David I'm about as far away from you and still be in Tennessee as possible. I have never fished Douglas so any advice I have would be the way I would approach a new body of water. I would start with fishing worms or crickets close to the bottom. Target any cover you see and try to reach as many different depths as you can. I have been drop shoting night crawlers to locate bluegill shel crackers and catfish.
WELCOME TO TN. DAVID ! SO YOUR AT DOUGLAS LAKE AREA;; NEXT TO KNOXVILLE ? HOME OF THE BIG ORANGE; ; TN. VOLS !! YOUR GOING TO LOVE THAT AREA BUDDY !! JST REMEMBER;; MOVING FROM THE NORTH; TO THE SOUTH;; ITS YOU THAT HAS THE ACCENT;; LOL !! BE SURE TO TAKE A TRIP TO GATLINBERG; SMOKY MOUNTAINS;; FANTASTIC VIEWS; GREAT TROUT STREAMS; EVEN SOME ELK LIVE THERE NOW. ALSO;; WELCOME TO BBG SITE;; BEST SITE FOR BLUE GILL ON THE WEB !!!!!!!!
Please enjoy and jump in any time David were always here to listen and help and more than welcome to help others. I also fish Southern Michigan being as I live on the Ohio/Michigan border. My favorite counties are Branch, Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Washtenaw. I'm hoping I can get back soon I really miss that clear water fishing.
Welcome David to Big Bluegill. I am also a member of Big Bluegill wanting to welcome you and to share some of what goes on here at the site. This is a site with loads of information where we can learn and enjoy in what we like doing best, fishing. In this site we have loads of information we can feed off of and share and learn and having a good time doing so. We have FORUMS, BLOGS, CHAT ROOM, SPECIAL GROUPS, VIDEO'S, and the best PHOTO'S you can find anywhere on the internet. Feel free to jump in and investigate the site it is loaded with information and above all don't be afraid to participate we are all still in the learning process and improving and honing our skills making us better fishermen/fisherwoman and enjoying it all throughout the process.
What you personally may add my be that little extra something that we can put in our own little bag of tricks something we can use to make us better fisher people ourselves.
We are all about Bluegill, Big Bluegills ( Bluegills, Sunfishes, Red Ears, Brim family) but not to stop there you will read about many different species of fish even some you may not have known even existed in the Bluegill world and forums with many picture to share, but our main goal is catching that ultimate giant Gill so we can meet that special goal and maybe some bragging rights along the way. Its just a good well rounded site with loads of information with good people a family atmosphere who don't mind sharing, we have loads of fun doing so which you will see.
Our Video section that will keep your blood pumping and make you want to be fishing on that special lake or river fishing your heart out. (TAKE A KID AND DADS FISHING) such a great high. Above all we want you to enjoy yourself don't be afraid to share some of your fishing experiences with us we would love to hear about them please don't be afraid to share your exact lakes with me with all GPS coordinates and the exact baits you used it will be our little secret.
We have the best Photo's on the web some being so good you will be in aw and they are so addictive you'll keep coming back for more, there is truly some beautiful stuff there posted for our BBG family. We all love to share and share we do with some breath taking photo's. It will take you hours to see then all and you'll enjoy every minute of it..
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