Fishing At Douglas Lake
AKA: Douglas Reservoir
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, redear sunfish, rock bass, warmouth, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and muskie at Douglas Lake in Tennessee.
Tennessee's top crappie lake, Douglas Lake has everything it needs to be a great fishery. Fertile water, cover, structure, vegetation and forage fish all exist here in mass. This a 30,000-acre impoundment in the northeast part of the state, at Dandridge, TN. With 550 miles of shoreline, there's plenty of room for anglers, boaters, water skiers, swimmers and sailing vessels. Bring anything from a kayak or canoe, to a bass boat or pontoon boat and wet a line. Bass, walleye, crappie, catfish, sunfish, striped bass, muskie and other species roam these waters in impressive numbers. The lake is also known for lunkers. Most any time of year something is biting. In spring and fall concentrate on shallow water for bass and crappie. In summer and fall migrate with the fish to deeper holding areas around points, creek channels, ledges and submerged islands for schooling fish. Walleye, stripers and muskie spend significant time in deeper water but move shallow to feed any time the food source moves shallow.
Primary fish species residing in Douglas Lake
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Douglas Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Douglas Lake Marina
Rentals: Canoes, kayaks and pontoons
Mountain Cove Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Smoky Mountain Lake Adventures
Rentals: Kayaks and pontoon boats
Rentals: Jon Boat fishing boats and pontoons
Click here for a Tennessee Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Douglas Dam Campground - 865 361-1379
Douglas Lake Campground - 865 397-2998
Fancher's Campground & Cabin Rentals - 865 397-3510
Anchor Down RV Resort - 877 784-4446
Douglas Lake, TN Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Dr
Knoxville TN 37902
Fishing lakes in each state.
Douglas Lake in Tennessee.
General Fishing Info
Big bass, striper and catfish fishing in northeast TN.