Fall Tactics: Upper River on the Cumberland

November 19, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

“‘When the water’s high like this, you have to prospect and look for pockets that hold fish,’ [guide Gerry McDaniel] said. ‘That’s what we were doing. It’s just like deer hunting. You can be in a tree stand all day, and if they’re not moving, you’re probably not going to see many.” Gerry McDaniel takes Gary Garth, Pat Carroll and McCauley Lord to fish Kentucky’s Cumberland River tailwaters and meets the challenge of excess water. In the Courier-Journal.
McCauley Lord is head instructor for the L.L. Bean Fly Fishing School. You can read his advice on intermediate casting techniques in “Beyond Competence, Part I” and “Beyond Competence, Part II.”