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!
State:
Tennessee
Latitude:
36.543546
Maximum Depth (ft):
205
County:
Clay
Longitude:
-85.293691
Normal Elevation (ft):
723
Inpoundment Type:
Reservior
Water Clarity:
10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
27700
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2012-04-02
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 68
The unusually warm weather that we are experiencing here at Dale Hollow have the fish in a full spring pattern much earlier than normal. A lot of people who plan their vacations each year to coincide with the smallmouth spawn at Dale Hollow will likely be diasappointed to find it over with by the time they arrive. Anglers should expect patterns to be three to four weeks earlier than normal this year. Fish have already moved shallow into spawning areass and are being caught on a number of lures including jerk baits, crankbaits, spinnerbaits, swim baits, and live minnows.
Guest
2011-04-27
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 54
I WAS THERE ON DALE HOLLOW LAKE ON 04/04/2011. WE CAUGHT OVER A HUNDRED SMALLMOUTH IN 4 DAYS 20 OVER 5LBS USING DROP SHOT ON POINTS.
Dale Hollow Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
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):
At 58 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Dale Hollow Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
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):
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 Rating:
3.5
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 Rating:
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 Rating:
3
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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 Rating:
4
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 Rating:
3.5
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Dale Hollow Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

05:44 CST

Sunset:

19:30 CST

Moon Phase:


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