Dale Hollow Lake - Celina, TN / Stephen Headrick, The Smallmouth Guru
DALE HOLLOW TACKLE | CELINA, TENNESSEE | DALE HOLLOW LAKE
The “Smallmouth Guru” STEPHEN HEADRICK, is a Dale Hollow and Celina angler who has made a big mark on his sport.
Headrick’s road to smallmouth fame followed a bit of a different path. He has been interested in fishing virtually his entire life.
PUNISHER LURES—Popular lure business is Headricks claim to fame which he started in the basement tying (fishing) jigs. The operation soon moved to a larger site. Today, Punisher Lures has grown from that single jig to over 900 with major retailers carrying the Punisher Lure line. Punisher also has fishermen on its “Pro” staff.
“We’re a family owned business that specializes in building premier quality fishing lures that are still made one at a time.” Headrick said. “We are proud to be an American small business built on high moral standards that puts our customers first.”
Headrick says “There’s nothing like the beauty of Dale Hollow Lake. There’s nothing developed on or surrounding the water, it just really shows you how beautiful God’s creation is.”
FISHING ON DALE HOLLOW LAKE
Headrick also offered some Fishing tips for those who may want to visit Dale Hollow.
“I would recommend people using a guide to fish here,” he said. “I would hire a couple of different guides during different seasons. That way, you can learn different methods that are successful at different times.”
“Guides have specialties that they are good at,” Headrick said. “If you hire different guides with different specialties, it will help you understand how to fish successfully at Dale Hollow.
In the end, “fish are a lot like humans,” he said. “When they get hungry, they’re going to find something to eat. They are going to be wherever the bait fish are. Water temperature and water color will also play a big part in catching fish.”