Just got back from dale hollow today. Tough but fun trip. Stayed at wolf river, great place to stay. The water temp is 72. Just caught a handful of smallies, caught quite a few ky's. Hard for me to believe with the water 72 fish were deep. Most fish were in 20-40 feet of water. We used berkley power worms pumpkinseed, cherryseed gulp worms, watermelon seed crawls. Tried spinner baits, but had no luck. Most fish were on deep rocky banks,and points. We ran into a guy from russell, ky. He told us we were a month to early. Anyway when you get a chance to go to dale hollow you go. Would like to go next month but I like to chase those pretty whitetails, which are like smallmouth because most of the time they win. Hope this post helps. Good luck and GOD bless you all.