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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


August 8th
Fishing is back! Lots of catching and some are over20! I guided this past Wednesday through Sunday and did very well. This summer was a rough one due to rain and heavy releases. Figures that fishing is back on as school starts tomorrow. With that being said, I will be back to weekends and I believe that there are two days available between now and early November! As always, check out daily trip pics on my facebook page at double d outfitters and feel free to text me at 502 432-5188 if you want to book a trip.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


June 24th
sorry about not posting any reports lately, but I was incredibly busy until last Tuesday. Thats when the big rains rolled in and fishing pretty much ended. It might be another couple of weeks until the river is fishable, fingers crossed. This is my busy time and I feel lost not being out on the river on a daily basis. It has rained nearly 5 inches within the last week and that doesnt even include the rains we had over the past two weeks. I am rescheduling a lot of trips, moving them to August and September. If you want to get out this fall then you need to book your trip now. As always, check out my daily pics on my facebook page at Double D Outfitters. If you want to book a trip r have any questions about the river then text/call me at 502 432-5188. Pray for less rain!!!


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


May 9th
It is on! Back on the river and lovin it. For updated pics and reports please check out my facebook page at Double D Outfitters. Eggs are rocking right now. The trout are stacking up below buffalo and are gorging on their spawn. Some colors are better than others and it honestly varies from day to day. It is best to contact me on my cel at 502 432-5188. Texting is the best. There are a few summer openings still available and people are booking weekend fall trips, so dont wait!!!


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


May 1st
The river is just about ready to fly fishable! Fingers crossed and knocking on wood for sure. I have Memorial Day available then the next available date is July! I have 24 days booked in June and needless to say I am going to be super busy! As always, it is best to contact me via cell at 502 432-5188. I will start posting trip pictures on my Facebook page at Double D Outfitters! Check it out.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


February 9th
It has been a long time since I have posted a report. I was still guiding up to late October but no action after that. Just way too much rain and it continues this year. If there is anything good out of all of this water then it has resulted in zero pressure on the fish. Another good point to be made is that there are probably a good number of shad coming through the turbines and over the flood gates. Folks, its going to be a long time until the river is fly fishable with May or June being a realistic starting point. My June is booked solid with over 20 trips and it wont be long until July is full as well. You can always contact me via cell at 502 432-5188 or check out my Facebook page at Double D Outfitters.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


October 1st
It has been a while, but if you follow me on Facebook then you know how good fishing has been! The bad news is that we received nearly a half foot of rain last week and the Corps started cranking it today. I was able to get in a trip today and my guy did well throwing chartreuse mop flies along high banks. Nothing over 20, but lots of slot bows from Winfreys to Crocus. Check out my daily reports on my Facebook page at Double D Outfitters. and feel free to text or call me at 502 432-5188 . Texting is preferred due to teaching.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


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