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CAPTAIN JIM’S CUMBERLAND RIVER FISHING REPORT Provided by Captain Jim Durham Owner StriperFun Guide Service, Dale Hollow Charters, Captain Jim Marine Electronics & Captain Jim Lures DATE OF REPORT: March 7, 2017 • Latest water temperature: 47.3 ° F

CAPTAIN JIM’S CUMBERLAND RIVER STRIPER FISHING REPORT Provided by Captain Jim Durham Owner StriperFun Guide Service, Dale Hollow Charters, Captain Jim Marine Electronics & Captain Jim Lures Staff Writer for DATE OF REPORT: February 19th, 2017   Latest

CAPTAIN JIM’S LAKE CUMBERLAND AND CUMBERLAND RIVER STRIPER FISHING REPORT Provided by Captain Jim Durham Owner StriperFun Guide Service, Dale Hollow Charters, Captain Jim Marine Electronics & Captain Jim Lures Staff Writer for DATE OF REPORT: February 1,

Bids will soon be opening on a 115 million dollar project to relocate a section of U.S. Hwy 127. This will essentially re route traffic atop Wolf Creek Dam located on Lake Cumberland in Jamestown Ky. This project which is

The Route 90 bridge in Monticello has proudly been named, “The Houseboat Capital of the World Bridge.” Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin was joined this month by managers of Safe Harbor Marinas for an unveiling and dedication sign for the Route

Mill Springs Ghost Walk Hwy 235, Nancy KY 42544 The Mill Springs Ghost Walk is scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 5 th beginning at 5:30pm through 8:30 pm. This event, with over a decade of tradition, will transport you

Back in 2002 Pulaski County saw major industries move to locations in other countries thanks to NAFTA. Over 2,000 industrial jobs were lost in one year. Industrial dollars are purported to turn over four times as payroll dollars are spent

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Parks will offer lodging discounts to current and former members of our nation’s armed services with the “USA Military Discount” program from Nov. 1 to March 31, 2017. The program is available to those on

WASHINGTON (WBKO) — An amendment to a water law will keep Kentuckians from paying user fees at Lake Cumberland. Sen. Rand Paul proposed the amendment. The vote passed 95 to 3. It prevents the Army Corps of Engineers from charging

Not only did last weekend’s Lake Cumberland Poker Run mark the 10th anniversary of the event being hosted by Lake Cumberland State Dock in Jamestown, Ky., the popular poker run held on Friday and Saturday had a record number of

Suntex Marina Investors LLC (Suntex), an owner and operator of marina properties, announced today the acquisition of Wolf Creek Marina on Lake Cumberland, Kentucky. The purchase comes on the heels of the recent addition of State Dock Marina, also on

If you’re like me and love fishing, chances are you’ve visited Lake Cumberland at least once in your lifetime. But if you haven’t and a weekend getaway is what you’re after, then Cumberland might be exactly what you need. Rather

Four Kentucky State Park resorts in south-central Kentucky will receive an estimated $4.9 million in safety and aesthetic improvements over the next two years, officials announced Wednesday. The funding comes from $18 million approved this year by Gov. Matt Bevin

Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2016) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District has a new policy that governs the operation and use of recreational unmanned aerial systems (UAS) at all Nashville District lakes within the Cumberland River Basin.

Kentucky has more navigable miles of water than any state in the union, other than Alaska, although starting with only three small, naturally occurring lakes. Its many massive manmade bodies of water, however, attract millions of boating, fishing, paddlesporting, swimming

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – Last Thursday, Sharon Gorham and her husband were enjoying a boat ride on Lake Cumberland when they saw something swimming in the water. “I thought well it’s a deer, but it was too big to

RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – It was a very busy weekend on Lake Cumberland as people headed south to celebrate Memorial Day. The holiday weekend came quickly for many marina operators who were still scrambling to make repairs after ice

Despite Congressman Hal Rogers’ efforts to block funding for a reallocation study to determine fees cities and industrial users must pay for using water out of Lake Cumberland and share the cost for future repairs to Wolf Creek Dam, the

There was some concern during a dry period the first of April that lack of precipitation would keep Lake Cumberland from reaching pool stage as scheduled on May 15. Not to worry. Five to 7 inches of rain the last

MONTICELLO, Ky. (May 9, 2016) – J.B. King of Byrdstown, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds even Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on Lake Cumberland. For his victory, King took home $5,972.

