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November 19, 2017 Captain Jim Durham StriperFun Guide Service – Tennessee Walleye Charters Grider Hill Dock in KY Lake Cumberland, the Cumberland River, Willow Grove Marina Dale Hollow Tims Ford Lake, Cherokee Lake, Norris Lake and the Clinch River in

October 16, 2017 StriperFun Guide Service – Tennessee Walleye Charters Grider Hill Dock in KY Lake Cumberland, the Cumberland River, Willow Grove Marina Dale Hollow Tims Ford Lake, Cherokee Lake, Norris Lake and the Clinch River in TN (931) 403-2501

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.

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

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

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.

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

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,

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

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

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.  

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.

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

 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

August has come and gone, we are now into September and fishing conditions remain quite strong. The fish have went into the jumps Early this year which has been quite exhilarating. When you find the fish in the jumps There’s

PRESS RELEASE September 5, 2014 Captain Jim Durham Striperfun Guide Service www.StriperFun.com 931-403-2501 Two 40 pound plus Stripers caught in the last several weeks at Lake Cumberland by StriperFun Guide Service! StriperFun Guide Service is pleased to announce that it

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT Provided by Captain Jim Durham Owner StriperFun Guide Service, Superbaittank.com Captain Jim Marine Electronics & Captain Jim Lures Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: July 30th, 2014 • Latest water temperature: 81.1° F

I apologize for not having updated fishing forecast for a while. Unfortunately of death in the family has prevented me from fishing for most of July. Now that I am back fishing, I will once again try to keep the

June has finally arrived. Fishing conditions have improved drastically. The shad spawn is over, and almost all stripers are out of the spawn also. Live bait and umbrellas are the best method for catching the fish at this time. It

Currently, the lake level is right at 722.21 feet above sea level. The lake is now about 3 feet below the tree line which is 725′ above sea level. With the repairs finished on the dam, the lake is forecast

Militana earned his first FLW win with four smallmouth bass that exceeded the 18-inch size limit. "My goal was to hit as many spots as possible," said Militana. "I think I hit 30 spots in the tournament. The areas that

April is finally gone. May is here, but it would appear that the cold weather in the beginning of May, has remained also, we've got 7 inches of rain in a 72 hour period. This has brought the lake elevation

FRANKFORT — A jointed Thunderstick or Redfin lure slowly worked on the surface along a main lake bank on Lake Cumberland at 3 a.m. in early May could provoke a reaction from a striped bass that feels like it could

It's hard to believe that this is the metal of April. Woke up this morning to see what appeared to be a blizzard on the Lake. The Lake is flipped over and the algae Bloom is finally gone. Fishing on

April has finally arrived and none too soon. The Lake is about to complete the turnover, which means the algae bloom is in full bloom. This makes the water look as if there has been an oil spill, this should

Biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources predict the return of Lake Cumberland to its normal summertime level will prove a boon to fishing in the coming years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday that

Wow! Has this been about the coldest winter or what?  Although it has been really cold this winter, we have still managed to catch limits of nice Stripers on most days where the fishing continues to remain extremely strong!For the

What a difference a few days of nice weather can make. A friend of mine found good fishing in 48° clearwater back in the heads of the creeks Sunday. This is a sharp contrast from just a week ago. However,

Currently, the lake level is right at 691.83 feet above sea level. The lake is now about 33 feet below the tree line. The tree line is normally at 725' above sea level.  With the repairs finished on the dam,

As a former United States Air Force Airman – military veteran and as a current U.S. Merchant Marine Captain and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol Coxswain (Captain), I understand the great importance that our brave service men and women play

THIS IS MY 163RD EDITION OF MY LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT! It has been 2 weeks since my last report.   Greetings to my readers! I hope the world finds you and your family doing well! As a former United

THIS IS MY 162nd EDITION OF MY LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT! It has been 3 weeks since my last report.   Greetings to my readers! I hope the world finds you and your family doing well! As a former United

Currently, the lake level is right at 704.4 feet above sea level. The lake is now about 21 feet below the tree line. The tree line is normally at 725' above sea level.  With the repairs finished on the dam,

Grider Hill Resort Marina and StriperFun Guide Service are pleased to announce that Grider Hill Resort Marina is the new StriperFun Guide Service “Headquarters”. “We are so excited to be partnering with Captain Jim Durham and StriperFun Guide Service! As

FRANKFORT – The emergency trout regulations on the Cumberland River below Wolf Creek Dam will be eliminated June 15. The temporary regulations on Cumberland went into effect in September, 2009, in which anglers could keep an additional five rainbow trout

Joe Haunert of West Chester, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland. For his victory, Haunert earned $4,244 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup

THIS IS MY 158th EDITION OF MY LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT! It has been 2 weeks since my last report.   Greetings to my readers! I hope the world finds you and your family doing well! As a former United

THIS IS MY 157th EDITION OF MY LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT! It has been 3 weeks since my last report.   Greetings to my readers! I hope the world finds you and your family doing well! As a former United

Currently, the lake level is right at 690.12 feet above sea level. The lake is now about 35 feet below the tree line. The tree line is normally at 725' above sea level.  With the repairs finished on the dam,

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: February 5th, 2013 • Latest water temperature: 41.7 ° F surface (Fishing Creek – Lee’s Ford) February 5th, 2013

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: January 20th, 2013 • Latest water temperature: 42.2 ° F surface (Fishing Creek – Lee’s Ford) January 19th, 2013

By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service As the alarm clock begins to chirp, I awake from my dream of a desperate fight with a 65 pound monster Striped bass!   The dream seems so real!  But as my thoughts

According to fisheries biologists, no matter how carefully it is done, a percentage of fish anglers catch and release with the best intentions still die within a few hours or days. The estimates vary from species to species, but the

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: August 30, 2012 AVERAGE LAKE CONDITIONS LAST 96 HOURS • Latest water temperature: 84.1 ° F surface (Fishing Creek)

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: August 8, 2012 LAKE CONDITIONS • Latest water temperature: 78.8 ° F surface (Fishing Creek) August 8th, 2012 •

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: July 23rd, 2012 LAKE CONDITIONS • Latest water temperature: 87.1° F surface (Fishing Creek) July 31st, 2012 • Latest

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: July 11th, 2012 LAKE CONDITIONS • Latest water temperature: 87.2° F surface (Halfway out Fishing Creek) July 10th, 2012

THE LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT By Captain Jim Durham – StriperFun Guide Service Staff Writer for fishin.com DATE OF REPORT: June 23rd, 2012 LAKE CONDITIONS • Latest water temperature: 81.2° F surface (Halfway out Fishing Creek) June 22nd, 2012

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Striped bass anglers on Lake Cumberland may now keep smaller fish than in the past. The minimum size limit for striped bass in the lake has dropped to 22 inches, a two-inch reduction from the previous 24-inch

This past Saturday Crappie USA held a qualifying event on Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland near Burnside, Kentucky. These anglers from 9 different states were competing for not only cash and prizes, but a chance to advance to the prestigious Cabela’s Crappie

Lake Cumberland offers some of the best striped bass fishing in Kentucky, and springtime is a good time to test your tackle with this exciting, hard-fighting species. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has been stocking striped bass