Dale Hollow Lake Fishing Report October 21, 2013

Water temp currently on Dale Hollow, mid lake has been running in the high 60’s to low 70’s. Water temp, which we all know controls the bite and location of bait. I have been finding fish located at the ends of flats next to deep water, approx 12-25 feet deep. They have been decent on swim baits, spinner baits have been effective on lay down cover and channels. Shad are migrating more sore back in the creeks and small mouth are starting to follow shad. Drop shots with finesse worms have been working on spots, large mouth and some small mouth, watermelon red flake has been my bait of choice. I have been using swim baits with shad patterns or a plain pearl white swim bait with 1/4oz lead head or 1/4oz lead heads with grubs are good fish locators. Live bait bite has been decent and should continue through fall and early winter. I also think you should be prepared to give the float n’ fly bite an opportunity as this water continues to cool in the next couple weeks. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Bobby Gentry at 270-427-0419 or www.bobbygentry.com.