The sudden turn to summer-like weather triggers thoughts of fun on Lake Cumberland and the 101-mile-long body of water is expected to be in perfect shape for the Ohio Navy and other visitors. U.S. 127 will be paved atop Wolf

Trout anglers will soon be fishing in a man-made creek that looks so real the fish won’t even notice the difference. Less than 21 months after ceremonially breaking ground, Kentucky’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, along with partners U.S.

SOMERSET, Ky. U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers has pulled funding for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer study of Lake Cumberland. The Lexington Herald-Leader ( reports Rogers inserted a provision into a $37.4 billion spending bill his committee approved last week

The director of tourism activity in Pulaski County expects a banner year for tourist-related businesses this coming summer with a definite increase in money left behind by visitors to the area. Carolyn Mounce, executive director, Somerset-Pulaski Convention & Visitors Bureau,

A newly created, mile-long Hatchery Creek below Wolf Creek Dam will open for trout anglers following a dedicatory ceremony at the site at 2 p.m. (CDT) Friday, April 29. Dignitaries from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and

Cabela’s Crappie USA (CUSA) has its sights set on Lake Cumberland for a two day Super Event. The April 8 – 9, 2016 contest will host some of the best crappie anglers in the nation as they compete for a

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park will host the 11th annual Earth Day Geocache Weekend April 22-24. Geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or

Kentucky State Parks have three special wild game meals scheduled in April that will whet your appetite! Pine Mountain State Resort Park will hold its Frontier Night Buffet on Saturday, April 9. The menu features a delicious selection of unique

A Dallas company has bought State Dock on Lake Cumberland. Suntex Marinas announced the purchase of State Dock, in Russell County, in a news release Thursday. The company and Bill Jasper, former president of State Dock, did not disclose the

The Kentucky Senate has approved a bill that would give public school districts an incentive to start school in late August. Senate Bill 50, sponsored by Sen. Chris Girdler, R-Somerset, was approved 33-4. Several lawmakers said they appreciated that the

FRANKFORT — The release of the annual Fishing Forecast by the Fisheries Division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is a welcome sign that spring isn’t far away. Reading the forecast primes the pump of enthusiasm for

JAMESTOWN, Ky. – A determined group of Army Junior ROTC cadets from Pulaski County High School and Southwestern High School planted 4,000 seedlings as part of a once-in-a-lifetime environmental restoration opportunity at a disposal area near Wolf Creek Dam today.

SOMERSET-Cities and businesses that have long used Lake Cumberland as a free water source will have to begin paying once the federal agency that controls the giant reservoir finishes a study of the issue. The price of using the lake

Kentucky has fewer waterfalls then one would expect, but what we lack in quantity, we make up in quality. We are home to the Niagara of the South, Cumberland Falls, among several other scenic areas. Wouldn’t it be great to

By Valarie Honeycutt Spears Kentucky travel industry officials have released a study that contends the early return to school each year is costing the state millions of dollars and thousands of jobs. The travel industry commissioned the study to support

By Lt. Col. Stephen Murphy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District commander SOMERSET, Ky. – A recent article in the Commonwealth Journal alleged that I said (in the author’s words) that water users around Lake Cumberland would soon have

FRANKFORT – Fisheries crews from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will be collecting sauger, striped bass, muskellunge and walleye in the coming weeks to supply the state’s hatcheries with broodstock to produce fish for stocking across Kentucky.

