Douglas Reservoir, Tennessee Fishing

Location and Information: Douglas Reservoir is located in Jefferson County, Tennessee. This body of water covers over 28,000 acres of surface area. You will find boating, kayaking and fishing here.

There are numerous different species of fish to find on this body of water. So, what type of fish are in this lake? You can find Sunfish, Channel Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie, Striped Bass, Brown Trout, Smallmouth Bass and Largemouth Bass on these waters.

Top Species and Creel Limits for Douglas Reservoir in Tennessee

  • Largemouth/Smallmouth/Spotted Bass: 5 per day in combination, only one may be smallmouth bass June 1 through Oct. 15.
  • Largemouth Bass: no length limit.
  • Smallmouth Bass:
    • June 1–Oct. 15: 1 per day, 18 inch minimum length limit.
    • Oct. 16–May 31: 5 per day, 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Spotted Bass: no length limit.
  • Crappie (all species): 15 per day in combination, 10 inch minimum length limit.
  • Catfish (all species): No creel limit for fish 34 inches and less in length; only one fish over 34 inches in length may be harvested per day.
  • White Bass/Striped Bass or Hybrid Striped Bass: 15 per day, no length limit.
  • Walleye/Sauger or Walleye/Sauger Hybrids: 5 per day in combination.
  • Walleye: 15 inch minimum length limit.
  • Sauger or Sauger/Walleye Hybrids: no minimum length limit but only one sauger may be over 16 inches per day.
  • Rock Bass: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Redear Sunfish: 20 per day, no length limit.
  • Muskellunge: 1 per day, 36 inch minimum length limit.
  • Bluegill/Warmouth and other sunfishes: no creel or length limit.

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