• THE DALE HOLLOW FISHING REPORT

    StriperFun Guide Service - Tennessee Walleye Charters
    (931) 403-2501 http://www.striperfun.com captainjim@striperfun.com
  • Specializing in "Trophy" fishing as the owner of StriperFun Fishing Guide Service in KY and TN and TN Walleye Charters, Captain Jim Durham is a licensed guide who has fished the Cumberland Plateau year round for over 50 years. Captain Jim is a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine Captain and is the creator of the “Striper Fish like a Pro” instructional DVD series as well as his own line of fishing lures.

  • THE DALE HOLLOW FISHING REPORT

    THE DALE HOLLOW FISHING REPORT

    Provided by Captain Jim Durham - Owner Tennessee Walleye Charters Fishing Guide Service, StriperFun Guide Service (on Lake Cumberland, the Cumberland River and Tims Ford, Norris Lake, Cherokee Lake and the Clinch River), Superbaittanks.com, Captain Jim Marine Electronics & Captain Jim Lures

    Staff Writer for fishin.com

    DATE OF REPORT: June 15th, 2017

    · Latest water temperature: 80.4 ° F surface (Willow Grove Dock): June 14th, 2017

    · The lake is still flooded with an elevation of 651.93 above sea level on the lake. Thunderstorms the next few days will add to that.

    Greetings to my readers! I hope that the world finds you and your family doing well!

    KAPOW ! BAM! KAPOW! BIG FISH AND LOTS OF THEM!!!!!

    The night time Walleye fishing remains red hot on Dale Hollow! We continue to catch some true trophy Walleyes and some huge fat limits of fish! We are casting under Hydro Glow lights while anchored and are also trolling at night! We are also catching great Walleyes worm rigging and trolling during the day!

    Tennessee Walleye Charters guide Jeff Brown just had the pleasure of taking Larry and Sheryl Shell out for a Walleye trip! Larry and Sheryl are the owners of Willow Grove Resort and Marina on Dale Hollow, the nicest marina on the lake!

    Check out that huge 9 pound Walleye Sheryl caught, as well as their nice overall stringer of fat fish!





    WILLOW GROVE RESORT LODGING

    As a professional fishing guide who has boated and fished on Dale Hollow Lake for over 50 years, I always want to make sure my customers are taken care. For super nice cabin accommodations on Dale Hollow, I always recommend Willow Grove Resort!

    Imagine waking up overlooking one of the largest and most scenic lakes in the Eastern United States. Dale hollow is truly paradise! It has over 620 miles of shoreline (average depth 80 feet) with over 27,000 plus acres of crystal clear water

    Willow Grove Resort Marina offers spacious lodging in a variety of cabin settings right on Dale Hollow Lake with great lake views!

    All Willow Grove Resort lodging rentals have cable TV, microwave, small refrigerator and coffee maker as well as year round heat and air to keep you comfortable. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms!

    To book a Cabin, call Captain Jim Durham at 931-403-2501 and I can take your deposit and customize your entire trip for you, including boat rentals as well as fishing trips!!

    Check out some of the other great Walleyes caught in the last week or so!








    If you are interested in big stringers of large tasty Walleye, don’t miss out! We are scheduling night trips and the bite id RED HOT!

    Click this link to book your trip: http://www.striperfun.com/pages/bookacharter.php

    Or call me at 931-403-2501. These Walleye trips are fantastic! We hope to hear from you!

    HUMMINBIRD COMBO GPS AND FISH FINDER UNITS

    All StriperFun Captains use Humminbird Side and Down Imaging units. Humminbird Fish Finder / GPS units are simply the best on the market! When you have to depend on your marine electronics to navigate safely at night and in the fog, as well as help you find fish, it is one of your most valuable tools!

    My Humminbird HD unit is simply great! When trolling artificial lures or live bait, I just don’t troll “hoping” to run in to a school of fish. I am scanning up to 240 feet per each side of the boat, looking for schools of bait and fish. When I see them (example: 3 o’clock to the starboard or 9 o’clock to port!), I can then “turn” my boat towards the schools of bait and fish to “get in to the strike zone”.

    Once arriving on the schools of bait and fish, I can switch over to the “Down Imaging”, “Quadrabeam Plus” or “Switch Fire” sonar systems to let me see with great clarity (each technology providing a different yet important view!) exactly where the fish are and how they are orientating.

    Why troll “blind” when you can scan surrounding water to see where the “big ones” are!!

    It makes all the difference in the world, turning a slow fishing day into a great catching day!

    New training video from Humminbird!

    Many people “struggle” to correctly learn how to read their fish finder. Interpreting sonar can be tricky! This new training video from Humminbird can put you well on your way to being a better angler!

    Click below to view:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5ok...e%2002,%202017

    My Humminbird Fish Finder is a guide’s best friend. As a Field Staff member of Johnson Outdoors, I strongly recommend this product to any open water fishermen. To be successful, you need to learn to use your marine electronics. If you are looking for new marine electronics, feel free to call me and I can make some solid suggestions on HUMMINBIRD COMBO GPS AND FISH FINDER UNITS.

    MINN KOTA TROLLING MOTORS FROM JOHNSON OUTDOORS

    I only use the Minn Kota “Rip Tide” trolling motors from Johnson Marine and so should you! As a professional fishing charter Captain, my livelihood depends on my trolling motor working every time – every day! For 15 years I have used Minn Kota trolling motors and my “Rip Tide” trolling motor never lets me down!

