Elevations, Generation Schedule, Water Temperatures & Fishing Report:
If at anytime the Lake Cumberland information line has not yet been updated, please visit the USACE Water Management "River Status" online application and find Lake Cumberland under the "Lakes" tab.
The lake information for May 1st, 2019 as of 7 AM EST includes the headwater elevation at 721.49 ft. and the tailwater elevation at 549.89ft.
Water Temp: 66° F
Generation is scheduled from 7am-11pm. However, this is subject to change without notice or warning.
Fishing conditions on Lake Cumberland are reported as follows:
Smallmouth are being caught on the main lake points and creek pockets. The best baits are jigs, shaky heads, crankbaits, spinner baits, and swimbaits.
Largemouth are also being caught during the day in the backs of creeks around laydowns and spawning areas using jigs, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and a flipping bait..
Stripers can be caught during the day on deep diving crankbaits, live bait, and A-rigs on the creek banks and secondary points.
Walleye are being caught in the rivers and main channel flats on jigheads with a 3 inch grub and jerkbaits.
Crappie are being caught in creek pockets around cover using live 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.