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December 25th
Merry Christmas to all! What a year it has been out on the river. Looking back at the calendar I can't think of a busier year than 2016. The water levels were fishable and the Corps cooperated some of the time. Our fish made it through the late summer/early fall with flying colors. Over the past month I have been guiding the stretch from Winfrey's to Bakerton and we have landed a lot of fish in the 20-25 inch range. Just check out some of the daily pics on my Facebook page at DoubleDOutfitters to see for yourself. There are some openings this week and January. Happy Holidays and remember it is best to contact me via cell at 502 433-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


December 6th
My clients have landed some very nice rainbows and browns over the last three weeks. Just check out the pics on Facebook. You will see several browns in the 4-8 pound range and a few big bows as well. The fish, both bows and browns are attempting to spawn. Find marble sized gravel and moving water and you will find these hungry fish. Egg patterns in peach, fluorescent peach and salmon egg colors are producing the most fish. Have another rod with a zebra midge for some of the slack water and along the deeper stretches. I have observed some very nice fish midging through the day. You could even fish a midge below a hopper! Yes, the fish are still looking up for an offering but presentation is the key. I still have a few openings between now and the end of the year. This fishing should continue as long as we don't get too much rain. As always, it is best to contact me by texting or calling me at 502 432-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


November 26th
The fishing right now is the best fall fishing that I have seen in years! Bigger browns and bows are stacked up along gravel bars and washes all along the river. Just yesterday my guys caught more slot rainbows than I have seen in months. There aren't as many browns, but the ones you hook into are going to be big. The biggest one yesterday was just shy of 21." I have a few openings between now and Christmas and next weekend is open. Go to my Facebook page at DoubleDOutfitters to see daily updates and some pictures of nice fish. It might be colder, but the fish are biting. As always, if it looks good then we go. If not then keep your $ and take your girl out. As always, it is best to contact me at 502 432-5188.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


November 21st
The lake has finally turned over and the quality of water being released is much better. Guided yesterday and did very well. Three browns over 20" were landed by one of my return clients. Not too shabby! I have a few openings in December. As always it is best to text or call me at 502 432-5188. Check out some of the recent fish that my clients have caught at Double D Outfitters on Facebook!


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


November 2nd
I have this Saturday the 5th open. Fishing has been solid for fish up to 18". Each day an angler can expect to catch 30+ fish and a lot more if you have the skills. Give me a ring or text at 502 432-5188 if you want to get out. The next opening is the first weekend of December.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


October 30th
Fishing has been solid, especially when the Corps doesn't run water until noon. There are a handful of areas where you can get a hit on nearly every cast. In the last 2-3 weeks the size of fish seem to be improving. Yes, you still catch a few stockers here and there, but most are 11-16". This past weekend a lot of fish were right at 14" and a few up to 18". Every once in a while you will hook into something that just runs like heck then snap! It keeps you wondering what the heck was that? Eggs are ruling the roost and for good reason. Today we landed a nice male that was oozing milt. You can also go hopper/dropper when you see them midging with a size 18 black zebra or a wd 40. The next opening is the first week of December. As always, if it looks good as far as the weather and water look then we go. If not then save your $ and take your better half out for a nice date.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


October 18th
Fishing over the past two weeks has been solid. We haven't landed any over 20", but a lot of slot bows have been landed. A few big browns in the 5-6 pound range have been hooked, but when you drop your rod with 5x then only bad things can happen. The Corps is running 1600 cfs 24/7 then will run 1 generator at different times throughout the day. Peach colored eggs are by far the hottest fly. I will also fish a hopper dropper rig along high banks. Find midging trout and that rig will produce some fish and some of those are larger fish. On Sunday we found some of those fish along high banks. You could see some 20" class fish slurping midges, but the problem was there were too many leaves to get a good drift.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


October 18th
Fishing over the past two weeks has been solid. We haven't landed any over 20", but a lot of slit bows have been landed. A few big brown in the 5-6 pound range have been hooked, but when you drop your rod with 5x then only bad things can happen. The Corps is running 1600 cfs 24/7 then will run 1 generator at different times throughout the day. Peach colored eggs are by far the hottest fly. I will also fish a hopper dropper rig along high banks. Find midging trout and that rig will produce some fish and some of those are larger fish. On Sunday we found some of those fish along high banks. You could see some 20" class fish slurping midges, but the problem was there were too many leaves to get a good drift.


Take care,
Dave DeBold
Double D Outfitters


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


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