Smallmouth Bass


Dale Hollow Lake is known for its tremendous smallmouth bass fishery.  Home of the world record smallmouth bass, Dale Hollow Lake still holds its own for putting out trophy bass year after year.  It’s a unique fishery because some of the best fishing is when the lakes up north are too cold to fish, so for many anglers, Dale Hollow Lake becomes their go to late fall and early winter destination for catching smallmouth bass.  You can catch them year round, but the best bite is in the spring, later fall and early winter.  It’s a good numbers lake if you know how to fish clear water and some big fish are here too.


Learn More About Smallmouth Bass


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