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Heading to Dale Hollow in late June for a week. Couple of questions:

Any suggestions on a good RV park with full hook up and boat ramp?

will I need both a Kentucky and TN lic.?

How will the small mouth fishing be there this late in the year?

Thanks

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Dale Hollow is cut in two by the state lines but in a weird way.  Go to Angling Technologies website, choose the interactive map and close the dialog box asking you to become a member.  Next, mouse to KY/TN find Dale Hollow and zoom in. You can see it then  Now, my wife and I just got back from 10 days there and it is an awesome lake.  I will check on campgrounds, but I know there is some at the Lilly Dale Recreation Area. There are also some over at The Dale Hollow State Park. Both also have ramps. I am sure there are plenty of others, but I do know of these. Now, here are a few thing to know about in the area.  If you come in from TN. stop at The Outdoor Junction near Cookeville. It is an awesome hunting and fishing supply store dedicated to the more serious angler.  We always pick up our TN. license there.  We pick up our Ky license when we get to Hendricks Creek Marina.  We always stay in their cabins.  Almost all of the marinas carry licenses.  If you are around the middle of the lake area, check out Willow Grove Marina, they have a great store, good food, and their fuel price is pretty good.  If you have not fished the lake much, most of the bigger smallies are on main lake stuff.  By June you might need to fish more at night.  If you want to hook up with a great guide who "lives" on the lake, check out Bobby Gentry.  We always catch up with him to fish one day early in our trip so he locks us in on the current pattern. I hope I did not bore you, but if I can help anymore just send me a note.  I had an amazing week catching smallies averaging 5 pounds, which made it my best ever week of fishing. I did not beat my pb but it was the most fish that size caught in a week. Enjoy your trip.

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On May 17, 2016 at 9:56 PM, fishnkamp said:

Dale Hollow is cut in two by the state lines but in a weird way.  Go to Angling Technologies website, choose the interactive map and close the dialog box asking you to become a member.  Next, mouse to KY/TN find Dale Hollow and zoom in. You can see it then  Now, my wife and I just got back from 10 days there and it is an awesome lake.  I will check on campgrounds, but I know there is some at the Lilly Dale Recreation Area. There are also some over at The Dale Hollow State Park. Both also have ramps. I am sure there are plenty of others, but I do know of these. Now, here are a few thing to know about in the area.  If you come in from TN. stop at The Outdoor Junction near Cookeville. It is an awesome hunting and fishing supply store dedicated to the more serious angler.  We always pick up our TN. license there.  We pick up our Ky license when we get to Hendricks Creek Marina.  We always stay in their cabins.  Almost all of the marinas carry licenses.  If you are around the middle of the lake area, check out Willow Grove Marina, they have a great store, good food, and their fuel price is pretty good.  If you have not fished the lake much, most of the bigger smallies are on main lake stuff.  By June you might need to fish more at night.  If you want to hook up with a great guide who "lives" on the lake, check out Bobby Gentry.  We always catch up with him to fish one day early in our trip so he locks us in on the current pattern. I hope I did not bore you, but if I can help anymore just send me a note.  I had an amazing week catching smallies averaging 5 pounds, which made it my best ever week of fishing. I did not beat my pb but it was the most fish that size caught in a week. Enjoy your trip.

Thanks for the help. We checked the dates at several camp grounds and could not find a spot for our large motor home so we had to change locations for this year and go to Davis Lake instead. We will book our trip for Dale Hollow for the spring of next year early so not to miss out next time.

thanks again.

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