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:
36.912824
Maximum Depth (ft):
197
County:
Wayne
Longitude:
-84.756088
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):
At 56 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
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):
With the water temperature at 56 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Cumberland Lake Crappie Rating:
3.5
Cumberland Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
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 catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Cumberland Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
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
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:46 EST

Sunset:

20:25 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full