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Daily Fishing Update

Daily Fishing Report for Lake Cumberland 

Fishing Information by Phone: (606) 678-8697

Elevations, Generation Schedule, Water Temperatures & Fishing Report:

The lake information for May 24, 2016 as of 12 AM includes the headwater elevation at 723.36 ft and the tailwater elevation at 555.06 ft.  The generation schedule from:  Midnight until Midnight.

However, this is subject to change without notice or warning.

Also, as  of May 23, 2016 the water temperature at Burnside Marina was 68.1 at the Surface, 67.6 at 5 feet, 67 at 10 feet, 65 at 15 feet, 63.6 at 20 feet, 61.8 at 25 feet, and 60.8 at 30 feet.            

The bluegill and shell crackers are being caught on red worms and crickets in the creeks and in the pockets on the main lake. 

Smallmouth bass are off the nest and are guarding fry and can be difficult to catch due to the high water.

Walleye can be found on the red clay flats on the main lake. You can catch them using bottom bouncers with night crawler harnesses and pulling crankbaits. 

Stripers are caught during the day and night. The daytime on live bait and top water and nighttime along the bluff walls.

For more information on the generation schedule seven days a week please call 270-343-0153. You may also call the Lake Cumberland Natural Resource Management Office at 606-679-6337 during the week.

Safety Message:

The Nashville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to bring attention to the dangers present in the tail water of dams.  It is mandatory at Lake Cumberland everyone in a boat, no matter their age, must properly wear a life jacket if they are located in the discharge of Wolf Creek Dam to Kendall Day-Use Ramp.  Other guidelines to follow to increase water safety is to not anchor to the dam, be aware of the generation schedule, realize the generation schedule is subject to change at any given time, and wear a life jacket when on Lake Cumberland or on the tail water of Wolf Creek Dam.  With the efforts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as everyone in the public we can work together to make boating a more safe and enjoyable experience!


Angler fishing on Lake Cumberland