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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. 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.  Creel limits and other regulations of the state where the license was issued will apply.  Special permits are required in each state for trout fishing.  Check state laws for complete information.  Licenses may be purchased at County Clerk’s offices, marinas and many other commercial establishments in each state.

Fishing Beautiful Dale Hollow Lake!

Dale Hollow Lake is located on the Kentucky Tennessee border and covers portions of Clay, Pickett, and Overton Counties in TN as well as the KY counties of Cumberland and Clinton.   Recently votes as a “top five” most beautiful lake in the world, Dale Hollow has 27,700 acres with 620 miles of crystal clear water loaded full of a variety of big fish including “monster” Musky, Trout, Crappie and Smallmouth Bass!

Dale Hollow Lake is also home of the “world record” Smallmouth Bass!  A little known secret is that Dale Hollow Lake also has one of the largest populations of Walleye in the South!  The Walleye fishing begins in April and runs through the spring and summer until October (annually)!  You can troll or fish under the lights at night anf you can also do bottom bouncing worm trips during the days.

See below some of the big Walleye caught in 2017 in Dale Hollow:

 

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.  Creel limits and other regulations of the state where the license was issued will apply.  Special permits are required in each state for trout fishing.  Check state laws for complete information.  Licenses may be purchased at County Clerk’s offices, marinas and many other commercial establishments in each state.