I have never been to Cumberland, but am making regular visits to Raystown Lake in Pa. I will be going again 2 weeks after your trip.
Raystown also has a Striper fishery, but I have not had any luck as of yet. Might you have any suggestions as to what baits/lures to use for the early season bite?
Thanks for your reply/info on the Crappie bite at East Fork. Though I didn't get the opportunity to make the trip up, It''ll give it a shot in the coming weeks. For now it's off to Erie this week for some eye fishing.
I fish Cumberland in mid June out of Alligator 2 as well. The bite is usually pretty tough too. Hope you know how to use a cast net for your Shad...they usually sell for $12 a dozen at the dock. There's a young fellow (Brandon) at the top of the hill that usually sells them for $10/dozen.
Check out the link below for a reasonable up to date fishing report.
I am going to cumberland on the 24th after striper's. I have fished wolf creek (aligator2) as long as I can remember my family has always had a boat down there. it is at lees ford now but I know that you can catch fish in wolf creek.of course I will be closer to the main lake at that is where the big stripers are. Trust me I'll post pics when I get back. This time I'm fishing out of grider hill.
well were to start...the fishing was slow for us..better for some
went got there friday and crused around trying to find spots to fish in and then tried our luck at some crappie untill the wind laid down, didn't do much on the crappie but did catch 2 lm bass at one time on a crappie rig with minnows and one other small bass, later that night we trolled around for stripers untill well after dark with no bites
the next morning we headed out at daybreak and fished untill noon with one bite that got missed
crused around saturday looking for more spots to fish then hit it again saturday evening untill around 1 am with one more missed bite
sunday we fished from sunup untill noon and missed the third fish and headed for home ( the third bite bent a heavy action ulgystick from tip to tip not real sure how that didnt set the hook)
didnt do real great fishing but it was still one fun trip and i'm sure i'll be back
Hey Bigjohn, sorry to hear that you didn't do that well. The spring bite can be pretty tough some times. How were you fishing after dark? Casting topwater lures? Did you hear any explosions at night? I was going to Lake Cumberland in a couple of weeks, but our good uncle sam has put a stop to any fishing trips for awhile.