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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cumberland Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Cumberland Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Kentucky
Latitude:
36.9128240000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
197
County:
Wayne
Longitude:
-84.7560880000000000000
Normal Elevation (ft):
760
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
65530
Water Temp Factors:
Powerplant
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2012-11-11
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 60
bass: slow
Guest
2011-06-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 75
Memorial day weekend. Surface water temps varied from 72 - 78 depending on where you were. Lower temps in main body and western creeks, Upper end in back of northern and eastern end creek arms.
Cumberland Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Cumberland Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Cumberland Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
Cumberland Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- caught some nice ones on spinnerbaits. late in the evening 06/11/2012
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Cumberland Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Cumberland Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Cumberland Lake Walleye Rating:
3
Cumberland Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use gold jig heads and a minnow
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Cumberland Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
Cumberland Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Cumberland Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
Cumberland Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Cumberland Lake White Bass Rating:
2.5
Cumberland Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- the spott marked closely on map , it is in main body of water we fish it hard every year for week ave . size 2.5 lbs. water temp must be 73 degrees or greater and early mourning sun with light wind under 5 mph. is helpful with slight wind we catch an average of 60 fish per person best week for us has been june 14 2 days befor and 4 after enjoy and bring a wind veriety of small plastics and tubes . also would hurt to find a few silver on white and neon small roosters they r your stray smalleys that hang they edgesof white bass school\'s would hurt to have that tackle as well they r usally good females that r very agressive that are coming off the shallows and hungry off spawn beds in an area that is not far headed due west from spott marked on map good luck and hope this tip helps enjoy
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cumberland Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
Cumberland Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

06:49 EST

Sunset:

20:22 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full