Dale Hollow Lake
Current Temperature:
25°
Est Water Temperature:
38° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.23 (Falling)
Wind Speed:
South-East at 07 Knots (8 MPH)
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Dale Hollow Lake
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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):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 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 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):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 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 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):
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 Rating:
3.5
Dale Hollow Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
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 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):
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 Rating:
3.5
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Dale Hollow Lake Striped Bass Rating:
4
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

07:32 CST

Sunset:

18:18 CST

Moon Phase:


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