How Not to Launch Your Boat
Make sure that when you launch your boat, it's in the water
Tips For Light Line
Learn how to land big bass using lighter line.
Family Fishing Trip Lands Bald Eagle
Video: A bald eagle gets snagged in the line of a fisherman.
Oklahoma’s Largemouth Bass Record Broken
Dale Miller breaks Oklahoma's largemouth record on Cedar Lake
Walleye in the throat of a northern pike.
Video of angler catching a walleye in the throat of a northern pike.
Favorite Prespawn Lipless Crankbait Colors
Learn the best colors to use in different water conditions.
State Striper Record Shattered
The state record for striped bass has been annihilated by over 15 pounds.
New State Record for Yellow Perch
Thomas Lewis reeled in new state record for yellow perch on Feb. 27.
Prespawn Jerkbait Tips Using The Ima Flit 120
Paul Mueller demos effective jerkbait techniques for smallmouth bass
Weedless Bait Tips
Make sure your soft plastic baits don't get snagged with this basic rigging tip
Douglas Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the French Broad River in Sevier County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. The dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which built the dam in record time in the early 1940s to meet emergency energy demands at the height of World War II. Douglas Dam is a straight reinforced concrete gravity-type dam 1705 feet (520 m) long and 202 feet (62 m) high, impounding the 28,420-acre (11,500 ha) Douglas Lake. The dam was named for Douglas Bluff, a cliff overlooking the dam site prior to construction.
Thursday Jun 13th 2013
Full pool 990 feet. Lake level is at 9963/4 feet and falling, up almost 3 feet from last week. Water temperatures are in the low to mid 80s. Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass — Good. Deep-diving crank bait and Carolina rigs are accounting for numerous fish. The dropoffs on the tips of long points have been productive areas. Fish are being caught as deep as 45 feet. Crappie — Good. Nina Creek as well as the big mud flat at the mouth of Indian Creek continue to produce. Rock walls along the main channel on the lower end of the lake also are holding fish. Fish are being found trolling 12-15 feet deep or jigging on bluff banks in 8-10 feet of water. Minnows under floats and crappie spinners tipped with green, yellow or black bait and small spoons are finding fish.
Thursday Apr 25th 2013
Full pool 990 feet. Lake level is at 988 feet and rising, up 2˝ feet from last week. Water temperatures are in the mid 60’s with good color to the water. There is a lot of trash and logs floating due to the rapid rise in water level. Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass — Good. The spawn is underway and the bite is inconsistent. Crank-bait, jerk-baits, Rat’l-Traps, spinner-baits, Carolina-rigs and the Alabama-rig are catching fish. The mouths of creeks have been productive areas. Walleye and Sauger — Fair. Catches of both sauger and walleye remain fair in the up-river sections of the lake but are declining. Green jigs tipped with minnows are popular. Crappie — Good. Nina Creek as well as the big mud flat at the mouth of Indian Creek continue to produce. Rock walls along the main channel on the lower end of the lake are holding fish also. Fish are being found trolling 12-15 feet deep or jigging on bluff banks in 8-10 feet of water. Minnows under floats and crappie spinners tipped with green, yellow or black bait and small spoons remain popular.
Saturday Mar 24th 2012
Full pool 990 feet. Lake level is just under 969 feet, up almost 12 feet from last week. Water temperatures range from the mid 50's to near 60 in some shallow areas. The main channel is clear with all creeks being stained. Largemouth Bass-Good. All creeks with color have warmer water and the action is really good.
Saturday Feb 4th 2012
Full pool 990 feet. Lake level is just above 954 feet. Water temperature is averaging 42 degrees and is heavily stained.
Friday Nov 4th 2011
Full pool is 990 feet. Lake level is just over 960 feet, down almost 3 feet from last week. Water temperatures are in the low 60's.