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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:

If at anytime the Lake Cumberland information line has not yet been updated, please visit TVA. Gov and look for Wolf Creek lake levels.

The lake information for February 21st 2019 as of 7 AM includes the headwater elevation at 745.18 ft. and the tailwater elevation at 562.78 ft. Generation is scheduled from Midnight - Midnight (2 or more Gen.). Spillway gates will be open until further notice.

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

On February 20th the surface water temperature at Burnside Island was 50 °F


Fishing conditions on Lake Cumberland are reported as follows:



Smallmouth are being caught on the main lake on points and pockets. The best baits are jigs, shaky heads, crankbaits, swimbaits, and jerkbaits. 

Largemouth are also being caught during the day in creeks along the brush. Also try the back of the creeks using A-rigs, jigs, spinnerbaits, and jerkbaits..


Stripers can be caught during the day on deep diving crankbaits and live bait on the main channel banks and secondary creeks.


Walleye are being caught in the rivers and main channel flats on jerkbaits and 3'' grubs on a 1/4 oz. jig head.


Crappie are best on the main lake pockets around cover and in the creeks using minnows and jigs.



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 that 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