Dale Hollow Lake

Current Temperature:
57°

Est Water Temperature:
39° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.20 (High)

Wind Speed:
South-East at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Dale Hollow Lake
National Pro Reports

Skiatook Lake, OK
2014-04-18
The spring time Hybrid bite is in full swing. Recent trips have produced good boxes of fish up to 8 pounds. The water temps are up to 58 degrees and the fish are very active. I had a trip there today ... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Minnetonka, MN
2014-04-16
We are getting close to fishing lake minnetonka with open water. We are now past lake minnetonkas average ice out, with most channels open and the remaining ice being honey comb throughout. With a f... [more]

-Dan Jasper

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-08
This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
2014-04-06
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the we... [more]

-Ken West and Mike Maddalena

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. Vital fishing information for Dale Hollow Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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 Community Fishing Reports


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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 going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Dale Hollow Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Dale Hollow Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   3.9/5
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Dale Hollow Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- 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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 39 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
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):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
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):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Dale Hollow Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Dale Hollow Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.1/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
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):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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 a new 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:
06:05 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:15 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...