanta and Birmingham are 4.5 hours.
- Drive time from Cincinnati is 3.5 hours.