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StriperFun Fishing Report – June 3rd

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 to now stay around 725′ above sea level through the summer. We will see!

THIS IS MY 176th EDITION OF MY LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT!

Greetings to my readers! I hope that the world finds you and your family doing well! It has 3 weeks since my last report. I have been on the water most of the time (as have all StriperFun guides) since the last report “cleaning massive numbers of Stripers”!

The fishing is simply the best it can be right now (more on this below)!

SUPPORT THE VETERANS

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 in our society. Their service is why you speak English, can vote and can enjoy the freedom that you do!

We also cannot forget the duty and service provided by our Policemen, Fish and Wildlife Officers and Firemen.

STRIPERFUN OFFERS A 10% DISCOUNT on all charters to currently active Policemen, Fish and Wildlife Officers and Firemen as well as to all active military AND retired military veterans (with proper verification ID provided by the person booking the trip).

This is our way of saying “THANKS” to these important men and women for your service.
 

Summer is here!  Fourth of July (then Labor Day!) weekend will be here before you know it!  Let Captain Jim help you organize your “vacation” of a life time” by booking you one of Grider Hill’s great houseboats for a family fun adventure. 

Just call  Captain Jim at 931-403-2501 or copy and paste to your browser the Grider Hill houseboat website page at:

http://www.striperfun.com/pages/grider/house-boats.html

When you book any service with StriperFun or Grider Hill Resort Marina, be sure to ask for the “Captain Jim Special” to get a great FREE gift!

FISHING CONDITIONS AND TECHNIQUES – MOST RECENT REPORT

We are now in the early summer time.  I have to admit that since I was a little kid I have always loved summertime!  When the weather is warm like this (and the fishing are biting well!), it truly takes me to that happy place!

The water is really beginning to warm up and the fishing is improving daily! We are catching limits of nice Stripers on many days and the fishing continues to gain in strength!  We are catching some massive limits of fish! 

There is a big Striper out there with “your name on it”! Sign up now to come and get it! Come catch your own wall mount trophy! We are also already booking late summer dates (and some fall trips as well).  Be sure to get your prime summer dates locked in for some tremendous Lake Cumberland Striper fishing!

Check out the photo below of 18 Stripers (caught for 9 clients in a multi boat trip).  All of these nice keeper Stripers were caught in the first hour!  Yee Hi!!!!!

There is a big Striper out there with “your name on it”! Sign up now to come and get it! Come catch your own wall mount trophy! We are also already booking late summer dates (and some fall trips as well).  Be sure to get your prime summer dates locked in for some tremendous Lake Cumberland Striper fishing!

See below some of the other recent catches we have had:

Zumwalde trip (8 keepers in the first hour!):
 

Laughlin trip (Check out Barb Laughlin and her grandson Sam who caught a limit with me in short fashion!):

WHERE THE FISH ARE!
The Stripers are now out on the main lake chasing bait schools around in open water (mainly near the surface).  This is where the “hot” action is! Pulling boards with live bait is the ticket.

I am fishing:
TWO WEIGHTLESS BOARDS (ONE ON EACH SIDE) 125 FEET OUT

TWO BOARDS AT 10 FEET DEEP (ONE ON EACH SIDE) 75 FEET OUT – ¼ OZ SINKERS

TWO BOARDS AT 23 FEET DEEP (ONE ON EACH SIDE) 50 FEET OUT – ½ OZ SINKERS

ONE DOWN ROD AT 35 FEET DEEP – 3 OZ SINKER

A BALLOON OUT THE BACK 150 FEET BEHIND THE BOAT 17 FEET DEEP- ½ OZ SINKER

Seeing the big predator Stripers take the live bait on boards or balloons is like watching a prehistoric moment! It is “KABAM” and the rod gets “ripped” down in 1/10th of a second!! If you happen to be watching that board or balloon, you can many times see the “bright silver flash” as the huge monster fish traveling 20 MPH eats the bait!

Sheer adrenaline and pure excitement! Yee Hii !!!  Bam! Bam! Kapow! “Zing” – your rods will be bent with the reels singing!

I demonstrate these techniques on my “STRIPER FISH LIKE A PRO” Trilogy series. Click onto my photo above to go to the StriperFun website for more information on this informative “how to” DVD Trilogy series.

“SPECIAL NOTICE – NEW SERVICE OFFERED BY STRIPERFUN – MONSTER STRIPER TRIPS AND WALLEYE AND TROUT FISHING ON THE CUMBERLAND RIVER!”

I am pleased to advise that StriperFun Guide Service has expanded its level of services to now include “monster” Striper fishing (as well as Walleye and Trout fishing!) on the Cumberland River (below the dam). 

Some of the largest freshwater Stripers in the world are found in the Cumberland River below the Lake Cumberland Wolf Creek Dam.  Throughout the year, it is not uncommon to see 40 or even 50 pound “goliath” Stripers pulled from the beautiful waters of the Cumberland River.  This fishing is not for the faint of heart however!  These big fish hit like freight trains, making long powerful runs in the constantly flowing waters of the river! 

See below for an example of what a big “river” fish looks like just caught a few days ago!

We also seasonally catch fabulous Walleye, Sauger and some absolutely “huge” Rainbow trout! Come enjoy the scenic and beautiful Cumberland River as you pursue various trophy fish!  We hope to see you soon!

For more information and to read the full report, click the link below to the StriperFun page then click on Captain Jim’s Fishing report!

www.striperfun.com

Until next time, blue skies and tight lines!

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: June 3rd, 2014

• Latest water temperature: 73.5° F surface (Mouth of Beaver Creek) June 1st, 2014
• Latest water temperature: 73.3 ° F surface (Mouth of Indian Creek) June 1st, 2014
• Latest water temperature: 72.8 ° F surface (Main Lake) June 1st, 2014

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