With 620 miles of secluded shoreline and 30,000 acres of shimmering lake at your front door, you can water ski, swim, fish and scuba dive often without seeing another boat for hours. Hendricks Creek Resort offers 24 rental Houseboats, 7 Cottages, a Full Service Marina, a Ships' Store, and a 5600 sq. ft. service center. We are Pet Friendly for our 80 Plans, 40 Plans, and our Family Cottages.
Family Owned and Operated since 1953
Hendricks Creek Resort is a family owned and operated resort - one of the few on Dale Hollow Lake. We are three generations strong and strive to treat you as family from your arrival to departure. Take a moment to review our web site and then give us a call to book your family vacation in 2016! We’d love to have all ya’ll! Click here for additional information about our business and family.
Dedicated to a Family Friendly atmosphere and Outstanding Customer Service the torch is being passed to the third generation as Bim and Pat begin their retirement days – overseeing the daily operations even though they aren’t on the “hillside.”
Hendricks Creek Resort Has Earned The Clean Marina Status
|New Double Decker Pontoons Available!|
|24' Double Decker Pontoon||30' Double Decker Pontoon||24' "Fishing" Pontoon||24' Pontoon|
All Pontoons are equipped with:
Emergency VHF Radio & AM/FM Stereo Radio with CD
Life Jackets (except Infants)
A covered slip is included at no charge for each cottage rental.
Dale Hollow Lake Eagle Cam
|The Dale Hollow Lake Marina Association's Eagle Cam Website is now up and running. Please visit our site at
The Dale Hollow Lake Marina Operator’s Association in cooperation with the Friends of Dale Hollow Lake are seeking support to install a Live High Definition Camera on one of Dale Hollow Lake’s American Bald Eagle’s Nest. The Marina Association has matched the first $5,000.00 raised to push this effort half way toward the ultimate goal of $20,000.00. The funding will be used to install electric service and fiber optic service to the camera which will be mounted high above Dale Hollow Lake overlooking one of the lake’s active American Bald Eagle’s Nests. The camera will be installed by one of this project’s strongest supporters, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative and will provide 24/7\ Live Video feeds from a nest that has produced over 12 baby eagles in the past six years. A Dale Hollow Lake American Bald Eagle Web-Site will be produced where interested viewers can watch the various stages of the eagle’s life such as nest building, egg laying, egg hatching, and eagle fledging. This project is a cooperative, non-profit educational opportunity for the Upper Cumberland and Dale Hollow Lake Region. The camera will be installed and tested in late summer of 2016. Cover Photograph by James Purkey.
To help with this phenomenal project please go to GoFundMe.com – Links can be found on the Hendricks Creek Resort or Dale Hollow Marina Associations’ Facebook pages.
Click here to make a donation to our project.
Fishing License Information
While Hendricks Creek Resort is located on the Kentucky side of the lake, we are only 3/4 of a mile to the Tennessee line. When fishing you need to be aware of your location. All shorelines are marked with State Boundaries. In addition, when purchasing either KY or TN license you will need your social security number. To speed the process if you have purchased a license in the past, bring it with you and all information will already be 'online' for your next purchase.
Kentucky Fishing License
|Joint Husband/Wife Annual Fishing||$36.00||N/A|
|Nonresident 7-Day Fishing||N/A||$30.00|
|Nonresident 15-Day Fishing||N/A||$40.00|
|Tennessee had changed the way that they sell licenses for the 2017 year. All sales are now done online. Please click the link below to purchase your Tennessee Fishing License prior to your arrival.|
|Annual Fishing - No Trout||$50.00|
|Three-Day Fishing - No Trout||$20.50|
|Three-Day Fishing - All Species||$40.50|
|Ten-Day Fishing - No Trout||$30.50|
|Ten-Day Fishing - All Species||$61.50|
|Annual Fishing - All Species||$99.00|
|Annual Hunting & Fishing Combination||$33.00|
|Jr. Hunt, Fish & Trap (Ages 13-15)||$9.00|
|One-Day Fishing - All Species||$11.00|
Most Recent Fishing Reports
Fishing Report - 3/20/2014
The spring season is starting to play a major roll in the pre-spawn bite on Dale Hollow now. Our water temp is ranging from mid 40's to low 50's depending on location in the lake. Nice large mouth are being caught using Alabama rigs and swimbaits in locations like edges of flats, close to deep water and gradual tapered points. Nice fish have been caught at the ends of trees and backs of creeks in cover along the shore line in the 10-12 feet range. Small mouth bass have been following the deeper water at the edges of flats and suspending along rock walls next to pockets. Bait choice is Red Hotlips, swim baits prefer White or Shad patterns, Sexy Shad jerk baits are also working good. I like throwing jigs in heavy cover, such as lay downs in creeks and in the backs of creeks. Live bait can also be effective in the same type of areas. As the water warms a good strong bite should continue into the spawn.
