August 5, 2013 Share

Lake Cumberland Striper Fishing Report – 8/01/13


It has been 2 weeks since my last report.   Greetings to my readers! I hope the world finds you and your family doing well!

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DATE OF REPORT: August 1, 2013

• Latest water temperature: 84.2 ° F surface (Confluence of Beaver and Otter Creek) July 30th, 2013
• Latest water temperature: 83.9 ° F surface (Indian Creek) July 31st, 2013
• Latest water temperature: 83.7 ° F surface (Bugwood Flat) July 29th, 2013

Currently, the lake level is right at 703.97 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, the lake is forecasted to be back at 725' above sea level by late summer.

“Same Bat Time – Sam Bat Channel”!  Nothing really has changed.

Where the fish are!

The Stripers are now on the main lake and will remain there until late fall (late December).  They are moving quickly!  You may find them holding on the surface in the morning and then in 10 to 45 feet deep (in 100 feet of water) later in the day.  They are in large schools!  The trick is to find the schools!

The Stripers are thick from Gunpowder Creek to the dam.  They are in medium range schools of 10 to 20 fish, holding about 40 feet deep.

The fishing continues to be “steady as the northern star”! 

On the days I am fishing live bait the planer boards and down lines are getting “viscously” slammed and the rods being bent over double with the rod tips buried in the water! 

However, I am still mostly trolling at this point and it continues to pay big dividends.  I am still trolling Captain Jim Special hair jigs (white and chartreuse) both down rigging with my Cannon Digi 5 down riggers and also pulling slide divers. 

Bam! Bam! Kapow!  What a blast!

Check out the photo below of a great 40 inch Striper Mr. Pitcock caught with StriperFun!  Nice to see the big fish coming back strong!  Also, see below the Robinson group that caught a fast fat limit with Captain Abner!  Love to see kids who like to fish!










See below also the McCollough group that caught a fast fat limit with Captain Bookout!   And check out the photos below of several StriperFun clients with great catches! 


All guides are staying booked and busy with customers.  Do not be afraid however to call last minute if you want a trip, as we do have rescheduled days that cause sudden openings and cancellations!


I have included in this report (below) an extensive training section on down rigging below, as well as on Slide Divers.  Between now and the end of the year is the “hot” trolling season!  You need to get in on this!


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