Where is the best bass fishing near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

I’m looking for lakes or large rivers I can put my kayak in to bass fish near or at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. Does anyone have any tips?

3 thoughts on “Where is the best bass fishing near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

  1. Golden Feather Post author

    There is Douglas Lake in Tn. & Fontana Lake, Lake Santeetlah in NC.
    Fontana Lake borders the Smoky Mt. NP, and has Small Mouth and Walleye I know for sure.
    My bet would be to fish Fontana over Douglas.
    Not sure about any of the rivers or creeks out side the park, but know they try to keep only native species (trout) in the park creeks/rivers.

    Links –
    Fontana Lake, NC – http://frank.mtsu.edu/~yelverto/fontana.html
    http://greatsmokies.com/fontana.asp
    Santeetlah Lake, NC – http://www.greatcarolinaproperty.com/Outdoor-recreation/Santeetlah-lake.htm
    Douglas Lake, TN – http://www.douglaslakeinfo.com/

  2. Nathan S Post author

    Lake James in Nebo, NC. Great Smallmouth bass and largemouth. My favorite lake is a small thermal lake in Arden NC called Lake Jullian, its a electric only lake.

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