@ Dale Hollow

2023 Tournament Schedule
2023 Fishing Tournment list

The average water temperatures of Dale Hollow Lake ranges from 45-80 degrees, and the deepest area of the lake is in the main channel near the dam, totaling 130 feet. Dale Hollow Lake is one of the few lakes in Tennessee, and our nation, that provides an unobstructed view of nature and natural beauty at its best due to the restrictions of private boat docks and the removal of trees from the shorelines.

The quality of the water in Dale Hollow Lake is important for the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery, located below the dam. The hatchery is the largest federal trout hatchery east of the Mississippi River, producing 1.5 million trout per year, totaling 300,000 pounds. Dale Hollow Lake is a popular wintering area for the bald eagle, our American symbol. These beautiful birds can generally be observed from mid-December to mid-February.

The 2023 Fall Dale Hollow Bass Classic has yet to set the date.

Annual Dale Hollow Bass Classic
39th Annual
Hosted by Byrdstown-Pickett Co. Chamber & Star Point Resort
Fish Dale Hollow Lake for trophy smallmouth and largemouth Bass! $500 Big Fish Winner each day, as well as other cash prizes. Entry fee is $150 per boat, two-man buddy system.
Sep to Oct 30 to 1, 2023
9th Annual
9th Annual
Hosted by Sunset Marina
$150 entry fee for the first 150 boats. Come experience spring bass fishing, tournament style, on world-renowned Dale Hollow Lake! Entry forms may be picked up at Byrdstown Town Hall. Same day registration begins at 6 a.m. at Sunset Marina.
Apr 15 to 16, 2023
(931) 864-6215