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#1 pete28

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Posted April 03 2005 - 7:00 PM

I was reading a n article in the in-fisherman magazine that was talking of 60 plus pound stripers being caught every few months in the cumberland river any body heard of this.

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Posted April 03 2005 - 10:32 PM

Are you sure it ws the Cumberland "river"? I have heard of a lake Cumberland down south were the Hybrids get pretty darn big!! I think it's in Kentucky.

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Posted April 04 2005 - 9:15 AM

Cumberland River, section from KY to TN where it backs up in Cordell Hull reservior. They do get a few big ones there each year. Lake Cumberland has stripers (pure strain, not Hybrids) as does Cordull Hull.

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Posted April 04 2005 - 9:25 AM


I had never hear of the Cumberland river! Sorry.

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Posted April 04 2005 - 10:01 AM



Gota be some food in that river
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Posted April 04 2005 - 10:06 AM

Another Cumberland River Bass. They get Brown Trout up to 21 lbs there as well.


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Posted April 04 2005 - 12:41 PM

holy crap! thats some big mommas. people are saying the world record bass i gonna get caught there hmmmmmm i wonder

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Posted April 04 2005 - 12:54 PM

It seems wherever there is an abundance of trout the bass get huge.

Lake Casitas and Castaic Lake in California have largemouth bass that are 15 to 20lbs - primary forage - rainbow trout.

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Posted April 04 2005 - 1:09 PM


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Originally posted by pete28:
holy crap! thats some big mommas. people are saying the world record bass i gonna get caught there hmmmmmm i wonder


While there are certainly some big fish caught there, I think the world record stuff is just hype. Have talked to people who have fished there for years. The numbers of large stripers (50# and up) has been dropping over the years. Probably due to angling pressure. Not the easiest place to pull out a large striper either. Plenty of snags and pretty good current.

Bait there consists primarily of skipjack herring (the local guides favorite, 12-16 inch range), Gizzard Shad, and rainbow trout.

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Posted April 04 2005 - 1:12 PM

There is an over abundance of forage in the Cumberland river besides trout. Big skipjack herring, Threadfin Shad, Gizzard Shad and Alewives are available to the Stripers in mind boggling numbers.

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