Dale Hollow Lake fishing report 4-9-13

Lake & Date Dale Hollow Lake 4/9/13
Reported by Guide’s Name & Contact info: Bobby Gentry 270-427-0419 www.bobbygentry.com bgentry@scrtc.com
Species Caught – Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth
Fishing Activity of each species caught: Fair, improving with warmer water conditions.
Vicinity: Creeks and flats, depth range of 12-15 feet
Structure/Cover Brush and grass beds
Technique: swim baits, crank baits in shad patterns, some jigs in brush piles.
Depth Fish Caught: Largemouth 8-10 feet and Smallmouth 10-20 feet.
Lure/Bait:. Swimbaits, Big Hammer/smally chaser, Punisher rubber skirt jigs, Bandit 200 series – bone color.
Equipment: 8 lb mono line, Allpro Medium/Heavy rods, Lews Baitcast reels, Penn Spinning.
Comments: Water temp mid lake is 51 – 53, with some 54-56 up rivers. Good largemouth are being caught up in the river sections of Dale Hollow. Smallmouth are starting to move toward the flats in a prespawn position.