Dale Hollow Lake has plenty of catfish in it and many anglers do target them.  Because it is such a clear and deep lake, many anglers will fish deeper than they normally do for catfish here.  In the spring and early summer, you can find a lot of catfish moving into the bays and creek arms as they get ready to spawn, but after that, it’s a much better deep water bite.  Big schools of catfish will often suspend out over deeper water here as well and many anglers do not even fish for them.  There are some huge trophy-sized catfish here too, so if you target them, don’t be surprised if you catch some big fish.

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Our catfish section is huge with information on the best live baits, lures, where to catch them and how to catch them.  Visit our catfish page to learn more.