Dale Hollow Lake


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649.00 FEET
Full Pool: 651.0
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Trooper Island Golf Scramble

LEX 18

Date: 7/2/2015 12:33:00 PM

All proceeds will benefit Trooper Island. Trooper Island is located on Dale Hollow Lake in South-central Kentucky and is leased to the Kentucky State Police from the Corps of Engineers. Each year, 32 children, ages 10-12 years from the Post 8 region are

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Near-record smallmouth caught near Stevenson

The Herald of Everett

Date: 7/2/2015 12:04:00 AM

On July 9, 1955, Kentucky resident David Lee Hayes was vacationing with his family on Dale Hollow Lake, along the Tennessee/Kentucky border. David Lee went fishing, of course, as he had a reputation to uphold. Folks said he was probably the best bass and

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Water Resources Outlook - June 18 2015

NWS Southeast River Forecast Center

Date: 6/22/2015

Water Resources Outlook for June 18

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Recalling a father’s great love

Portsmouth Daily Times

Date: 6/20/2015 1:19:00 PM

Dad looked forward to our annual fall family fishing trips to Dale Hollow Lake, where we would rent a houseboat from Star Point Resort. At night he would sit by the rail and watch his poles and the shooting stars. He could swim (at least I think he could

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Fishing a joy passed on from fathers, families


Date: 6/20/2015 1:09:00 PM

Four (officially three) Kentucky waters made the list. Lake Cumberland made the cut at No. 94. Dale Hollow Lake on the Kentucky/Tennessee border is ranked 81st. Although the two lakes are distinctly different fisheries, Bassmaster considered Kentucky Lake

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• Length: 620 Miles
• Surface Area: 2,700 Acres
• Volume: 1,706,000 Acre Feet
• Length: 50 Miles
The Dale Hollow Reservoir is situated on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. The lake is formed by the damming of the Obey River. It is also the site of Dale Hollow Lake State Park on the north side of the lake, in Kentucky.

The lake's name originated from William Dale, a government surveyor, settling originally in Willow Grove. Mr. Dale bought his first 449 acres of land which he turned into a farm.The farm eventually grew into a plantation known as Dale Hollow. The dam was started in 1942; The waters of the lake ultimately covered both the farm and Willow Grove.The project was designed and completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1943, making the lake the oldest artificial lake in Kentucky. Dale Hollow Dam is used to supply power to the surrounding countryside.

The lake is also frequently used for recreation. Water sports are popular, including water skiing, wakeboarding, and tubing which are regularly seen, but the main recreational use is fishing. Dale Hollow is a choice location for smallmouth bass fishing, currently holding the world record for the largest smallmouth bass ever caught. The lake and surrounding rivers also contain other species such as largemouth bass, crappie, muskellunge, walleye, catfish, gar, and trout.

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