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April 16th
I have guided a half dozen times in the past few weeks and the fishing and catching is starting to pick up. The water clarity is starting to clear up with about 3 feet or more of visibility depending on your location and flow. The best fishing is when the water is dropping and has been turned off for a few hours or longer. Areas that are the most productive tend to be shoal areas with a decent flow with 3-5 feet of water. It seems like the bigger rainbows are right on the bottom and are caught on a dead drift with and occasional short upstream lift of a foot or less. If you r drag the indicator several feet upstream then drop it then it seems like you are going to catch tons of stockers. Last Sunday a single yellow mop fly caught well over 30 fish before we broke it off on a much larger bow. I am pretty much booked up until November, but I can add you to my short list if someone cancels. New rates for 2022 are $280 for one or $320 for 2. I provide all of the gear and you provide your drinks, lunch and fishing licenses. As always its best to contact me via text at 502 432-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


January 8th
Happy New Years to all! I would like to thank everyone who gave me the opportunity as being their guide on the Cumberland River this past year. Over 20 years ago I started guiding as a part time summer job . What started as a way to make some extra money has turned into a blessing of friendships and memories. I absolutely love this job and look forward to making more memories this year. If you are looking to get out with me on the river this next year then please do not wait to book your trip. The Cumberland is rarely filly fishable before May and a lot of times the Corps doesnt cut back on flows until early June. I typically guide from late spring on through December and sometimes into January/February. If the water is fishable and the weather is tolerable then we go. If not then find something else to do. No deposit required. Its just easier that way. My May is booked and there is less than a handful of openings in June. It wont be long until July will be full as well. Once school kicks in early August then I do weekends only throughout the late summer to early winter. My rates will go up this next year. Looking back, I havent raised them in over 10 years. Rates for 2022 will be $280 for one angler or $320 for two. I provide all of the gear and you bring a cooler with your lunch and drinks. I promise to do a much better job of posting reports in 2022. If you need to contact me then please text or call me at 502 432-5188. You can also follow me on facebook at Double D Outfitters.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


May 17th
Guided both days last weekend and the fishing was phenomenal! I didnt even try to keep track of how many fish we caught each day, but then again I never really do. Caddis hatches are occurring during the late morning and early afternoons and the fish are really starting to target in on them. We fished egg patterns and mop flies early on then at times would switch to my brown roach with a rainbow warrior dropper. All ya gotta do is lift it and Bam!!! I am currently wrapping up the school year and looking forward to late spring and summer fishing. I have no openings until October 30! I guess I am good at something. If you want to book a trip then please contact me at 502 432-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


April 30th
The Corps has started holding back on morning releases and guiding will start for me tomorrow. Its been awhile and I mean a long time since I have been on the river. These fish should be pretty darn hungry and ready to accept a well placed offering. The good old egg patterns and mop flies should work well, but I like having multiple rods rigged and ready to go, especially if you happen to get into one of those epic caddis hatches. A bead head caddis or rainbow warrior dropped below a copper john or my brown roach is a must have during May. I know everyone wants to fish an elk hair caddis on top, but if you happen to be fishing and no hatch is visible then drifting one of the previously mentioned rigs is the way to go. A very important tip is to raise that rod a time or two through the drift which will imitate an emerging caddis. I am booked solid until mid August, but I have a handful of openings in the late summer and fall. As always you can check out daily pics on my facebook page at Doubledoutfitters. Also, if you want to book a trip or have any questions then it is best to contact me by texting at 502 432-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


January 23rd
I have guided a few times since Christmas and have done well. You have to be flexible and willing to cover some water, but I have a pretty good idea on where they are and how to catch them. Lots of small alewives coming through the dam is starting to fatten up the fish. Nearly all of the larger bows that we have landed, especially in the first 4-6 miles have been spitting up 1-2 inch fish as we netted them. Whit marabou jigs or mop flys are a good fly, but pink or peach egg patterns bounced along the bottom will do the trick as well. If you want to get out this winter then shoot me a text at 502 432-5188. My May through July calendar is nearly full. Honestly, the only openings that I have are during the last week of July and the first week of August. If you want to get out with me then reserve now! After the first week of August then I am back in school and only guide on weekends.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


