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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

Smallmouth Bass: Some good smallmouths are being caught at night on jigs and spinnerbaits on points in 10-15 ft of water.

Largemouth Bass: Several largemouths are being caught at night on soft plastics in 15-25ft of water around grass.

Crappie: Crappies are being caught at night under lights using shad.

Walleye: Lots of walleye are being caught on crankbaits and jerkbaits in 10-15ft 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 8/28/2018 at 6 a.m., the lake elevation for today is 643.91 feet above sea level and is slowly falling. 

 The surface water temperature is 87 degrees, and at 10 feet it is 85 degrees.

Average September Pool Elevation at Dale Hollow Lake is approximately 639 feet above sea level. 

Generation Releases


9/7/2018 11am-Noon 1
9/7/2018  Noon-6pm 2 or more
9/7/2018  6pm-7pm 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.