    With “cool” features like the hands free “Auto Pilot and “I” Pilot functions, I can set my motor to go a specific direction and turn my back to deploy lines and have full confidence it will stay on course no matter the weather conditions!

    For using a “drop shot” on the fish, once I locate a nice an active school I simply push a button on “I” Pilot functions control and it “electronically anchors me” directly over the fish. If the winds blows me off the spot, the “I” Pilot brings me right back and again “electronically anchors” me back over the fish.

    Man, is that cool or what? I would never consider using anything else but a Minn Kota trolling motor!

    GIVE THE BEST GIFT OF ALL, A FISHING TRIP WITH TENNESSEE WALLEYE CHARTERS!

    The gift of a weekend package deal (or even a one day fishing trip) with Tennessee Walleye Charters makes a great present for Dad, a brother or for the family and kids, or can make a great bonus for an employee or a promotion for a customer! We fish year round and our trips are very popular and our booking dates fill up fast!

    Fishing is family friendly and wholesome. So if you are interested in giving the perfect gift to that special someone, order a fishing gift certificate today!

    Call me at 931-403-2501 or email me at: captainjim@striperfun.com

    SUPPORT THE VETERANS

    As a former United States Air Force Airman - military veteran and as a current U.S. Merchant Marine Captain and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Patrol Coxswain (Captain), I understand the great importance that our brave service men and women play in our society. Their service is why you speak English, can vote and can enjoy the freedom that you do!

    We also cannot forget the duty and service provided by our Policemen, Fish and Wildlife Officers and Firemen.

    TENNESSEE WALLEYE CHARTERS OFFERS A 10% DISCOUNT on all charters to currently active Policemen, Fish and Wildlife Officers and Firemen as well as to all active military AND retired military veterans (with proper verification ID provided by the person booking the trip).

    This is our way of saying “THANKS” to these important men and women for your service.

    About Tennessee Walleye Charters

    Are you looking to have some fun catching big Walleye? Tennessee Walleye Charters can put you on big fish on beautiful Dale Hollow Lake! Guided trips are available year round on Dale Hollow weather permitting. Tennessee Walleye Charters caters to fishing enthusiasts of all ages. Whether it is a weekend trip with a group of your buddies, or a trip with mom and/or dad, a large multi boat corporate trip or a big fishing weekend with the wife and/or the kids (couples and families welcome) all Tennessee Walleye Charters trips can be customized accordingly!

    Why Use a Fishing Guide?

    Utilize the guide’s many years of experience and lake knowledge -Learn new tactics and techniques – Increase your chance of “landing the big one!” - Use top of the line equipment and the freshest live bait - Cost effective way for your group to fish (cost per fisherman) - Even professional fishermen hire guides to learn a lake and new techniques!

    God is amazing in his creation! I am blessed to spend another day pursuing my passion of putting clients on big fish on our magnificent lake! I give it all to God!

    Casting

    We are casting Captain Jim lures to surfacing fish:

    FULL LINE UP OF LURES

    Captain Jim Lures sells the top of the line hair jigs (captain Jim Specials) and blade baits (Little Friends), as well as the “Tennessee Thumper” and the “Walleye Dazzler”! These lures have been heavily field tested, are super easy to cast (or troll) they also absolutely wear out the Large Mouth, Spots, Walleye and Small Mouth!

    Click the link below to go to the website and watch the new lures as their photos will appear (a new photo “pops in” every few seconds) in the middle of the top of the screen on the first page. Click any photo of any lure that to go in and read more about the newly designed lures and to see enhanced photos!

    You can also watch them demonstrated on YouTube by clicking the links below:

    "Kentucky Thumper": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXEQaTkleb8

    To buy this lure click: http://www.striperfun.com/store/kent...mper-p-41.html

    “Tennessee Thumper”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba8uN6NYhk8

    To buy this lure click: http://www.striperfun.com/store/tenn...l?%3CosCsid%3E

    “Walleye Dazzler”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfuizmHF9r0

    To buy this lure click: http://www.striperfun.com/store/wall...zler-p-43.html

    “Striper Mugger”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46aVV...e=results_main

    To buy this lure click: http://www.striperfun.com/store/stri...gger-p-46.html

    “Captain Jim Hair Jigs and Blade Baits”: http://www.striperfun.com/store/stri...b2964914829f7a

    “Captain Jim Umbrella Rigs”: http://www.striperfun.com/store/umbrellas-c-13.html

    You can also purchase Captain Jim lures at the Willow Grove Marina ship store!

    We are moving quickly through Spring. Dawn rolls around a little earlier each morning and “Twilight” now rolls around just a little later each night. It is great to be alive and be a “free” American! I look forward to seeing all of you this year on the water.

    Count your blessings each day and live “in the moment”, not in the future and always remember to stop and shake the hand of a person in uniform or wearing garb that shows they are a veteran! Their service is why you speak English, can vote and can enjoy the freedoms you do!

    Remember also to always obey all fishing regulations while on Dale Hollow Lake or any other waterway. Following the rules is a must! It is important that we all be good stewards of our fishing resources.

    Until next time, blue skies and tight lines!

    Specializing in "Trophy" Striper Fishing, Captain Jim Durham is a Kentucky and Tennessee State licensed guide who has fished Dale Hollow, Lake Cumberland and the Cumberland River year round for most of his adult life. As a former B.A.S.S. tournament circuit fisherman, Captain Jim is also a Search and Rescue Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary as well as a Coast Guard Merchant Marine Captain and Captain of his local Fire Department .
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