Dale Hollow Lake

Current Temperature:
66°

Est Water Temperature:
62° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.17 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
South at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Dale Hollow Lake
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2015-05-22
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Tennessee Reports

Dale Hollow Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Dale Hollow Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Dale Hollow Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Dale Hollow Lake is well-known for its pristine qualities due to the forested shoreline and the high water quality of the lake. Visitors come to enjoy the lake and its many recreational opportunities: fishing, camping, scuba-diving, boating, and sightseeing. The pristine quality of the lake is important to the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery just below the dam, which produces 1.5 million trout annually. Dale Hollow Lake is renowned for water purity as well as fishing. In addition to yielding the world record Smallmouth Bass, Dale Hollow has produced many outstanding catches of other fish. For record fish taken on Dale Hollow see the link above. Fishing licenses are required in both Kentucky and Tennessee. A reciprocal fishing agreement provides for sport fishing licenses from either state to be valid in the Wolf River, including Illwill Creek, beginning at the state line as it crosses the Wolf River at its mouth where it joins the Obey River. [Dale Hollow Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 02/03/2008]
State:
Tennessee

County:
Clay

Inpoundment Type:
Reservior

Surface Area (acres):
27700

Lake Management:
Army Corps

Latitude:
36.543546

Longitude:
-85.293691

Water Clarity:
10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
205

Normal Elevation (ft):
723

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:


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Dale Hollow Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Dale Hollow Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Dale Hollow Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Found some smallies here this weekend 4/27 just after 8:00am. This point was the most productive spot of the day, we caught 9 fish over a 1 hour period. Theres some sunken cover thats about 20 feet off the bank, the bottom is sandy and raises up a bit. The fish we caught were suspended behind the sandy hump in about 18 feet of water, my guess the temp was around 62. The fish are definately deep, its all about temp this time of year. If you can find 62-64 degree water and structure, you will find the fish.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 62 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Dale Hollow Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Dale Hollow Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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- Week end of Veterans Day 2010, found smallies on schools of shad in the coves. We caught over 15 using Silver Buddies in 1/2oz size with 4 fish over 21" and the biggest 23 1/2".
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Dale Hollow Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Dale Hollow Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.7/5
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Dale Hollow Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Fish around fallen trees in the water live bait works best but lures will do ok.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Dale Hollow Lake Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Dale Hollow Lake Walleye Rating:
   3.3/5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Dale Hollow Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Dale Hollow Lake Catfish Rating:
   3/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Dale Hollow Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Dale Hollow Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Dale Hollow Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- week end of Veterans Day found Spotted bass schooled up on shad in the coves. Caught at least 30 ranging from 12" to 16" on Silver Buddies.
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Dale Hollow Lake White Bass Fishing

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Dale Hollow Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Dale Hollow Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Dale Hollow Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Dale Hollow Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
05:28 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:48 CST







Dale Hollow Lake Links
State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.state.tn.us/twra  

State Fishing Licensee
http://www.wildlifelicense.com/tn  

State Parks
http://www.state.tn.us/environment/parks...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/fish/FishRec...  

State Fishing Information
http://www.state.tn.us/twra/06fishgd_web...