The temperate climate of Dale Hollow and Clay County give so many opportunities to enjoy the Outdoors in Clay County.
We have four distinct seasons here in the Upper Cumberland, with the weather you would expect in each. Dale Hollow’s exceptionally pristine water and shoreline are unmatched in this area. In addition, good weather beyond what you might say is the “tourist season” allows so many outdoor opportunities.
You can fish, hunt, camp, picnic, boat, canoe, hike ride horses and scuba dive, so there’s no lack of anything to do here.
Dale Hollow serves countless Tennessee and Kentucky users, and the lake has always seen significant numbers from Ohio, Indiana and other parts of the Midwest.
Come visit us here in Clay County and Dale Hollow. You’ll like what you find.
7135 Burkesville Hwy., Celina, TN
CANOE RENTALS DALE HOLLOW LAKE AND AREA RIVERS.
HUNTING & FISHING LICENSES
Dale Hollow 1 Stop
5550 Burkesville Highway, Celina, TN 38551
641 Clay County Highway, Celina, TN 38551
1012 Gainesboro Highway, Celina, TN 38551
DALE HOLLOW LAKE RESERVOIR REGULATIONS
All Species: 3 pole limit per angler from boat and 6 pole limit per angler from bank may be used.
Largemouth/Spotted/Smallmouth Bass: 5 per day in combination, only two may be smallmouth bass.
Largemouth Bass: 15 inch minimum length limit.
Spotted Bass: no length limit.
Smallmouth Bass: 2 per day, 16-21 inch PLR. One fish may be under 16 inches and one may be over 21 inches. Includes Wolf River upstream to South Ford Road bridge.
Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
Catfish (all species): no harvest limit for fish under 24 inches in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
White Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
Yellow Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
Walleye: 5 per day, 16 inch minimum lenght limit.
Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
Muskellunge: 1 per day, 50 inch minimum length limit.
Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.
Trout: 7 per day, no length limit.
January 1 – April 30: on the east fork of the Obey from Compton boat ramp upstream to Hwy. 52 bridge, anglers are restricted to the use of one hook having a single point, or one lure with a single hook with one point. No more than 3 rods and reels or poles per angler may be used.
ATTENTION ANGLERS & OUTDOORSMEN
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is conducting an alligator snapping turtle restoration project which involves the release of live alligator snapping turtles. Both adult and juvenile turtles have been released to restore this rare, native species. Alligator snapping turtles are listed in Tennessee as In Need of management and are illegal to take.
ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE
- Alligator Snapping Turtles have three large prominent ridges along the back, a large head, and a prominently hooked beak.
- Often reaches weights in excess of 30 pounds
- Alligator snapping turtles have an extra row of scutes (scales) between the outer scale row and the large center scales.
TWRA OFFICES – Cumberland Platau • Region III
464 Industrial Blvd., Crossville, TN 38555
Toll Free 1-800-262-6704 Fax: 931-456-1025 POACHING HOTLINE 1-800-241-0767
Web site: Tennessee Wildlife
CENTRAL OFFICE – NASHVILLE
Ellington Agricultural Center – PO Box 40747, Nashville, TN 37204 615-781-6500
INFO & EDUCATION……………….615-781-6538