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – It’s been more than two weeks since heavy snow caused millions of dollars in damages to marinas on Lake Cumberland. Marina owners are now rushing to make repairs, before boaters arrive in the spring. Lee’s

FRANKFORT — Many anglers would drive a few hundred miles for a chance to catch an 8-pound walleye or a limit of tasty sauger. Kentuckians only have to drive to Campbellsville and head south on KY 55 to the Tailwater

The Rowan County Board of Education at its last board meeting approved the 2016-17 school calendar. The first day for students is set for Thursday, Aug. 11.  But a bill pending in the Kentucky Senate would push the start date

London will be wet. Registered voters within the city limits took to the polls Tuesday to answer one simple question: “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in the city limits of London, Kentucky?” The result was

PULASKI CO., Ky. (WKYT) – Today, cranes could be seen at Lees Ford Marina at Lake Cumberland. Roofs on docks were being lifted to reveal the damaged boats below. This comes almost a week after a snow storm dumped ice

Below is just a sample of the videos taken from Lake Cumberland following the biggest snowfall to be seen in the Lake Cumberland area in many years. The footage taken from helicopters, boaters and even drones shows the almost indescribable

JAMESTOWN, KY (WAVE) – Nature’s wrath gave Lexington video producer Jeb Smith a unique opportunity to audition his company’s newest technology Monday.  And the pictures his drone delivered may give a number of pleasure-boat owners the opportunity to recover some

‘YES’ TO ALCOHOL SALES By a final tally of 3,833 – 3,423, or a 410 vote margin, voters in Russell County voted to go “wet” following an historic special countywide local option election regarding alcohol sales on Tuesday. A total

Next Tuesday, January 19, Russell County voters will go to the polls to answer either “yes” or “no” to the question, “Are you in favor of the sale of alcoholic beverages in Russell County, Kentucky?” in the county’s special local

If Sen. Chris Girdler and rocker Alice Cooper have anything in common, it’s that both truly want school to be out for summer. Girdler — the Pulaski County native who represents Pulaski, as well as Lincoln and Boyle, in Frankfort

On a cool, early October day in 1958, Abe Black was fishing Lake Cumberland. The Corps reservoir was only six years old but was quickly earning a reputation as an excellent fishery for a variety of species, including walleye. Black,

JABEZ, Ky. (WKYT) – The investigation began in June when police say Glen “Randall” Dixon and his son, Josh, who worked at the Lake Cumberland 4 H Educational Center in Jabez, began making off with boxes of gun ammo. “Obviously

Change of administration in Frankfort has put aside an ardent supporter of General Burnside Island State Park, but Elaine Walker, now former commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Parks, has not lost her fervor for developing what she calls one

Did you know there are more than 300 miles of hiking trails at Kentucky State Parks? The parks are open all winter and have a busy schedule of outdoor and indoor events. While you might not have enough time to

The upper section of Hatchery Creek in Russell County will tentatively remain closed until Dec. 11 to allow contractors time to finish renovation work. Completion of this work is weather dependent. This section of creek, which is located below Lake

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With the sound of marine boat motors in the background, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District presented a “Clean Marina” certification flag to a Lake Cumberland marina during a brief ceremony Sept. 10, 2015. Conley

The Poker Run is back and better than ever for 2015! Combining the raw fury of over 150 of the country’s meanest & fastest powerboats with the fun & energy of Mardi Gras, this year’s Poker Run is sure to

After recently announcing his intent to re-introduce a bill that would push back the start of the school year — and extend the tourism season in the process — Senator Chris Girdler is now lobbying for all counties bordering Lake

More favorable construction weather has allowed work to proceed at a brisk pace on new Hatchery Creek below Wolf Creek Dam, and May 1, 2016, has been set as the official opening date of what has been called a trout

Lake Cumberland was recently voted one of the nation’s top vacation spots in a USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Award poll. Voters from across the country participated in the poll and decided the best recreational lake in the country, with

