Cumberland Lake Tailwater:  Brown Trout & Rainbow Trout Fishing

The cold waters of Cumberland Lake form the Cumberland River and these tailwaters are home to some good fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout.  Due to the regulations that are in place, it’s a good place to catch some fish and bigger trout are available.  Most anglers fish the tailwaters in a boat due to the fact that there are long stretches without access to the river.

Stripers from 5 to 15 pounds are common with many fish in the 20 to 30 pound class.  On this lake, striped bass get the most attention.  If you are looking for a guide, there are many guides on the lake available to target striped bass.  Trolling and fishing with live baits over deeper water are the popular techniques for catching stripers here.  At times, the topwater bite can be very good as well.

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