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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.
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.

Primary fish species residing in Dale Hollow Lake

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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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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

Contact Information

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

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Dale Hollow Lake, in south-central KY offers anglers the chance to fish for stripers, sunfish, crappie, catfish, trout, walleye, muskie and paddlefish.

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