New information about a last week’s shooting at Lake Cumberland, near Conley Bottom, may put thousand of boaters at ease. While he hasn’t released many details, the Wayne County Sheriff said it appears to have been an “accidental shooting.” “It

An Ohio man was killed and his wife was injured in a boating accident Saturday night near Burnside Marina on Lake Cumberland in Pulaski County, state Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources officials said. The couple were identified as David

The Lake Cumberland Raft-Up started in 2010 breaking the Guiness World Record of having the most boats tied up together in a single raft-up. Let’s make this year’s RAFT-UP the best one yet! This is one of the biggest events

BURNSIDE, Ky. (WKYT) – Terry Drysdale of Independence had to wade out to the boat dock to get to his boat after parking his truck and trailer at Gen. Burnside Island State Park Friday afternoon. “I’m hoping I’m tall enough.

SOMERSET — Marina operators were pleased about the potential for a new business opportunity when Congress authorized floating cabins last year on lakes in the Cumberland River basin, including Lake Cumberland. Now, however, some operators are objecting to guidelines on

SOMERSET, Ky. (7/19/15) — The hills around Lake Cumberland are all abuzz, and it’s not with the sound of speedboats. More and more individuals in the area are coming to the county’s office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Runoff from heavy rains in the Cumberland River Basin is pushing the level of Lake Cumberland upward to the highest point since the seven-year rehabilitation of Wolf Creek Dam was completed. The lake is predicted to crest Sunday night at

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! The Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce has issued a list of many job openings in the area. If you know anyone who is looking for a job or new career, have a look at the many job

WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – The Wayne County Coroner’s Office has identified a teenager, who drowned at Lake Cumberland. Family members confirm that 18-year-old Carl “Dudeus” Whitaker of Lexington, was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday. “He had a

The Lake Cumberland Thunder Run: Situated in the beautiful Kentuckyian Lake Cumberland, the run has been going on 7 years strong and showed no signs of slowing down this year. Though it went down before the 4th of July, the

With the season officially changing from spring to summer, the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery (WCNFH) held their “Longest Day of Play” event last Saturday that was free for all children. In a press release from WCNFH, they said that

Some roads in Pulaski County looked more like rivers Wednesday into Thursday. Tim Lippert soon realized crossing Slate Branch Road wasn’t safe, and like everyone else he was following the advice of ‘turn around, don’t drown.’ “We’re having a hard

Marina operators left a public meeting Monday night calling “completely unworkable” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ guidelines for floating cabins on Lake Cumberland and other lakes in the Cumberland River Basin. Nonetheless, the hour-and-a-half informational session ended with the guidelines

School is out, summer has arrived and Americans from coast to coast are heading out the door for recreation in the fresh air. For the latest round of 10Best Readers’ Choice contests, we’re exploring outdoor recreation, and we want to

Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it’s tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket – especially on nice days. But modern life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are

Lake Cumberland (WKYT) – Those in the boating business say summer is the one time of the year to make your money. “Oh yes, very heartbreaking. Especially our busiest time of the year coming up,” said James Flatt Tuesday, looking

LakeCumberland.Com would like to congratulate Patty Kelly Lane and Sharon Cook for winning T-Shirts this week on our Facebook page.  We love hearing and seeing memories made on beautiful Lake Cumberland and look forward to a fabulous summer with you!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District encourages people to play it safe with a life jacket when visiting Corps lakes. Wearing one is simply the best chance of surviving an accident when playing in the

Volunteers needed to open and provide tours of Historic Mill Springs Mill through out the week from May 26th through September 4th.  Mill Springs Mill is located in Monticello, Kentucky and is home to the largest overshot water wheel still in

Tours of Wolf Creek Dam will be held  May 23, June 20, July 4, August 1, and September 5.  If interested in attending a tour –  contact  606-679-6337 The Wolf Creek Dam is a multi-purpose dam on the Cumberland River in the

Zach and Danielle Wilson and their 4-year-old son, Grant, know all about the trials that come with pediatric cancer. When Grant was eight weeks old he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and underwent two years of treatment at the

