Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Douglas Lake, Tennessee
09/18/19 Fishing Report for Douglas Lake: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom
of page)
Bass, spotted, largemouth and smallmouth, are being caught early and late in
the day on topwater lures. Shallow running crankbaits and jerkbaits are also working
early mornings around cover. Plastic worms working during the day 8 to 15 foot deep
along dropoffs and around cover,.Bream and sunfish is good early and late in the day
on popping bugs. Crappie fishing is slow. White bass are caught when schooling on
shallow running crankbaits and jerkbaits. Strippers are caught when found schooling
on topwater lures and jerkbaits.

Description of the Lake:
Douglas Lake is one of the state's top crappie lakes. It also has plenty of bass and
anglers that pursue them. The lake has good fish holding cover and structure. It is a
30,000-acre reservoir located in the northeast part of the state near the town of
Dandridge, TN. It has 550 miles of shoreline but that varies with the season. The lake
is drawn down during the winter and that changes the shoreline a lot. There are plenty
of places to fish from the banks, docks, etc., during the summer, but for wintertime
fishing, there is far less bank access and you need a boat.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish
Black Crappie
White Crappie
Muskie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Late spring is a good time for bluegill and sunfish. It is the prime time for crappie. The
spring
season is also great for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, white bass, striped
bass,
muskie, and hybrid and striped bass.
Summer:
This is a good time for bluegill and sunfish, as well as all five species of bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for spotted, smallmouth and largemouth bass as well as crappie.
Other species can also be caught.
Winter:
Winter months are the best times for muskie, walleye, largemouth, smallmouth and
spotted bass.

Lake Level: Douglas Lake

Weather: Dandridge, Tn

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Bass: Plaastic worms, deep diving crankbaits, jigs/trailers, top water plugs and buzz baits  early and
late.

Striped Bass: Large shallow running jointed crankbaits and top water plugs when schooling

Bluegill/Shellcrackers: Popping bugs early and late - see below

Crappie: Slow































Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass - Minnows, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
02/03/19 Bass, smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass, are the most
pursued species at this time of the year. They are generally found in the deeper
water of the old river and creeks channels, as well as both submerged and
above water river ledges. We recommend using deep diving crankbaits and jigs
with trailers. .
03/23/19 The weather and water is still cold and the fish are holding deep on
the old river ledges and creek channels. Bass are responding to mostly jigs with
trailers and deep diving crank baits. Crappie are in the 15 to 20 foot depths and
not easy to catch.
05/04/19 The water has been high and stained most of the time for the past
severl days due to the large amount of rain received. Bass fishing has been
very good. There are still some smallmouth on the bed but the spots and
largemouth are finished Carppie are holding in deeper brush piles and under
boat docks.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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