Daily Fishing Update

Daily Fishing Report for Lake Cumberland

Fishing Information by Phone: (606) 678-8697

Elevations, Generation Schedule, Water Temperatures & Fishing Report:

The staff at Lake Cumberland is posting as frequently as possible daily fishing information, lake elevations and generation schedules on its Facebook page. Please be sure to follow us at http://www.facebook.com/lakecumberland. The public can also visit the USACE Water Management "River Status" online application and find Lake Cumberland under the "Lakes" tab.

The Pride of the Cumberland’s day to day activities vary; whether it’s gathering floating debris, finding or replacing regulatory buoys, or even tracking down a runaway dock. The Pride of the Cumberland is operating to ensure that our natural resources and recreational opportunities are available to the public 12 months out of the year. When possible information about where it is operating will be posted to the lake's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/lakecumberland

Fishing conditions on Lake Cumberland are reported as follows:


Smallmouth are being caught on the main lake points and secondary creek points. The best baits are jigs, shaky heads, topwater baits, and swimbaits.

Largemouth are also being caught during the day on main lake points , secondary points, and in the backs of creeks around cover using jigs, top water,  brush hawgs, shaky heads, and plastic worm.

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, jerk baits, and spoons.

Crappie are being caught during the day in creek pockets and main lake 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.

Safety Message:

Angler fishing on Lake CumberlandThe 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!