Watts Bar Lake Fishing Report: 20 April 2015
Watts Bar: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 739.5 feet. The water surface temperature is 70 degrees in many areas.
Largemouth Bass: A lot of fish are being caught in shallow sloughs while using a variety of baits. Lipless lures, topwater baits, spinnerbaits, and crank baits are being used by many anglers.
Smallmouth Bass: Secondary points and gradual sloping banks in the sloughs are areas that anglers are experiencing some success. Small plastic and creature lures are being used.
Sauger / Walleye: Those tailwater river drifters are catching fish while using jigs along the bottom.
Crappie: Shallow water drifters and trollers are catching a lot of fish while using jigs or minnows.
Catfish: Most catfish are in the creeks or sloughs and meaty baits are being used.
Striped bass: Those that generally catch a lot of fish are not catching many yet. It shouldn’t be long before tailwater stripers start showing up.
14 April 2015
Watts Bar: Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 739.1 feet. The water surface temperature is 63 degrees in many areas.
Largemouth Bass: Shallow water, secondary points, and shallow ledges are the locations many bass are being caught.
Smallmouth Bass: Secondary points are target areas and jigs are being used. Several smallmouth are being caught.
Walleye / Sauger: Ft. Loudon tailwaters and jigs used along the bottom is the combination anglers are using to catch a few fish. 7 keepers is the most that has been observed.
Crappie: Shallow water crappie are being caught by tightliners and trollers. Minnows and/or jigs are being used. Several crappie are being caught.
Catfish: Most crappie are being caught while using meaty baits in the shallow sloughs or creeks.
Striped bass: Tailwater fish are sparse. Most fish are being caught in the mid lake.