Department of Parks
Dale Hollow Lake to Host Hunting and Fishing Expo March 4-5
BURKESVILLE, Ky. – Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park is partnering with the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources to host a Hunting & Fishing Expo March 4-5.
Outdoorsman will enjoy attending the expo to browse vendor booths, attend educational seminars, try some archery and visit the beautiful park and lake. The event will be held in the convention center, adjacent to the park lodge and dining facilities. Booth space is only $25, which includes a table and two chairs. There is also room to set up outdoor booths for the same price. For more information or to reserve a booth, please contact Jamie Avery at 1-800-325-2282 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rooms are available at the park.
The fishing season lasts all year long and they’re biting every day, but the locals refer to March as “Prime Time!” Crappie, bream, muskie, walleye, trout, catfish, and five species of bass--largemouth, smallmouth, white, Kentucky and rock--have given Dale Hollow Lake the honor as a top fishing spot in the country. This lake held the world record smallmouth bass and the state record muskie. Dale Hollow Lake, which was formed by backing up Tennessee’s Obey River in 1943, has 620 miles of shoreline. There are plenty of shoals, small tributaries and clean, clear water to encourage healthy fish growth.
Dale Hollow Lake is an excellent place to practice this sport. Underwater spearing of rough fish with hand-held or mechanically propelled spear is permitted year-round in Dale Hollow Lake. All participants in this sport must be submerged while spear fishing. Only rough fish may be taken and the appropriate fishing license is required. The daily creel limit is 15 fish.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park has a lodge, restaurant, campground, hiking and horseback-riding trails. Dale Hollow is also home to an award-winning 18-hole golf course. For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov
From I-65 exit at the Cumberland Pkwy (Exit 43) and take KY 90 E at Glasgow. (Persons driving south on I-65 can opt to take exit 53 at Cave City and take KY 90 into Glasgow.)
From I-75 South, turn onto KY 461 at exit 62, headed toward Mt. Vernon. Travel entire length of KY 461 to KY 80. Turn west on KY 80 to Somerset.
From I-75 North, take I-75 exit 41 to KY 80/Cumberland Pkwy to US 27 at Somerset to KY 90 W.
From KY 90 traveling either west or east, turn onto KY 449 S to KY 1206. KY 1206 ends at Park.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov