River Information
Species:  Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout
Angler Type:  Boat or Wade
Access Type:  Public and Private
General Flies:  Midges, Nymphs, Sulphurs and Streamers

Suggested Gear
8 ft  to 9 ft 4, 5 or 6 weight fly rods

Fishing and River Description
They Obey River is managed by TVA as a put and take fishery.  It rarely
gets fish of much size and gets a good amount of pressure from the
Nashville crowd.

Please practice safe wading practices and be sure to check the
generation schedules before you go.
Click here for TVA Generation Schedule

Statewide Regulations as of 2009
Obey River (Dale Hollow Dam)
  • Daily limit 7 Trout, no minimum length limit
For more information on daily creel limits and additional information
please refer to the
2009 Tennessee Fishing Regulations

Public River Access
Access 1:  Dale Hollow Dam
Access 2:  Moody's Bend
Access 3:  Donaldson Park Recreation Area

Click here for a detailed TWRA Map!

Click here for TVA Generation Schedule!

Getting There
From I-40, at exit 301 take TN -84 North to Hwy 52, near Celina turn right
onto Hwy 53/Gainesboro Hwy and continue north/east through Celina on
Hwy 53 which turns to Burkesville Hwy once leaving Celina then turn right
onto Dale Hollow Dam Road

Local Guides
Xtreme Trout

Local Fly Shops
Game Fair Ltd
Cumberland Transit

Places to Stay
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