Location

TN
United States
35° 13' 48" N, 85° 4' 48" W
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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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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Windy Air Temperature: 61-70 F Water Temp: 61-70 F Clarity: Stained 1 fish caught

We started around 1600 and the wind was blowing out of the West.  Stopped at a couple of locations with only little success, most under 9".  Moved on back into waters between 2' to 5' and found both white and black crappie holding on one tree hanging in the water.  We lost several nice ones that got caught up in the trees but for about an hour (sun going down and wind blowing making it cool) we caught and kept 12 crappie black and white that were over 12".  That was Tuesday this week.  Wind to bad to go out yesterday but hope to check it out this afternoon.  Got the bass tournament Saturday and it is suppose to be cold, I sure hope the high school boys wear something warm.  I as the captain can not fish and scales open at 2 so I hope we limit quick so I can go find more Bass and crappie.  Oh yea, I have been prefishinf as well for this tournament and the bass are hitting very good as well. 

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1White CrappieMinnow

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