Good news Russell County; we will be having a Lakefest this year! Lakefest committee head Marcelene Taylor said that the nearly half a century old tradition will make a reappearance this year after being canceled last year due to budget­ary

PULASKI CO., Ky. (WKYT) – Monday evening, Burnside city leaders voted to annex about five acres of Pulaski County park. The park is in Nancy, a dry community, meaning no alcohol is sold. But Monday night’s move will allow them

For more than a decade now in Pulaski County, there has been — to some minds — a giant scarlet “A” hanging overhead: “A” for “annexation.” Some annexations have been less controversial than others, but most have spurred some kind

The latest round of rain on top of heavy snow received last week has caused major damage to boat marinas on Kentucky lakes. An awning that was supposed to protect boats on Cumberland Lake collapsed right on top of them.

The Army Corps of Engineers on Monday released a solicitation for proposals from private companies to build a 10th commercial marina on Lake Cumberland. The solicitation covers up to 407 acres of land and water at Rowena, in Russell County,

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2015) — Many State Parks are offering events and packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here is a listing of special events (all times local): Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, Jamestown: That’s Amore Weekend, Feb.

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will collect walleye and sauger from waters throughout the state from late January through spring. “Both the walleye and sauger fisheries in Kentucky wouldn’t be as good without stocking,” said

FRANKFORT — A look at the surface of Lake Cumberland right after dawn reveals a big, calm lake. Although the old Cumberland River now lies under at least 100 feet of water throughout most of the lake, the old river

SOMERSET — State tourism officials are seeking proposals for a developer to build the first privately operated lodge at a Kentucky state park. The state issued a request Wednesday for developers to submit proposals on building a lodge at General

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Kentucky offers some of the finest deer hunting found anywhere, and the modern gun deer season stands as one of the most anticipated opportunities each year. Its allure draws many anglers away from the water in November. “A lot of

art of the houseboating lifestyle is owning a boat that you can make your own. Sure, there are other ways to experience the water, like renting or crashing on your friend’s boat. There is absolutely nothing wrong with either of

This love story started with a simple question between two old high school friends when Annie called Michelle and asked, “What would you think about being set up with Marty’s best friend’s dad?” Annie Konkus’s son, Marty, is best friends

More eggs have arrived at Wolf Creek NFH! They have received 100,000 ARD Rainbow trout eggs from Erwin NFH in Erwin, TN and 116,000 Sheeps Creek Brown trout eggs from Mammoth Creek state hatchery in Hatch, Utah.  

In recognition of their championship season, Judge Gary D. Robertson proclaimed today Russell County Mighty Laker Marching Band Day. Congratulations to the Mighty Laker Band! Class AAA State Champions!!!                                                                                 

This is the third installment of a series of articles titled “Fall Fishing Festival” profiling the productive fishing on Kentucky’s lakes, rivers and streams in fall. FRANKFORT – They were not even recognized as a distinctive fish species until 1927.

The Kentucky State Parks System announced it will offer lodging discounts at its parks across the state for active and former members of the U.S. military starting next month. The state parks system's "USA Military Discount" program begins on Saturday,

CUMBERLAND STOCKING: Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery staff along with the Kentucky Department of Fish Wildlife Resources personnel will be stocking the Cumberland River today with Rainbow trout. Dam-Russell Co……………………….…………9,000 Helms Landing-Russell Co……………………1,500 Winfrey Ferry-Russell Co……………………..1,500  Crocus Creek-Cumberland Co………………2,000 Burkesville

Someone you might recognize…In 2010 and 2011, Jordyn Pepper and her family were volunteers at the Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery here on Lake Cumberland.  She now now has a record label and has released her premiere music video for

 It’s the middle of October, and water temperature is steadily dropping. Currently, the water temperature in the main Lake is 70°. The fish continued in the jumps at different times during the day, however it is not consistent. You never