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Daily Fishing Update

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Daily Fishing Report

Receive daily fishing information by phone: (931) 243-3408

Fishing is reported to be good. 

Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are being caught early and late in the daytime on topwater baits. Bass are also being caught at night on soft plastic baits near aquatic vegetation.  

Currently 136 drowning's have occurred on Dale Hollow Lake.  Of those fatalities, 0 were wearing life jackets. 

Remember a lifejacket is like a seat belt; it only works when you wear it.  Life Jackets Worn...Nobody Mourns!

As of today 8/27/2016 at 6 a.m., the lake elevation for today is 645.74 feet above sea level and is falling. 

 The surface water temperature is 87 degrees, and at 10 feet it is 84 degrees.

Average August Pool Elevation at Dale Hollow Lake is approximately 641 feet above sea level. 

Generation Releases


Time Period



11am - noon



noon - 2pm



2pm - 5pm

2 or more


5pm - 6pm



6pm - midnight


 Remember this schedule is subject to change at any time without notice.   

You may call TVA's Lake Information Line at 1-800-238-2264 to obtain the latest changes to this schedule and the weekend schedule.

When calling, Select 4 - which is for water release schedules. 

The code for Dale Hollow Lake is 35.  After the CFS report begins, push the # key and stay on the line for the latest generation schedule.

 You can also click here to visit the TVA Dale Hollow Dam web page.

Please remember to be safe when recreating on the lake. Always wear you life jackets and educate yourself on state regulations and proper vessel operating skills.

 Please feel free to contact the Dale Hollow Lake Resource Managers Office at (931)-243-3136 or drop in our vistitors center in Celina TN.

 Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. for more information on water safety.