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Dale Hollow Lake, KY

Home of the world-record smallmouth bass, Dale Hollow Lake is a 28,000-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, on the TN-KY border, 5 miles southwest of Albany, KY. Anglers will be happy to find 650 miles of shoreline and half a dozen or more places to launch a boat, canoe or kayak.

Dale Hollow Lake is annually included in the Bassmaster Top 100 bass lakes in the USA. Stripers, sunfish, crappie, catfish, trout, walleye, muskie, paddlefish and other species of fish swim these nutrient-rich waters as well. Fishing from a boat is the preferable way to fish Dale Hollow Reservoir. However, there are numerous places around the lake where bank fishing is accessible. Points, creek channels, ledges, humps and islands throughout the impoundment provide great habitat for fish and baitfish. As a general rule, fish shallow in spring and fall, deeper in summer and winter. Rental boats at the lake include small fishing boats, to family pleasure boats, to pontoon boats, to large sailboats and houseboats.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brown trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, hybrid striped bass and sauger at Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky.

Primary fish species residing in Dale Hollow Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill Redear Sunfish Hybrid Striped Bass Sauger

Dale Hollow Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Hendricks Creek Resort
Rentals: Fishing boats, jon boats and pontoon boats
270 433-7172

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Dale Hollow State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Marina Road, this is a five-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Sulphur Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Sulphur Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Wolf River Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, north side, off Wolf River Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Safe Harbor Wisdom Dock
7613 Wisdom Dock Rd
Albany, KY 42602
606 387-5821

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Dale Hollow State Park Campground - 270 433-6600

Down Yonder RV Park - 317 502-6999

Dale Hollow Dam Campground - 931 243-3554

Dale Hollow Lake KY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Dale Hollow Lake
Dale Hollow State Park Marina
1226 Marine Rd
Burkesville, KY 42717
270 433-6600


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