Lake Cumberland is a large lake located in southern Kentucky. Because of its temperate climate, Lake Cumberland has a very long recreational season that thousands of visitors take advantage of every year. This lake has become a major tourism destination for people that enjoy boating, swimming, fishing and just relaxing by the lake.
Fishing is very popular for a variety of species, however, most people come here for the tremendous striped bass fishery. If you know what you’re doing or you decide to fish with a guide, you have a good chance to catch good numbers of striped bass with some big fish mixed in too. Take a look at our Lake Cumberland Fishing Tips page for more fishing information.
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|Lake Cumberland||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1.25||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1.75||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Area businesses relating to boat storage, rentals, repair, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|