Location

TN
United States
35° 13' 48" N, 85° 4' 48" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 678.69 feet. The water surface temperature is 55 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Some big fish are being caught. The number of fish being caught is low. Jigs, lipless lures and spinnerbaits are being used.

Smallmouth Bass: Jigs and crankbaits are being used in the upper and lower reservoir. Upper reservoir anglers catch more smallmouth than other anglers. Not many fish are being caught.

Crappie: River and slough fish are being caught. Shallow water trollers and river tight liners are catching fish. Many anglers are searching for the larger numbers. Big crappies are being caught. Minnows and jigs offer equal opportunities.

Striped bass: No observations and only a couple of reports of fish being caught.

Bluegill/Shellcracker: Bluegills are not being targeted by many folks. Crappie anglers are catching several bluegills on jigs while trolling. Some upper reservoir anglers are catching shellcrackers in the cuts and still water areas. Worms and small jigs are being used.

Catfish: Catfish are being caught on a variety of meaty baits. Shad or skipjack are the better baits. Sloughs have a lot of catfish in them now.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 81-90 F

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.0 feet. The water surface temperature is 84 degrees. 

Largemouth Bass: Some anglers are catching a lot of fish. A lot of frog fish are being caught. Most are being caught on the large river flats. 

Smallmouth Bass: Some smallmouths are being caught. Most of these fish are being caught in the tailwater. Live baiters targeting other species are catching most of these fish. 

Crappie: Dock pitchers are catching crappie while using jigs. Some anglers are using lights at night to catch crappie. 

Striped bass: Shad are being used as bait near the dam to catch stripers. The number of fish being caught has not been great. 

Bluegill: Many bluegill are being caught while using worms or crickets in many areas which include bluff walls, docks, and upper river bends. 

Catfish: Anglers are using meaty baits during times when the current is flowing to catch several fish. 

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

Reservoir Conditions: Summer normal elevation: 682.0 feet. Winter normal elevation: 676.0 feet. Current elevation: 682.1 feet. The water surface temperature is 85 degrees.

Largemouth Bass: Grass edges along the open water are the better place to find bass. Plastic worms are the best bait.

Smallmouth Bass: Upper reservoir anglers are catching a few fish near Watts Bar Dam. Crankbaits and jigs seem to be the better lures. Only a few are being caught.

Crappie: Fish under lights at night or seek out the deeper docks during high light hours. Use minnows or jigs at night and jigs during the daylight.

Catfish: Catfish are being caught when the current is flowing. Use shad for better results.

Striped bass: Current needs to be present to catch upper reservoir fish while using shad. 

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