Come visit Sevierville for world-class fishing where you can catch record numbers of fish or find trophy-sized smallmouth bass. Fish can be found in any of the many rivers, lakes, and streams in the area.
Little Pigeon River: Wild Brook & Rainbow Trout
Wild brook and rainbow trout can also be found at elevation in the Little Pigeon River. This river is highly acclaimed and is recognized as one of the top 5 smallmouth streams in the world. Yet, Sevierville retains its charm and the rivers are rarely if ever overrun with tourists.
Experience Peace & Solitude While Catching Bass
It’s still possible to experience the peace and solitude of the sport while fishing in abundant waters. During the smallmouth bass migrations, population numbers explore to 1,000 to one. The spawning migration takes place from mid-March to mid-June while the feeding migration happens from September through November. Many anglers choose to catch and release their bass catches, while some choose to keep their rainbow trout for cleaning and cooking.
Fishing is also readily available at Douglas Lake. The lake is 30,400 acres and has 555 miles of shoreline, specializing in bass and crappie fishing. The lake has been home to many major bass tournaments including the B.A.S.S. Masters and Fishing League Worldwide. The lake contains populations of sauger, walleye, blue cat, flathead catfish, channel catfish, and bluegill.
Fish Sevierville: The Home of The Smallmouth King Bass Tournament
For fun competition, come test your fishing skills at the Sevierville Smallmouth King Bass Tournament taking place June 5-6, 2021. This is a catch-and-release event featuring a limited number of anglers. Winners will be determined by their two-day total length of smallmouth bass greater than 12 inches in length and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 anglers in the competition.
Fish The French River
Experienced boaters can fish from the cold and turbulent waters of the French River below Douglas Dam, while those playing it safer can easily fish from the shore for sauger, walleye, and crappie using jigs, grubs, and lures.
Come experience fishing in Douglas Lake, the Little Pigeon River and tributaries, or and any of the area streams and rivers. There are plenty of fish for both experienced and amateur anglers to enjoy.