Confluence Fly Shop

Davis Lake

Davis Lake

Cattails, lily pads, reeds. This is Bass country. If a trout sipping a size 18 parachute Adams gets you excited, you might not be able to control yourself when a 4-pound largemouth bass blows up your 2-inch-long frog popper! This is a fly fishing only lake but the use of motors is allowed. Find structure and weed beds to fish, as bass are ambush predators.

Recommended Rigs


    • 9 - 10ft 4 - 7 weight fly rod
    • Large arbor reel with a strong drag
    • Rio InTouch Camolux, Rio Gold, Orvis HD Trout
    • 9 - 12 ft tapered leader
    • 3x-6x Fluorocarbon and Nylon tippet


    • 9ft  7 - 8 weight fly rod
    • Large arbor reel with a strong drag
    • Rio Mainstream Bass, Rio Big Nasty, Orvis Bank Shot
    • 7 ½  ft tapered leader
    • 0x-3x Fluorocarbon and Nylon tippet

Required Licenses/Permits/Passes

(All available for purchase at CONFLUENCE FLY SHOP)

Davis Lake Regulations

Guide Report

July 16, 2018

Trout fishing at Davis is fair. You can find fish in the early mornings eating Damsel nymphs and Callibaetis emergers. Stripping leeches on an intermediate line is a good way to pick up on some of the more aggressive fish.

Bass fishing has been good. It will continue to improve with warmer water temperatures. Poppers, Rabbit Strip Divers, and baitfish patterns have been good for bass.



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