• Lake Cumberland Bass Fishing Report April 11, 2017

  • Lake Cumberland Bass Fishing Report April 11, 2017

    LAKE CUMBERLAND
    BASS FISHING REPORT April 11, 2017

    by: BASS WHOOPIN' FISHING

    Current Lake Level - 715 Ft.
    Current Water Temp - 57 deg. F

    Had a couple of great things happen this weekend. First of all, it was really incredible to see all of the pros from the FLW on Lake Cumberland! It's great to see Cumberland getting the national recognition that it deserves. I would love to see a tournament at that level go out of a ramp closer to the dam so they had more time to explore the big creeks down there. I really think it would blow up the weights, but those guys killed it none the less. Second of all, we were able to stay on good fish and even found some smallies, all without impeding any of the tournament fisherman and the weather made everything that much better. I even took some time to attend the weigh in and it was awesome!



    Largemouth - The recent warm weather has really started pushing the largies onto the spawning flats in the backs of the creeks and some are already spawning. There are several bucks up really shallow guarding beds. Many more are on there way up shallow in their typical waves and are slightly easier to catch. With the high bright skies and lack of wind, I spent much of my time fishing slower with soft plastics, but was able to pick up the pace whenever the wind would help me out. The rise in water temp back in the creeks has either woken up the crawfish or started their spawning rituals because the bass are really demolishing craw style baits like crazy. probably 8-1 over other soft plastics. Lipless cranks and big, slow-rolled swimbaits were also big players, especially when the wind picked up.



    Smallmouth - The water temps are considerably cooler on the main lake and the smallies are in some phase of their spawn as well. I didn't catch enough to determine exactly which phase, but they are holding on the tapering gravel banks and points near the mouths of creeks. A little chunk rock or other cover mixed in definitely helps. They seemed to hit everything I threw as long as it was a suspending jerkbait in ayu flash. If it had gotten cloudy, I think i could've done just as well or better with a pro blue or white color.




    Most productive lures - D&L jig in cumberland craw with a green pumpkin trailer, Net Bait paca craw in green pumpkin or Alabama craw, 56 custom color lures lipless crank in red craw, 56 custom color lures suspending jerkbait in ayu flash and Big bite baits BB kicker shad in green gizzard shad.

    56 custom color lures still brought the heat this week and are now available at Sun Tropic Outdoors and Lake country outdoors along with tons of other great gear.

    Hope This report helps you put a whoopin' on em' !!!


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