You can fish from the shore at Dale Hollow! Granted some spots you would have to walk up a mile and down to get to the water. Really guys this is a great lake. The water is crystal clear most of the time. The residents in the area are great and welcome people like they are their own family. There are huge smallies there and lots of spotted bass also. I have seen some sunset and sun rise there that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up from the awe of it.