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    Default Fishing the Cumberland

    I'm new to the site and to all of you, but I just want to tell you guys that I fish the cumberland often, and may be able to give some advice. I'm sure I can use much more advice than I can give.

    I look forward to talking to you guys.

    If your extremely board check out my website www.cumberlandtroutbum.com
    It is still under construction.

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    Hi there CTB,

    Welcome to the board.

    I am in Louisville and have just started fishing Cumberland. I have only gone to Helms and Rock House. Had a little luck at Helms.

    I hope you don't mind me picking your brain from time to time. I really want to fish there more.
    David

    "My Biggest worry is that when I'm dead and gone, my wife will sell my fly-fishing gear for what I said I paid for it."

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    whats happening on the cumberland? what hatches are going on? been wanting to get up there but have not heard any good reports. i have gotten a recent report that 2 guides had 4 clients on the river only one boat caught any fish and only 3 were caught in 1 boat the other boat had none. not good reports tuff traveling that far and paying those fees and no fish.

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    Cumberlandtroutbum, welcome to the board! You have a special river up there. I just fished it for the first time and am very impressed. Hope you'll post some reports from up there...

    Quote Originally Posted by billyspey View Post
    been wanting to get up there but have not heard any good reports.
    It is fishing well...at least it was yesterday...

    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

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    Default Amazing...

    PA, I'm completely convinced that you could catch a large brown out of the ditch that runs in front of my house, if water were in it!! (maybe even without the water....)

    Nice Fish!!!

    "Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if he kept his mouth shut."

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    Thanks for making me feel welcome guys. I fished the Cumberland last Tuesday, and it was a little slow. We caught 3, 2 bows and 1 brown. I spent the first half paddling my wife trying to get her on some fish. By the time I started fishing it had got so windy that my wife couldn't control the boat so I had to take the oars again.

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    PA, if you don't mind me asking what worked best for you on the cumberland the other day?

    We caught all of ours on CJ's


    By the way guys the talk is since the water has been so low the last couple of years due to the dam problem that a natural spawn may have occurred. In just a few the browns will be hitting the shallows to hopefully have a successfull spawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandtroutbum View Post
    PA, if you don't mind me asking what worked best for you on the cumberland the other day?
    I was catching fish on midge and egg patterns...
    "Then He said to them, 'Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" Matthew 4:19

    Guided Fly Fishing with David Knapp
    The Trout Zone Blog
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    Hi Cumberlandtroutbum,

    There are a lot of fishermen that could use that name.

    The water may be low on Cumberland River but you can't beat the fishing. I haven't been on the river this month as of yet but am planing to in a couple of weeks. Last Oct. the water conditions were simular to now and the fishing couldnot have been any beter. The Browns were spawning on every showl from the dam to winfreys. In the 35 years that I have fished the river I think that it is the best yet. I catch most of my fish on zebra midges (16 thru 20) under a stimulater or prince using an indicator. This works good for me all winter or until the water gets to high then I switch to woolybuggers and leechs.

    Good Luck

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    Thanks for the info oldtimer. Zebra midges, pheasant tails, copper johns, and the prince is about all I use. I was just checking to see if anyone was on to something that I was not. I'm young and always trying to learn something from you guys. Hope you have good look when you head to the cumberland. Let me know how you do. I have to head to a conference in a few days and will not be able to fish this weekend.

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