August 18, 2014 Share

StriperFun July 30th Fishing Report

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 surface (Mouth of Beaver Creek) July 29th, 2014 • Latest water temperature: 80.9 ° F surface (Mouth of Indian Creek) July 29th, 2014 • Latest water temperature: 80.7 ° F surface (Main Lake) July 29th, 2014

Currently, the lake level is right at 716.35 feet above sea level. The lake is now about 9 feet below the tree line which is 725′ above sea level. Peak discharge of water through the power generation turbines is running 3,500 cubic feet of water per second or 1,260,000 cubic feet of water per hour.

THIS IS MY 179th EDITION OF MY LAKE CUMBERLAND STRIPER FISHING REPORT! Greetings to my readers! It has been 3 weeks since my last report. I hope that the world finds you and your family doing well and that you are enjoying the great summer weather!

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. 

FISHING CONDITIONS AND TECHNIQUES – MOST RECENT REPORT

Summer continues to seem to just “fly by”. School with start again soon! I have always loved summer, even as a kid. The air is always hot, the water is hot and the fishing generally is off the chart!

The fishing on Lake Cumberland is as good as it gets right now! With the water being back up for several months now, the fish are fat and very healthy, with plenty of cold and heavily oxygenated water to thrive in! The bait fish are as thick as I have ever seen them as well!

Paradise found!

The fish are on the surface many days in huge schools chasing bait fish and we are casting on them catching nice quality Stripers! We are doing great on live bait and trolling as well! We are catching some massive limits of fish! Rods are getting viscously yanked down and it is “Kabam”, “Kapow” and Yee Hi!!!!!

Check out the below photo of my “office” as the sun is coming up on beautiful Lake Cumberland!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God is amazing in his creation! I am blessed to spend another day pursuing my passion of putting clients on big fish on our magnificent lake!

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!

Click this link to book: https://www.striperfun.com/pages/bookacharter.php

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

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See the photo below of the Baucom family, a group of 5 who caught 10 nice keepers in short fashion with Captain David! Take a kid fishing!

  

 

 

 

 

 

See also the photo above of the Finklestein family who fished with Captain David, with their “nice limit”! They simply wore the fish out and caught a huge 25 pound Striper! How nice is it to see the big fish coming back!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, Captain David delivers! 

See also the photos of the Express Pallet group above (Delmar Graber and his guys!) who fished with StriperFun in a multi boat tri! They caught fast limit fishing with me and Captain David! Many of these fish were 30 inch plus!

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see more photos of all the other customer’s limits, click to www.striperfun.comand scroll down to “recent catches”. CAPTAIN JIM ON THE RADIO!

I did a fishing radio talk show recently on WHAS 840 out of Louisville on the “Jim Strader” Great Outdoors show. It is broadcast to 17 States. I had the pleasure of being on the air with Jim Strader for almost 2 hours, covering fishing on Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow and the Cumberland River.

You can listen to the radio show by clicking: http://www.whas.com/media/podcast-gr…2014-24935145/

I hope you enjoy it!

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! Casting on schooling fish feeding on the surface and pulling boards with live bait is the ticket.

 For live bait, 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 a photo of a recent “river” fish! 

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 and see photos, click the link below to the StriperFun page then click on Captain Jim’s Fishing report!

 www.striperfun.com

 It is great to be alive and be a “free” American!  I look forward to seeing all of you this year on the water. Count your blessings each day and live “in the moment”, not in the future and always remember to stop and shake the hand of a person in uniform or wearing garb that shows they are a veteran! Their service is why you speak English, can vote and can enjoy the freedoms you do!

Remember also to always obey all Kentucky fishing regulations while on Lake Cumberland or any Kentucky waterway. Following the rules is a must! It is important that we all be good stewards of our fishing resources. If you have any questions about fishing regulations or to report poachers, call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 800-858-1549.

Until next time, blue skies and tight lines!

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