Barbara & I fished the Cumberland several weeks ago, over two separate weekends. It was SLOW! The River is way down even with the draw down at Wolfe Creek Dam. In most places we could wade all of the way across, dodging the deeper holes. I would fish nymphs, such as Copper Johns, Zebra Midges, BH Princes, or Wooley Boogers in the morning. There's been a midge hatch around noon, so you might try a #22 BWO, or a Griffiths Gnat.
The White River in Arkansas from Fairview down to Cotter is your best bet. Large Rainbows and Browns in the pools. For a place to stay, and fish, try Stetsons, you can walk from your cabin down to the water and wade. Rates are reasonable for the cabins, and they have jon boats for rent.
Just watch the rocks as there are a lot of submerged boulders in the river.
Stetsons can also set you up with a guide if you wish.
The White River is a tailwater of Bull Shoals Dam, and they do have generations on a daily basis, be mindful of the rising water, as you can get in trouble very quickly.
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