Watts Bar Lake Fishing Report: 09 Sept 2014
Watts Bar: The lake is higher than mid normal summer elevation. The water surface temperature is in the low 80’s.
Bass: Fair. Most anglers are working the bigger water areas. Summer lures such as jigs, spoons, plastic worms and crank baits are being used. Dim light hours is more popular for anglers as daylight numbers of anglers being found on the water has been low.
Crappie: Fair. Mostly at night near lights while using minnows.
Catfish: Good. River channel drifters using meaty baits from various sources are catching a lot of fish in different areas.
Striped Bass: Tailwater anglers using shad are having many good days. A lot of fish are being caught. Many under 10 pounds are being caught.
Bluegill: Good. Worms and crickets used near docks and river bluff walls are providing anglers a lot of activity.
02 Sept 2014
Watts Bar: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 740.8 feet. The water surface temperature is 82 degrees.
Largemouth Bass: Fair. The lake and ramps have been nearly void of fishermen. Those anglers on the water are targeting large water areas with slow moving baits.
Smallmouth Bass: Fair. Big water areas and slow moving baits are the combination being used.
Crappie: Fair. A few anglers are fishing at night under some light source. Minnows or jigs are being used for bait.
Catfish:Good. Main channel drifters are catching a lot of catfish. The type and size of bait helps determine the size of fish that may be caught.
Striped bass: Good. Shad, spoons, or jigs are being used to catch a lot of fish. Most are under 10 pounds.