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WATTS BAR

Rating - Good   

Sunday, Jan 22 2023
Forecast Contributor Nathan Rogers, Region III Creel Clerk.Reservoir conditions: The water temperature ranges before 45 and 49 degrees. Reservoir elevation is 736.95 feet. Water visibility is 5 feet in the Tennessee River Channel, 3.5 feet in the creek channels, and 7.5 feet in Clinch River. The weather was warm and cloudy during the beginning of the week but got cold and rainy/muggy the later in the week. Anglers are primarily catching crappie more than other species in mouths of creeks and fishing deep structure. Few anglers are targeting muskie on the upper end of the reservoir.Bass: Try using ned rigs, swim baits, and grubs on steep rocky banks leading into pockets and bluff walls. Overall, bass fishing has been relatively slow, but a few anglers are finding success fishing finesse techniques.Crappie: Fish jigs/ Bobby Garlands and live minnows near channel banks, brush, creek inlets and under docks. Fish are typically in deeper water when fishing channel banks.Catfish: Anglers have had success using cut bait on main river channel and creek channels.Muskie: Anglers are catching muskie using live bait and trolling lures.Freshwater drum: Most anglers are successful while targeting bass or crappie fishing.




Sunday, Jan 22 2023




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WATTS BAR


Rating - Good

Forecast Contributor Nathan Rogers, Region III Creel Clerk.Reservoir conditions: The water temperature ranges before 45 and 49 degrees. Reservoir elevation is 736.95 feet. Water visibility is 5 feet in the Tennessee River Channel, 3.5 feet in the creek channels, and 7.5 feet in Clinch River. The weather was warm and cloudy during the beginning of the week but got cold and rainy/muggy the later in the week. Anglers are primarily catching crappie more than other species in mouths of creeks and fishing deep structure. Few anglers are targeting muskie on the upper end of the reservoir.Bass: Try using ned rigs, swim baits, and grubs on steep rocky banks leading into pockets and bluff walls. Overall, bass fishing has been relatively slow, but a few anglers are finding success fishing finesse techniques.Crappie: Fish jigs/ Bobby Garlands and live minnows near channel banks, brush, creek inlets and under docks. Fish are typically in deeper water when fishing channel banks.Catfish: Anglers have had success using cut bait on main river channel and creek channels.Muskie: Anglers are catching muskie using live bait and trolling lures.Freshwater drum: Most anglers are successful while targeting bass or crappie fishing.


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