If you have any questions please give me a call at 270-427-0419.
Fishing Report - 1/20/2014
We have had some extremely cold weather this winter on Dale Hollow. The fishing has been maintaining a decent average on the fish bite. Mid lake has been somewhat slow, but during the period right after the extreme cold days we had smallmouth move up shallow for a few days. Bite was good on swim baits, pearl white in color. Large mouth were also shallow, locations needed to be where channels meet shallow flats. Most of the locations in the creeks were spotty due to area's the shad were. If you can locate decent shad balls, generally you could locate decent bass in them areas. Jigs are fair to good, Olive/Orange in color 10-15 feet in depth and still maintaining areas close to creek or main lake channels. Water temp low 50's, this should be a pretty consistent pattern unless we have another extreme cold period. Cloudy days float n' fly has been consistent for some decent fish, mid creeks and pockets on main lake. If you have any questions please give me a call 270-427-0419 or check out my web site www.bobbygentry.com. You can also follow me on facebook.
Fishing Report - 10/21/2013
Water temp currently on Dale Hollow, mid lake has been running in the high 60's to low 70's. Water temp, which we all know controls the bite and location of bait. I have been finding fish located at the ends of flats next to deep water, approx 12-25 feet deep. They have been decent on swim baits, spinner baits have been effective on lay down cover and channels. Shad are migrating more sore back in the creeks and small mouth are starting to follow shad. Drop shots with finesse worms have been working on spots, large mouth and some small mouth, watermelon red flake has been my bait of choice. I have been using swim baits with shad patterns or a plain pearl white swim bait with 1/4oz lead head or 1/4oz lead heads with grubs are good fish locators. Live bait bite has been decent and should continue through fall and early winter. I also think you should be prepared to give the float n' fly bite an opportunity as this water continues to cool in the next couple weeks. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Bobby Gentry at 270-427-0419 or www.bobbygentry.com.
FISHING GUIDE SERVICES OFFERED AT HENDRICKS CREEK RESORT
Hendricks Creek Resort is proud to offer the best fishing guide on the lake with Bobby Gentry.
If you haven't fished Dale Hollow recently call Bobby Gentry! He's a professional, Coast Guard Certified and Insured fishing guide with 30 years experience on Dale Hollow Lake. He's an expert in fishing for smallmouth bass and all other species of Dale Hollow fish! Bobby can pick you up at the Marina or from a Houseboat on the lake!
|Bobby has 20 years fishing and tournament experience on Dale Hollow Lake and is recognized as one of the best bass fishermen in the area. He is prolific in artificial & live bait as well as Float & Fly fishing in the winter months for mining some of the biggest fish in Dale Hollow Lake from its depths.|
|Meet Bobby Gentry
Hi, I'm Bobby Gentry, and I'd like to share a little information with you about who I am and why Dale Hollow Lake & Smallmouth fishing has been a passion of mine for over 30 years. For many years one of my early idols was the late Billy Westmorland. I remember watching his TV show and hoping someday I could be a fisherman on Dale Hollow at least half as knowledgeable as Billy Westmoreland.
I have spent time on Lake Erie, Michigan, and many other lakes across the United States but the average size of the fish we catch on Dale Hollow is unbelievable in comparison to the average size that you catch in other areas.
I have always been the type of fisherman that listens to what other fishermen have to say about the way they catch Smallmouth, but one very important thing that has helped me most of all is that I spend lots of days fishing Dale Hollow and remember what technique and method I was using when I caught a fish. I enjoy spending time with my clients and sharing the knowledge that I have gained fishing the Holler. I am trying to give them an advantage so they can catch fish on their own. What keeps me going is seeing young people and kids enjoying the same things that I did growing up fishing Dale Hollow Lake. I try to treat my clients professionally and with all the respect that I would expect if I hired a guide.
|I have been published in numerous magazines including Bassmasters, Basstimes, Game & Fish, Midwest Outdoors, Tennessee Sportsman, Tennessee Valley Outdoors and many others. I've made appearances at many sport and travel shows and also work on the pro staff with Punisher Lures. I fish out of Hendricks Creek Resort and have many other sponsors to whom I'm grateful for all the things they do for me so that I can pass along my knowledge to my fellow fisherman. I'm Coast Guard Certified and safety on the water is a my top priority. Having a good day is a close second, and if we do this we will catch fish."|
|To contact Bobby Gentry call 270-427-0419 or check out his web site at www.bobbygentry.com You can also follow Bobby on Facebook|
An excellent variety of camping and picnic supplies combined with gifts, jewelry, apparel, souvenirs, sundry drugs, notions and tackle makes for handy and complete one-stop shopping. Many have said, "Our prices are less than those at home!" right at the lake for those needed, last minute or forgotten items.
Looking for something to read? We even have our own library - honor system, you borrow and return when you check out. Got extra books at home - we are always accepting donations to fill our shelves.