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Clinton High School Wins Tournament on Douglas Lake

The Ultimate Bass Fishing Resource Guide

Date: 8/29/2014 2:51:00 PM

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — You don’t always get to play to your angling strength when going for the win in a bass tournament. Sometimes it takes digging deep into the bottom of the tacklebox for a lure that only gets used when absolutely necessary. A jigging

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 8/26/2014 7:30:00 AM

Call 865-316-0000 to register; space is limited. Sept. 6 Wildlife Float, Rankin Wildlife Management Area, Douglas Lake. Late afternoon and early evening. Sorry, but we cannot provide canoes. Check with local outfitters for rentals. Preregister with Ron

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Outdoors Knoxville: Run, paddle, hike and celebrate hummingbirds

Knoxville News Sentinel

Date: 8/22/2014 1:00:00 AM

Leader: Doris Gove, Sept. 6 Wildlife Float, Rankin Wildlife Management Area, Douglas Lake. Late afternoon and early evening. Sorry, but we cannot provide canoes. Check with local outfitters for rentals. Pre-register with Ron Shrieves at

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Tennessee Tourism Round Up: History And Nightlife


Date: 8/21/2014 1:18:00 PM

Dandridge – The Lakeside of the Smokies Triathlon – Hardcore athletes will compete on an Olympic USAT-designated course starting 8 Douglas Lake. Jonesborough – Farm to Table Dinner – Dine 7 p.m. at a single harvest table stretched down the

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Lightning sparks large fire near Douglas Dam


Date: 8/20/2014 8:22:00 PM

Lightning struck a line running from an oxygen tank into Douglas Lake during Wednesday evening's storms, causing an explosion and sparking a large fire near the dam. Homes and campsites near the fire were evacuated for a couple hours, but residents have

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• River: French Broad River
• Surface Area: 30,400 Acres
• Shoreline: 550 Miles
• Length: 43 Miles
• Volume: 1,514,100 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 4,541 Square Miles

Size & Depth - 30,400 acres with a maximum depth of 140 feet. The lake extends 43.1 miles upstream from the Douglas Dam.

Water Source - An impoundment of the French Broad River completed in 1943. The Nolichucky and Pigeon rivers are the primary tributaries, and there are numerous small inlet creeks.

During rainy seasons, it is not uncommon for the lake to rise as much as 15 to 20 feet in a day or two, if heavy rains occur in the nearby Appalachians. Summer levels are usually relatively stable.

Water - Very fertile and green in color. Water clarity is greatest near the dam, while the upper sections of the lake are usually stained. In general, the lake stains easily following heavy rains due to the muddy bottom. Thermal stratification (thermocline) usually develops in the summer months. Dissolved oxygen becomes depleted below the thermocline during late summer (July and August), making fishing tough until cooler fall weather arrives.

Bottom - Mostly silt and clay with some areas of rock outcroppings and bluffs.

Shoreline - Only about 17% of the shoreline is developed; the remainder is controlled by the TVA. Rolling hills of farmland and residential areas surround the lake.

Cover - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has placed many fish attractors in the lake, mainly in the backs of hollows where they are marked by signs or buoys.

At full pool, downed trees along the bank offer cover for gamefish. In winter or spring, before the lake rises, cover is scarce and fish are found on channel drop-offs and rock outcroppings. Timber was cut prior to flooding, leaving numerous stump-covered flats. Due to the large drawdown, aquatic vegetation is lacking.
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