Douglas Lake Fishing Report near Sevierville, Tennessee

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muddy creek

on February 7th

my friend and i launched at the dam and ran to muddy creek. bite was slow but we persisted to catch crappie over 10 inches. we switched around from minnows, to jigs, to hair flies, to jigs tipped with minnows. we left about 5:00 pm. the bite was out in the middle, working back and forth with troll motor. best color was blue hair jig. we used float about 9 to 10 foot deep. we talked to other anglers at ramp and bite was was the same in flat creek and mcguire creek.

Location Details
Species Caught: Crappie
Air Temp: 56 °F Water Temp: 44 °F


on December 21st

Sauger and walleye are showing up in creels from the lower lake. Largemouth and smallmouth bass catches have improved as well as crappie success. Catfish anglers have been active the past week and have been very successful on the lower end of the reservoir. Muddy and McGuire Creeks are not fishing to expectation but, Indian Creek has proven again to be productive for another week.

Fishing Tips for Douglas Lake

on August 8th

In terms of fishing and scenery Douglas Lake is one of the best lakes i have every seen or heard about in Tennessee. If you don’t believe me Google Douglas lake under Google Images. Crappies: For spring time crappies try looking near inlets, Swann's Boat Dock, and wood. The rest of the year the best crappie fishing can be found near points, rocks, drop offs, mud banks, deep holes, bars/humps, and deep wood. Trolling near baitfish schools near baitfish schools is another good way to catch the paper mouths. Try using spinners, crank baits, soft plastics, live bait, jigs, and jigging spoons. Largemouth Bass: The bass fishing in Douglas Lake is amazing with fish up to 7lbs not uncommon. In the spring you should try fishing back in the coves. Especially the ones with weeds, wood, and inlets. The rest of the year the bass like to hang around points, wood, rip-rap, and baitfish schools. Good baits include spinners, soft plastics, crank baits, jigs, and live bait. Sauger: Early in the year the best areas to fish for saugers include bluffs, rivers, rocks/gravel, and near the dam. The rest of the year nice fish can be caught near the dam, drop offs, baitfish schools, rocks, bars/humps, and deep wood. Consider using jigs, soft plastics, crank baits, and live bait year round. Catfish: the nice catfish found in Douglas Lake can be caught by fishing deep holes, rocks, wood, near the dam, and inlets with chicken livers, dead bait, worms, and stick baits. White bass: Early in the year tons of white bass can be caught on their spawning run up the feeder creeks and rivers. During the rest of the year they can be found over deep water near baitfish schools. Consider Zip Lures, jigs, soft plastics, live bait, and crank baits. Smallmouth Bass: Thanks to the fact that the 3 best smallmouth bass rivers in the state dump in to the lake there are some really nice smallmouth bass found in the lake. The best fishing is upstream near the French Broad, Pigeon, and Nolichucky Rivers. Below the dam is another good spot. Try fishing spinners, jigs, soft plastics, crank baits, and live bait. Good luck fishing!

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