Lake Cumberland Tailwater

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Cumberland River below Lake Cumberland from Wolf Creek Dam to the Tennessee State Line

Note:
Trout Stocking Dates will no longer be announced. All anglers must possess a trout permit to fish on this portion of the Cumberland River. Anglers cannot cull trout by replacing a trout in their possession with another trout. Once an angler holds a trout in their possession on this section of the Cumberland River, it counts toward the daily trout creel limit. Anglers may not attract or chum trout with bait, corn or other attractants designed to draw numbers of trout to a specific area. This includes Hatchery Creek and all tributaries up to the first riffle.
Special Fishing Regulations for Lake Cumberland Tailwater
SpeciesRegulation DescriptionNotesKRSKAR
BROWN TROUTMust be 20 inches or over - Limit 1 per angler 
RAINBOW TROUT15-20 inch protective slot limit. All fish between 15 and 20 inches must be released. Limit 5 per angler, no more than 1 fish over 20 inches 
BROOK TROUTMust be 15 inches or over - Limit 1 per angler 
STRIPED BASSStatewide Regulations Apply 


Miscellaneous

Fishing Forecast

Access Sites (Click the access site name for more information)
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NameMap RefTypeRamp SurfaceFeeMarinaCounty
Bakerton (Fish Tales) Ramp   5Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedYes NoneCumberland
Burkesville Ramp   4Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneCumberland
C. Williams - J. L. Fox Boat Ramp   1Any trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneMonroe
Cloyds Landing   2Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneCumberland
Crocus Creek Fishing Access    Bank AccessNoneNo NoneCumberland
Cumberland Tailwater VPA  Voluntary Public Access  Bank AccessNoneNo NoneCumberland
Helms Landing   9Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneRussell
Highway 61 bank access    Bank AccessNoneNo NoneCumberland
Hwy 61 bridge access   3Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedYes NoneCumberland
Little Indian Creek Access   10Carry-down onlyNoneNo NoneRussell
Long Bar Fishing Access    Bank AccessNoneNo NoneRussell
Mud Camp Creek WMA Bank Access    Bank AccessNoneNo NoneCumberland
Rainbow Run    Bank AccessNoneNo NoneRussell
Rockhouse (Creelsboro Arch)   8Carry-down onlyNoneNo NoneRussell
Winfreys Ferry   6Any light trailerable recreational boatPavedNo NoneRussell