Boone Lake

 

Fishing Report by TWRA Creel Clerks also found at huntfishbuddy

 

Boone Lake Fishing report by TWRA Creel Clerks- by Richard Markland

Boone Reservoir          26 June 2014  

Elevation- 1,382.31
Water Temp
TVA Ramp 87*
Bluff City @ Swinging Bridge 84*
Knob Creek 85*
Water Clarity- 3-6’

Bass- Slow

Largemouth are near wood structure such as brush piles and docks and are located very close to the shoreline. Flipping a green pumpkin or water melon finesse worm (whacky style) has been the best so far this week, along with white/chartreuse spinnerbaits and buzzbaits.  Also a tiny torpedo in baby bass has been good on retaining walls and points.

Smallmouth are on the secondary points and rock islands from 4-10’ deep. The bite has been slow during the day but some have been caught on 200 Series Bandits, 6XD’s, #5 Shad Raps, 1/2-ounce hair or live rubber skirted jigs in the rootbeer and greenpumpkin colors.  Spinnerbaits (chart/white) (shad colors) and topwater lures early in the morning have been doing good.  Spinnerbaits, red shad and cherry seed colored worms, and “pig and jigs” have worked well on rocky banks and bluffs at nighttime.

Striped bass and Cherokee bass- On the Holston side from pt.7 up to Rainbow Bridge area, fish early morning and late evening trolling/drifting trout at 25-32 feet deep. On Watauga side, fish the Watauga Flats area.  Fish Friday Hollow using topwater lures during early morning and late evening. Use shad between 3-4am, under lights.

Sunfish- Fish around any brush piles or docks in 3-4 feet of water, caught on brown crickets and night crawlers.

Crappie- No report this week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boone Reservoir  18 June 2014

Elevation- 1,382.31

Water Temp
TVA Ramp 87*
Bluff City @ Swinging Bridge 84*

Water Clarity- 3-6’

Bass- Slow but picking up

Largemouth are near wood structure such as brush piles and docks and are located very close to the shoreline. Flipping a green pumpkin or water melon finesse worm (whacky style) has been the best so far this week, along with white/chartreuse spinnerbaits and buzzbaits. Also a tiny torpedo in baby bass has been good on retaining walls and points.

Smallmouth are on the secondary points and rock islands from 4-10’ deep. The bite has been slow during the day but some have been caught on 200 Series Bandits, 6XD’s, #5 Shad Raps, 1/2-ounce hair or live rubber skirted jigs in the rootbeer and greenpumpkin colors. Spinnerbaits (chart/white) (shad colors) and topwater lures early in the morning have been doing good. Spinnerbaits, red shad and cherry seed colored worms, and “pig and jigs” have worked well on rocky banks and bluffs at nighttime.

Striped bass and Cherokee bass- On the Holston side from pt.7 up to Rainbow Bridge area, fish early morning and late evening trolling/drifting trout at 25-32 feet deep. On Watauga side, fish the Watauga Flats area. Fish Friday Hollow using topwater lures during early morning and late evening. Use shad between 3-4am, under lights.

Sunfish – Fish bluffs or around any brush piles in 3-4 feet of water, caught on brown crickets and night crawlers.