Dale Hollow Lake, Clay County, Tennessee
Dale Hollow Lake, Clay County, Tennessee
Dale Hollow Lake, Clay County, Tennessee

Dale Hollow Lake

Description

With 555 miles of shoreline, this lake has a reputation for excellent largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill fishing.  The lake is also known for great smallmouth bass fishing too. 

Optimized Fish:
Crappie
Crappie
Walleye
Walleye
Quality Bass
Quality Bass
Enhancements
  • Continued management for quality bass, striped bass, walleye, and crappie fishing.
  • Continued stockings of sauger and walleye.
  • Continued habitat management and improvements.
Activities:
Dale Hollow Lake, Clay County, Tennessee
Dale Hollow Lake, Clay County, Tennessee
Location
  • Pickett
  • Overton
  • Clay
  • Fentress
Dale Hollow
History
  • Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1938 and the River and Harbor Act of 1946. The project was completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1943. Hydroelectric power-generating units were added in 1948, 1949 and 1953. The project was designed by the Corps of Engineers and built under their supervision by private contractors. The hydroelectric generators of Dale Hollow Dam are used to supply power to the surrounding countryside. The dam, power plant and reservoir are currently operated by the Nashville District of the Corps. 

  • The creation of the reservoir resulted in the submerging of a town named Willow Grove. In 1942, the town was purchased by the government in order to create the reservoir. The residents were forced to relocate. Former residents of the town meet annually on Labor Day weekend.  

Rules & Regulations

For rules and regulations, please visit TWRA.com

Hours of operation may vary