Dale Hollow Lake Fishing Report

Lake & Date Dale Hollow Lake 4/23/13
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: Largemouth has been fair to good, Smallmouth slow due bedding fish and drastic temp changes.
Vicinity: Largemouth – backs of creeks in pockets and up the rivers. Smallmouth – secondary points to mid-lake flats.
Structure/Cover Largemouth – trees and submerged brush and cover. Smallmouth – gravel points in the creeks and gravel and mud flats next to creek channels on main lake.
Technique: Jigging, swimming and cranking.
Depth Fish Caught: Largemouth 2-10 feet and Smallmouth 5-15 feet.
Lure/Bait:. Largemouth/Smallmouth – Shad pattern crankbaits, Pearl White Flukes, 1/2oz Green Pumpkin w/Green Pumpkin baby brush hogs Punisher Lures Hail Mary.
Equipment: 10 and 12 lb mono line, Allpro Medium/Heavy rods, Lews Baitcast reels, Penn Spinning.
Comments: We have been experiencing a “rollercoaster’’ in water temp this spring and it has been somewhat difficult to pattern the smallmouth. The fish we have been catching seem to be healthy and doing well. We are down in numbers. Live bait fisherman using shad has some decent days this spring. Our Largemouth bite is up this year, there has lots of nice size fish caught. We have gone from winter patterns to a spawning pattern on flats almost like we did not have a pre spawn. This has been due to water temp and the unusual spring weather patterns. The walleye bite is starting on the rock walls in various locations on the lake, I will have more info on walleye as the season progresses.