US Army Corps of Engineers
Nashville District

Daily Fishing Update


Corps of Engineers 2018 Annual Day Use Passes are available for sale.  Please call the office at 931-243-3136 for a mail order form.

Daily Fishing Report

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

Fishing is reported to be good

Smallmouth Bass: Some smallmouths are being caught on shad and jigs in 20-30 ft of water on points.

Largemouth Bass: Some largemouth are being caught on A-Rigs in grass in 15- 20 feet of water.

Crappie: Several crappie are being caught near eastport in brush on minnows in 25 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 3/18/2019 at 6 a.m., the lake elevation for today is 653.55 feet above sea level and is slowly falling. 

 The surface water temperature is 49 degrees.

Average March Pool Elevation at Dale Hollow Lake is approximately 640 feet above sea level. 


Generation Releases



      DAY                         TIME      GENERATORS
       3/18/2019                           midnight-midnight                2 or more

*DUE TO HIGH WATER CONDITIONS FLOOD GATES WILL BE OPENED AND CLOSED PERIODICALLY* 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.