About Your Guide


Adam's first bass at 9 years old propelled into him a lifelong obsession with the sport that has transitioned into a laundry list of accolades, culminating with an FLW Federation State Championship followed by a National Championship berth. His experience with tournaments across the country, along with living on the ultra diverse Tennessee river chain for years, means he's experienced in any technique that you want to learn or is needed to have a great day on the water. Traveling to world famous fly fishing destinations such as the Little Red River in Arkansas, the mountain streams of Mount Rogers in Virginia, or the Current River in Missouri also means his knowledge base is varied and ready to get put you in front of some serious trout with the most cutting edge suspension and Euro-nymphing techniques.

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Bass Fishing lake Cumberland

Lake Cumberland is quickly becoming a hotspot for giant smallmouth and respectable largemouth. We can tailor any trip to fit your needs. Come to us with techniques you want to learn and we can steepen your learning curve. If you have a tournament, thats great. We can start you on your way to a great practice. If you have cabin fever, don't get much time on the water, or don't know where to begin: thats even better....going out and having fun catching fish and laughing are our favorite trips. 


Fly Fishing and bait fishing for Trout 

Hatchery Creek below Lake Cumberland was intentionally designed and built to be a prime trout destination. This wonderfully made creek along with Adam's years of honing suspension nymphing and studying competition trout teams to learn "euro-style" nymphing means you'll have a day filled with trout chasing your fly and a greatly expanded knowledge base. Whether you want to learn the basics of fly fishing and have never touched a rod, or you're in love with the sport and just want someone to show you the best pockets to fish, we can accommodate about any situation.
Additionally we have Wolf Creek dam below Cumberland lake. If you want a crack at a truly gargantuan trout here is the place to take a trip. We drift live bait in one of most densely packed areas of trophy brown and rainbow trout in the world. Rainbow, brook and brown trout state records have all came from this stretch of river. 


Fun Fishing!

If you rarely or never fish and just want to get out on the water and chase whatever is biting, thats fine too. We can look for giant striped bass breaking under the gulls, drift live shiners for bass, or catch buckets of bluegill with bobbers and nightcrawlers. This is the casual fishermans adventure. Sightseeing mountain lakes at its finest. Lets see what beauty we can see, or teach those kids to bait their own hook! If your kids are 10yo or over feel free to drop them off at the dock with Adam and go on a hike or breakfast with your spouse.




What to Expect

Lets make this trip as enjoyable as possible. A few days before our trip, Adam will give you a call about what to expect. Being physically comfortable is important so we'll do a rundown of proper clothing and accessories. A typical full day trip lasts from daylight to about 4, but we can add or subtract depending on many factors. We'll have some water and light snacks so bring something extra for the Orca cooler if you have a different preference. Adam will carry sunscreen and bug spray. Polarized sunglasses are advised to help see fish and protect your eyes. All rods, reels and tackle are furnished but feel free to bring your own if you want to use it. 

Adam leaves from his house on Sweet Clover lane in Lexington, Ky. Feel free to ride with him to the lake, or meet anywhere along the way. 

Trips from the boat lend themselves to having the Gopro running to catch video of your special day, or we always take tons of pictures to give you something to brag about on Instragram and Facebook.  



Full day: one or two people; 8 hrs- $275 (plus tax)

Certain discounts and specials are always constantly rotating. Call us and see whats available. (606) 233-5479


Other Lakes

We also offer other services to fit your needs. We can show you how to cook shorelunch with your catch, do half days of fishing mixed with an afternoon hike, or fish some lakes closer to the Lexington (Herrington, Reba and Cedar Creek) or Knoxville area with some advanced notice.


The Sweet Clover Collective proudly uses only Orca Coolers