SEPTEMBER’S MONTHLY SPEAKER…….
September 5th at 7pm. Fly tying starts at 5:30. We meet at the T.W.R.A at the Regions II Building office conference room, at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.
This month a group of our members is going to put together a presentation on fishing the Cumberland River.
The Cumberland River in Kentucky below Wolf Creek Dam is a tailwater fishery that harbors nice browns and rainbows. According to the Kentucky Dept of Fish and Wildlife Resources: “The Cumberland River below Lake Cumberland is one of the premier trout fishing destinations in the southeastern United States. Home to the state record 21-pound brown trout and a 14-pound, 6-ounce rainbow trout, the 75-mile Kentucky portion of the Cumberland tailwater rivals the White River of Arkansas and the Caney Fork in Tennessee.”
It is an outstanding cold water fishery for 16 miles below the dam which makes for a day’s float, but there are numerous take points along the way for shorter floats and there are a number of access points for waders.
Hatchery Creek is located below Lake Cumberland immediately behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery. Many would not know from looking at it, but Hatchery Creek is a completely man-made stream that originates from the cold water outflow of the hatchery and flows over 6,000 feet before joining the Cumberland River. Stream flow is constant, running from between 25 cubic feet per second up to 35 cubic feet per second.
Our September outing is at the Cumberland, so for those members who have never been, and for those who have but want to explore the full extent of the river, don’t miss this month’s educational presentation on the Cumberland.