About Bobby

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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 may 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 with at least half as much knowledge that Billy had. My father taught me a lot about fishing when I was a young boy and I knew that someday I was going to make a career out of it. For the past 9 years, I have strictly dedicate my knowledge of fishing to guiding on Dale Hollow Lake.  I spend many days searching Dale Hollow for them ‘ol brown fish and I also enjoy going after Largemouth and Spots as well!!  I must say that since I have been guiding, I have learned Dale Hollow is one of the most outstanding Bass fisheries in the United States.  I have spent time on Lake Erie, Michigan, and many other lakes across our great country, but the average size fish we catch here on Dale Hollow is unbelievable compared to other lakes.  I have always been the type of fisherman that listens to what other fisherman say about how they are catching them, but you just cant beat spending time on the water and making adjustments on the fly in the conditions you are fishing.  I enjoy spending time with my clients and sharing my knowledge of catching fish and about Dale Hollow Lake.  Nothing pleases me more than to watch my clients catch fish on our trip and them walk away with more knowledge than they started out with.  What keeps me going is seeing young people and kids enjoying the same things that I did growing up fishing on Dale Hollow.  I treat my clients professionally and with the same respect that I would expect if I hired a guide for myself.

I have been published in numerous magazines including Bassmaster,Basstimes,Game & Fish,Midwest Outdoors,Tennessee Sportsman,Tennessee Valley Outdoors and many others.  I have made appearances at many sport and travel shows and am also on the Pro Staff with Punisher Lures.  I fish out of Hendricks Creek resort and have many other sponsors whom I am grateful for all of the things they do for me so that I can continue to pass along my knowledge to my fellow fisherman. I am Coast Guard certified and safety on the water is my top priority.  Lets get together sometime and go fishing!!!

Bobby Gentry

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5 Responses to “About Bobby”

  1. BILL AKERS says:

    I PERSONALLY MET BOBBY ON THE DOCK @ HENDRICK’S CREEK ,AFTER ONE OF HIS GUIDED TRIPS ON FRIDAY MID~DAY 4/12/13. HE IS A VERY DOWN TO EARTH PERSON,WHO HAS A PASSION FOR WHAT HE DOES,UNLIKE MOST GUIDES HE SHARED ALOT OF HELPFUL INFO WITH OUT ME & MY PARTNER EVEN ASKING.I FISHED ONE OF HIS SUGGESTIONS,I ENDED UP WITH 2 IN THE BOAT THAT EVENING. THANKS BOBBY,MAYBE THIS SUMMER, OR NEXT SPRING, WE CAN GET A GUIDED TRIP ON THE LAKE WITH YOU.I WOULD DEFINATLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND BOBBY AS A GUIDED SERVICE PROVIDER FOR ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR ONE ON DALE HOLLOW LAKE!
    THANKS FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND KNOWLEDGE BOBBY.
    BILL AKERS ~ AKA ~ BACKWOODSCUSTOMKNIVES , SOUTHERN OHIO

  2. mike miller says:

    Are you available on Fri 5-4-14? Do you recommend a different Fri during Ap or May knowing there are no guarentees. Do you recommend pre, spawn or post spawn for smallmouth? Also, what lodging is available close to Hendrix, are there any cabins close by?
    Phone is 270-670-5465

  3. Wow, great blog.Really thank you! Really Great.

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  5. Steve Gardner says:

    If you ask me the words ‘Smallmouth Bass Expert” and Bobby Gentry are synonymous ! If you are wanting the Best smallmouth fishing experience on Dale Hollow Lake, Bobby is your go to guy. He’s put us on quality smallmouths on several occasions and we’ve called him for info and advice other times that he wasn’t guiding us. Book your trip with him and you’ve made the best choice !

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