Watts Bar Lake by the TWRA

 

Watts Bar Lake Tennessee report by TWRA Region III with the data coming from Huntfishbuddy

 

Watts Bar Lake Fishing Report:  09 Dec 2014

Watts Bar: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 737.2 feet. The water surface temperature is 49 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Secondary locations are better. Some very shallow water bass are being caught. Spinnerbaits, lipless lures, and swimbaits are the popular baits.

Smallmouth Bass: Some fish are being caught shallow, but the majority seem to be located along rocky secondary points. Jigs or crankbaits are being used most often.

Walleye: Some walleye are being caught. Most fish are caught at night while fishing from the bank. One local angler reported that if an angler fishes every night, there would be a good night once a week. Jigs and jerk baits are being used for bait.

Sauger: No reports.

Crappie: Crappie are being caught around docks, brushpiles, and near current breaks on rock walls in the river. Jigs and minnows are being used.

Catfish: Drifters are catching plenty of fish in the river while using shad and other meaty baits. Flowing water is a plus.

Striped bass: Swimbaits are being used in the creeks and coves mostly in the mid to lower reservoir.

 

 

 

 

 

02 Dec 2014

Watts Bar: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 737.0 feet. The water surface temperature is in the 50’s.

Largemouth Bass: Bass are being caught near shad. Some sporadic schooling activity is occurring. Crankbaits are the most used bait with swimbaits coming in at a close second.

Smallmouth Bass: Smallmouth bass are being caught by anglers that are fishing for largemouth or just any bass.

Walleye: Some walleye are being caught. Jigs used along the bottom near the tailwater area is the best location and technique.

Sauger: Only a few are being caught. Jigs used along the bottom in the tailwater offers the best opportunity for catching sauger.

Crappie: Lake areas are the best place to target crappie. Look for brush submerged in water deeper than 12 feet.

Catfish: Drifters in the main channel are catching plenty of fish on shad or other meaty baits.

Striped bass: Shallow coves or the deeper creeks leading into the coves are the better location to find stripers in the middle section of the lake. look for shad and cast swimbaits.