US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

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

Smallmouth Bass: Several smallmouth are being caught at night on jigs on points in 18-25 feet of water.

Largemouth Bass: Some nice largemouth are being caught while fishing shallow running crankbaits around wood in the creeks and up the rivers.

Crappie: A few crappie are being caught in the rivers on minnows in brush in 15 to 20 feet of water in the rivers.

Walleye: A few walleye are still being caught on spoons on drops in 30 feet of water.

Currently 137 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 10/15/2019 at 6 a.m., the lake elevation for today is 638.59 feet above sea level and is falling. 

 The surface water temperature is 78 degrees.

Average October Pool Elevation at Dale Hollow Lake is approximately 637 feet above sea level. 


Generation Releases

Day Time Period Generators
10/15/2019 3pm-6pm 1
10/15/2019 6pm-9pm 2 or more
10/15/2019 9pm -10pm 1

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.