Most Recent Fishing Reports
Fishing Report - 3/20/2014
The spring season is starting to play a major roll in the pre-spawn bite on Dale Hollow now. Our water temp is ranging from mid 40's to low 50's depending on location in the lake. Nice large mouth are being caught using Alabama rigs and swimbaits in locations like edges of flats, close to deep water and gradual tapered points. Nice fish have been caught at the ends of trees and backs of creeks in cover along the shore line in the 10-12 feet range. Small mouth bass have been following the deeper water at the edges of flats and suspending along rock walls next to pockets. Bait choice is Red Hotlips, swim baits prefer White or Shad patterns, Sexy Shad jerk baits are also working good. I like throwing jigs in heavy cover, such as lay downs in creeks and in the backs of creeks. Live bait can also be effective in the same type of areas. As the water warms a good strong bite should continue into the spawn.
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Fishing Report - 1/20/2014
We have had some extremely cold weather this winter on Dale Hollow. The fishing has been maintaining a decent average on the fish bite. Mid lake has been somewhat slow, but during the period right after the extreme cold days we had smallmouth move up shallow for a few days. Bite was good on swim baits, pearl white in color. Large mouth were also shallow, locations needed to be where channels meet shallow flats. Most of the locations in the creeks were spotty due to area's the shad were. If you can locate decent shad balls, generally you could locate decent bass in them areas. Jigs are fair to good, Olive/Orange in color 10-15 feet in depth and still maintaining areas close to creek or main lake channels. Water temp low 50's, this should be a pretty consistent pattern unless we have another extreme cold period. Cloudy days float n' fly has been consistent for some decent fish, mid creeks and pockets on main lake. If you have any questions please give me a call 270-427-0419 or check out my web site www.bobbygentry.com. You can also follow me on facebook.
Fishing Report - 10/21/2013
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.