December 24th
Merry Christmas to all! Sorry that it has been awhile since I have posted anything. I typically post pictures and answer questions on my facebook page at Doubledoutfitters. I havent guided in nearly two weeks since the Corps started running water 24/7. The lake is within acceptable levels where the Corps doesnt have to run it 24/7, but yall know that they dont give a flip about fishing the river. Very frustrating. If you want to get out with me this next late spring through the summer then the time is now to book a trip! I have already over 20 trips booked in June alone! As always, its best to contact me on my cell at 502 432-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


August 13th
I know its been forever since Ive posted anything, but I have been super busy over the last 2 1/2 months. Hopefully youve been checking out my daily photos on Facebook at DD outfitters. fishing has been very good over the last couple of months. Its not uncommon to catch a handful of fish close to or slightly over the 20 inch mark. Catching the larger fish has slowed down a bit over the last two weeks, but we are still catching a lot of rainbows in the 15 to 20 inch range. not many Browns have been caught this year and that is somewhat concerning.. I have noticed a lot of fish surfacing over the last week and I think its time to start trying to throw some hoppers and attach a dropper to it. If you want to get out with me next year then you might want to seriously think of reserving a trip or two. My dates are starting to fill up. You can always check me out on Facebook or text me at 502 432-5188 if you have any questions.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


May 13th
Well, this year has been a no go thus far. Higher water releases coupled with Covid 19 have made guiding impossible. With that being said, there looks to be some light at the end of this tunnel. The waters of Lake Cumberland are nearing summer pool and it appears that the heavy spring rains are beginning to slack off. I am really hoping that it becomes fishable in the next ten days. As far as Covid 19, I really dont know what to say. It appears as if it is beginning to plateau, but who knows. There is so much misinformation out there which makes it incredibly difficult to figure out what is next. I do have a handful of openings in June and July. If you want to get out with me then please text/call me at 502 432-5188. You can also follow me on my Facebook page at Doubledoutfitters.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


January 20th
A happy belated New Years to all. I have not done any guiding since November and that has been due to high water releases. Well, nothing new there! There were some very good periods of fishing this past year, but I did miss out on quite a bit of guiding due to high releases. Lets all hope that we dont have as much rainfall in 2020. If you are looking at booking a trip then the time is now! I try to guide 20 days per month in the months of June and July. Before and after those two months it is on a weekend only schedule. My June is already full and it wont be long until July is full as well. My weekends from August until early November start filling up once early summer rolls around. I have been doing this for 20 years now and a good percentage of my clients are return clients. No deposit is necessary. If you are interested in a day then please contact me via text at 502 432-5188. Remember, my policy is simple: If the water looks good and I know that we are going to catch fish then we go! Lets hope for less rain and more trips in 2020.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


September 4th
The Corps has pretty much dropped the lake to the bottom of the SEPA curve and has cut back on generation, especially on the weekends. They have also been releasing water via sluice for over the past month. This release adds O2 but on the flip side the water takes on an algae green color. This stuff leaves one nasty scum line on my boat and ya better clean those fly lines frequently! The dry weather has resulted in many leaves dropping into the river. In some areas you have to pay a lot of attention to where your fly hits the water or it could hang on some leaves and not dropping to the proper levels. So what is working??? Most of the larger fish over 20 have been taken on hoppers. The results of hopper fishing can be weird! I mean the fish that we are landing are either dinks or over 20! Cicada patterns will work as well. Find high banks with shade and you will find the fish. If you want to catch 50 or more fish a day then fish eggs or mop flies below an indicator. I have really noticed a lot of midges in the first few hours of the day so a hoper dropper rig would do well. Another option is to use the old reliable roach/midge/warrior. Check out my daily pics on my facebook page at Double D Outfitters. You can also call/ text me at 502 432-5188. I have no openings until the week of Thanksgiving and if you are thinking about booking a trip for next year then dont wait! Many of my return customers are already booking for the next two years.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


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