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The new Trout Stream at Wolf Creek National Fish Hatchery was my first adventure with many more to follow! #travelky #Kentucky Kentucky State Parks Kentucky Outdoor Adventure

7:30am, leaving for a 6-mile run, float, fish, fun, adventure. The cold waters of the Cumberland River chill the surrounding air creating a cooling fog. With the Wolf Creek Dam generators off until 10:am this group made it to their destination at 11:30 with some awesome smiles.

One of Russell County's avid paddlers (B. Crow) shared this photo captured early one morning on the cold water of the Cumberland River.

Trophy brown trout swim in the Cumberland River, as do bountiful numbers of rainbow trout. The river is also home to walleye, sauger and oversized striped bass.

For anglers using a spinning rod, a red, white or chartreuse in-line spinner attracts strikes from trout. Smaller suspending jerkbaits work as well. Corn, salmon eggs and redworms are other tried-and-true baits.

Fly anglers should try beadhead pheasant nymphs or smaller midge patterns for summer rainbows. Browns hit larger olive, brown or black wooly buggers, shad-colored streamers and crayfish patterns fished near woody cover. Both species go for the Chicago fly, a generalist beadhead nymph that resembles a sparser version of a black Mohair leech.

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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 14-pound, 6-ounce rainbow trout, the 75-mile Kentucky portion of the Cumberland tailwaters rival the White River of Arkansas and the Caney Fork in Tennessee. Wolf Creek Dam, which holds back the Waters of Lake Cumberland, unleashes a powerful current that can be dangerous to paddlers. At low Waters and when the dam is not generating electricity through it's turbines, however, the Cumberland is ideal for small boats.

The first 16-miles of water from Lake Cumberland Wolf Creek Dam to Winfrey's Ferry is a great place for canoeists, kayakers and owners of small johnboats to float and fish. A few mildly challenging shoals exist in this stretch, perfect water for beginning canoe and kayakers to hone their skills.

Floaters who wish to fish hard without a lengthy shuttle may launch at the Kendall Recreation Area ramp, located just off US 127 below the dam. The takeout is the old Kendall Ferry Landing located at the end of Raymond Road, just off the road to the recreation area. This makes for a float of approximately 1.75-miles with a shuttle of just a few minutes.

The next take take-out is a little over 4.5-miles downstream from the Wolf Creek Dam at Helm's Landing boat ramp, located off KY 379 via KY 55 and US 127. Toward the end of this stretch you will see two rock walls on each side of the river. Legend has it that people removed rocks and piled them near the riverbank to help steamboats power over shoals in the river.

From Helms Landing, it is a 5.8-mile float to the next take out at the Rock House Natural Bridge, located off KY 379. In this section section, the river is a series of shoals and long pools. Near the end of this section floaters will see the river take a hard left turn at a high bluff. This is Rock House hole. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently purchased an island downstream left, just above the Rockhouse hole. This island shoal is Long Bar, although some refer to the area as Snow Island The Rock House Natural Bridge take-out requires you to carry your boat through the arch and up a steep incline to the parking area. This take-out is not recommended for anglers in johnboats. The Rock House also serves as a put-in for the next section of the river.

The next takeout is Winfrey's Ferry located 5.5 miles downstream from Rock House. Rainbow Run, one of the best fishing shoals on the river, is just downstream from Rock House. A long Gravel Bar on your right the notes Rainbow Run. Entire length of the shoal is worth many casts.

Class 1 Rapids downstream of this area provides Lively paddling. A little further along this float is Winfrey's rocks. These rocks are of the signpost for boat pilots back during the steam boat era. The Rocks, located halfway through this stretch, mark a deep hole that holds bruiser brown trout. The rest of this stretch is a long, deep hole until Winfrey's Ferry. Look for a cable that goes across the Cumberland River. This Cable indicates take take-out downstream to the right.

All this provides a 16-mile river trail located here in Russell County.

The Cumberland River Rises quickly when electrical generation begins from the dam. Powerful current created by more than one generator an operation makes the river unsuitable for paddlers. Check our link to the TVA over Wolf Creek Dam for up-to-date operations of generators, or call (606) 678 - 8697 for current information.

For those wanting to enjoy the Cumberland River may stay overnight at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park 1 - 800 - 325 - 1709 on US 127, just a few miles north of Wolf Creek Dam. For those who prefer camping, the Kendall Recreation Area (270) 343 - 4660 just below Wolf Creek Dam offers tent sites, hot showers, electrical hookups and drinking water.

For information on cabins, campgrounds and much more in the Lake Cumberland, Cumberland River area, visit

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Daily Wolf Creek Dam Release Schedule... Please note! Water release schedules often change without notice due to unanticipated changes in weather conditions and power system requirements.

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Kendall Rec., Old Kendall Ferry, Helm's Landing, Rock House, Winfrey's Ferry. 16-Miles of river trail. 2, 3, 5, 9,11, or 16 mile runs with a class-1 rapids area.

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Over 100 miles of lake trail on Lake Cumberland, going by countless waterfalls and1,200 miles of shoreline.

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16-miles of River Trail on the Cumberland in Russell County

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