1. Douglas Lake; Dandridge, Tenn.
“There are several reasons why this is my favorite lake. First, it’s close to me [Knoxville]. Second, you have a shot at catching 20 pounds almost any day of the week. And, on weekdays, you won’t see but 10 boats out there. It’s got a lot of big fish, especially in the last few years. Finally, it’s a lake where you fish deep a lot, and that’s something I’m still learning, and this is one of the best places to learn that, so it’s the perfect lake.”