If its prize winning trophy catches you’re angling for, Lake Cumberland is the best fishing spot for you! The 11 lb. 15 oz. world record Smallmouth Bass, a 58 lb. 4 oz Rockfish, a 22 lb. 7 oz Walleye, a 208 lb Catfish, and the national record 26 lb. 10 oz Brown Trout all came from these waters!
Lake Cumberland fishing is the best fishing in Kentucky and, in fact, is considered some of the best lake fishing in the USA – the variety of fish coming out of our waters is amazing. Lake Cumberland is famous for having great Crappie, Bream, Walleye, Trout, Catfish, plus five species of bass – Largemouth, Smallmouth, White, Kentucky Bass and Rock. One of the best features of Lake Cumberland fishing is the season is all year long and the fish are biting every single day!
Lake Cumberland is your destination for some of the best lake fishing in the US, providing the bays and coves that are natural environments and hot spots for Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass as they enter shallower waters to spawn in the early spring months. Crappie also inhabit the coves during the spring season, especially around brush and woody cover.
As the waters warm and spawning season ends for bass in May, the fish transition from bays to main lake points, often near areas that were spawning areas in the spring. Bass tend to move deeper as the waters warm and Lake Cumberland’s rocky points are perfect for Bass as well as Walleye and Stripers.