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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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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Redear Sunfish Rock Bass Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Muskie

Douglas Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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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

Contact Information

Douglas Lake
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Dr
Knoxville TN 37902
865 632-2101

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