Dale Hollow Reservoir, Tennessee Fishing

Location and Information: Dale Hollow Reservoir is located in Clay, Overton and Pickett Counties, Tennessee. This body of water covers over 25,500 acres of surface area. You will find boating, kayaking and fishing.

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie, Walleye and Largemouth Bass on these waters.

Top Species and Creel Limits for Dale Hollow Reservoir in Tennessee

  • All Species: No more than 4 rods and reels per angler may be used.
  • Largemouth/Spotted/Smallmouth Bass: 5 per day in combination, only two may be smallmouth bass.
  • Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass: 2 per day, 16–21 inch PLR. One fish may be under 16 inches and one may be over 21 inches. Includes Wolf River upstream to South Ford Road bridge.
  • Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Yellow Bass: no creel or length limit.
  • Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum length limit.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Muskellunge: 1 per day, 50 inch minimum length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.
  • Trout: 7 per day, no length limit.

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