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WATTS BAR

Rating - Good   

Sunday, Jan 06 2019
LAST AVAILABLE REPORT FROM TWRA CREEL CLERKS IS 28 NOV 18. Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 737.97 feet. The water surface temperature is upper 51 to 54 degrees. Largemouth Bass: Get shallow and cast spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and lipless lures. Smallmouth Bass: River banks or sloping secondary banks leading into the large bay areas are places anglers are targeting smallmouth while using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, or topwater lures. Walleye/Sauger: Some anglers are catching fish along the bottom below Ft. Loudon Dam while using minnows or jigs. Crappie: Use minnows or jigs around brush, blowdowns, or docks in 6 to 12 feet of water. Some nice stringers are being caught. Rocky river points are holding a few fish. Catfish: Drifters in the main channel using meaty baits are catching plenty of fish. Striped bass: Most stripers are being caught in the mid lake area in the shallow water near shad. Use swimbaits, spoons, or topwater lures for bait.




Sunday, Jan 06 2019



WATTS BAR

Rating - Good

LAST AVAILABLE REPORT FROM TWRA CREEL CLERKS IS 28 NOV 18. Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 740.5 feet. Winter normal elevation: 736.0 feet. Current elevation: 737.97 feet. The water surface temperature is upper 51 to 54 degrees. Largemouth Bass: Get shallow and cast spinnerbaits, topwater lures, and lipless lures. Smallmouth Bass: River banks or sloping secondary banks leading into the large bay areas are places anglers are targeting smallmouth while using crankbaits, spinnerbaits, or topwater lures. Walleye/Sauger: Some anglers are catching fish along the bottom below Ft. Loudon Dam while using minnows or jigs. Crappie: Use minnows or jigs around brush, blowdowns, or docks in 6 to 12 feet of water. Some nice stringers are being caught. Rocky river points are holding a few fish. Catfish: Drifters in the main channel using meaty baits are catching plenty of fish. Striped bass: Most stripers are being caught in the mid lake area in the shallow water near shad. Use swimbaits, spoons, or topwater lures for bait.


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