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September 25th
Fished with a new client yesterday who tore them up on the infamous egg. Ya know it is going to be good when you hook into a fish on the very first cast then the next and the next after that. The Corps cut back on generation and we were thankful. Fishing the egg involves much more than just dead drifting it. You have to mend, lift then drop your rod, similar to lifting a nymph at the end of the drift. We also fished hoppers for the last 15 minutes and landed a nice brown hen. The next available date that I have is Wednesday, November 23rd. If you want to be on a contact list if a cancellation creates an opening then please contact me at 502 432-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


September 19th
If you know anything about fishing the Cumberland then you know that you have to adjust and adapt to be successful. Took out two newbies, Fernando and Robbie, this past weekend. These guys had tried fly fishing in the past but didn't have much success. My job: Put them on feeding fish. Well, we got a good bit of rain and some of the areas that I wanted to fish were too off colored. No worry, some of the other areas were loaded with fish. I don't think we landed a fish over"15, but we could have filled the boat up with some nice eating sized fish. By the way, every fish was released. Peach colored eggs worked the best and will continue to do so through the winter. Hopper fishing should be picking up, but for whatever reason I haven't seen much midge action on top. At this time of the year you should be able to use a hopper or hopper dropper combo and target those midging fish. Maybe We can get into some of those fish this weekend.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


September 12th
Guided both days this past weekend and it was a great time with great people. Barry and Todd from Georgia came on up for the weekend and put the hurt on a lot of fish. The guys caught over 100 fish on Saturday alone. The Corps began running the sluice gates at 1,600 cfs 24/7. Around 10 Eastern they then add 2 generators on top of that. Fishing with eggs in certain areas drew a strike on nearly every other cast before the water from the 2 generators arrived. In the afternoon we then went to throwing hoppers along the high banks, especially in areas where there was shade. Todd landed a 22" brown on a hopper Sunday afternoon. The key is smacking the hopper on the water and letting it drift for no more than 10 seconds. Todd's big fish hit it in less than two seconds after it hit the water. Also, make sure to throw it in clean water and not areas where there are a bunch of leaves. My experience has taught me that the fish have an easier time identifying the fly in cleaner water which results in more strikes. Go to my Facebook page at DoubleDOutfitters for updated reports and some pictures of bug trout. As always, it is best to contact me via cell at 502 432-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


September 4th
Guided yesterday and we did good. Certain areas are holding many fish, especially deep water with current and structure. A lot of the time you can see the fish and it really gets your heart going, especially when you see a 2 ft rainbow feeding on midge larva and pupa. The fish are starting to color up nicely as they prepare for the fall/winter spawn. I believe there is one opening between now and Thanksgiving time. As always it is best to contact me on my cell at 502 432-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


August 23rd
It looks like the Corps is slowly holding back on water so this weekend could be really good. I will be on the water both Saturday and Sunday so hopefully I can post some pics on my Facebook page at Double D Outfitters. Here is what is open between now and early November: September 4th, Oct 16th and perhaps the 30th. I will have some openings in late November through December. I have found that this time of the year can present some of the best fishing. Before construction on the dam you could see tons of fish in the shoal areas attempting to spawn. Nothing like getting a hit on an egg on nearly every cast. The problem the last two years during this time frame has been too much water. It isn't for the weak! It can be cold in the morning, but that concern tends to be forgotten if the fish are cooperating. If you want to book a trip during the time from Thanksgiving to Christmas then we can tentatively book that day. As always, if the water looks good then we go. If not then we will do it some other time.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


August 19th
I only have a handful of openings between now and early November. Here they are: September 4th, Oct 12th, 29th and 30th. I will have some November openings when I get my deer hunting schedule in the book. Fishing started picking up last weekend!


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


August 14th
The river is fishing good, but it would fish better if they didn't run so much water for so long the previous day. Yes, we are still getting a solid 8 hrs of fishing per trip, but I just have to cover more water. Yesterday we caught some nice fish and even lost some bigger fish over 20" on size 20 zebra midges. When the water rose we motored downstream several miles and continued fishing with the midge. The water was a bit off color due to the fact that the water never had a chance to drop out. I made a change and went to the egg pattern and had a hit on the first cast. Needless to say, another day saved by the peach egg. We fished deep all day long and when I say deep I mean 6-8 ft. As always, ya gotta master the drift and once you do that then the number of hookups can be mind boggling! I have a handful of openings between now and the end of October. As always, it is best to contact me on my cell at 502 432-5188. You can check out daily pictures of trips on my Facebook page at Double D Outfitters. Update: here are the remains openings until the end October. August 21st, September nothing, October 2nd, 16th, 29th, and 30th. There will be a few openings in November, but first I have to plan a couple of hunting trips.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


August 8th
We have all heard the saying go big or go home. Well with the super clear water conditions then you better go small or go home! Size 20s and 6x or you are going to have a slow day once that sun pops out. Big fish are being found when you find moving water and structure such as big boulders or trees in deep water. You can see some monsters, but you better bring your A game. There are still a handful of open days this fall. Remember, it is best to contact me via texting at 502 432-5188. You can also check out updated pics and reports on my Facebook page at Double D Outfitters.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


August 1st
What a summer! I know that it isn't over, but I will be back in a classroom with 30+ kids once again. I enjoy teaching, but God knows how much I love guiding. If you have kept up with my Facebook page at DoubleDOutfitters then you have seen some very nice fish landed and released by my clients. On many trips we landed a fish or two over 20", most being rainbows. However, it won't be long until the big momma and papa browns start showing up in the shoal areas. It is almost hopper time too! Last September through mid October was some of the best hopper fishing that I have seen. If you want to get out in the next couple of months then ya better start thinking about booking a trip soon. I can only do weekends and many of them are getting nabbed up. Remember, it is best to contact me on my cell at 502 432-5188. PS, this Sunday, the 7th is open.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


July 20th
Just finished with 9 days straight of guiding. We caught a lot of fish and in the past few days caught several over 20 inches. There are a handful of areas where there are some monster rainbows in the 6-8 pound range just cruising and picking up stuff on the top and eating emerging midges. We have pulled off or have broken off some in the size range, one which looked to be even larger than the one I put on my Facebook page last month. I have July 26th open then after that it will be weekends only. Yes, school will soon be starting so I need to get back in that routine. Call/text me on my cell at 502432-5188 if you want to book a summer or fall trip.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


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